APPs for Tracking Your Water Intake

Click this link to learn more about available APPs.

To learn more about how much water is healthful for you, click the link below to a blog post I did quite a while ago.

All the best in Wellness!

Free Dietary Guidelines Book

News you can use 🙂

If you would like some help in figuring out how to eat a healthful diet, you can find out more at DGA (Dietary Guidelines for Americans), which has lots of available information for free. Just click the link below.

https://www.dietaryguidelines.gov/

All the best in Wellness!

JUST FYI – FAITH -Heart Health APP for African Americans

Those of you who follow the HairBlues blog, or have listened to my Wellness Connections podcast, are aware that I am an Open Heart Surgery survivor, now 27 years strong.

I am always on the lookout for information that I can share about the progress of heart health advancements.

There is no doubt that a good medical evaluation, and doctor can change your Life and really make a difference to a person who has been affected by heart health issues.

Research continues to be forthcoming, as is in the case of the FAITH App, (Fostering African American Improvement in Total Health), which I learned about recently. Let me be clear, Apps are NOT suggested to replace good medical advice. However, the FAITH app is good news worth sharing. In a study Mayo Clinic researchers evaluated the effectiveness of a culturally relevant mobile app designed to improve heart health among African Americans in faith communities. Read more at the link below.
Source: https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mobile-app-for-improving-heart-health-among-african-americans-shows-promise-mayo-study-finds/

Below is a link to Apps that may assist you with ideas for monitoring your heart wellness.

https://www.healthline.com/health/heart-disease/top-iphone-android-apps

All the best in Wellness!

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JULY – Mental Health Awareness Month for “Black, Indigenous, and People of Color,” (BIPOC)

There has been substantial progress since the late Bebe Moore Campbell first addressed the need for help regarding mental health awareness for African Americans, and other minorities.

In May 2022, Ms. Campbell was honored by Mental Health America, and you can read more about her formidable contribution to mental health care for Black and African American Communities at this link https://www.mhanational.org/blog/pioneer-equitable-mental-health-honoring-bebe-moore-campbell

Listen to my podcast about Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. Then use the resource links below to find websites, which have numerous tools to assist you, or someone you know in the minority community who could benefit from using these websites and tools.

This podcast is available on Apple podcast, Google podcast, and other platforms of your choice. 
Just click this link to select:

https://anchor.fm/judith-guerra7.

BEAMBlack Emotional and Mental Health Collective- is dedicated to providing mental health support to those in need and to those who require information for this difficult challenge. Tools for assistance can be located at their website.
https://beam.community/about/

To GET HELP NOW – Click this link: https://beam.community/get-help-now/
There you will find 24/7 Phone Hotline numbers, and Mobile Crisis Units information and much more.

BIPOC Acronym Defined
https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-bipoc-5025158

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Health Apps for Wellness and Sleep -2022

FYI – Below is a link to an article about various apps, which may give your ‘Wellness‘ regimen a boost.

iPhone – use the links below for Sleep Sounds.
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/sleep-sounds-by-sleep-pillow/id410606661

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/white-noise-lite/id292987597

Tom’s Guide – sleeps apps for Android can be found at this link:
https://www.tomsguide.com/round-up/best-sleep-apps

Using APPs for Mental Wellness

According to a recent post at the VeryWell.com Website:

Complementary Treatments are approaches to health that occur alongside conventional medical treatment. Studies show that complementary therapies positively impact mental health disorders, particularly anxiety and depression.”

For a detailed list of complementary therapies such as yoga, dance, and art, click the link below:

https://www.verywellhealth.com/alternatives-to-therapy-5217661

One of the best overall Mental Health Apps of 2022 is Moodfit. To learn more about Moodfit click this link – https://www.getmoodfit.com/

Use the link below to get a list of the Best 2022 Mental Health Apps that can be downloaded to a tablet or smartphone.
https://www.verywellmind.com/best-mental-health-apps-4692902

Another source for Mental Health Apps can be found at the link below. At this website you can learn about the Pros and Cons of each app in addition to the cost.

https://www.healthline.com/health/mental-health/mental-health-apps#A-quick-look-at-the-best-mental-health-apps-for-2022

Use the link below for the Stop Suicide App, which is free.
https://thebetterappcompany.com/better_stop_suicide


For more suicide prevention apps
https://www.tomsguide.com/us/suicide-prevention-apps,review-2397.html

Best wishes for mental wellness,
Judith


Apps for Pain?

Recently I learned about Apps for Pain Management. Of course, not everyone will benefit from any one approach to pain. It is also recommended that you consult with a doctor for your particular issue.

When you have a moment, listen to a brief summary on my podcast #38. Then use the various links provided below for resource material, and a list of pain management apps.

This podcast is available on Apple podcast, Google podcast, and other platforms of your choice. 
Just click this link to select:

https://anchor.fm/judith-guerra7.

The U.S. Pain Foundation has free resources available for your reference at this link:
https://uspainfoundation.org/resources/

Note: When you get to the resources page look for – Download the PDF: Create your pain management plan. This form will give you guidelines for a conversation with your healthcare professional.

The Curable app has a free and paid version. The free version of Curable offers 13 free introductory audio lessons. Click the link below to learn more: https://www.curablehealth.com/blog

You can find other apps for pain listed by the U.S. Pain Foundation at the link below:
https://uspainfoundation.org/blog/10-best-apps-for-people-with-chronic-pain/

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January 23 – International Integrative Health Day!

Learn more about resources available for your health and wellbeing.

This podcast is available on Apple podcast, Google podcast, and other platforms of your choice. Just click this link to select:
https://anchor.fm/judith-guerra7.

Read more at:
Integrative Medicine: About Mind-Body Therapies | Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (mskcc.org)

Free Integrative Medicine – Online Training

Those of you who listen to and follow my podcasts Judith Guerra Wellness Connections are aware of my intention to bring you healthwise information including links and websites where you can find assistance. Many of the link selections are available for FREE!

Dr. Andrew Weil is a pioneer in using methodologies of Integrative Medicine to assist us in developing wellness habits for our total well-being, mind, body, and spirit.

Take a look when you find time to give yourself the treat of knowing how to complement your wellness regimen by clicking the links below.

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https://awcim.arizona.edu/resources.html#canheal

Other sources for information about Integrative Medicine can be found at the links below:
https://livingsenior.me/2021/04/28/considering-integrative-medicine/
https://livingsenior.me/2021/06/19/an-integrative-medicine-option-reiki-energy-healing/

https://www.nccih.nih.gov/

6 Things To Know When Selecting a Complementary Health Practitioner | NCCIH (nih.gov)

https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/integrative-medicine-know-how?page=2

https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/integrative-medicine

https://hartfordhospital.org/services/integrative-medicine

DIET Help with the Fooducate App

Below is a brief word from me about this post.

The Wellness Connections is available on Apple, and other podcast platforms

How often do you check whether that “health bar” or “health whatever” – is really all that it is supposed to be? That is to say, is it a healthful addition to your eating habits?

I want to share with you that I have had occasion to buy a “health bar” only to later learn that the sugar, and other “not too good” ingredients were less than desirable for a health conscious snack.

That’s why I want to share with you the FOODUCATE App, which is a free.

I use the App to help me discover what the ingredients are in the ‘health-snack’ that I am choosing to eat.

For Apple Users:
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/fooducate-eat-better-coach/id398436747

For Android Users:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fooducate.nutritionapp&hl=en_US&gl=US

Below is a link to a Green Tea Tip they provide on the website. Take a look when you find a chance.

https://www.fooducate.com/community/post/Green-Tea-Tips/614436E8-3C1F-8E3B-4608-BC01285C4188

Learn more about the Fooducate App Creator Hemi Weingarten at the link below:
https://www.foodnetwork.com/healthyeats/2012/09/talking-with-fooducate-creator-hemi-weingarten

All the best for your well-being.