One of the results of the Pandemic (COVID19) has been to draw our attention to our sense of smell in a big way. This has caused an onslaught of articles and discussions about aromatherapy and the benefits of using our sense of smell. The medical community has even brought the methods of using aromatic methods to their patients. And the beauty community has a newfound interest in the benefits we can gain from exploring the plant world where we can find therapeutic benefits from including them in our well-being program.
In this post, I am featuring Amy Anthony, (website NYCAromatica) and her classes, which are among the best. I am a NAHAcertified aromatherapist who has taken many classes in order to learn about the best and most safe methods for using essential oils and integrative medicinal methods as part of my wellness regimen. Some years ago, I had the pleasure to have Amy Anthony as one of my teachers at the New York Institute of Aromatherapy (closed now due to the Pandemic).
Amy has a website filled with aromatherapy solutions, potions, and a “poetic” method of providing this service to you. Take a look at her website to enjoy the many facets of aromatic wellness techniques and ideas to include them in your wellness regimen for therapeutic benefits.
Amy Anthony is modest in her explanation “About” herself. These are a few thoughts about what I think she offers in her training and consultations. 1) An aficionada’s grasp of the subject matter. 2) Clarity and ease of communicating – even in the more complex materials. 3) A certain generosity of spirit in her communication.
Disconcerting information about uterine cancer – a rare type of cancer, has resurfaced in the news recently. A study from the National Institutes of Health revealed that women who use hair straightening products at least 4 times a year are twice as likely to develop uterine cancer.
And, Black Women are at a higher risk. Below are some key points listed in the article. Use the source links in this post to get a detailed description of the study.
Uterine cancer is the sixth most commonly diagnosed cancer in women around the world.
A new study from the National Institutes of Health has found that women who use hair straightening products are twice as likely to develop uterine cancer than those who do not.
The information is both important and disturbing. After reading the articles, you may want to consult your care providers for more information and recommendations specific to your personal circumstances. One question, which comes to mind is does the study indicate that other types of cancer may also be attributed to hair straighteners?
As some of you already know, sunscreen should be worn all year long and even on cloudy days.
In my neck of the woods most of us are paying attention to sunscreen when beach weather is upon us. However, it is important to know the guidelines for purchasing sunscreen in order to protect your skin properly.
Below is a link to a video that the Cancer Foundation has provided for your assistance.
What are some of the SPF guidelines when using sunscreen? Why should we be interested and concerned? What are the methods we can use to soothe and alleviate the effects of sunburn, if we find ourselves in this unfortunate situation?
Listen to my recent podcast on this topic and then use the links in this post for detailed information about sunscreen, spf, and remedies for sunburn.
Aloe Vera, for example, has been used for sunburn remedies. Apple cider vinegar and other remedies with recipes can also be found at the link below.