Tag Archives: health

SKIN TALK

Does your skin change with the seasons? What do dermatologists say about skin challenges?

Use these links in this post to learn more.

https://www.buttahskin.com/blogs/news/5-fall-skincare-tips-for-african-american-skin

https://www.allure.com/story/fall-skin-tips

Suggestions from the Cancer Foundation
https://www.skincancer.org/blog/layering-is-the-key/

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Sources with skin information https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/acne/derm-treat

https://www.dermalogica.com/blogs/living-skin/seasonal-transition-skincare

https://www.healthline.com/health/largest-organs-in-the-body

More info from HairBlues.me
https://hairblues.me/2014/10/18/whats-your-fall-beauty-regimen/

All the best in Wellness!


How to Read Sunscreen Labels

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.

For environmentally safe sunscreens take a look at this link:
https://www.wellandgood.com/ocean-friendly-sunscreens/

All the best in Wellness!

An Essential Oil Dilution Lesson

Hello Everyone,

I have often posted here that in order to get the most therapeutic benefit from essential oils, it is important/necessary to “dilute” them with a “carrier oil”.

Below is a video that Amy Galper prepared to explain how to dilute essential oils with a carrier oil, or other option. What is 5% dilution? Amy gives you guidelines on how to understand what to do.

Take a look at Amy’s Youtube video – and then subscribe to her channel to learn more about essential oils and other well-being topics.

All the best in Wellness,
Judith

Sunburn Remedies: Aloe Vera, Hydrosols & Essential Oils

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.

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.

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.

What are the signs you may recognize when you have sunburn? And, what should you do to alleviate the symptoms?
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sunburn/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20355928

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Mental Health Month – Toolkits

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I am eager to share this information for May 2022 Mental Health Month. According to its website Mental Health America (MHA) is a community-based, non-profit organization founded in 1909.

The focus of MHA is to help people who have been living with the stress of the pandemic and to provide assistance with “early identification and intervention for those at risk”. And, this year’s theme is “Mental Health Month – Back to Basics.”

FYI – Below is a description from their website:

In 2014, Mental Health America (MHA) launched our online mental health screening: a collection of online, free, confidential, anonymous, and scientifically validated screening tools to help individuals understand and learn more about their mental health.

You can also signup for their Newsletter and take a Mental Health Test at the link below.
https://screening.mhanational.org/about-mha-screening/

Additional tools to help you work through issues on your own are available at the link below:
https://screening.mhanational.org/diy/

All the best for your mental well-being.

Wellness Connections Podcast link:
https://anchor.fm/judith-guerra7/episodes/Episode-41—May-is-Mental-Health-Month-e1ibigq

Thanks for the Feedback

Hello everyone, I want to take a moment to let you know that I appreciate getting your feedback when you click a ‘like’ button, or click a ‘follow’ button to receive emails from the blog posts that I create.

I have been blogging for about 10 years. Currently, I post on 4 blogs. Recently, I started doing a Podcast. I am an essential oil enthusiast. My intention is to provide interesting and useful information for your Well-being journey, and Wellness regimen.

If you would like to learn more about the topics I post, please visit my website, JudithGuerra.com

All the best for your well-being,

Judith

FYI – Latest Cruelty-Free List

Has it ever occurred to you that purchasing cruelty-free products is good for our planet? You can learn more at the link below.

https://biofriendlyplanet.com/eco-awareness/7-ways-cruelty-free-products-help-save-the-planet/

Find out more about the latest cruelty-free brands by clicking the link below. The list is available in this free pdf document from Cruelty-Free Kitty:
https://www.crueltyfreekitty.com/exclusive/2022-March-CF-guide.pdf

Happy Earth Day!

The Hair Loss Conversation

I am struck so much by the unfortunate display of sadness about the alopecia conversation. I started the HairBlues.me blog 10 years ago, and still, after all this time, women, and I might add, men, and children continue to be troubled by this condition. That’s why the Alopecia industry is such a big industry: wigs, solutions, and potions that promise delivery of new locks.
When you find a moment, listen to my brief podcast about this challenge.

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.

We can get to the moon, but we have not solved this problem yet – unless we accept that “beauty” comes in all forms. The sooner we get in touch with that the sooner we will not find ourselves witnessing painful incidents of what is pre-determined as “beauty” by how one’s hair grows and looks.

By the way, does anyone remember the beautiful Black women in the Black Panther film who are bald?

Following is a post that I wrote on this blog March 2013 about hair loss.

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HEADACHES: Can Caffeine Help?

I always want to share when I have an aha’ moment and I think the information is something people can use for their well-being and wellness regimen.
So, when I heard that caffeine could help with headaches, I just had to find out how could that be true. It certainly was counter intuitive.

When you have a moment, listen to my brief explanation on my podcast: Judith Guerra Wellness Connections – Episode #34 for details about this topic. In addition, you can use the links provided in this post for your own research.

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.

I often preface information presented on my blogs and podcasts that you check with a medical professional to assess your medical care when exploring other methodologies for your well-being and wellness regimen.

The Mayo Clinic states that caffeine can provide relief and reduce pain: Learn more about the facts at their website here: https://www.mayoclinichealthsystem.org/hometown-health/speaking-of-health/does-caffeine-treat-or-trigger-headaches

Are you aware that The National Headache Foundation has been in existence over the past 52 years?
Learn more about them at this link: https://headaches.org/about/

At the website link below, I learned that women have more headaches than men through their lives. For example, between ages 21 and 34, the prevalence of headaches is 92% in women and 74% in men – and older people have fewer headaches.
Source: https://www.webmd.com/migraines-headaches/geriatric-headaches

The resources about this topic are impressive. Listen to a podcast at: Heads UP – Episode 49: Caffeine and Migraine • National Headache Foundation (headaches.org)

All the best for your well-being!

SMELL and Aromatic Wellness

As you no doubt know, there are 5 major senses: Smell, Sight, Hearing, Taste and Touch.

SMELL is the one that I have been reading about recently.

When you have a moment, listen to a brief explanation on how your sense of smell can assist your well-being.

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.

Based on recent observations, I believe that COVID-19 has sparked a new interest in the role smell can play in our well-being.

As a Certified Aromatherapist, I am trained in the role that aromatic tools can be used to assist in an individual’s wellness regimen. In fact, it is currently one of methods used in Integrative Medicine, which complements a person’s conventional medical program. Not as a replacement but in addition to. Users of Aromatherapy are advised to check with their doctors before engaging in these methods.

The selection of information and websites to guide you in using these methods safely is substantial. Click the links below to learn more.


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