Amazing handouts I needed to share!! Thanks LearningHerbs.com

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Hand out link #1:  Winter Wellness wheel

Handout link #2:  Taste-of-Herbs handout with questions

Website:  http://tasteofherbs.com/

Thanks to LearningHerbs.com and  Rosalee de la Forêt, everyone can download these amazing wheel-charts and have a quick reference for the use of herbs for many acute ailments.  I have engaged in some of Rosalee’s webinars (some are free!) and I feel like she is doing an amazing job at introducing TCM concepts and herbal medicine to everyday people.  I highly encourage you to visit their website and see for yourself!

Thanks, and be aware and eat with care 🙂

Refs:

Picture:  http://www.methowvalleyherbs.com/2013/10/6-reasons-why-herbalists-should-study.html

Handouts:  Written by Rosalee de la Forêt. Taste of Herbs © LearningHerbs.com, LLC

Article: Honey as an immunomodulator for wound healing

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Link to article:  Honey as immunomodulator in wound healing article

“Many studies suggest that honey rapidly eradicates infection
with no adverse effects, reduces inflammation, swelling, pain,
and odor, and also stimulates the wound healing process.” —p.189

“…honey is
known to contain antioxidants that scavenge free radicals.”—p.189

Initially I was interested in learning about honey because I put it into my coffee and/or tea, and I wanted to learn more about it in relation to its potential digestive benefits. But, when I looked into academic medical journal articles about honey, most research has been done on honeys’ wound healing actions, as an immunomodulator.  This article has quite a bit of scientific jargon, but it was interesting to read about how honeys’ constituents have an impact on our immune system through topical application.

Hope you enjoy this article, and be aware and eat with care 🙂

Ref:

Picture:  http://honeyandbeauty.com/how-to-apply-manuka-honey-to-wounds.html ,

Article:  Majtan, J 2014, ‘Honey: an immunomodulator in wound healing’,  Wound Repair And Regeneration: Official Publication Of The Wound Healing Society [And] The European Tissue Repair Society, 22, 2, pp. 187-192, MEDLINE Complete, EBSCOhost, viewed 29 January 2017.

Article: Comparing Facebook Users and Facebook Non-Users: Relationship between Personality Traits and Mental Health Variables – An Exploratory Study

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Article link:  Comparing Facebook Users and Facebook non users exploratory study article

So we start this new year focusing on mental health!  I have been feeling rather mentally healthy myself, thanks to meditation and going out into nature, but whatever brings you happiness is what matters.  I found this article really interesting because I’ve been hearing a lot lately about how social media sites’ use and user’s depression increased levels are highly correlated.  I personally think that social media has burdened our face-to-face interactions as a tech-savvy generation, and that depression and anxiety have gone up.  I say this because it happened to me when I lived in Australia and social media was my main social outlet to feel connected to others, which did not make me happy, and did increase my depression.  I have also talked to other people that no longer use, or use Facebook less-often, due to its depressing effects.  In any case, this article finds some correlation to SNS’s (social networking sites) use and a higher prevalence of depression, but it also details the inconsistencies across studies in relation to this very topic.  I encourage you to read the article to get a broader perspective on an issue affecting a lot of people.

I am also uploading 2 mental health handouts that you can do at home to semi-determine if you have a potential neurotransmitter imbalance. Any neurotransmitter imbalance can have a huge effect on one’s quality of life on a daily basis, including the ability to coup with daily stresses, have a sense of general happiness/life satisfaction, and so, so much more.

Neurotransmitter deficiency quiz  handout #1

UltraMindCompanionGuide  handout #2

Thanks for reading, and be aware and eat with care 🙂

**I do not condone or suggest you treat yourself using supplementation or self-medicate to help combat symptoms of depression, anxiety or neurotransmitter imbalances.  If you take these quizzes and feel an imbalance is present, please take your results to a health care professional and they will be able to help you to the best of their ability.

Ref:

Facebook and people picture:  http://www.newsweek.com/facebook-legacy-death-306344,   © 2017 NEWSWEEK LLC

Article:  Brailovskaia, J, & Margraf, J 2016, ‘Comparing Facebook Users and Facebook Non-Users: Relationship between Personality Traits and Mental Health Variables – An Exploratory Study’,  Plos ONE, 11, 12, pp. 1-17, Academic Search Premier, EBSCOhost, viewed 13 January 2017.

Handout #1:   © 2008 Path Medical, www.pathmed.com

Handout#2:  The UltraMind Solution Companion Guide By Mark Hyman, M.D. ,   © 2009 UltraWellness, LLC