2018 is the year for Living Healthy and Integrative Functional Medicine!  I am so excited about this new year and the incredible information that I am going to share about Integrative Functional Medicine. I am finished with writing an article for Today's Dietitian that discuss about Complementary Alternative Medicine and hopefully will be published in 2018.  I am also very excited about sharing my knowledge about Essential Oils which I am going to be doing a webinar in March with Today's Dietitian and I have collaborate with Young Living as a distributor.  Please check out their website  https://yl.pe/5tqj  for the excellent essential oils and wellness products.  

There are so many new topics that Living Healthy will be covering this year for Integrative Functional Medicine.  This year, in the Living Healthy Movement Newsletter ever wonder what type of anti-inflammatory foods should you add to your meal plan?  This month Living Healthy M...

        This week from October 1st - October 7th, 2017 is Mental Illness Awareness Week.  The National Alliance on Mental Illness and their participants across the country are raising awareness of mental illness. Each year they fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care.  So join the fight click on this link to their website - https://www.nami.org/miaw

     Individuals with psychiatric disorders are often treated with psychotherapeutic agents drugs, but other treatment options exist. One safe and effective adjunct for treatment of psychiatric disorders are aromatherapy. Specific essential oils when applied dermally or inhaled enters the blood stream exerts measurable psychological effects (Perry &  Perry 2006). Aromatherapy can provide treatment for psychiatric disorders that is free of the adverse effects associated with conventional drugs (Perry &  Perry 2006).  Essential oils used to reduce anxiety, impro...

    Psychoneuroimmunology is a study that investigates the interactions between behavior and the immune system, mediated by the endocrine and nervous systems (Ziemssen & Kern 2007).  Psychoneuroimmunology main interests are the interactions between the nervous and immune systems and the relationships between mental processes and health. Psychoneuroimmunology studies the connections or links between our "state" of mind and our "state" of health (Dohms 2016).   Psychoneuroimmunology research demonstrates that emotions influence immunological functioning and that too much stress has a negative impact on the functioning of the body’s immune system. Recent research suggests that the immune system can be enhanced or suppressed by external stimuli and that the brain reacts to external stimuli at an
unconscious level (Malkin, 2003). 


    Essential oils have been shown to have significant effects on mood states and these effects are believed to arise from stimulation of the...

I had the lucky opportunity to experience my first Aromatherapy Massage, and I love it! Special thanks to my lovely sister Dori, I was able to receive a gift certificate to a local spa for my birthday gift! I always wanted to try an aromatherapy massage since I did take a class in aromatherapy and enjoy it! I decide to go to the Elements Massage in Buckhead to try the Aromatherapy Massage.

When I came into the spa, I smelled hints of lavender essential oil diffused in the air along with the soft, soothing music in the background. I decided to try tangerine essential oil called Vitality which has a slight floral scent of blended essential oils. The blended oils of Vitality are calming and can help improve your mood. I was so excited about trying this to relieve my stress that I have been feeling lately.

When I met with my masseur Cantrella, I told her this was the first time had an aromatherapy massage and she understood how anxious I was about it. She was very open and friendly and asked...

     

     Individuals with psychiatric disorders are often treated with psychotherapeutic agents drugs, but other treatment options exist. One safe and effective adjunct for treatment of psychiatric disorders are aromatherapy. Specific essential oils when applied dermally or inhaled enters the blood stream exerts measurable psychological effects (Perry &  Perry 2006). Aromatherapy can provide treatment for psychiatric disorders that is free of the adverse effects associated with conventional drugs (Perry &  Perry 2006).  Essential oils used to reduce anxiety, improve mood, and reduce stress include bergamot, lemon, clary sage, lavender, Roman chamomile, geranium, rose otto, sandalwood, and jasmine (Butje, Repede, & Shattell 2008).  Olfactory stimulation causes immediate physiological changes in blood pressure, muscle tension, pupil size,skin temperature, skin blood flow, electrodermal activity, heart rate, brain wave patterns, and sleep/arousal states (Butje, Repede, & Shatte...

Garden pest rely on their taste and smell to find a certain plant to eat.  When adding essential oils on to these plants, this can deter garden pest from feeding. I am an avid gardener who loves to get my hands dirty and reap the benefits from my harvest.  Lately, it has been hard to get rid of those pests that are trying to destroy my garden. Doing this research paper has made me understand what essential oils that can get rid of the garden pest, hopefully for good.


    In recent years, the use of essential oils (EOs) derived from aromatic plants as low-risk insecticides has increased considerably owing to their popularity with organic growers and environmentally conscious consumers (Regnault-Roger, Vincent & Arnason 2012). EOs have repellent, insecticidal, and growth-reducing effects on a variety of insects. The efficacy of EOs and their constituents varies according to the phytochemical profile of the plant extract and the entomological target.  The aromatic characteristics of...

 

We all at some time or another have experience acute back pain.  But what are some of the ways that you can relieve this troubling pain?  

 

Pain is a sensation that provides us with information about tissue -damaging stimuli and thus often enables us to protect ourselves from greater damage (Seeley, R., Stephens, T., & Tate, P., 1999).  Pain at low levels can motivate you to rest the injured area so that the tissues can be repaired and prevent any additional damage (Balch, 2006).  If the pain is severe, it can motivate you to seek treatment.  Acute pain in the lower back can alert you that there is a problem that needs immediate attention and this pain may last long after an injured area has healed.  

 

There are two types of pain sensations: One is the sharp, well-localized, pricking or cutting pain which results from rapidly transmitting action power (Seeley et al., 1999).  Another is diffuse, burning, or aching pain resulting from action potential that spread more...

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