Environmental Effects on the Mind and Body:  Depression Relief

Nature is an important aspect of our daily lives that is too often taken for granted. Now, in our technologically-driven society, we are often shut away from nature, and the times that we are out in nature, we are unable to appreciate it in its entire splendor. It is hard to truly separate yourself from the rest of the world, considering we are always “on”, but the effects of doing so prove beneficial to your general well-being and emotional clarity. “[We] are all a part of nature. We are born in nature; our bodies are formed of nature; we live by the rules of nature,” writes Wesley P. Schultz, PhD, professor of psychology at California State University San Marcos. Why then, are we so avoidant of nature? Schultz explains that historically, it was necessary for us to be in nature — we hunted, lived, socialized and traveled in nature. As we progressed and became more technologically advanced we became more shut in — living, socializing, and traveling predominantly in man-made environments (Schultz, 2002). Now, when we interact with the environment it is with the idea of “what can I get from this environment?” It can be argued that some people still hunt, but this is more to derive a sense of pleasure or sport, rather than for survival. Hunting as a requirement for sustenance is no longer there. This overwhelming idea that nature is something outside of us is rooted in and motivated by our consumerism. We have beco...
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Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
Conclusions: Botulinum toxin significantly decreases the severity of pain in PHN patients and last for 4-6 month of the period. This decrease is less prominent by passing time. PMID: 31325262 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
Conclusion: KGMC index is best applicable to assess the osteoarthritis knee joint. Radiological progression in OA co-relates well with all clinical indices including KGMC index. This study highlights the usefulness of visual analogue scale and various radiological and clinical indices to assess osteoarthritis especially for knee joint. PMID: 31325259 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
Conclusion: Non-HDL cholesterol was a better predictor of cardiovascular diseases than LDL-C, HDL-C or total cholesterol. PMID: 31324079 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
Authors: Aksu C, Gürkan Y Abstract Erector spinae plane block is gaining popularity both for its ease of application and as its comparable effect on postoperative analgesia with central regional techniques like paravertebral block or epidural anesthesia. Its use for many indications has been reported in the literature for pediatric patients. We would like to share our experiences in a 2.5-month infant scheduled for thoracotomy for a giant congenital cyst. Single shot erector spinae plane block was done at T4 level before the start of the surgery for both surgical and postoperative analgesia. No complication wa...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Rev Bras Anestesiol Source Type: research
Abstract It was assessed the intake and prevalence of inadequate nutrient intake according to weight status among Brazilian adults from urban areas (n=16,198) evaluated in the Brazilian National Dietary Survey (NDS – 2008-2009), that obtained food records from two non-consecutive days. The prevalence of inadequate nutrient intake according to weight status was estimated based on Brazilian and international recommendations, in which usual intake was estimated applying the National Cancer Institute method. From 14 nutrients evaluated, six differed according to weight status in men, and only two among women. For men, th...
Source: Ciencia e Saude Coletiva - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
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Source: Ciencia e Saude Coletiva - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
Resumo O objetivo deste artigo é identificar a prevalência de perda da qualidade do sono em mulheres climatéricas e os fatores associados. Estudo quantitativo, transversal e analítico, cujas variáveis foram investigadas por questionário estruturado/pré-testado e pelo Índice de Qualidade do Sono de Pittsburgh, em 819 mulhe res climatéricas assistidas pela Estratégia Saúde da Família. Regressão de Poisson simples foi utilizada para triagem das variáveis (p
Source: Ciencia e Saude Coletiva - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
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