Environmental & Social Health

Holistic Health covers all aspects of life. Social and Environmentl are 2 aspects of the 6 aspects of health. This is a response to the Facebook LIVE recorded June 1st, 2020.

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH: is the branch of public health that focuses on the interrelationships between people and their environment, promotes human health and well-being, and fosters healthy and safe communities. All living creatures are effected by their environment. Social health can be a reflection of our environment but it also can have a huge effect on our environment.

Environmental health sciences are all around us: in our food, in our water, in the air we breathe, in the things we encounter everyday. In this video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxl_ZExrYUk, faculty from the University of Michigan Department of Environmental Health Sciences describe the field.

SOCIAL HEALTH: one’s ability to form meaningful relationships with other people and interact in healthy, positive ways. The way we connect to the people around us, adapt to different social situations, and experience a sense of belonging all contribute to your social health. 

The Social Determinants of Health are the conditions in which people are born, grow, live and age. They have a large influence on our health. It also determines health inequities, which is the unfair and avoidable health difference between different groups of people. In this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PH4JYfF4Ns , the social determinants of health and briefly shared and how it impacts health and a useful framework to understand it. We hope you enjoy these videos.

Check out the Zen’s Tea YouTube video below that combines both environment and social health:

Emotional Health

Every holiday season our goal is to offer more than high quality organic loose leaf teas but content that contributes to your over all health.
 Signs of Emotional Wellness
Having the ability to talk with someone about your emotional concerns and share your feelings with others
Saying “no” when you need to without feeling guilty
Feeling content most of the time
Feeling you have a strong support network i.e. people in your life that care about you
Being able to relax
Feeling good about who you are
Emotional wellness content above is brought to you by The University of New Hampshire Health & Wellness.
Can tea help with Emotions?
Not exactly. We human beings can be over whelmed with emotion. For some, the thought of being sick can paralyze. If you have fought a cold, virus, or cancer you may have experienced emotional discomfort. Did you know there is scientific evidence for this?
This disgust of pathogen-avoidance is an emotion that motivates avoidance of cues associated with pathogens, thereby reducing infection. summary quote-
Drinking organic herbal remedies aka tea can help you fight of the common cold.
Our goal for this holiday season is to offer more than high quality organic loose leaf teas but content that contributes to your over all health. We hope you enjoy our series. If you have any questions about emotional health or topics you would like covered please email info@zenstea.com

Viruses & Herbal Remedies

Antiviral Natural Products and Herbal Medicines

Despite the progress made in immunization and drug development, many viruses lack preventive vaccines and efficient antiviral therapies, which are often beset by the generation of viral escape mutants. Thus, identifying novel antiviral drugs is of critical importance and natural products are an excellent source for such discoveries. (Summary from Journal of Traditional and Complementary Med

CoronaVirus CoV:

CoV is an enveloped, positive-sense single-stranded RNA (ssRNA) virus belonging to the Coronaviridae family. There are no specific treatments for CoV infection and preventive vaccines are still being explored. Thus, the situation reflects the need to develop effective antivirals for prophylaxis and treatment of CoV infection. 

The CoV family consists of several species and causes upper respiratory tract and gastrointestinal infections in mammals and birds. In humans, it mainly causes common cold, but complications including pneumonia and SARS can occur.[11] The known human CoV (HCoV) includes HCoV-229E, -OC43, -NL63, -HKU1, and the more widely known severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) which caused a global threat with high mortality in 2003.[12] In 2012, the World Health Organization (WHO) designated a sixth type of HCoV infection identified as the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) which is associated with high fatality.[13]

The above information is a summary from the Published Medical Article:

J Tradit Complement Med. 2014 Jan-Mar; 4(1): 24–35.



Addiction: Food, Sugar, Medication

Facebook Live Series #2

Addiction or Dependence Syndrome is defined as:

as being a cluster of physiological, behavioral, and cognitive phenomena in which the use of a substance or a class of substances takes on a much higher priority for a given individual than other behaviors that once had greater value. World Health Organization

Substance abuse refers to the harmful or hazardous use of psychoactive substances, including alcohol and illicit drugs. Psychoactive substance use can lead to dependence syndrome – a cluster of behavioural, cognitive, and physiological phenomena that develop after repeated substance use and that typically include a strong desire to take the drug, difficulties in controlling its use, persisting in its use despite harmful consequences, a higher priority given to drug use than to other activities and obligations, increased tolerance, and sometimes a physical withdrawal state.


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