Abstract: Unlike their physical health, individuals generally lack insight into their psychological/cognitive health which can also lead to body health problems. This blind spot, in addition to the stigma of seeking the help of mental health professionals, results in many disorders related first to brain and then to both body and mind. This ultimately requires extensive use of Prescription Drugs (PD) which focus on treating symptoms rather than cause of health problems. For Self-Study and -Care (SSC) of initial/emerging health problems, who is the decision maker for addressing health problems without using PD? While brain is in-charge of survival, mind is decision maker for anything and everything humans do.
This paper introduces and describes creative health approaches for SSC using new scientific model of mind which is an algorithm based on data generated along the Microbiome-Gut-Brain-Axis (MGBA). This is a valuable tool to study how brain areas act in concert to participate in a variety of cognitive processes including attention, learning, social cognition, and emotional states. For the first time, this study defines new scientific mind concepts of Complete Mind (CM), Emotional Mind (EM), Female Mind (FM) and Mirror Mind (MM) all of which affect the strategy used by a human for SSC with CM defined as an algorithm based on EEG (Electroencephalogram) data from MGBA. CM for females is same as FM except the latter also includes multitasking. When a human is under stress CM may be reduced to EM. CM is used for decisions regarding herbal remedies, reflexology, meditation, self-healing, environmental affects, food, stress, single-sensor FTIMS (Fabric- and Tattoo-Embedded Inexpensive Micro Systems) for data upload to a smartphone and analysis using MATLAB.
| DOI: 10.17148/IJARCCE.2021.10502