CrowdDoing Medicinal Foods Service Learning Course Planning, Design & Development Volunteer's role is to help us take the research CrowdDoing has done on medicinal foods, and develop online courses that will enable new participants to contribute to research assessing the effectiveness of these foods.
Service learning represents an opportunity for an individual to learn new skills, fields, collaboration habits, and leadership capabilities while contributing to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals. While schools and universities have driven the development of the field of service learning historically, service learning in support of social innovation can provide tremendous benefits to learners of all ages.Service learning can help lifelong learners develop the ability to leverage evidence from across disciplines to address important societal challenges. The medicinal foods research at the core of this opportunity will help individuals select foods that can help them manage everyday challenges including stress, anxiety, exhaustion, sleep loss, and other conditions.
Today, an individual who is interested in the medicinal properties foods that could help them is likely to be stymied. For some foods there is a lack of evidence. For other foods there is inconsistent evidence that would lead them to contradictory conclusions. Through collaborative service learning, diverse individuals from around the world can contribute to our collective understanding of the potential of particular foods to help people respond in constructive ways to stress, anxiety, exhaustion, sleep loss, and other conditions.
For more on these topics see https://www.gviusa.com/blog/how-service-learning-will-inspire-life-long-learning/ https://ssir.org/articles/entry/the_promise_of_incentive_prizes. Food as medicine, medicinal foods & functional foods:
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Mission Statement: CrowdDoing.world's Foods.& Herbs for Stress,Sleep & Anxiety Initiative aims to give people agency by educating people about their options with regards to their natural remedies for these aspects of their mental health. We do so by analyzing scientific research and clinical evidence, gathering new evidence through data science and citizen science, and recommending to individuals optimal combinations of teas, tinctures, and powders that can be used to achieve each individual's mental health goals. We conduct this research with the goal of allowing people to make informed decisions about their health and to increase access to healthy stress-coping alternatives. These healthy coping mechanisms can reduce reliance on harmful self-medication practices such as alcohol abuse or behavior likely to lead to opioid addiction. Value Proposition: Tinctures, teas and powders from herbal medicine combinations can represent better risk/reward ratios Through citizen science and data science over time we have the aspirational goal to meet and exceed evidence parity with regards to evidence of effectiveness for herbal medicines for stress & anxiety compared with pharmaceuticals. That mission is attractive for people to participate in as its an opportunity for global collaboration to create increasingly usable natural medicine for stress and anxiety. Each person can go upstream of their mental health challenges and adopt healthier coping mechanisms.
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