How to Keep Your Brain Healthy and Strong
Aug19

How to Keep Your Brain Healthy and Strong

We often talk about keeping our bodies healthy, active, and strong, but what about our brains? Exciting research from advanced radiology techniques provides fascinating brain insights and offers a glimpse into the power of the human brain. As such a vital organ, it’s important to learn ways to take care of our minds! The following tips can help you keep your brain healthy and strong. Fuel Your Brain If...

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What You Need to Know About Varicose Veins
Aug19

What You Need to Know About Varicose Veins

Are you suffering from varicose veins? Does the sight of them bother you or do they cause physical pain. Varicose veins are enlarged, twisted, and swollen veins which appear beneath the skin. They’re often blue or dark purple and are a common condition amongst women. Let’s talk about what you need to know about varicose veins. The good news is that varicose veins are very treatable. Let me explain more about the causes and...

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5 Simple Ways to Relax Your Body and Mind
Jun22

5 Simple Ways to Relax Your Body and Mind

Ever since having children, I’ve struggled to get a good night sleep. That little mom bug in my ear always keeps me on high alert listening for my children. Not to mention my mind going 90 to nothing as soon as my head hits the pillow. But, believe it or not, I’ve been able to create a consistent nighttime routine that has helped me tremendously. I love using essential oils as a natural way to relax, but it’s...

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5 Surprising Sources of Toxins in Your Home
Jun17

5 Surprising Sources of Toxins in Your Home

Your home should be a safe place to live, but if you’re using the wrong household products to decorate or clean, you could be exposed to dangerous toxins. These toxins can lead to allergic reactions or long-term health conditions. By making a few simple changes, you can protect your family and make your home healthier and happier. Let’s talk about 5 Surprising Sources of Toxins in Your Home. 5...

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7 Practical Ways to Help Your Community
Apr20

7 Practical Ways to Help Your Community

Life these days is so hectic. Juggling family life, work and daily responsibilities leaves us little time to ourselves. The idea of lending a hand in our community may seem impossible, but doing nice things for others can have a positive impact in your life. It’s amazing how making someone smile can lift your spirits and brighten your mood. Just because we’re busy, doesn’t mean we can’t...

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10 Diseases Caused by Poor Oral Hygiene
Mar05

10 Diseases Caused by Poor Oral Hygiene

Did you know if your teeth and gums are unhealthy, it can effect your overall health? That’s right! Think about it for a minute, everything in your body is interconnected. It’s important to find balance to keep your entire body working properly. Your overall health is connected to everything from your mouth and teeth to your gut and skin. Let’s talk about 10 diseases caused by poor oral hygiene and how you can...

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12 Ways to Keep Your Kids Healthy This Cold and Flu Season
Jan22

12 Ways to Keep Your Kids Healthy This Cold and Flu Season

Let’s face it: Kids are walking germ magnets. They touch things they shouldn’t, put things in their mouths, and sneeze on each other with reckless abandon. Keeping kids away from germs is an impossible task, but you can take comfort in knowing there are steps you can take to reduce their exposure to germs and boost their immune systems, which will make them (and in turn, you) less susceptible to illness. Here are 12 ways to help keep...

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The Perfect Baby Diet:  From Birth to Toddlerhood
Jan15

The Perfect Baby Diet: From Birth to Toddlerhood

Hi There! I’m Dana Hunnes, a PhD-Dietitian and mother to a toddler!  I’m honored to be a guest on Organic Sunshine! Today, I’d like to give you a little primer on the best nutrition for your fast-growing infant and toddler!  I provide basic information in this guest-post, with much more in-depth information and references in my amazon.com e-book!  Available at: Perfect Baby Diet Human...

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10 Delicious Things Vegans Love
Jan04

10 Delicious Things Vegans Love

Although I’m not a vegan, I have plenty of vegan friends. I completely respect their decision to live a kind life. Unfortunately, the vegan lifestyle is often misunderstood. Vegans only use 100% plant-based food and products. Even things like clothing and cosmetics are a consideration for vegans. Although the vegan diet is restricted to what grows from the Earth, there are plenty of foods and recipes vegans enjoy. This...

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Do You Recognize the 8 Warning Signs of a Blood Clot?
Dec08

Do You Recognize the 8 Warning Signs of a Blood Clot?

Did you know 100,000 Americans die from blood clots every year? It’s true! Blood clots can suddenly disrupt and end the lives of seemingly healthy people. I’ve heard stories about people dying after long business trips where they were required to sit for long periods of time. My background in Hematology also gives me a good grasp on how serious blood clots can be. Let’s talk about the warning signs to watch for so you...

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5 Convincing Reasons to Start Eating Organic Whole Food NOW
Dec05

5 Convincing Reasons to Start Eating Organic Whole Food NOW

Organic, Non-GMO food is all the craze with health nuts these days, but why? Does it really matter? Believe it or not, choosing organic, whole food can have a major impact on your health and wellness. If you’re interested in learning more about this crazy organic food revolution, read on. I’ll give you 5 convincing reasons to start eating organic whole food NOW!   1. To Look Hot!  You heard me...

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The Commuter Mom’s Guide to Healthy Crock Pot Cooking
Nov30

The Commuter Mom’s Guide to Healthy Crock Pot Cooking

When I think of crock pot cooking, I think of comfort food — the rich and thick, stick to your ribs (and thighs) kind of meals that grandma used to make. Those meals were delicious but not always nutritious. It is possible, however, to make healthy meals in a crock pot with just a few tweaks on your favorite classic recipes. What if you could skip the drive through and come to home to a hot and healthy home-cooked meal?...

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Is Rice Gluten-Free?
Oct21

Is Rice Gluten-Free?

Gluten sensitivity is becoming so prevalent lately. I have several friends who follow a gluten-free diet, whether it’s because they suffer from Celiac Disease or gluten sensitivity. Either way, following a gluten-free diet can be challenging to say the least. Everyone knows to avoid things like pasta and bread, but did you know gluten can be found in many other foods? You may be surprised to find gluten lurking...

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50 Sources of Meatless Proteins
Oct12

50 Sources of Meatless Proteins

Even if you’re not a vegan or vegetarian, there are many great reasons to add more plant proteins to your diet. When you add plant-based protein to your diet, you also gain additional nutritional benefits. Beans, legumes and vegetables contain a variety of vitamins and minerals that your body needs to stay in proper, healthy balance. Not to mention, adding more plant-based protein to your diet may also help you...

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What You Need to Know About Organic Kid Clothing
Sep09

What You Need to Know About Organic Kid Clothing

Kids grow like weeds. Maybe faster. When back-to-school shopping rolls around, it’s all most parents can do to find affordable clothing to fit their family that week, let alone for the year. Which is why it’s understandable that — unlike organic food or BPA-free water bottles — organic clothing has yet to become a hot topic for parents. It’s hard to find the time to think about where your kids clothes come from when your...

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