6 Tips for a Happy Healthy Halloween!

Halloween is rapidly approaching and the store shelves are brimming with treats ready to fill the bags of little ghouls and goblins. Unfortunately, most of those treats contain chemicals, colors, and sweeteners (like High Fructose Corn Syrup) that will scare the pants off of most parents and can cause detrimental health effects. For those parents who value healthy living and healthy families, this time of year can be taxing. Halloween seems to kick off the deluge of indulgence that lasts through the New Year. How do you limit the immune suppressing sugar consumption that

Taurine

Written By: Dr. Strodel and the Shine Team

Hey everyone, I’m here today to talk to you about taurine, a nutrient I recently read a bunch about and am now OBSESSED with it. I HAVE to share this information with you.

Managing Blood Sugar During The Holidays

Whether you have been diagnosed with diabetes or just suffer from the occasional “hangry,” the holidays can wreak havoc on your blood sugar. This means worsening weight gain, sickly skin, and an inflammatory exacerbation of whatever chronic disease you might be fostering. With months of indulging, imbibing, and dealing with family and finances, it’s no wonder

Social Connection and Your Health

Looking for summer fun that will also benefit your health? It may be as simple as spending quality time with your loved ones. We all know that having a good laugh with a dear friend feels good, but it turns out that the sense of support we get from interacting with our social networks also has many wide-ranging health benefits, including:

The Benefits of Play: Get Out There!

Do you remember when life was an adventure? When we couldn’t wait to jump out of bed in the morning and begin exploring? Everything was exciting, and play was at the center of our lives! Until we “grew up” that is, and play was considered more of a luxury, replaced by productivity, making a living and all of the pressure that comes along with adulthood.