Oh, Anxiety!

Anxiety - Shine Natural MedicineAnxiety is that one person who overstays their welcome.  Sometimes anxiety can be a good thing as it is a normal and healthy emotion that signals to our brain and body that something may be amiss.  This allows for appropriate action and increased awareness to take place.  However, when that feeling is consistent and overwhelming, it can disrupt one’s life so much so that regular activities are difficult,

February is Heart Health Month!

Oh, the heart! The most vital organ for survival isHearth Healthy Month - Shine Natural Medicine a part of the cardiovascular system. Its main function is to make sure oxygen is in continuous circulation for all the cells to use. The heart affects every part of the body! Diet, lifestyle, and overall well-being make a huge impact on cardiovascular health. No wonder an entire month is dedicated to the heart! (Hello, February Heart Month!)


Written By: Dr. Strodel and the Shine Team

Walking is one hundred percent necessary for good health. Here’s why:

First, walking helps to lower stress hormones, like cortisol. Walking helps to increase your parasympathetic nervous system response – which is that part of your nervous system responsible for “rest and digest and relax” mode.
We can’t heal or repair our bodies without being in this state. So if you’re trying to get your health back on track or are healing from a serious illness, you NEED some “parasympathetic” in your life, and walking is a great way to induce that.

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.