Entries by Danna Norek

Danna is an occasional blogger in the health and beauty arena, works in the insurance industry as a day job, and also owns AuraSensory.com, a natural body, skin and hair care company that offers highly effective alternatives to traditional chemical-heavy products. Her product line includes a natural deodorant, natural sulfate free shampoo and silk conditioner, facial skincare and more.

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3 reasons processed foods are so addictive

Even the most well-meaning health nuts occasionally get sucked into the junk food vortex. We’ve all been there. You take a few bites of a flavorful processed snack food, and suddenly you’ve consumed 1,000 calories that are devoid of any…

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Mangos alkalize the body, improve brain function and vastly improve irregularity and digestion

Mangos have risen from relative obscurity as a novel tropical fruit a mere decade or so ago to a well-loved addition to a popular health fad here in the US, smoothies and other types of pure juices and natural drinks.…

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Want to avoid petroleum and its byproducts? Look out for these ingredients

Most people don’t know it, but petroleum by-products can be found in a lot of the products we use in our daily lives. While you might be thinking these types of ingredients are mostly found in topical beauty and personal…

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Depressed, Tired or Anxious? Scientific Reasons Why Getting Outdoors Can Save You

“All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.”
– Marie Curie
Even if you don’t consider yourself to be an “outdoorsy” type, you undoubtedly have witnessed and experienced the healing effects on both…

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How bananas improve gut health, aid in weight loss and improve mood

Bananas are one of the most popular fruits here in the US. You will always see them readily available in your produce aisle, and like apples which are the second most popular fruit, you may even see them in places…

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Harvard Study Confirms Effect of Food on Mood and Stress Response

A recent study seems to confirm what most health-conscious, emotionally healthy people not only already know, but also tend to practice just about every day. Researchers at Harvard University concluded that the foods we eat have a definite impact not…

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Four sneaky, lesser known reasons our faces look “older” as we age

In this advanced age of technology, self awareness, and many with disposable income for marketers to target, we can barely turn on the TV, browse online or look in a print publication without being reminded of what we can do…

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Natural oils that act as a partial sunscreen

If you’re looking for a better way to get some sun protection, then you may need to look no further than your kitchen cupboard for some partial UV screening. There are of course a slew of sunscreens on the market,…

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3 powerful natural weight loss aids to help you get in summer shape!

I don’t know about everyone else, but this unusually cold winter really had an impact on my normal “winter weight gain”. The more you put on, the more difficult it is to take it off, so a safe and effective…

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5 Beauty Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar

Organic apple cider vinegar, complete with “the mother” sediment has earned a reputation as somewhat of a “cure all” in the past decade.  Those who faithfully swear by its numerous health boosting qualities know it as an inexpensive “supplement” to…

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