Update on Most Important Nutrients for Building Immune Strength During the Pandemic

virusOur team of nutrition experts is working hard to stay abreast of all of the rapidly emerging information on COVID-19. As new recommendations are made about best practices to reduce your exposure to the virus and ways to optimize your immune function, we are doing our best to share these important updates with you.

This complex and deadly virus has scientists and the medical community racing to understand the mechanisms of this virus and find possible treatments. It is critical that we all adhere to the recommendations from health officials to help decrease transmission. Continue reading “Update on Most Important Nutrients for Building Immune Strength During the Pandemic”

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Be Good to Your Bones

May is National Osteoporosis Month – shining a much needed light on this serious condition. Internationally, one out of three women over 50 will experience a bone fracture, and one out of five men. In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control reports that as of 2010, 16.2% of adults over the age of 65 had osteoporosis (24.8% in women, 5.6% in men) and 48.3% of adults had low bone mass. Osteoporosis is “silent.” Osteoporosis can also be prevented. A bone density scan can help you find out the status of your bone health. Continue reading “Be Good to Your Bones”

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Have a Great Holiday Weekend!

holiday-weekendThe first official weekend of summer is approaching and this year it is unlike any other Memorial Day weekend we have experienced. Still, many of us will be enjoying the nice weather and the long holiday weekend with barbecues and being outdoors. To help get you prepared for the 3-day weekend, I have rounded up some recipes that are delicious, as well as blogs about protecting you from everything under the sun… like bugs and, well, the sun! And for this year, don’t forget about social distancing and other safety precautions to keep you, your family, and your friends healthy. Continue reading “Have a Great Holiday Weekend!”

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Effective Stress Management Tips

stress-managementDuring this uncertain and challenging time, it is natural and appropriate to experience greater stress and anxiety. However, when stress becomes overwhelming and ongoing, it is important to take steps to calm the body and mind, so that it does not wreak havoc on your health. Chronic stress can have a profound impact on the body. In fact, 95% of all illness is caused or worsened by stress. Chronic stress can damage your immune response, disrupt sleep, increase your risk of insulin resistance, stroke, heart attack and heart disease, impact hormone balance, hinder memory and concentration, contribute to weight gain and digestive disorders, increase pain, hurt skin, hair, and teeth, enhance the aging process, cause inflammation, and is linked to chronic disease. Continue reading “Effective Stress Management Tips”

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Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is one of the most common autoimmune diseases that affects women. In fact, autoimmune disease is the fourth leading cause of disability in women. I was diagnosed at the age of 29 after my doctor noticed a lump in my throat. This lump was a goiter. The thyroid, located at the front of your neck, produces hormones that regulate metabolism and energy in your body and is the organ most commonly affected by autoimmune disease. A goiter is formed as your thyroid gland becomes more damaged, and then the pituitary gland senses a low thyroid hormone level and secretes more TSH to stimulate the thyroid, which causes the thyroid to grow. This is a goiter. Continue reading “Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis”

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Raising a Plant-Based Family

plant-basedGuest blog by Jasmol Sardana, DO.

Eating a plant-based diet with your family is rewarding, healthy, and easy! Here are a few tips that will have your whole family excited for the next meal.

Find What Works for Your Family

Your family may have chosen to go plant-based for several reasons – for health and wellness, the environment, animal welfare, or a combination of these. Whatever your drive to become plant-based was, know that you’re making a wonderful decision for your family. Continue reading “Raising a Plant-Based Family”

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  • Paula Gallagher
    Paula Gallagher
    Paula is a highly qualified and experienced nutrition counselor on the staff at Village Green.
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    Margo Gladding
    Margo's impressive knowledge base is the result of a unique blend of educational and professional experience.
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    Dr. Neal Barnard
    Dr. Barnard leads programs advocating for preventive medicine, good nutrition, and higher ethical standards in research.
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    Dr. Joseph Pizzorno
    Dr. Joseph Pizzorno, ND is a pioneer of integrative medicine and a leading authority on science-based natural medicine.
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    Debi Silber
    Debi is a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in nutrition, a personal trainer, and whole health coach.
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    Teri Cochrane
    Teri is a is a Certified Coach Practitioner with extensive certifications and experience in holistic medicinal practices.
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    Dr. Rav Ivker
    Dr. Rav Ivker is a holistic family physician, health educator, and best-selling author.
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  • Susan Levin
    Susan Levin
    Susan writes about the connection between plant-based diets and a reduced risk of chronic diseases.
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    Dr. Rob Brown
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