Pathway, Metagenics, Thorne and Xymogen on SALE

Starting Saturday October 30, Pathway products will be 25% off in-store or by telephone only. Metagenics, Thorne and Xymogen will be 20% off. The sale ends November 17, 2010. It is a good time to stock up on these quality lines that offer the best in nutritional supplements.

Read More

Happy and Safe Hallowe’en

We at Village Green Apothecary would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Hallowe’en!  Here are some tips to ensure that your little ones have a fun and memorable time.

1. Only go to houses that have lights on.

2. Never eat any candy before it is thoroughly inspected.

3. Add reflective taping to costumes so that your children are easily seen.

4. Have fun!!

Read More

Teething Tablet Recall

Hylands has voluntarily recalled their homeopathic Teething Tablet. According to their website, this is following “an abundance of caution after the company and the FDA conducted a thorough review of the company’s adverse event reports and manufacturing processes. Together, we have identified manufacturing processes of Teething Tablets that can be improved to ensure uniformity in dosage. We also believe there are opportunities to refine the production, packaging and testing protocols on this product.”

To learn more about the recall, click here.

Personally, I used Hylands Teething Tablets and Boiron Camilia for my son’s teething pain, instead of acetaminophen or ibuprofen, and had great success. If you want a natural alternative to Hylands, Boiron’s product is an option, as is Hyland’s Teething Gel, which has not been affected by the recall.

Read More

EBook Excerpt: Your Costs and Your Carbon Footprint

Here is the next in our weekly series of excerpts from the EBook, “6 Weeks to a Greener Lifestyle.” See the note at the end of this post for more information. — Paula

Want to know how to calculate your carbon footprint? Here is great resource. Follow these steps, and you may be surprised by the result.

1. Go to the carbon footprint calculator.

2. Enter your country and state of origin. This will give you a more accurate estimate, as some factors vary by location. Note: As the site says, the calculations for secondary emissions are based on estimates developed by Carbon Footprint to illustrate the impact on the environment from your day-to-day activities.

3. Start with HOUSEHOLD and be prepared to enter the following information regarding your house: the number of people in your household and your consumption of electricity, natural gas, heating oil, coal, and the like. It may be helpful to have a year’s worth of utility bills handy.

4. FLIGHTS is an area where it’s key to be prepared by knowing where you traveled and in which class – yes, the class matters in this calculation, as you take up about twice as much space in first class. Continue reading “EBook Excerpt: Your Costs and Your Carbon Footprint”

Read More

1 in 3 Americans Will Develop Diabetes by 2050

According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 3 Americans will have type 2 diabetes by 2050 if current trends continue.

Aging population, inactivity, and obesity are all reasons for the potential increase. Lifestyle changes are one key way to help decrease the prevalence.

Walking as little as 30 minutes per day can help your body’s ability to use insulin. Watch for future blogs about some supplements that can help control blood sugar.

Read More

Our Bloggers

  • Paula Gallagher
    Paula Gallagher
    Paula is a highly qualified and experienced nutrition counselor on the staff at Village Green.
    read more..
  • Margo Gladding
    Margo Gladding
    Margo's impressive knowledge base is the result of a unique blend of educational and professional experience.
    read more..
  • Dr. Neal Barnard
    Dr. Neal Barnard
    Dr. Barnard leads programs advocating for preventive medicine, good nutrition, and higher ethical standards in research.
    read more..
  • Joseph Pizzorno
    Dr. Joseph Pizzorno
    Dr. Joseph Pizzorno, ND is a pioneer of integrative medicine and a leading authority on science-based natural medicine.
    read more..
  • Debi Silber
    Debi Silber
    Debi is a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in nutrition, a personal trainer, and whole health coach.
    read more..
  • Teri Cochrane
    Teri Cochrane
    Teri is a is a Certified Coach Practitioner with extensive certifications and experience in holistic medicinal practices.
    read more..
  • Dr. Rav Ivker
    Dr. Rav Ivker
    Dr. Rav Ivker is a holistic family physician, health educator, and best-selling author.
    read more..
  • Susan Levin
    Susan Levin
    Susan writes about the connection between plant-based diets and a reduced risk of chronic diseases.
    read more..
  • Rob Brown
    Dr. Rob Brown
    Dr. Brown's blended perspective of healthcare includes a deeply rooted passion for wellness and spiritual exploration.
    read more..
October 2010