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Radio Show – Perimenopause Nutritional Solutions

Host Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Deanna Minich will be discussing nutritional solutions for perimenopause.

Deanna Minich, PhD, CN is Vice President of Research & Development Communications at Metagenics and a respected clinician, lecturer, and author.

Tune in this Sunday from 10-11am on 1500 AM (WFED) or listen live on the web. Our shows are streamed everywhere.

Last week’s show was on health benefits of allicin (garlic) – click here to listen. You can also browse our radio show schedule and archive of past shows.

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Cell Phone Use and Brain Activity

Spending 50 minutes on your cell phone may not cause cancer but it does alter brain activity, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

“What we showed is glucose metabolism (a sign of brain activity) increases in the brain in people who were exposed to a cell phone in the area closest to the antenna,” said Dr. Nora Volkow of the NIH, whose study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Whether this has implications on health is unknown, so further research is required. However, the controversy about cell phone use and links to cancer still continue.

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Heart Health Support

Many factors affect the health of your heart and your circulatory system, many of which are fortunately within our control – even if you have a family history of heart issues.

The cardiovascular system consists of the heart and approximately 60,000 miles of blood vessels, called arteries and veins. The heart pumps blood around the body. The vessels nourish cells by transporting nutrients and waste products through the blood, around the body. Any interruption in blood supply, for example a heart attack or stroke, causes tissue death, so the maintenance of a healthy cardiovascular system is essential.

Most cardiovascular disease occurs due to lifestyle factors such as:

  1. Obesity, poor nutrition, and medication usage
  2. Free radical damage due to environmental toxins or smoking
  3. Stress or poor emotional health
  4. Lack of exercise

Luckily, adopting a healthier lifestyle and using natural therapies can help strengthen and protect your heart. Continue reading “Heart Health Support”

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Natural Lip Relief

My lips are taking a beating this winter. The dry, cold air was making them scaly, chapped and sometimes painful. Many conventional lip balms contain chemical ingredients like parabens and petroleum. (Look here to learn about why these are bad). Natural lip balms use safer ingredients and can help soothe those sore, chapped lips.

Here are some good ingredients to look for:

Hempseed Oil: One of my favorites. This oil contains essential fatty acids that hydrate the lips and both seal and coat the lip skin.

Aloe Vera: Especially good for wind-burned lips (think skiers and snow boarders), aloe vera can also ease pain and reduce inflammation.

Vitamin E: This antioxidant helps regenerate vitamin C in the skin cells and helps with collagen formation.

Sweet Almond Oil: A great moisturizer with antioxidant properties to help soothe lips. Continue reading “Natural Lip Relief”

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Our Bloggers

  • 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 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. Neal Barnard
    Dr. Barnard leads programs advocating for preventive medicine, good nutrition, and higher ethical standards in research.
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  • Joseph Pizzorno
    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 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 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
    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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  • Rob Brown
    Dr. Rob Brown
    Dr. Brown's blended perspective of healthcare includes a deeply rooted passion for wellness and spiritual exploration.
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