Five Tips for Allergy Season

Although in many parts of the country it seems like spring will never arrive, don’t wait until the snow has disappeared before you start to do something about pending allergies.

Here are five tips for springtime allergy sufferers.

1. Supplement. Allergy Support Plus combines many immune-supportive nutrients like quercetin, vitamin C, nettle leaf extract, bromelain, turmeric, plus other synergistic nutrients. This formula provides powerful upper respiratory support and is excellent for people suffering from allergies during hay fever season. I recommend starting this weeks before you normally suffer from symptoms. This means NOW!!!  Continue reading “Five Tips for Allergy Season”

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Village Green Welcomes Naturopath Dr. Duffy MacKay

Village Green Apothecary would like to introduce you to Dr. Duffy MacKay. He will be available for individualized consultations on Tuesdays from 1:00 – 6:00 pm, starting April 9. To book a consult with Dr. MacKay, click here.

Dr. Duffy MacKay is a licensed naturopathic doctor and was a co-owner and practitioner in a family-owned New Hampshire integrative medicine practice for 7 years. In addition to his hands-on experience as a practitioner in the field of integrative medicine, he spent 8 years working as a medical consultant for companies in the dietary supplement industry. Currently, Dr. MacKay leads Scientific and Regulatory Affairs for the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association representing dietary supplement manufacturers and ingredient suppliers. Dr. MacKay also serves on several advisory and editorial boards including American Botanical Council, United States Pharmacopeia, Integrative Medicine and Clinicians Journal, and others. Dr. MacKay maintains a part-time practice where he enjoys assisting patients with integrating naturopathic medicine into their lives to support health, wellness, and chronic disease management.

Dr. MacKay received his naturopathic medical degree from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon, and Bachelor of Science from University California, Santa Cruz.

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Flavored Yogurt: Sweet as Candy

yogurtFirst let’s get some perspective.

A Snickers bar has 30 grams of sugar. Two Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (1 package) have 21g of sugar. Two Frosted Strawberry Pop-Tarts – 32g. One cup of Froot Loops with ½ cup of skim milk – 18g.

Stonyfield Low-Fat Smooth and Creamy Banilla (that’s banana vanilla) yogurt has 35g of sugar per serving. Chobani 0% Black Cherry has 21g of sugar. Yoplait Original (you know, with the foil top) Pina Colada – 27g… and the list goes on. And then you add granola!

The point I’m trying to make, as you can see, is that many varieties of yogurt marketed as healthy breakfast or snack foods have as much sugar per serving as some of our most popular candies and notoriously unhealthy breakfast competitors.  Continue reading “Flavored Yogurt: Sweet as Candy”

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Sunday Radio Show: Natural Approaches to Insomnia

Join as this Sunday as Dr. Kevin Passero discusses sleep disorders and natural approaches to insomnia.

Dr. Kevin Passero, ND, has trained extensively with leading doctors in the field of natural medicine. In his practice, Dr. Passero focuses on restoring harmony to both the body and mind using advanced protocols that incorporate botanicals, homeopathy, vitamins, and nutrition.

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 the use of branched-chain amino acids in cancer and anti-aging. Click to listen.

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Foods You Think Are Healthy – But They Aren’t

Sometimes the food industry drives me nuts. Actually more than sometimes. I especially dislike when they try to “fool” consumers by spinning words to make foods sound healthy!

For example, the other day I saw FAT FREE ORGANIC JELLY BEANS. Wow, doesn’t that sound great. They must be the best jelly beans and very good for me. Well,the truth is, all jelly beans are fat free, and although not all jelly beans can claim organic, they are all basically little balls of sugar that have absolutely no health benefit whatsoever.

Or when cookies have a big fat FAT FREE sticker on the front, but in teeny print on the back, you can see they have more sugar, and probably some artificial ingredients to make up for the lost flavor.  Continue reading “Foods You Think Are Healthy – But They Aren’t”

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