Life Extension’s Migra-Eeze: Migraine Support

Nearly a year ago, I wrote about the beneficial effects of butterbur in treating migraines. In clinical trials in both Germany and the United States, butterbur reduced the incidence of head cavity discomforts by up to 61%. In fact , according to doctors from the American Academy of Neurology and the American Headache Society, butterbur is as effective as many prescription medications in making make a difference in preventing migraine headaches.

Life Extension’s Migra-Eeze contains butterbur root extract standardized to provide 22.5 mg of petasins with each daily dose of two softgels. Riboflavin (vitamin B2) and ginger are included, based on the ability of these nutrients to exert functional changes that may also guard against head cavity discomfort.

If you would like more information about butterbur, please contact Village Green Apothecary 1-800-869-9159.


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Life Extension is Our Newest Radio Show Sponsor

We are very excited to announce that Life Extension is our newest radio show sponsor. Life Extension offers a full range of premium vitamins, minerals, and hormones as well as unique, specially made formulas. Their products are developed based on the latest scientific studies from peer-reviewed medical journals and are continually updated as new information emerges. Life Extension’s expertise in the field of disease prevention and anti-aging has led to the creation of some of the best health-promoting, age-defying products and services available in the supplement marketplace today.

Life Extension uses only premium-quality ingredients in their formulations and focuses on three specific areas to ensure products that meet the most stringent standards – high quality raw materials, scientifically validated ingredient efficacy, and strict compliance with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) guidelines for manufacturing, packaging, and storage. Continue reading “Life Extension is Our Newest Radio Show Sponsor”

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10 Ways to Boost Energy

Feeling sluggish or tired, or having a hard time getting motivated? I came across an excellent article called 10 Energy Boosters that I’d like to share with our readers. According to the author, naturopath Gillian Flower, these are ways to boost overall energy levels.

  1. Decrease long-term and constant stresses by developing healthy coping skills
  2. Exercise
  3. Practice yoga, meditation and qi gong
  4. Eat well: make food your medicine
  5. Correct nutritional deficiencies
  6. SLEEP!
  7. Create “me” time
  8. Declutter your living space, work space and unhealthy relationships
  9. Shake things up, get out of your rut
  10. Trust yourself

Supplements may also provide support for lagging energy levels. Consult with your healthcare practitioner to see if the energy-support supplements below are right for you.  Continue reading “10 Ways to Boost Energy”

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Why Do We Do It If We Know It’s Bad For Our Health?

It seems like most of America is on a diet or has ambitions to lose weight by calorie reduction at any given time. We are naturally attracted to labels that say “zero calories,” “low calories,” or “no sugar added.” We are naturally interested in products that give us fast and easy results. Marketers often capitalize on our desire to lose excess weight by promoting the sale of  “diet” foods and drinks that are often filled with artificial sweeteners.

Think about it. We’re bombarded with messages like: “lose weight and calories while still satisfying your sweet tooth.” We hear phrases like “empty pleasures” or “cheat on your sugar” to grab the attention of anyone hoping to lose a few pounds. The market has convinced millions of people to purchase artificially sweetened products, whether they’re already in the products we choose, or something we can easily add to our favorite foods and drinks. Just go to a coffee shop, restaurant or supermarket and you’ll find artificial sweeteners at the counters or on the shelves. They’re everywhere. Continue reading “Why Do We Do It If We Know It’s Bad For Our Health?”

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Watermelon Gets a Bad Rap

WatermelonThe juicy, red-fleshed fruit is treated at summer outings like nature’s popsicle, passed out in wedged cuts to screaming kids as a cold sweet treat on a hot day. Sadly, watermelon’s nutritional value is often perceived similarly as little more than colored flavored sugary water.  In other words… empty calories.  As far as fruit goes, we assume it provides little nutritional value and is higher in sugar than most of its cousins!

Fortunately for these hot summer days, that’s just not true. Watermelon’s sugar content (for one slice) is comparably to that of a medium sized apple.  While it may have a higher glycemic index than other fruits, the glycemic load (measured to account for impact of carbs based on serving size of fruit consumed) is very low. Other fruits commonly thought of as “sugary” like bananas and grapes have glycemic loads 3-4 times higher than watermelon.   Continue reading “Watermelon Gets a Bad Rap”

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July 2013