10 Tips for Great Sleep While You Travel

Love to travel? Here’s some good news and some… not so good news.

Anything your body views as a stressor impacts your weight, your health and your sleep. While you may love to travel, your body may be viewing it as a source of stress. Are there ways to travel without burdening your body and your health? Of course! Here’s a list of conditions your body considers stressful. Work on solutions to some of these conditions now and you’ll be sleeping like a baby on your next trip!

1. External Stressors

▪ Mental and Emotional Stress: When we feel overburdened, overwhelmed or any other negative emotion we send signals to our body that we’re in a state of crisis. Cortisol (the stress hormone) is released which tells the body to prepare for battle, a condition that discourages restful sleep.  Continue reading “10 Tips for Great Sleep While You Travel”

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Sunday Radio Show: Basics of Anti-Aging

Join us this Sunday as host Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Shanti Albani discussing the basics of anti-aging.

Dr. Shanti Albani, a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, has certifications in herbal medicine and bioidentical hormone replacement. She had a primary care practice for many years in Mexico in the small town of San Miguel de Allende. She also owned a health food store where she held trainings on health and nutrition for the general public. While living in Mexico, Dr. Albani worked for a country-wide bioidentical hormone replacement company and trained physicians in the use of bioidentical hormones. She currently lives in Florida and works for Life Extension as a Clinical Trainer.

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


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Pathway Biotin

There is only week left to take advantage of Village Green Apothecary’s sale on Pathway products, including Pathway Biotin.

Biotin is a water soluble, sulphur-containing member of the B complex. Biotin is most well known for its promotion of healthy hair and skin. Essential to human nutrition, it is also involved in the biosynthesis of fatty acids, energy production and metabolism. Deficiencies may occur with excessive consumption of alcohol, refined foods and raw egg whites. Raw egg whites contain a protein called avidin which inhibits biotin absorption.

Here are three reasons to take biotin:

1.Skin, Hair and Nails: Studies have shown that taking supplemental biotin may increase the strength and thickness of fingernails.

2. Diabetes: Biotin deficiency results in impaired utilization of glucose. Supplementing with biotin has been shown to support healthy blood glucose levels.

3. Elevated Triglycerides: Clinical studies have shown that biotin can significantly lower elevated triglycerides and very low-density lipoproteins (VLDL).

To order this product click here, or call Village Green Apothecary at 1-800-869-9159. Or even better, stop by the pharmacy.







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Are You Hanging Onto Your “Fat Clothes”?

Are your hanging onto your “fat clothes?”

Let’s say you lost some weight, and let’s say you’ve done this in the past where you’ve lost and then you’ve gained it back, lost and gained, lost and gained, etc. You have a variety of sizes to choose from in your closet, that you go to depending on where you are on your journey towards finding a healthy and comfortable weight.

While it’s not making you happy, this yo-yo cycling may be something that’s become unfortunately… very familiar.

Now let’s imagine that, as it’s happened before, life throws you a curveball and you let go of some of your new healthy habits. You notice that the weight starts to creep back up again. Sure, you’re not happy with the weight gain, but there’s a slight sense of relief because while the size you’ve been wearing is too tight, you know that when the weight creeps up, no worries, you have that bigger size in your closet to go back to for just this reason.  Continue reading “Are You Hanging Onto Your “Fat Clothes”?”

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Making the Invisible Visible: Chronic Pain Manual for Health Care Providers

Following a motor vehicle accident that resulted in chronic pain, Gwenn Herman felt compelled to reach out to others to provide support and treatment that she had found lacking during her own experience. She started Pain Connection in 1999 as a nonprofit, community organization that aimed to improve the quality of life of those suffering from chronic pain, decrease their sense of isolation and alienation, increase their control of their condition and treatment, and maintain their independence.

Pain Connection’s mission is to help people with chronic pain and their families by providing information and resources, professional training, psychosocial support, a peer support network, a speakers’ series, community outreach/education, support groups, therapy groups, a newsletter, and a website.  Continue reading “Making the Invisible Visible: Chronic Pain Manual for Health Care Providers”

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September 2013