New Product: Sinus Survival Herbal Nasal Spray

For years, Dr. Ivker has tested and reformulated his Sinus Survival Herbal Nasal Spray to provide a soothing botanical product to moisturize the nose and provide relief for dry, irritated sinuses. The Sinus Survival program is continually updated to incorporate the most recent research and discovery. We’re excited to introduce the latest development in a new spray formulation and a new delivery system.

We’ve added Himalayan salt, which, in addition to providing 100% of all the minerals needed by the body, has also been shown to be an effective agent for the mucus membrane to relieve inflammation. The botanical herbal spray continues to contain saline, aloe vera and berberis aquifolium to soothe the sinuses.  Continue reading “New Product: Sinus Survival Herbal Nasal Spray”

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Recommended by Dr. Oz to Fight Colds and Flu: Echinacea, Zinc, Vitamin D

There are a lot of supplements that claim to boost your immune system and help fight colds and flu. Some work, some don’t… but these three supplements have a lot of research to back them up. Recommended by Dr. Oz to fight colds and flu (and we agree!), and to support your immune system, these supplements may even prevent colds and flu if taken correctly! (It is also a good idea to let your doctor know what you are taking to ensure there aren’t any interactions with medications or conditions.)

1. Echinacea: According to doctoroz.com, echinacea has a long history of use for treating respiratory infections and several studies show that echinacea can help you get over a cold faster and reduce symptoms. Continue reading “Recommended by Dr. Oz to Fight Colds and Flu: Echinacea, Zinc, Vitamin D”

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Great Gift Ideas for Health Conscious People

Looking for great gift ideas that are unique, as well as clean, pure and natural? Village Green Apothecary has some great stocking stuffers, even for the person who has everything. If you are still stumped, a gift certificate can go a long way! We offer supplements, teas, hand and body care items, food (including chocolate!)… as well as nutritional consultations.

Here are some great gift ideas:  Continue reading “Great Gift Ideas for Health Conscious People”

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Fighting Holiday Weight Gain

If you are looking for some tips to help with fighting holiday weight gain (and really, who isn’t), take a look at these three blogs from our blog contributor Debi Silber, The Mojo Coach. Eating well can also help prevent nutritional deficiencies and therefore diseases, and can go a long way toward helping you stay away from those viruses that lead to colds and flus.

10 Commandments for No Holiday Weight Gain

Enjoying the Holidays, Weight-Gain Free

And this video blog:

Holiday Mojo Series – Be a Food Snob to Avoid Holiday Stress and Weight Gain

 

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Health Benefits of Meditation – An Important Tool in Your Wellness Toolbox

When we think about meditating, we often think of it as a spiritual practice. While people have been practicing various forms of meditation for thousands of years, studies are finding that there are many health benefits of meditation as well, and that it can be an important tool in your wellness toolbox.

Here are just few benefits meditation provides:

Reduces blood pressure and levels of stress. Meditation is linked with reduced levels of the stress hormone cortisol.

Improves cognitive function. Researchers in a Psychological Science study reported, “Our results suggest that cultivating mindfulness is an effective and efficient technique for improving cognitive function, with wide reaching consequences”. (1)

Reduces pain. Meditation has been proven to reduce pain because it plays a role in what our minds pay attention to, according to a study in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. (1)  Continue reading “Health Benefits of Meditation – An Important Tool in Your Wellness Toolbox”

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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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