Giving Thanks, and How to Avoid Digestive Discomfort

thanksgivingVillage Green Apothecary would like to thank all of our wonderful customers, from those who have been with us since the beginning, to those who have just discovered us through our blog or our website, or from a friend. 

Tomorrow many of us will be sitting down with loved ones to a really big meal (just one of many things to be grateful for). Here are some past blogs with tips on how to avoid (or help address) post-meal digestive discomfort from overeating!

Pathway Digase: A blog about helping with digestion.

Avoid Thanksgiving Discomfort: Tips for a healthier Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Heartburn: An all-too-real affliction for many. Tips to help reduce and avoid heartburn.

Photo from here, with thanks.

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Small Business Saturday: November 29

PersonalCarearea-crop-sm-aThis year marks the 5th annual Small Business Saturday. There are so many reasons to get out there and support local small businesses. Here are a five:

1. Locally owned businesses create more jobs locally and, in some sectors, provide better wages and benefits than chains do.

2.Compared to chain stores, locally owned businesses put a much larger share of their revenue back into the local economy, enriching the whole community.

3. Local ownership ensures that important decisions are made locally by people who live in the community and who will feel the impacts of those decisions.

4. There are usually more diversity and options available at a local small business. Sure, the big box chains carry more, but small chains offer items you may never find elsewhere and can even special order items that they don’t usually carry.

5. In my experience, customer service in a small business far exceeds that of any larger chain store. At Village Green Apothecary we strive to make sure that each and every person is taken care of and has the best experience.

So, whether it be Small Business Saturday, any Saturday or any other day of the week, supporting small businesses deserves to be part of your regular routine. Plus – our biggest sale of the year is going on now!

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Dinner Tonight: A Twist on Italian Wedding Soup

greens+beansLately, I have been craving warm comfort foods. This variation of Italian Wedding Soup uses a heartier leafy green than spinach, and navy beans instead of orzo pasta. The one thing that remains the same is the meatballs.

This soup provides an excellent source of fiber, vitamins, and nutrients, including folic acid, iron and potassium. Not to mention, it can be a fantastic meal for those watching their weight, because of the high water content.

1 lb organic lean ground turkey
1 large free-range egg
1/2 cup oat bran
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
2 tsp dried thyme
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 tsp black pepper
2 tsp olive oil
1 yellow onion, chopped
5 cups of organic reduced-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
2 Tbsp finely chopped fresh sage or 2 tsp dried sage
1/4 tsp dried red chili flakes
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups cooked navy beans (if you use canned, rinse and dry them well)
1 bunch of kale or escarole, roughly chopped

To make the meatballs, in a large bowl, combine ground turkey, egg, oat bran, parmesan cheese, thyme, garlic, and black pepper. Roll into balls, using about 1 tbsp of the mixture for each. Should make about 12 to 16 balls.  Continue reading “Dinner Tonight: A Twist on Italian Wedding Soup”

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Take Charge of Your Health With IQYOU: Information Call on Nov 25

iqyou-full-colorVillage Green Apothecary would like to invite you to call in on Tuesday, November 25 at 7pm EST to learn more about IQYOU. The call, entitled “Utilizing a Revolutionary Technology and Natural Solutions to Thrive,” will be with Dan Gay, an expert on the new IQYOU system, a revolutionary self-care tool that offers personalized health solutions.

IQYOU is a web-based, artificial intelligence smart tool that can help people create their own individualized nutritional supplement program. Developed by Joseph Pizzorno, ND, this tool has is being utilized by doctors and corporate wellness programs with excellent results. It’s HIPAA compliant for safety and security. Village Green collaborated on creating the consumer version in order to make it available to more people. 

IQYOU puts you in charge of your own health. After you enter your health information, IQYOU will assess your health risks and prescription and nutrient depletions, based on research and clinical studies, and will produce an action report for you. You will be offered the option of ordering a customized daily NutraPack to give you the nutrients you need.  Continue reading “Take Charge of Your Health With IQYOU: Information Call on Nov 25”

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We’re Here to Help You – Introducing Your New Personal Chef

chef2It can be frustrating trying to figure out which foods to eat to stay healthy. Which foods should you avoid and which ones are right for you and your family? Do you get in a rut making the same things over and over? It can be taxing just trying to figure out what to prepare. Whether you’re single or a busy parent, it’s the same issue: you need simple, easy-to-make meals that are nutritious. After all, it is true – you are what you eat. If we all ate really well all the time, it is more likely that we would feel fantastic!

Now, what if you could have your own personal chef, if you had someone to provide daily recipes designed specifically for your needs? We’re all biochemically different and we all have unique nutritional needs. If your chef proposed simple meals that were nutritious, delicious and addressed your unique needs, that might be a load off your mind. It could save you time, and could also fill a huge void in your personal nutrition.

While it sounds almost too good to be true, we have a new way to serve up this unique solution. Continue reading “We’re Here to Help You – Introducing Your New Personal Chef”

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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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