Happy New Year From Village Green!

2016-new-yearAll of us at Village Green want to wish all of you a happy and healthy 2016! We hope that we can continue to be a resource for your health needs, whether that be with nutritional supplements, natural personal care products, or compounding and prescriptions through our pharmacy. We also hope to continue to provide you with the information and knowledge you need to help you achieve your best health.

Please feel free to share with us a memory of the last year!

Happy New Year, everyone… and see you in 2016!

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Hangover Help

hangover2016 is fast approaching! And although a number of us make resolutions to exercise more, eat more wisely and just in general make healthier choices starting on New Year’s Day, New Year’s Eve tends to be a day when overindulgence in all things, particularly alcohol, is the norm for many. Some people could use some hangover help.

There are many factors that contribute to the symptoms of a hangover, but the most common is dehydration. Since alcohol is a diuretic, it causes the body to flush increased amounts of water out through the kidneys and into the urine. This is also the reason for your increased urination during alcohol consumption. Unfortunately, along with the increased flushing of water through the kidneys, many of the body’s water-soluble nutrients are flushed into the urine as well. This leaves you deficient in a number of vitamins and minerals, including B vitamins, vitamin C, and electrolytes like magnesium, calcium, sodium, chloride and potassium. Continue reading “Hangover Help”

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Soothe Sore Throats with Pathway Zinc Lozenges

reliance-zinc-lozengesTrying to fight off a cold? Or have an irritating, persistent cough? The perfect companion to common cold symptoms, Pathway Zinc Lozenges may help relieve coughs and sore throats. Each lozenge contains 15 mg of zinc enhanced with vitamin C, bee propolis and slippery elm bark in a natural lemon flavor. Pathway Zinc Lozenges are best taken at the first sign of a cold and can help soothe a dry and irritated throat and strengthen immune function.

Zinc: Zinc is an important mineral that is essential to maintaining a healthy immune system. Clinical studies support the use of zinc supplementation in reducing the duration of the common cold. Zinc lozenges are believed to work by interfering with viral replication and by preventing viruses from penetrating into cells.  Zinc is also an important cofactor for the antioxidant system superoxide dismutase (SOD).  Zinc speeds wound healing and is used for the healing of burns and surgical incisions.  Zinc is also involved in the sensory organs, the eyes, nose and tastebuds. Continue reading “Soothe Sore Throats with Pathway Zinc Lozenges”

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Tips to Help With Heartburn

heartburnOver the next few weeks many of us will be sitting down with loved ones, over and over again, to a really big meal(s). Overindulging at your get-together may cause uncomfortable heartburn, gas, and upset stomach in general.

If you suffer from heartburn on a regular basis, you may need to change the way you eat, and what you eat. Fatty, fried, or high-protein foods, alcohol, and coffee are all foods that can trigger heartburn.

Also make sure to chew your food and eat slowly. Eating quickly can lead to heartburn, so slow down and enjoy your meal. Eating too close to bedtime can also give you heartburn; it’s best to allow at least 3 to 4 hours after eating before you hit the sack.

For those who occasionally overindulge, here are some quick and easy solutions that may help with heartburn. Continue reading “Tips to Help With Heartburn”

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Snack Today: Sesame Energy Balls

sesame-ballsThe hustle and bustle at this time of year can really do a number on your food intake. There is no shortage of baked sugary, chocolatey treats around our house, and with all the running around we do, it can be easy to grab a less-than-healthy option.

These little energy balls are tasty and can be thrown into a container for a quick, healthy alternative to chips and candy bars. They deliver high energy, pack nutrient-dense calories, and are low in sugar. Made with a combination of sesame seeds, flaxseeds, almond butter and coconut, they are easy to make and can be enjoyed frozen or at room temperature.

Sesame seeds may be small but they sure are mighty. They contain cholesterol-lowerin lignans, as well as phytosterols, which also have been shown to improve cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Sesame seeds contain calcium, manganese, tryptophan, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, zinc, vitamin B1, and dietary fiber. Just 1 tablespoon of unhulled sesame seeds provides 88 mg of calcium. They are also rich in vitamin E, known to strengthen the heart and nervous system. Continue reading “Snack Today: Sesame Energy Balls”

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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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December 2015