BIG YEAR-END SALE: Stock Up on All Your Favorites!

2017 Year-End-SaleIt’s that time of year again! Village Green Apothecary’s Big Year-End Sale is on now runs through December 31, 2017.

Here are details of our year-end sale:

• 35% off Pathway nutritional supplements
• 25% off other supplement lines*
• 20% off body care products

This is a great opportunity for you to get your multivitamins, omega-3s, natural sunscreens and any of your natural healthcare needs.  Continue reading “BIG YEAR-END SALE: Stock Up on All Your Favorites!”

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Stop and Enjoy Your Food to Prevent Metabolic Syndrome

family-mealWhile exercise has been shown to reduce obesity and other health conditions, including helping prevent Syndrome X, a metabolic illness largely characterized by resistance to insulin, new research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions in California suggests that people who eat slowly are less likely than speed-eaters to become obese or to develop metabolic syndrome. Syndrome X, or metabolic syndrome, has been proven to be a lead-in to developing diabetes and heart disease, and may affect an estimated 20-40% of North Americans.

According to the author, eating more slowly may be a crucial lifestyle change to help prevent metabolic syndrome. Continue reading “Stop and Enjoy Your Food to Prevent Metabolic Syndrome”

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Dinner Tonight: Leftover Turkey Chili

chiliIf you still have turkey left over, this recipe is a great way to use up the rest of it. It is full of fiber and protein and is super hearty for the chilly days ahead (no pun intended). This one-pot dinner offers the bone-warming comfort of turkey soup, but with a twist. Make your favorite chili as you normally would, but leave out any meat you’d typically use and instead throw in leftover shredded turkey.

Don’t have a go-to chili recipe? Try this one! Leave out the turkey altogether to make it a vegetarian meal. Because the turkey is already cooked, you can throw everything in a crockpot in the morning and you will have a healthy meal ready to eat by dinner, or cook it in the normal way on the stove. It’s pretty fast to make. Continue reading “Dinner Tonight: Leftover Turkey Chili”

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Shop Small Business Saturday on November 25th!

small-business-saturday-2017This year marks the 8th annual Small Business Saturday. There are many reasons to get out there and support local, small businesses! Here are five of those reasons.

1. Locally-owned businesses create more jobs locally and, in some sectors, provide better wages and benefits than chain retailers 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. Continue reading “Shop Small Business Saturday on November 25th!”

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Stop Sugar Coating the Leading Causes of Obesity

meat + cheeseAmericans are drinking less soda. According to a new study, about half of American adults now drink sugary beverages on any given day – down from 61.5% in 2003. That’s good news for Americans’ health. But it’s not enough to stop our worsening obesity epidemic.

Per capita sugar consumption has been steadily falling since 1999. Yet, obesity rates continue to climb. Last month, the CDC reported that obesity among adults in the United States reached an all-time high of 39.8% in 2016.

So what happened?

Continue reading “Stop Sugar Coating the Leading Causes of Obesity”

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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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