Formerly SkinFood by Rebekah in the Raw, Virtue Skinfood is all about creating quality, nourishing skin care products in small batches. Rebekah started this whole process by trying to find something that would work for her. People noticed her radiant skin and asked what she was using. What followed was Virtue Skinfood, a line of products that uses the wisdom of natural plant medicine and food grade nutrition, so anyone can have a healthier body, inside and out.
Why should you try Virtue SkinFood? Continue reading “New at Village Green: Virtue SkinFood”
We are finally feeling spring-like weather and, unfortunately for many people, the warmer spring air brings runny noises and watery, itchy eyes. This condition is known as rhinitis, an inflammation of the mucous membranes in the nose, and it causes sneezing, runny noses and a constant feeling of being stuffed up.
Rhinitis can occur as the result of a cold, allergies or environmental irritants like dust, cigarette smoke or pollution. If your symptoms are year-round and worsen in the spring, you most likely have seasonal allergies, rather than an infection like a cold. There are some ways you can fight allergies naturally. Continue reading “Fight Allergies Naturally with Sinus Survival”
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly called Food Stamps) provides nutrition assistance to more than 40 million Americans. But SNAP currently isn’t set up to provide the good nutrition they need. In a new op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, musician and author Moby, who received food stamps as a child, proposes a solution: “A better approach would be to focus the program on cheap, healthy foods like beans, vegetables, fruit and whole grains. This would save money and keep recipients out of the doctor’s office.” Continue reading “Musician Moby Calls on USDA to Focus SNAP on Healthy Foods”
Earth Day was April 22. To celebrate, Village Green Apothecary is having an Earth Day sale on personal care products from April 18 to April 28, offering 25% off on brands like Dr. Hauschka, MyChelle, Skincando and Aubrey Organics, companies that strive to make the cleanest and most effective products.
And – now is the best time to arm yourself and your loved ones with sunscreen. One of the companies we love is Goddess Garden. They carry a variety of sunscreens that offer effective protection from the sun Continue reading “Earth Day Sale on Personal Care Products”
Potassium is considered one of 5 major minerals along with calcium, magnesium, phosphorous and sodium. One of the benefits of potassium is to maintain fluid and electrolyte balance in the body. It’s also the third most abundant mineral in the body and a required mineral for the function of several organs, including the heart, kidneys, brain and muscular tissues. Potassium also plays an important role in keeping the body hydrated and works with sodium to support cellular function with your body’s sodium-potassium pump.
Symptoms of low potassium (hypokalemia) include severe headaches, dehydration, heart palpitations and swelling of glands and tissues. Continue reading “Benefits of Potassium”