Dinner Tonight: Salmon and Spring Vegetables

salmon_aIf you want a meal to meal impress, this is it. This salmon dish looks like you worked tirelessly in the kitchen preparing it, but in reality you can have it ready in under 30 minutes, which makes it also a great choice for a weekday meal when you need something quick. Wild salmon is full of omega-3 fatty acids (essential to good health, as well as having powerful anti-inflammatory properties) and protein.

Ocean conservation organizations like Seafood Watch and the Environmental Defense Fund recommend wild salmon from British Columbia as a sustainable option, Continue reading “Dinner Tonight: Salmon and Spring Vegetables”

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Trace Minerals: Iodine

yogurtIodine is next in our series, A to Zinc. Iodine is found in nature bound to other minerals in a “salt” formation. It appears naturally in soil as a trace element. Unfortunately, in many parts of the world, soil contains insufficient quantities of iodine and so it is added to salt to prevent iodine deficiency.

Our bodies use iodine in the production of thyroxin, an important hormone that increases metabolic rate and regulates growth. Taken into the body as a water-soluble mineral in food, it is stored in the thyroid gland, where it is bound into active thyroid hormones: T-2, T-3 and T-4. Iodine also seems to be active in regulating estrogens. Continue reading “Trace Minerals: Iodine”

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EWG Best Sunscreens for 2018

sunscreen-kidsThe long weekend is right around the corner and people are packing up their cars to head to the beach. One thing you don’t want to forget to pack is the right sunscreen! Environmental Working Group (EWG) has put out their 12th annual guide to the best sunscreens, to help you choose safe and effective sun protection for you and your loved ones. EWG rates thousands of sunscreens from 0 to 10. This is known as the ingredient hazard score and reflects known and suspected hazards of ingredients. The safest products are rated 0 to 2 (green). Products that are rated 3 to 6 (yellow) have moderate hazards to health, and from 7 to 10 (red) are considered high hazards to health. Continue reading “EWG Best Sunscreens for 2018”

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May Sale at Village Green

VGA-store_aVillage Green Apothecary is having a special May sale that goes through June 2, 2018. All Pathway products are 25% off, plus you save 20% on some of our top brands, including Metagenics, Xymogen, Thorne, Nordic Naturals and Pure Encapsulations.

If you have never tried Pathway nutritional products, this is a great time. We created the Pathway brand over 30 years ago because so many of our customers were asking for high quality supplements that combined our extensive knowledge of healthy living with the finest available ingredients. Continue reading “May Sale at Village Green”

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Gynecomastia, or Man Boobs – Why Does This Happen?

gynecomastiaAfter a recent workout, I entered the gym’s sauna which was more crowded than usual. It was one of the only times I had been in the sauna without hearing the whining of music coming through earbuds. People were actually talking to… each other!

The banter was initially over sports and exercise routines. But then, it turned to guys talking about their experience getting older and gaining weight. The men were different races, and ranged in age from the mid 20s to the late 50s. Continue reading “Gynecomastia, or Man Boobs – Why Does This Happen?”

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    Paula is a highly qualified and experienced nutrition counselor on the staff at Village Green.
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    Debi is a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in nutrition, a personal trainer, and whole health coach.
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    Dr. Rav Ivker is a holistic family physician, health educator, and best-selling author.
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