When you think of melatonin, the first thing that probably comes to mind is supporting sleep. It can be very helpful for initiating sleep, increasing sleep duration, as well as regulating circadian rhythm and reducing jet lag. But research shows that melatonin also has other exciting and significant health benefits. For example, studies indicate that it can also protect against neurodegenerative diseases and brain injury, help with migraines, provide important support for cancer patients, support heart health, and protect the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.
Part of the brain (pineal gland) makes hormones, one of which is melatonin. Continue reading “Melatonin Benefits: Sleep and More”
Tortilla wraps are probably the most versatile thing in my kitchen. From breakfast burritos to quesadillas, they are a kid friendly and delicious vehicle to get a lot of nutrition into your meal. And this recipe for chickpea and mango wraps is no exception. It’s fresh and delicious and incredibly easy to make. Plus, the two star ingredients offer a ton of health benefits!
Chickpeas are legumes and research has shown that people who regularly consume legumes have a reduced risk of coronary heart disease. Chickpeas also offer calcium, folate, magnesium and potassium, Continue reading “Lunch Today: Chickpea and Mango Wraps”
Throughout history, societal norms have dictated the body beauty ideal for women – whether soft and rounded, model-skinny or strong and chiseled. This “ideal” is ever-changing and is both geographically and culturally driven. Many women have taken extreme and unhealthy steps to meet someone else’s idea of a perfect body. Bowing to societal pressure, women continue to restrict calories beyond what is healthy, undergo dangerous cosmetic procedures, wear uncomfortable undergarments and engage in excessive exercise all in the name of attaining that elusive perfect body. Young girls, unable to reach someone else’s ideal, are becoming stressed, Continue reading “My Top Fitness Tips for Women”
Other than maple syrup, asparagus and peas are some of my favorite springtime produce. Their bright green color and fresh mild flavors really start to make me feel like spring is here! Although nothing beats fresh peas right out of the pod or lightly steamed fresh asparagus, this spring soup may be a close second.
Asparagus is high in folate and prebiotics as well as vitamin K, fiber, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc, vitamins A, C, B and E, and the phytochemicals beta-carotene and chlorophyll. Talk about a superfood! Continue reading “Lunch Today: Spring Soup with Asparagus and Peas”
Daffodils are starting to bloom and warmer weather is finally here, which means it’s time for our Spring Sale at Village Green! You will have until April 13 to enjoy these savings. Here are the details:
• 30% off Pathway nutritional products
• 25% off these TOP brands: Metagenics, Xymogen, Thorne, Nordic Naturals, MegaFood, Jarrow, Solgar, Pure Encapsulations and Garden of Life*
If you have never tried Pathway nutritional products, this is a great time. Continue reading “Spring Sale at Village Green Apothecary”