Our Favorite Natural Remedies for Pain Relief

pain reliefPain is one of the leading health concerns driving individuals to seek natural solutions. Whether it’s acute or chronic, pain can be debilitating (both physically and mentally), costly, and create a lot of limitations in daily life. In fact, chronic pain is the number one cause of long-term disability in the United States, and pain relief is an important matter.

At Village Green, our team of nutrition experts works hard to help individuals discover how their unique biochemistry, genetics, and diet and lifestyle habits play a role in their health. We educate customers on the importance Continue reading “Our Favorite Natural Remedies for Pain Relief”

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Brain Health Series: Lifestyle Choices

exercise man and dogResearch has found that next to aging, the most influential factors in determining one’s susceptibility to Alzheimer’s disease are lifestyle and environmental factors. Things like sleep, stress, exercise and meditation can all help improve cognitive function and maybe even delay the onset of dementia.

Exercise: Aerobic exercise has been shown to increase the size of the hippocampus, one of the primary brain regions for memory and cognitive function. Plus, when you exercise, you generally feel better about yourself. When you feel healthy, you look better, blood flow to the brain is improved and your body runs better altogether. Continue reading “Brain Health Series: Lifestyle Choices”

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The Truth About Gluten

bread“You’re not gluten intolerant, you’re glyphosate intolerant.” – getholistichealth.com

This is just one of the theories about why we are seeing an explosion of celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. In case you aren’t familiar with the condition celiac, it is an autoimmune condition where the body erodes the lining inside your intestinal tract, making it highly difficult to digest food and absorb nutrients the body needs for proper function. The incidence of celiac disease is on a monumental rise, and so is the diagnosis of gluten sensitivity – a non-autoimmune condition where people feel worse when eating gluten-containing foods. Continue reading “The Truth About Gluten”

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Breakfast Today: Brain Food Smoothie

blueberry smoothie 2Last week, in the first part of my series about brain health, I looked at food and good nutrition and its role in cognitive function. So, I started thinking of ways I could combine some of these foods into a quick and easy meal. I spent the weekend coming up with yummy smoothie recipes using some of the foods mentioned and although all were delicious, my family and I had a clear favorite.

Blueberries, spinach and walnuts have all been shown to benefit brain health, each in their own unique way, and these are the key ingredients in this mind sharpening smoothie that everyone will love. Continue reading “Breakfast Today: Brain Food Smoothie”

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Supplement Like a Four-Time Olympic Gold Medalist

venus williamsTennis icon Venus Williams recently shared some of her inside tips for keeping her healthy and strong while on the road. Beyond eating a balanced diet, which includes lots of greens and fiber, she says that prioritizing sleep and recovery time helps her mind and body work at its highest potential. And, because Venus says that she cannot afford to get sick, she always travels with her kit of must-have supplements.

The tennis star’s regimen includes olive leaf extract, oregano oil, garlic, lysine, and vitamin C. Continue reading “Supplement Like a Four-Time Olympic Gold Medalist”

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  • 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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October 2019