Pain 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”
Research 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”
“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”
Last 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”
Tennis 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”