New Products to Support Immune Health

immune-healthAt Village Green Apothecary, we are always trying to bring you the best and most effective products. We also listen to our customers and clients about what they are looking for. The immune system is one area where many want extra support. A lot of factors play into immune health, including diet, exercise, genetics and environment. And while some of these cannot be changed, things like diet and lifestyle can definitely make a difference.

A good diet that includes antioxidant rich foods like fruits and vegetables is a great start to keeping our immune system healthy. But if you struggle with getting a high antioxidant diet, a supplement may be worth considering. Continue reading “New Products to Support Immune Health”

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EWG Releases 2020 Guide to Sunscreens

It’s that time of year again when the Environmental Working Group (EWG) puts together their list of the safest and most effective sunscreens. This year the EWG  rated 730 sunscreens, 460 daily moisturizers and 100 lip products with SPF values, with a score from 0 to 10. The score measured both the degree of protection from the sun’s ultraviolet radiation and the hazards of all ingredients on the label. The best products are rated 0 to 2 (green). Products that are rated 3 to 6 (yellow) have moderate hazards to health and lesser protection, and from 7 to 10 (red) are considered high hazards to health and least protection. Continue reading “EWG Releases 2020 Guide to Sunscreens”

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Be Good to Your Bones

May is National Osteoporosis Month – shining a much needed light on this serious condition. Internationally, one out of three women over 50 will experience a bone fracture, and one out of five men. In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control reports that as of 2010, 16.2% of adults over the age of 65 had osteoporosis (24.8% in women, 5.6% in men) and 48.3% of adults had low bone mass. Osteoporosis is “silent.” Osteoporosis can also be prevented. A bone density scan can help you find out the status of your bone health. Continue reading “Be Good to Your Bones”

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Have a Great Holiday Weekend!

holiday-weekendThe first official weekend of summer is approaching and this year it is unlike any other Memorial Day weekend we have experienced. Still, many of us will be enjoying the nice weather and the long holiday weekend with barbecues and being outdoors. To help get you prepared for the 3-day weekend, I have rounded up some recipes that are delicious, as well as blogs about protecting you from everything under the sun… like bugs and, well, the sun! And for this year, don’t forget about social distancing and other safety precautions to keep you, your family, and your friends healthy. Continue reading “Have a Great Holiday Weekend!”

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Effective Stress Management Tips

stress-managementDuring this uncertain and challenging time, it is natural and appropriate to experience greater stress and anxiety. However, when stress becomes overwhelming and ongoing, it is important to take steps to calm the body and mind, so that it does not wreak havoc on your health. Chronic stress can have a profound impact on the body. In fact, 95% of all illness is caused or worsened by stress. Chronic stress can damage your immune response, disrupt sleep, increase your risk of insulin resistance, stroke, heart attack and heart disease, impact hormone balance, hinder memory and concentration, contribute to weight gain and digestive disorders, increase pain, hurt skin, hair, and teeth, enhance the aging process, cause inflammation, and is linked to chronic disease. Continue reading “Effective Stress Management Tips”

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Our Bloggers

  • 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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