Blogs to Help Bring In 2020

happy new yearAs we enter 2020 – not only a new year, but a new decade – Village Green Apothecary is here for your health, pharmacy and nutritional needs. We hope to continue to provide all our customers with top notch service and quality products. We would like to wish everyone a safe and happy New Year!

These blogs offer some tips to help with bringing in the New Year. From improving your diet or exercise habits, to setting new goals, to dealing with the after-effects of partying a little too hard on New Year’s Continue reading “Blogs to Help Bring In 2020”

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Benefits of Gardening to Relieve Stress

gardeningWe finally had warmish, sunshiney weather over the weekend and all I wanted to do was be outside cleaning up the garden and yard. And although I have to hold off on planting outside as we are still getting below freezing temperatures at night, it felt great to get my hands dirty.

Gardening can be incredibly rewarding, and one of the benefits of gardening is that it’s an excellent way to relieve stress. Physically digging, raking, and pruning are great for releasing tension. Not to mention, great exercise for your body, too. In addition, sunshine provides vitamin D, a very important vitamin involved in immunity and promoting a positive mood. Continue reading “Benefits of Gardening to Relieve Stress”

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My Top Fitness Tips for Women

fitness womenThroughout 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”

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6 Reasons Athletes Are Running Toward a Plant-Based Diet

vegan 2aMeat-free athletes – from tennis champion Venus Williams to Formula 1’s Lewis Hamilton to Derrick Morgan of the NFL’s Tennessee Titans – have already proven the performance-boosting power of a plant-based diet. Now, a new review my colleagues and I published in the journal Nutrients examines the science behind the advantages a plant-based diet provides to athletes.

1. Even athletes are at risk for heart disease. In one study, 44% of endurance cyclists and runners had coronary plaques. A plant-based diet keeps athletes’ hearts strong by reversing plaque, bringing down blood pressure and cholesterol, and reducing weight. Continue reading “6 Reasons Athletes Are Running Toward a Plant-Based Diet”

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How to Stay Active With Joint Pain

exerciseThere are many excuses that people make that stop them from exercising, and joint pain is one. Joint pain may inhibit some activity, but in no way should it stop you from exercising! The right exercises performed properly can be a long-lasting way to subdue ankle, knee, hip, or shoulder pain. For some people, the right exercise routine can even help delay or sidestep surgery. Exercise is great medicine, but it only works if you make the time to do it regularly. And sometimes the hardest part of a workout is getting started.

Here are four ways to help you get get moving, and to stay active with joint pain: Continue reading “How to Stay Active With Joint Pain”

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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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