Pathway Neuromins: The Vegetarian DHA Supplement

Interested in the benefits that omega 3’s provide but don’t want to a fish source? Neuromins may be for you.  Neuromins is derived from algae grown outside the ocean, so you don’t have to worry about ocean-borne pollutants.  Neuromins DHA is also the only FDA approved omega 3 supplement to be put in infant formula.

So what are the benefits of DHA?  There really are plenty, but here are three that demonstrate that everyone from infants to adults can benefit from this supplement. Continue reading “Pathway Neuromins: The Vegetarian DHA Supplement”

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Our big year-end sale is halfway through.  Take advantage of the amazing sales on our house brand, Pathway.  Pathway is the best value for the money because we stand behind it’s quality and purity.  Plus it’s our reputation on the line. If you are not completely satisfied with a Pathway product, you can return because we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee.  (Although, I can’t remember the last time someone did).

Here are some of my favorite Pathway products that are now being offered at 35% off!

Pathway Multi Two is a complete multivitamin/mineral, all in two tablets per day. (It also comes in capsules).

Pathway Super Omega 3 offers a high potency omega 3 with no fishy after taste!

Pathway Adrenal Support is a great supplement for those who are extra stressed, and who isn’t these days?!

Come in to Village Green  for more great Pathway supplements! Sale ends January 2, 2010.

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Food Allergy Testing

Food allergies are no fun.  They can result in an immediate reaction such as anaphylaxis, wheezing and or hives.  There can also be delayed reactions that the body has in response to certain foods.  Many people have food sensitivities but are unaware of them. Fatigue, mood swings, runny nose, forgetfulness and digestive symptoms, like gas and bloating may all be symptoms of food sensitivity.  Common culprits are dairy, wheat, eggs and soy.

The problem with continuing to eat foods that cause allergic reactions is that it can, over time,  lead to chronic health conditions like leaky gut syndrome (more on that lovely topic in a future blog).

ALCAT is a food sensitivity test that can test for 200 foods, additives and colorings, environmental chemicals, molds and more.  If you think you may have a food allergy, consult with your health care practitioner about what you can do.  If you do have a food allergy, Village Green nutritional consultants can help you with supplement  and dietary questions.  We offer a large selection of supplements that omit common allergens.  Drop in today.

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Let Them Eat Dirt?

A Northwestern University study, published today, suggests that parents should ease up on the antibacterial soaps because germs can be beneficial.  According to the lead author, Thomas McDade, “Contrary to assumptions related to earlier studies, our research suggests that ultra-clean, ultra-hygienic environments early in life may contribute to higher levels of inflammation as an adult, which in turn increases risks for a wide range of diseases.” Hygiene is still important, but if the cookie falls on the floor, it may not be so awful if your child picks it up and eats it. The message that he wants Americans to get from this study is about the importance of being exposed early in life to common microbes and bacteria.

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Are You Getting Too Many Vitamins?

Everyone wonders what vitamins they should be taking.  Even I sometimes wonder if I am overdoing it.  Besides a multi-vitamin, essential fatty acids and some digestive aids, what else should I be taking?

Spectracell Nutrient Analysis can help you determine that.  A simple blood test measures levels of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other essential micronutrients in your white blood cells (lymphocytes).   This will give nutrient levels over a 4-6 month period (rather than a snapshot  of nutrient intake).  Did you know that the Journal of the American Medical Association connects nutrient deficiencies to disease processes? The best part of the Spectracell test is that it is covered by most health insurance plans.  

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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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    Dr. Neal Barnard
    Dr. Barnard leads programs advocating for preventive medicine, good nutrition, and higher ethical standards in research.
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    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 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 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 is a holistic family physician, health educator, and best-selling author.
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    Susan Levin
    Susan writes about the connection between plant-based diets and a reduced risk of chronic diseases.
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