Washington Capitals Use Micronutrient Testing to Improve Performance

joewithpuckEven if you aren’t a hockey fan (how could you not be?), you might still know that the Washington Capitals are at the top of their division and are leading the National Hockey League in points.

They have great players, coaching and development, but Coach Barry Trotz also sees the value of using sport-science as an advantage. When one player was feeling run down, he had a blood analysis done and made adjustments to his diet. When his performance improved based on the results from the blood work, all the Capitals players were asked to do the testing.

Along with a micronutrient test, which reveals vitamin and mineral deficiencies, hormone and adrenal testing where also done. Personalized recommendations were made for each player based on the results. The reasoning for the testing is that stabilized micronutrient and hormonal levels could help the Capitals players recover better after games during a lengthy season and potentially prevent injuries. Continue reading “Washington Capitals Use Micronutrient Testing to Improve Performance”

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Dealing With Stress: A Natural Approach

stress erasingStress is unavoidable and is part of our lives.

Some stress can be good. A certain amount of stress motivates us to grow and mature. However, constant stress can lead to a host of health problems. Over the next few weeks, this series will look at how stress can cause anxiety, depression, memory problems and overall mood issues. We will also discuss some natural remedies for dealing with stress, including what you can do to avoid it in the first place.

Our bodies are designed to handle stress. In fact, the adrenal glands are the endocrine organs responsible for the body’s response to stress. However, when stress is prolonged, the physical effects of stress begin to show. This is due to increased production by the adrenal glands of the hormone cortisol, which can affect everything from blood sugar levels to thyroid hormone production and sleep quality.

Fortunately, there are measures that can be taken to reduce the physical and emotional toll of stress on the body. Stress reduction techniques like meditation, biofeedback, exercising, or yoga are invaluable. In addition, there are several nutritional supplements that can reduce the effects of stress. To learn more about what you can do, visit our blog next week, when we will be talking about anxiety.

If you would like some support now, Village Green’s naturopathic doctors and certified nutritionists are available for individualized consultations for a personal assessment of your unique situation. During your appointment (either by phone or in-person), our practitioners will:  Continue reading “Dealing With Stress: A Natural Approach”

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Join Us for an Empowering Wellness Workshop

MarkSivieriVillage Green is excited to be a key sponsor of an all-day Wellness Workshop presented by functional medicine experts Mark Sivieri, M.D., and Lynn Dudley, P.A., along with certified life and health coach Joda Coolidge. The workshop will take place on Saturday, September 29 from 9:00-3:00 pm at the Women’s Club of Bethesda (Maryland). The subject of the workshop is “How to Live a Healthy Life with Positive Vitality – Not Merely the Absence of Disease.”

At this workshop, you will:

· Learn how stress impacts your adrenals, hormones, and overall wellbeing – and how you can take charge of effectively managing the stress in your life.

· See why gastrointestinal health matters more than you think, and how to achieve and maintain it.  Continue reading “Join Us for an Empowering Wellness Workshop”

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Chill Out with Relaxation Support

Stress is part of our lives, especially noticeable at this time of year when the lazy days of summer start to come to an end. Kids go back to school (or start school), traffic starts to get worse, and most people’s lives start to get a lot busier.

Pathway Relaxation Support combines a soothing blend of relaxing herbs, vitamins, minerals and amino acids. It contains Relora®, a patented blend of Magnolia officinalis and Phellondendron amurense, studied for its calming and focusing effect as well as stress-induced weight management problems. SunTheanine® is also incorporated in the formula, which aids in relaxation. We also include calming herbs, such as chamomile, lemon balm, valerian, skullcap, hops and passionflower.

Have a safe and enjoyable Labor Day weekend! AND RELAX!!

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Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue and How to Repair It

If it seems you need more caffeine and sugar to get you through the day…

If you’re noticing some weight gain, particularly around your mid section…

If you’re getting sick more often and it takes longer to recover…

If you don’t feel as sharp, clear and focused as you usually do…

If you’re losing your sex drive….

If it seems you’re growing more impatient…

If you’re noticing changes in your hair, skin, nails and overall sense of well being…

It could be adrenal fatigue.

Adrenal fatigue is one of the most common, yet most undiagnosed, conditions impacting so many people today. It’s important to recognize the warning signs so you can take proactive steps toward healing, repairing, and hopefully preventing a long list of potential chronic illnesses that often come as a result of lack of treatment. Continue reading “Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue and How to Repair It”

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