4 Healthy Reasons You Need Vitamin D

vitamin d sunshineWe get most of our vitamin D naturally, from the sun. When skin is exposed to the sun’s UV rays, a specific type of cholesterol in your skin starts the process of making vitamin D, and the newly converted D is stored in your fat cells until it is called into action. However, as the days get shorter, two things happen – the sun becomes less intense, and we tend to stay indoors more, giving our bodies less of an opportunity to get the sun exposure that’s needed to make vitamin D. Continue reading “4 Healthy Reasons You Need Vitamin D”

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7 Herbs & Supplements to Boost Your Immune System Now

immune system boostThe immune system is designed to protect the body from internal and external attacks by responding to antigens. A strong immune system bolsters your body against sicknesses caused by bacteria, viruses and other organisms, enabling you to sustain good health.

The COVID-19 pandemic, in particular, has shone a spotlight on the human immune system, and research and statistics are showing people with certain pre-existing medical conditions to be more at risk of experiencing complications with the coronavirus. Continue reading “7 Herbs & Supplements to Boost Your Immune System Now”

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Back to School: 9 Timely Tips to Make It Easier

home schoolThe end of summer and going back to school can be challenging in the best of times. Now that we are returning back to school under COVID-19 conditions, it is even harder. The good news is that there are many things that you can do to support your children and youth with school starting up during COVID-19.

If you are still wondering what would be the best option for your child – in-class learning, online learning or home school – and you are offered some choices by your school district, the Centers for Disease Control has put out some guidelines to help with back-to-school, as well as well as a decision making tool to help you weigh the risks and benefits of each option. Continue reading “Back to School: 9 Timely Tips to Make It Easier”

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The Best Diet and Worst Diet for Your Health

healthy dietInflammation is linked to just about every major health condition and is believed to play a role in triggering and advancing a wide variety of diseases. Conditions such as heart disease, hypertension, cancer, autoimmune diseases, digestive disorders, diabetes and obesity are marked by systemic, low grade inflammation as well as immune system dysfunction. These chronic inflammatory conditions have been shown to significantly increase one’s susceptibility and mortality from infections such as COVID-19.

Sleep, exercise, reducing toxin load, and stress modification can be powerful modifiers of chronic inflammation. Yet, perhaps the most important personal behavior choice that can impact your health is your diet. Continue reading “The Best Diet and Worst Diet for Your Health”

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How to Properly Use and Maintain Your Non-Medical Face Mask

face maskIf you are in an area where it is now mandatory to wear a face mask in public settings, you should know about best practices to use and clean a mask in order to provide the maximum amount of protection against the spread of viruses, particularly COVID-19. Even if you are not required to wear a mask, the Centers for Disease Control has recommended that everyone wear a mask when out of their house – particularly at grocery stores, pharmacies and when doing other essential shopping – to slow the spread of the virus. Wearing a face mask helps people who may have the virus and do not know it (they are asymptomatic) from transmitting it to others. Continue reading “How to Properly Use and Maintain Your Non-Medical Face Mask”

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    Paula Gallagher
    Paula is a highly qualified and experienced nutrition counselor on the staff at Village Green.
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    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. Barnard leads programs advocating for preventive medicine, good nutrition, and higher ethical standards in research.
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    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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