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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Support Your Health with Citrus Bioflavonoids

bioflavonoidsBioflavonoids are natural pigments that give plants their bright colors and are bursting with health benefits. Citrus bioflavonoids are mainly found in the edible pulp of citrus fruits, and they have many health promoting benefits.

Citrus bioflavonoids, including rutin and hesperidin , are part of a group that function synergistically with vitamin C to maintain healthy capillaries, encourage wound healing via the formation of collagen in connective tissue, and support a healthy immune system.

More and more research shows the benefits of citrus bioflavonoids. Here are some of those benefits. Continue reading “Support Your Health with Citrus Bioflavonoids”

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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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Diet Can Fight Diseases Linked to Poor COVID-19 Outcomes

plant based dietImproving nutrition now may be especially beneficial, as the COVID-19 virus is not projected to peak in parts of the United States until this summer, and experts warn that there could be another outbreak this fall.

Although I’m now counseling Barnard Medical Center patients via telehealth instead of across my desk, my advice remains the same as always: Remember to eat as many fruits, vegetables, grains and beans as circumstances allow (frozen fruits and vegetables, pasta, and dried or canned beans are all great options) to help boost immunity and reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and asthma Continue reading “Diet Can Fight Diseases Linked to Poor COVID-19 Outcomes”

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Use of Intravenous Vitamin C to Fight COVID-19

research labThe National Institutes of Health (NIH) just launched a new trial of a common vitamin being used in some hospitals to treat the coronavirus, COVID-19. One of the potentially deadly complications of this coronavirus is severe acute respiratory infection, or pneumonia. NIH is looking to find out if intravenous vitamin C may play a significant role in fighting it.

High-dose IV vitamin C was being tested in China as a possible treatment for COVID-19. The findings of the study have not been released. However, we might assume that something positive has come from the early part of the study Continue reading “Use of Intravenous Vitamin C to Fight COVID-19”

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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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