Your Guide to Vitamin D: Why It’s Important and How to Get Enough of It

grab some sunshine to boost your vitamin DA healthy lifestyle starts with a balanced diet to give your body all the nutrients it needs to thrive, from calcium to vitamin D, iron and more. Healthy eating plays a role in preventing certain diseases and gives us energy throughout the day. Our bodies need lots of different vitamins and minerals to function at their best, and problems arise when we sometimes can’t get everything we need, even with our best eating efforts. This is where supplementation comes in.

Let’s take a closer look at the effects of vitamin D Continue reading “Your Guide to Vitamin D: Why It’s Important and How to Get Enough of It”

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6 Ways to Strengthen Your Immune System Naturally

immune health fallNow that fall is here, you might be looking to strengthen your immune system to avoid catching one of the many “bugs” that become more prevalent in colder weather. It never hurts to incorporate a few immune-boosting tips into your daily routine, even if you feel healthy – especially since COVID-19 is still impacting our communities.

If you want to boost your immune system naturally but aren’t sure where to begin, this guide is designed Continue reading “6 Ways to Strengthen Your Immune System Naturally”

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6 Powerful Ways to Bolster Your Immune Health

 

walk in nature to boost immune healthAs we move into cold and flu season, many people are wondering how to power up their immune system to stay healthy. The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on the importance of nutrition, lifestyle, and preventative strategies for strengthening immune health. Scientists and doctors are seeing the impact that poor diet and unhealthy lifestyle habits have on disease risk, severity, as well as long-term consequences. Now more than ever, it is critical that we make attaining and maintaining good nutritional status and healthy lifestyle practices top priorities. Continue reading “6 Powerful Ways to Bolster Your Immune Health”

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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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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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  • 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'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
    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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