Blogs to Help Bring In 2020

happy new yearAs we enter 2020 – not only a new year, but a new decade – Village Green Apothecary is here for your health, pharmacy and nutritional needs. We hope to continue to provide all our customers with top notch service and quality products. We would like to wish everyone a safe and happy New Year!

These blogs offer some tips to help with bringing in the New Year. From improving your diet or exercise habits, to setting new goals, to dealing with the after-effects of partying a little too hard on New Year’s Continue reading “Blogs to Help Bring In 2020”

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Tips to Make Resolutions That Stick

resolutions aThe new year will be upon us once again, a time when many of us resolve to do better in the months to come. This can be a motivating time to make healthy lifestyle changes. And yet, New Year’s resolutions are plagued by a stigma of short-term success that often wanes before winter ends. When it comes to resolutions, why are we so shortsighted?

It seems that the social pressure for setting goals, rather than the more intrinsic origin, results in a whole lot of halfhearted and incomplete resolutions. Whether you’re simply resolving “to be more physically active,” for instance, or setting a concrete goal “to lose 30lbs,” it’s not enough to simply state Continue reading “Tips to Make Resolutions That Stick”

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New Year’s Resolutions: To Make or Break?

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It’s 2017, the time when many New Year’s resolutions are being made – and many will also be broken. More than half of Americans make some sort of resolution and over 3/4 fail to keep them. I am in the 38% who do not make them and this year is no different. However, my son heard the word bounced around over the holidays and asked what it was about. We told him it was a promise made to yourself to be a better person and it was made on New Year’s Eve. He asked in a way only a 7-year-old could, “Isn’t that what you ask for us everyday?”

In our house, we try not to wait until New Year’s Eve to try something new. Each day that we wake up is a new day, a day to start over, make changes, and to be happy. You don’t need to wait for tomorrow, a new year, Monday or Friday.

This past year, I joined a women’s hockey team (then signed up for hockey lessons), my preciously shy daughter has started swimming lessons and is loving it, my son has added diving to his ever growing list of sports, and my husband has lost 70lbs eating right and exercising. Not one us of waited until December 31st. Continue reading “New Year’s Resolutions: To Make or Break?”

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5 Life-Changing Benefits of Mindful Eating

mindful-eatingIf you’ve ever given any thought to what you eat, you probably feel that you’re familiar with the term “mindful eating.” While thinking about what you’re putting into your mouth is a great thing to practice when managing your weight, the many daily benefits of eating mindfully can be life-changing! The following mindful eating benefits can make all the difference to your success in:

Losing weight
Maintaining a healthy weight
Living a healthier lifestyle

5 Mindful Eating Benefits

1.  Mindful eating causes you to be aware of how much you’re eating, which in turn, makes you more in tune with your body’s signals. This is important, because your body will tell you when to eat and when it’s had enough. Because you’re paying closer attention to what your body is “saying,” you’ll be less likely to overeat. You’ll eat according to your body’s needs instead of:

A certain event
The clock
The show on TV

Continue reading “5 Life-Changing Benefits of Mindful Eating”

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A 6-Step Plan to Help You Stay on Track with New Year’s Resolutions

With the best of intentions, many of us start off the New Year with a commitment to improve our body, health and lifestyle. Whether that means eating healthier, exercising more, sleeping better, spending more quality time with loved ones, or making time for some much needed self care, we start January 1st with the determination to make this year our best one yet. We may have declared it out loud or silently said it to ourselves, but either way, this was the year we’d finally create that body, health and lifestyle we want most.

How can you ensure success and stay on track with New Year’s resolutions this year? Let’s create some strategies so you can unleash that lean, fit, energetic, vibrant and confident self you’re meant to be.  Continue reading “A 6-Step Plan to Help You Stay on Track with New Year’s Resolutions”

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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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