The Stress Response

Watch this video about the negative effects of chronic stress on the body.  I will be discussing this topic at length in videos to come, so stay tuned.

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Corporate Wellness Magazine

Corporate Wellness Magazine is an online publication dedicated to the health and wellness of employers and their employees. This month’s magazine has an article contributed by Village Green Apothecary. Wellness in the Workplace: How to increase employee productivity with a plan for healthy living offers supplement, diet, stress and exercise advice to help increase wellness and productivity.  If you have any suggestions or would like to see more articles like this one, please let us know.

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Stress Reduction Increased Longevity of Women with Cancer

We all have heard how detrimental stress can be to our health. Well, research done at Ohio State University has discovered that women with stage II and III cancers lived longer and had better quality of life when they were given sessions with a psychologist to learn how to reduce stress.

227 women with newly diagnosed stage II or III breast cancer were randomly assigned to an assessment-only group or an intervention group where they received psychological therapy that aimed to help them understand more about cancer and stress, learn practical ways to reduce stress and improve quality of life, and how to stick to a plan to change behavior. The therapy also covered how to improve communication with their medical team, increase their wellbeing during treatment, speed up recovery and improve their overall health. The analysis showed that after recurrence, the women who had previously received the psychological therapy had a 59 per cent lower risk of dying of breast cancer.

Margo, our herbalist, has written a great blog to help with stress.  If you would like nutritional guidance, contact us for a consultation.

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Feeling Some Stress? (Aren’t We All?)

Stress, whether physical, mental, or emotional in nature, can have a negative impact on your health. Ongoing stress can weaken your immune system, increase the likelihood of illness, and slow the healing process. Researchers believe that stress contributes to as much as 80% of all major illnesses. Eating a well-balanced diet, sleeping restfully, getting regular cardiovascular exercise, incorporating nutritional supplements, as well as introducing relaxation practices such as meditation, yoga, and deep breathing into your daily life, can help buffer the effects of negative stress on your body.

Here are 12 tips for reducing your stress level: Continue reading “Feeling Some Stress? (Aren’t We All?)”

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Blood Pressure: What you can do to help … naturally

I have always been asked what one can do for high blood pressure. But recently, it seems I am getting that question more and more often. Whether it’s linked to stress (and who isn’t stressed), or diet, or even if it’s because of Grandma Lucy and your genes, there are many things that you can do to support your heart! Continue reading “Blood Pressure: What you can do to help … naturally”

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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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