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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Trace Minerals: Zinc

chickpeas-spinach_aWe have come to the end of our series from A to Zinc. In this last blog, we look at zinc. Zinc is a fundamental mineral that is essential to human health and it plays a vital role in the development of hormones and immune molecules. It is also estimated that approximately 25% of people are deficient in zinc because of poor diet.

Here are four reasons why you should consider taking zinc:

1. Support Immune Health

Zinc is critical for balancing the immune system. Continue reading “Trace Minerals: Zinc”

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Jump-Start Your Immune System for Fall

cottagefallFall is the season of change. During this season it becomes obvious that change is necessary for the beauty of life to unfold. We learn to let go of old ways of being and embrace the cooler temperatures that bring us indoors and into the company of family and friends. As we let go of the high energy of summer fun, festivities and travel, we begin to settle down – we turn inward.

With the change in weather, this too brings a transformation to the way we live. There is an inward momentum driving us into warmer dwelling spaces to seek shelter from nature’s frost. Our earthly hempishere is now tipping away from the sun, thus changing the angle of sunlight and removing the abundant vitamin D we were soaking up not too long ago.

The beauty of fall is that we learn to adapt to these changes. The cooler air forces our internal thermostats to ignite their flames and circulation to move heat through our colder extremities. With the change in sunlight and temperature comes a challenge to the adaptability of the human body, as it now needs to work harder – if we are strong enough, our bodies will respond appropriately. However, when we are living and working on fumes, not eating appropriately and barely resting, we are functioning under a health deficit.

It is estimated that on average, children get eight to ten colds annually, and adults get at least three. How can we boost our immune system for the fall season? Here are a few natural ways to enliven your immune system and improve adaptation for fall, the season of change.  Continue reading “Jump-Start Your Immune System for Fall”

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Four Reasons You Need Zinc

Zinc is a fundamental mineral that is essential to human health and it plays a vital role in the development of hormones and immune molecules. It is also estimated that approximately 25% of people are deficient in zinc because of poor diet.

Here are four reasons why you should consider taking zinc:

1. Support Immune Health

Zinc is critical for balancing the immune system. Zinc increases the action of the human cytokine interferon-alpha, a protein that inhibits viral replication. This reduces immunological stress and improves the immune health.  Continue reading “Four Reasons You Need Zinc”

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Recommended by Dr. Oz to Fight Colds and Flu: Echinacea, Zinc, Vitamin D

There are a lot of supplements that claim to boost your immune system and help fight colds and flu. Some work, some don’t… but these three supplements have a lot of research to back them up. Recommended by Dr. Oz to fight colds and flu (and we agree!), and to support your immune system, these supplements may even prevent colds and flu if taken correctly! (It is also a good idea to let your doctor know what you are taking to ensure there aren’t any interactions with medications or conditions.)

1. Echinacea: According to doctoroz.com, echinacea has a long history of use for treating respiratory infections and several studies show that echinacea can help you get over a cold faster and reduce symptoms. Continue reading “Recommended by Dr. Oz to Fight Colds and Flu: Echinacea, Zinc, Vitamin D”

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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 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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