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Monthly Archives: December 2017

  • LISTEN UP! Essentials of Healthy Living Radio Show

    by Paula Gallagher | December 27, 2017

    EHL Radio ShowSince 2007, Village Green has broadcast a weekly radio show that covers current health news and offers advice on complementary and alternative approaches to living well. Our 1-hour radio program covers a wide variety of health topics and features leading national and local health experts and specialists, such as Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. David Perlmutter, Dr. Bob O’Bryan, Dr. Deanna Minich, Dr. Joseph Pizzorno, JJ Virgin, Tom Malterre, Dr. Majid Fotuhi, Dr. Gerard Mullin, Dr. Terry Wahls, Dr. Susan Blum, plus many others! Health topics and experts are carefully selected to reflect growing health trends. Read more

  • 4 Ways to Help With Holiday Overeating

    by Paula Gallagher | December 26, 2017

    holiday-overeatingYou ate the third dinner roll, you scarfed down the gravy-laden mashed potatoes and you devoured that second (ahem, third) piece of pie... now your tummy is complaining. 'Tis the season for overindulgence, and while it might seem like a good idea at the time, our digestive system definitely pays the price. Fortunately, there are some post-indulgence remedies that can ease the pain and discomfort of holiday overeating!

    Deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL): DGL is an excellent herb to help soothe mucous membranes of the esophagus. Read more

  • New Product: Pathway Algae Based Calcium

    by Paula Gallagher | December 20, 2017

    algae-base-calciumCalcium exists in many forms, and when it comes to calcium supplements, there are many choices. Some forms are definitely better than others for absorption and bioavailability. We like to stay on top of new products and new forms of nutrients and, to that end, we're excited to tell you that we now carry a vegan calcium product that is made from sea vegetables.

    Pathway Algae Based Calcium features Aquamin, a unique marine multi-mineral complex sourced from red seaweed found in the pristine waters off the coast of Iceland. This comprehensive formula contains a highly bioavailable form of calcium, magnesium, plus many other additional important trace minerals. In just three tablets daily, Pathway Algae Based Calcium provides 1,000 mg of calcium in addition to vitamins K2 and D3, marine minerals, as well as an organic fruit and vegetable blend, and citrus bioflavonoids. Read more

  • Please Pass the Cranberry Chutney

    by Paula Gallagher | December 19, 2017

    cranberry-chuteyThe first time I had cranberry sauce with turkey was after I started dating the man who is now my husband. I remember thinking cranberry sauce was odd, but after that first experience, I have never had turkey with out it. And although sometimes we cheat and just use the canned version, there really is nothing like homemade. Plus it makes your house smell divine!

    Packed with antioxidants and nutrients, the cranberry really is a superfood. Cranberries contain phenolic antioxidants that keep bacteria from sticking to cells in the urinary tract, helping prevent infections. Read more

  • Hold the Holiday Stress

    by Paula Gallagher | December 18, 2017

    relaxBetween hockey tournaments, sick kids, soccer games, work, holiday get-togethers and renovations (why did we decide to start these in December?!), there just doesn't seem to be enough energy to get everything done. And stress levels are high!

    The holidays should be a time for friends and family and good will, but it has been estimated that about three-quarters of all visits to primary care physicians during this time of year are for stress-related problems. The result of chronic stress to our bodies is disastrous. You can work to reduce the impact of holiday stress by eating right and practicing a few easy stress-management tools. Read more

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