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  • Dr. Mark Hyman's New Book: "Food. What the Heck Should I Eat?"

    by Village Green Admin | January 8, 2018

    This blog was written by Dr. Mark Hyman about his new book, Food. What the Heck Should I Eat? (Article reposted with permission from Dr. Mark Hyman.)
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    food-what-the-heck-should-i-eatEating healthy is more confusing than ever. I’ve been studying nutrition for 35 years and found that even experts are confused by the science. If the people we look to for nutritional guidance keep changing their views, no wonder the rest of us are so overwhelmed!

    You know what I’m talking about. One day eggs are unhealthy, then the next day they are a miracle food. One year the government tells us to eat bread, pasta, and other carbohydrates as the foundation of our diet, and the next it tells us to cut carbs. The US Dietary Guidelines told us 35 years ago that all our health problems were derived from eating fat and recommended we eat fat “only sparingly.” Over three decades later, they suddenly learned fat wasn’t so bad for us.

    Then you’ve got the dogmatists who believe you must adhere 100% to a particular plan to be lean and healthy, whether that plan be vegan, Paleo, vegetarian, Mediterranean, raw food, ketogenic, high-fat, low-fat or omnivore. Read more

  • Move Over Quinoa, There's a New Grain in Town: Freekeh

    by Paula Gallagher | January 3, 2018

    freekehI stumbled over this grain in my local grocery store while I was checking quinoa off my list. To be honest, the name caught my eye first and then I read the side label. High fiber, great source of protein and easy to prepare. I was sold!

    Freekeh, also known as farik, is a whole grain harvested while young and green. It's roasted over an open fire, then the straw and chaff are burned and rubbed off. The grain on the inside is too young and moist to burn, so what you're left with is a firm, slightly chewy grain with a distinct flavor that's earthy and nutty. Read more

  • Welcome 2018! My New Year's Resolution

    by Paula Gallagher | January 2, 2018

    family-mealBy the time you read this, many Americans will have already defaulted on their New Year's resolutions and we are only into day 2! In our household, we don't typically make resolutions (well, not on New Year's anyway). 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.

    However, this year I am making one. It is a simple idea but I know it will be challenging. Read more

  • 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

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