Paula is a highly qualified and experienced nutritionist on the staff at Village Green Apothecary.
Margo's impressive knowledge base is the result of a unique blend of educational and professional experience. read more..
With his duel background in holistic nutrition and exercise Jared takes a comprehensive and integrative approach to wellness. read more..
Ellen’s knowledge base has given her the tools to be an effective nutrition and health counselor. read more..
Naz is a nutrition counselor and lifestyle educator for Village Green Apothecary. read more..
Carmen is a therapeutic lifestyle educator for Village Green Apothecary. read more..
Debi is a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in nutrition, a personal trainer, and whole health coach. read more..
Steve is committed to greener living and offers to easy-to-implement green living tips and ideas.
Farzin Farid, Pharm.D
Farzin is a licensed pharmacist with a strong background in herbal, mineral, and vitamin therapy. read more..
Joe, Director of Medical Education at NeuroScience, Inc., provides scientific and clinical education on neuro-endo-immunology. read more..
by Paula Gallagher | May 22, 2013
Village Green Apothecary carries effective sunscreens that are at the top of the list for safety and efficacy. Click here to purchase safe sunscreen for your entire family.
by Paula Gallagher | May 21, 2013
Have you checked out Essentials of Healthy Living (EHL)? It is a system that allows you to personalize your supplement and healthy living regimen based on your age, gender and any health concerns you may have.
Whether you are a 20-year-old woman who is suffering from premenstrual syndrome or a 65-year-old man with concerns about your cardiovascular health, EHL can help you choose supplements that will support your health concerns.
Core Nutrition is the foundation of the whole program. It consists of five nutritional supplements: MultiVitamin/Mineral, Essential Fatty Acids, Antioxidants, Probiotics, and Bone Nutrients: building blocks of basic good health. Stress, poor food choices, and illness deplete these core nutrient reserves. It is necessary to replenish these essential nutrients daily.
EHL then offers further suggestions based on age and gender, as well as your health concerns. Rounding out the program are lifestyle and diet recommendations.
This valuable resource is available online and in our store. If you require more in-depth information, schedule a consult with a health professional.
Click here to get started!
by Debi Silber, The Mojo Coach | May 20, 2013
Are you pushing yourself in the gym, only to find your weight remains stubborn and your energy levels remain low? The amount and kind of exercise you’re doing may be harmful, rather than helpful to your health, fitness and weight goals.
Certain types of exercises like nature walks, hiking, cycling, interval training, strength training, yoga and Pilates can help balance the body’s metabolic needs and have many benefits, including increased blood and oxygen flow to muscles, increased muscle mitochondria (the energy-making powerhouse of cells) and increased fat-burning enzymes. Interval training, or bursts of high-intensity activity, can increase muscle fiber strength, work ability, muscle mitochondria, insulin sensitivity and natural growth hormone. These health benefits sound great right?!
On the other hand, long cardio workouts can often lead to overtraining which depletes your body over time. Read more »
by Village Green Admin | May 17, 2013
Join us this Sunday as host Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Scott Minton, Ph.D., will be discussing vegetarian sources of omega-3 and how they compare to fish oil.
Dr. Minton earned both a Masters and Ph.D. in Resource Ecology from the University of Michigan. He was a tenured Associate Professor at Vanguard University in the Biological Sciences. As a nutritional consultant, Dr. Minton practiced evidence-based nutrition, basing his dietary programs on a comprehensive intake process and advanced nutritional laboratory testing. This individual-centered strategy yielded successful experiences for patients with longstanding fatigue, excess weight gain, digestive distress, lowered immune function, hormone imbalances and other inflammatory conditions.
Tune in this Sunday from 10-11am on 1500 AM (WFED) or listen live on the web. Our shows are streamed everywhere.
Last week’s show was on the Gonzalez approach to cancer. Click to listen.
by Jared Rice | May 15, 2013
We’ve all heard the phrase, “Anything in moderation is okay.” Nutritionists and health experts have been saying this for years. For perpetual dieters and health seekers, it tends to function as something of a golden rule.
The trouble with moderation is that not everything should be consumed in moderation. Some things should be consumed in minimal quantities or almost never (fried food, sweetened beverages), while other things in abundance (green vegetables, cold-water fish).
Moderation, by definition, refers to “the avoidance of excess or extremes.” Yes, we want to avoid consuming candy bars or macaroni and cheese in excess. But we want to do more than that. We want to consume those foods sparingly or on very rare occasion. While this may be what health experts intend when using the rule, it’s not what people hear. Read more »