Individualized Nutrition, Pharmacy and Healthy Living

  • Lunch Today: Organic Strawberry and Cucumber Salad

    by Paula Gallagher | June 21, 2016

    strawberryIT'S STRAWBERRY SEASON!! Every year we head up to a local farm where organic strawberry picking is available. And every year, I think my kids do a better job eating strawberries then actually filling the buckets.

    Organic strawberries are a must in our house, especially this year, when strawberries were ranked number 1 as the most pesticide laden fruit/vegetable, according to the Environmental Working Group.

    Strawberries are packed with antioxidants (anthocyanin) and vitamin C, as well as being rich in folate and fiber. This recipe combines the sweetness of strawberries with the crisp taste of cucumbers for a refreshing side to fish or even a simple light lunch on its own. Read more

  • Why You Don't Need Motivation for Exercise

    by Debi Silber, The Mojo Coach | June 20, 2016

    running-shoesThe question of motivation for exercise constantly comes up with clients. "How do I stay motivated?" Everyone has heard this refrain throughout the years: “You have to stay motivated to work out, you need to be motivated to work out.” But here’s the thing – I have found during my 25-plus years in teaching and coaching that... you don’t need to be motivated! That puts a tremendous amount of pressure on you. Here’s another approach I’ve found that really, really works.

    Ready? Habit.

    It’s all about creating a habit. Once you have a habit, it’s easy. You don’t have to think about it. You may not be motivated to brush your teeth in the morning, but hopefully you do. You may not be motivated to get some things done in the morning, but because they’re habit, you just get them done. Working out is the same thing. You just need to do it often enough so it becomes a habit. Read more

  • Village Green's Big SUMMER SALE Starts Today!

    by Paula Gallagher | June 15, 2016

    Village Green's Big Summer SaleVillage Green's Big Summer Sale is on now and runs through July 16, 2016.

    Pathway products are currently 30% off, many other brands are 25% off, including practitioner brands, and our hand and body care products are 20% off.

    Our summer sale provides a great opportunity for you to get your multivitamins, omega-3s, natural sunscreens and any of your natural healthcare needs. And if you have never taken a nutritional supplement and do not know where to start, we can help. Read more

  • Breakfast Today: Green Smoothie With Basil

    by Paula Gallagher | June 14, 2016

    2016-06-14 09.26.42This past Mother's Day, my Mom gifted me this basket of herbs. Over the past month it has really flourished, particularly the basil. Basil is my all-time favorite herb. I use it in sandwiches, sprinkled over pasta, and to make pesto. Basil is packed vitamins A and K, manganese, copper, and folate. In addition, it’s teeming with disease-fighting antioxidants and flavonoids. Last week I stumbled onto a green smoothie recipe that uses avocados, spinach, cucumbers and basil. I tweaked the recipe a bit and it was GLORIOUS!

    This  green smoothie recipe is packed with antioxidants and makes a great post workout recovery meal, especially if you add a scoop of your favorite protein powder.

    2 cups spinach
    1/2 cup packed fresh basil
    1 small cucumber, chopped
    1 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
    1 banana, peeled and roughly chopped
    2 cups plain almond milk (or any milk you prefer)
    1 cup plain Greek yogurt
    1 tbsp hemp hearts
    2 tsp honey Read more

  • Emotional Eating: What Are You Really Hungry For?

    by Debi Silber, The Mojo Coach | June 13, 2016

    midnight-snackWhat is emotional eating? Emotional eating is when we eat to soothe, calm, numb and relax, in response to our problems or our pain. We’re self-medicating, and food is simply our drug of choice.

    Why is this important? First of all it’s important because we may be doing this and not even know we’re doing it. You can’t change what you’re not aware of. In becoming aware, that’s the first step to changing something. Often we’ll be stressed, or we’ll be anxious about something, or there will be an issue that needs our attention... and what do we do? We stuff ourselves to stuff the pain. And we don’t even realize it. Of course, we’re not handling the problem at all and it’s leading to weight gain. Read more


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