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  • End the "No Time to Workout" Excuse With HIIT

    by Debi Silber, The Mojo Coach | February 10, 2016

    hiit-2Too busy to get fit? Those days of long, drawn out (and boring) cardio workouts are over. High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) or burst training can give you many more benefits in a fraction of the time.

    So What is HIIT?

    HIIT is a workout routine that combines periods of less-intense activity with intense bursts of activity lasting 30-60 seconds. This switch-up makes your body work harder and burn more calories faster than at a constant pace.

    Here’s an example of a quick HIIT work out:

    Complete a warm up at a slow pace to stimulate blood flow to muscles. Follow this low-intensity with 30 seconds to 1 minute of intense “bursting.” Follow this burst with 1 to 2 minutes of brisk walking or light jogging to bring your heart rate back down again. This 1 to 2 minute alternation can be repeated for 15 or more minutes. Read more

  • Spice Up Your Immune System With Oil of Oregano

    by Paula Gallagher | February 9, 2016

    reliance-oregano-oil_2Oregano can  be a tasty addition to a pizza or any Italian dish, but did you know that the oil extracted from this herb can have positive effects on your immune system, too?

    In ancient Greece, Hippocrates used oregano as an antiseptic, and as a cure for stomach and respiratory ailments. Current healthcare practitioners use oregano extract for its antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties.

    Oregano oil has so many benefits that it is probably a good herb to have around the house. Here are a few reasons why.

    Antimicrobial: Oil of oregano contains two phenols called carvacrol and thymol, which have strong antimicrobial properties. A 2004 study demonstrated that oil of oregano showed antibacterial properties against 27 different bacteria (including salmonella, E. coli, and two staphylococcus species, some of the most common bacteria that cause gastrointestinal illnesses) and antiviral properties against the herpes virus (responsible for cold sores, chicken pox, and shingles), as well as antifungal properties against 18 different types of fungus. Read more

  • Dinner Tonight: Turnip Greens and Tofu

    by Paula Gallagher | February 8, 2016

    turnip-greensCutting meat out of your diet even once a week can have positive effects on your health, particularly your heart health. Since February is American Heart Month, we are going to offer a heart-healthy recipe every week.

    Turnip greens are a concentrated source of many vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients. Leafy greens, including turnip greens are linked to prevention of certain cancers (bladder, breast, lung and prostate) and diabetes. They also protect heart health and play a significant role in the maintenance of good bone and eye health. Aim for at least three servings of dark leafy greens per day.

    Tofu is rich in protein, as well as iron, calcium, zinc, and B vitamins. Tofu is also good for heart health, helping to regulate blood pressure, reduce cholesterol, and improve vascular function. Read more

  • Time to Revamp Your Health? Consider a Health Consult

    by Margo Gladding | February 3, 2016

    woman-happyIf you are struggling with any health issues or simply want to revitalize your health, we invite you to consult with one of Village Green’s health experts. Our highly trained team of advisors includes Naturopathic doctors, Herbalists, Nutritionists, and Nutrition Coaches. Available both in person or over the phone, our wellness advisors will work with you to create an individual health plan that encourages and supports your goals for improved health and well-being. During your health consult, you will receive personal guidance on a supplement program that is right for you, as well as recommendations for dietary and lifestyle changes to improve your health. And, our advisors always check for drug/nutrient interactions or depletions.

    Our team can also recommend specialty testing such as food sensitivity panels, adrenal testing, micronutrient testing, sex hormone testing, comprehensive thyroid panels, genetic testing, as well as heavy metal testing. Read more

  • Fiber May Help Lower Risk of Breast Cancer

    by Paula Gallagher | February 2, 2016

    fiber-rich-foodsAn ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This famous saying certainly seems to be the case in a new study published in Pediatrics that shows that teenage girls who eat a fiber-rich diet may have a considerably lower risk of developing breast cancer later in life.

    In the study, 4,4000 women were asked about their dietary history during their teenage years. Researchers found that those woman who ate a high-fiber diet had a 24% lower risk of breast cancer before menopause, compared with women who ate low levels of fiber. For the women on the high-fiber diet, the lifetime risk of developing breast cancer was also cut by 16%.

    One of the reasons behind fiber intake and reduced breast cancer is that dietary fibers may reduce circulating estrogen levels. Read more


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