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  • Natural Approaches to Infertility

    by Paula Gallagher | February 21, 2017

    couple-holding-hands_aIn a survey of married women, the CDC found that 1.5 million women in the US (6%) are infertile (source: National Survey of Family Growth, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2006-2010). Twenty-five percent of infertile couples have more than one factor that contributes to their infertility. And although women frequently tend to feel the burden more, infertility affects men and women equally.

    There are many factors that can affect infertility, but there are a number things you can do (or should stop doing) to help increase your chances of conceiving before you try more invasive and costly procedures. Read more

  • Stop Your Allergy Symptoms Now

    by Paula Gallagher | February 20, 2017

    sneezeI know it is still February, but many places have been having spring-like weather already. Unfortunately, for many people, the warmer spring air brings runny noises and watery, itchy eyes. This condition is known as rhinitis, an inflammation of the mucous membranes in the nose, and it causes sneezing, runny noses and a constant feeling of being stuffed up.

    Rhinitis can occur as the result of a cold, allergies or environmental irritants like dust, cigarette smoke or pollution. If your symptoms are year-round and worsen in the spring, you most likely have seasonal allergies, rather than an infection like a cold. Read more

  • New at Village Green: Bone Broth Protein

    by Paula Gallagher | February 15, 2017

    bone-brothBroth is a mineral-rich infusion made by boiling bones of healthy animals with vegetables, herbs and spices. It can be the base for stews, soups and other yummy dishes, but it is also a powerful health tonic that you can easily add to your family’s diet.

    Bone broth is an excellent source of minerals and may have many healthy benefits. It is typically rich in protein, collagen, gelatin, glucosamine, chondroitin and key minerals often missing in the diet. These vital nutrients support a wide range of health benefits and body systems including:

    •   Gut and immune system
    •   Joints and lean muscle mass
    •   Skin, hair and nails
    •   Metabolism and a healthy weight

    Bone broth is a very versatile food and can be used by everyone in the family. Read more

  • Free Seminar: How to Help Your Kids Thrive in Our Toxic (and Nutrient Deficient) World

    by Paula Gallagher | February 14, 2017

    kids-outsideAs parents, we know that our children are facing a different world than we did, and the research is accumulating on how this impacts our kids both with short- and long-term health effects. Environmental toxins are bad for everyone – adults and children, and even our pets. But children lack the detoxification mechanisms that adults have developed, and when children are exposed to chemicals, their smaller body size means they’re exposed to chemicals at a much higher rate than adults.

    Babies, toddlers and young children play on the floor indoors and on grass outdoors. They frequently put toys that may contain toxic chemicals into their mouths. Read more

  • Health Benefits of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy

    by Paula Gallagher | February 13, 2017

    lavender-fieldThe health benefits of essential oils are many, including aromatherapy, which is the use of essential oils from plants to promote a feeling of well-being. Although scent is a key component in the use of essential oils, some of them can also be applied directly to the skin for use in healing or in a massage, or used for other direct health benefits.

    Essential oils are concentrated extracts taken from the roots, leaves, seeds or blossoms of plants. Each contains its own mix of active ingredients, and this mix determines what the oil is used for. Some oils are used to promote physical healing – for example, to treat swelling or fungal infections. Read more

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