Individualized Nutrition, Pharmacy and Healthy Living

  • What Supplements Do I Really Need?

    by Margo Gladding | October 19, 2016

    multivitamins_smallCustomers often ask me to recommend a basic supplement plan for them. Of course, everyone is unique and has different needs, but there are four supplements that I do often recommend as a solid foundational base. From there, we can branch out to cover other areas of support based on age, gender, health risks, and health concerns. I also like to utilize some great lab testing that can help assess one’s micronutrient levels and nutrient needs. This information can be very helpful in personalizing and maximizing a nutrition program.

    Many of the most prevalent health conditions are directly linked to improper nutrition and poor lifestyle habits. Read more

  • Sara Keough, Licensed Nutritionist at Village Green

    by Paula Gallagher | October 18, 2016

    sara-keoughWe would like to congratulate our very own Sara Keough, who recently received her Nutrition License. If you are seeking nutritional counseling, Sara is now accepting clients.

    Sara Keough is a nutrition expert with the nationally-recognized Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists, often deemed the “gold standard” accreditation for advanced nutrition professionals. After earning a BS in Biology in her hometown of Denver, CO, she relocated to enroll at the Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH), where she completed her Master’s degree in Nutrition & Integrative Health. Sara has attended numerous nutrition conferences, including the 2015 Old Mutual Health Convention in Cape Town, South Africa. Read more

  • Dinner Tonight: Red Cabbage and Pear Soup with Pomegranate Seeds

    by Paula Gallagher | October 18, 2016

    red-cabbageWe are well into fall now, with leaves starting to change colors, and crisper mornings and cooler nights. Fall is definitely one of my favorite times of year and aside from the beauty of the season, the produce that is available is spectacular. Squash, Brussels sprouts, broccoli and grapes are just a few things that arrive with the abundance of autumn harvest. Another three foods that I adore, especially in this soup recipe, are cabbage, pears and pomegranates.

    Cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable that really gives you a lot of bang for your buck. With so many varieties of cabbage, there is something for everyone. In this recipe, red cabbage is the star. Read more

  • Taking Care of Your Brain

    by Paula Gallagher | October 12, 2016

    brain2Healthy brain function requires many important nutrients, as well as an active, social lifestyle. Factors such as aging, emotional stress, and exposure to free radicals affect cognitive health. A diet rich in antioxidants and essential fatty acids is very important to enhancing memory, cognitive skills, learning ability, mood, and stress tolerance.


    The central nervous system is an extremely vital area that has high metabolic requirements. As a result, poor dietary habits can negatively affect brain function.

    Blood Sugar: Fluctuating blood sugar is not conducive to optimal brain functioning and can become a more serious medical concern in the conditions hypoglycemia and diabetes. Read more

  • Feeling Fantastic at 40... and Beyond

    by Paula Gallagher | October 11, 2016

    laughingAre you female, 40 to 50, and feeling frustrated, fatigued and flabby? If this sounds at all familiar, read on.

    Many women fear 40 and beyond, thinking that the best is behind them. However, this is not the case. As a card-carrying member of the 40-and beyond-crowd, I can tell you that feeling fantastic at 40 is not beyond reach... and it can also be more fun!

    We are all aware of the aging process. Not just the physical telltale signs, but the emotional ones as well. Emotional highs and lows, anxiety, lack of sleep and chronic stress... it all requires great effort and some days it's downright overwhelming. But there are simple things we can do to continue to have vibrant healthy lives.

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