Paula is a highly qualified and experienced nutritionist on the staff at Village Green Apothecary.
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With his duel background in holistic nutrition and exercise Jared takes a comprehensive and integrative approach to wellness. read more..
Heather has special interest in supporting overall health, weight loss, hormone balance and stress management. read more..
Debi is a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in nutrition, a personal trainer, and whole health coach. read more..
by Paula Gallagher | October 16, 2013
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Most of you know this. But did you know that breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancers? About 1 in 8 women (12%) in the US will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime. This is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, exceeded only by lung cancer.
Exercise, diet and early detection play huge roles in reducing breast cancer risk, as well as increasing survival rates.
To learn more about what you can do to decrease your risk, check out these blogs:
And if you are donating to breast cancer causes, you may want to read this blog about where your really money goes when you give.
by Paula Gallagher | August 26, 2013
Anyone who has ever had a cold sore knows they can be as embarrassing as they are uncomfortable. A contagious infection caused by the herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1), cold sores are fluid-filled lesions that can last for a week or longer.
Cold sores usually appear near the mouth: on the lips, chin, and cheeks. Sometimes they show up in the nostrils or on the roof of the mouth or the gums.
Signs and symptoms may not show up for 1 to 3 weeks after exposure to the HSV and include:
by Debi Silber, The Mojo Coach | July 23, 2013
Hemp is an incredible plant with interesting uses, as well as a fascinating history.
Did you know until the late 1800s, almost all of the paper in the United States was made from hemp? Even the Declaration of Independence was written on hemp. Henry Ford’s car model was made from hemp and wheat straw 1. As if the plant wasn’t versatile enough, hemp seeds were even used to treat nutritional deficiencies due to its nutritionally dense properties 2. Let’s start with how hemp is a powerhouse of nutrition.
How Nutritious is Hemp? 3
The hemp nut is high in tocopherols and tocotrienols (vitamin E). This means that hemp nuts are a great source of antioxidants, kill free radicals, may reduce the risks of cancer and help protect your cells from damage. Hemp nuts also have a perfect balance of omega 6 and omega 3. (more…)
by Jared Rice | June 25, 2013
With the excessive use of pesticides and herbicides in commercial agriculture, we might forget that plants actually have their own methods for protecting themselves against pests and harsh environmental stressors. While the protections of our domesticated species may not be as potent as those of their wild ancestors, how else could these plants have survived to see the day they would be coddled by our industrial methods in a sunny California field?
Compounds like resveratrol in grapes, lycopene in tomatoes, anthocyanins in blueberries, sulforophane and glucosinolates in broccoli and other brassica vegetables… they are sun-protecting pigments, insect poisons or off-putting bitter flavors that we’re beginning to realize may have strong antioxidant, anti-cancer and disease-fighting benefits in humans. (more…)
by Paula Gallagher | May 8, 2013
Mother’s Day is only days away and if you haven’t found something special for your mom yet, Village Green Apothecary has wonderful gift ideas that are natural and that she will love.
1. Logona Free Body Lotion: FREE Body Lotion meets the unique requirements of highly sensitive, easily irritated skin. Premium botanical ingredients, such as sweet almond oil, jojoba, shea butter and burdock seed oil, nurture and protect the skin, and improve the balance of the skin’s oil and moisture levels. The neutral pH value reinforces the acid mantle and strengthens the skin resistance to negative environmental influences. FREE Body Lotion helps restore a more supple texture to your skin and produces a well cared for appearance. (more…)