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  • Resolution Series: Weight Management with Supplements

    by Paula Gallagher | January 17, 2017

    weigh-inThe number one resolution for Americans is weight loss. Despite hundreds of fad diets and weight loss programs that promise quick and long-lasting results, more than half of American adults are still overweight or obese.

    According to the World Health Organization, more than 1 billion adults are overweight, with a body mass index (BMI) above 25. With nearly 500 million individuals ranking as truly obese (BMI above 30), obesity continues to represent a major risk factor for the development of serious medical conditions such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, Alzheimer’s disease and cancer. Read more

  • Nutrients Can Help Regulate Blood Sugar

    by Paula Gallagher | November 14, 2016

    healthy-foodBlood sugar imbalances can signify a disorder in carbohydrate, fat, and protein metabolism, and can lead to hypoglycemia and/or diabetes. Chronic blood sugar problems greatly increase the risk of adrenal exhaustion, heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, and loss of nerve function. Diet and lifestyle factors play a significant role in regulating blood sugar levels. Since nutrients can help regulate blood sugar, incorporating key nutritional supplements and making positive dietary and lifestyle modifications can make a dramatic health difference. It is essential that diabetic individuals consult with their physician and carefully monitor their blood sugar levels because insulin requirements or drug levels may need to be adjusted when changing or adding elements in your diet.

    Here are five nutrients that can help balance blood sugar levels. Read more

  • Optimize Your Athletic Performance

    by Margo Gladding | November 2, 2016

    athletic-performanceThe benefits of an active lifestyle are numerous. From weight loss to increased energy, better sleep, disease risk reduction, enhancing mood, strengthening bones and muscles, and improved memory, exercise is key to living a healthy life. Eating a balanced diet and maintaining optimal nutrient levels are also important for top athletic performance.

    Did you know that deficiencies in B vitamins, vitamin D, magnesium, iron, or low testosterone levels can negatively impact training and recovery? To gain greater insights into your unique nutrient needs, I highly recommend Village Green’s Athletic Performance Panel. Read more

  • Reduce Breast Cancer Risk With These 4 Tips

    by Paula Gallagher | October 26, 2016

    fruitsvegetablesThis blog is an older blog, but the information is still excellent. A study out of Canada found that almost all cancers could be prevented by eliminating known lifestyle, environmental, occupational risk factors.

    Take a read, it's a good refresher!

    One in eight women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer and of those, less than 15% are due to family history. Most breast cancers occur in women who have no family history of breast cancer. These cancers occur due to genetic mutations that happen as a result of the aging process and lifestyle.

    There isn't much that can be done about family history or aging, but there are ways you can reduce breast cancer risk. Here are four ways you can help protect yourself, your friends, and your family members. Read more

  • 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

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