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Nutritional Supplements

  • Pain Series: A Natural Approach to Joint Pain

    by Paula Gallagher | January 6, 2015

    joggersThe last topic in our pain series is joint pain. Joint pain refers to discomfort, aches, and soreness in any part of the body where bones connect. Joint pain is a common complaint, and frequent causes include arthritis, gout, strains, and sprains. Common sites of joint pain include: knee, shoulder, hip, and wrist. In the absence of an injury, pain in one or more of your joints is often caused by inflammation or infection. Persistent pain that may occur after a viral infection requires a doctor's attention. Joint pain symptoms include:

    Warmth in your joints

    Diet and supplements are an integral part of managing joint pain.

    Diet plays a critical role in regulating pain and is the foundation for good health. The foods you eat have the ability to trigger either pro-inflammatory chemicals or anti-inflammatory chemicals.

    Pro-inflammatory foods increase pain, swelling, and cellular damage. An increase in inflammatory chemicals has been associated with most chronic diseases including joint pain, arthritis, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, and various cancers. Click here to learn about what foods to avoid. Read more

  • We’re Here for You: Join the Personalized Health Revolution with IQYOU

    by Marc Isaacson, President, Village Green Apothecary | December 10, 2014

    iqou-introIn the last few blog posts, I’ve focused on many of the resources we’re providing for our customers. I’ve also been sharing our message that, “We’re here for you.”

    I’d like to invite you to join our Personalized Health Revolution and, more specifically, IQYOU. I’ve already shared that IQYOU is a powerful and intelligent personal health tool. It’s like your personal health genie to help you make more informed and effective choices to achieve a healthier lifestyle. Many who have joined are benefitting through improved energy, symptom reduction and a renewed excitement for their future, as they continue to feel better.

    How does IQYOU work?

    First, IQYOU sets your feet on the path to personal improvement by expediently analyzing your current health. It’s a smart yet simple process. Start by answering some questions about your health, which you can do while enjoying a cup of coffee, over your lunch break, or in the privacy of your own home.  Read more

  • Pain Series: A Natural Approach to Arthritis

    by Paula Gallagher | December 8, 2014

    hand-drawingAccording to the CDC, over 50 million Americans suffer from some sort of arthritis. Arthritis occurs when the body’s cushioning cartilage breaks down and bones may begin to rub against each other, causing inflammation and joint pain. The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis, which is a degenerative joint condition that affects over 40 million Americans, most of whom are older individuals. The onset of arthritis may be gradual and most often affects the hands and weight-bearing joints (hips, knees, and spine). Taking a natural approach to arthritis can help.

    Arthritis sufferers often experience early morning stiffness, stiffness following periods of rest, pain that worsens with use, and loss of joint function. The most common arthritis symptoms include local tenderness, soft tissue swelling, bony swelling, and restricted mobility. Joint pain may occur in the hips, knees, shoulders, heels, and neck, as well as other places.

    Fortunately, there are many holistic approaches that can provide relief. Diet, exercise, nutritional supplements and topical support are just some options that may assist with pain management. Read more

  • We’re Here to Help: Individualized Nutrition That’s Specific to You, Not Someone Else

    by Marc Isaacson, President, Village Green Apothecary | December 3, 2014

    mountain-joyIf you are overwhelmed when you walk into a health store and see the aisles of bottles and products that are available, you’re not alone. While our industry has amazing natural solutions as well as prescriptions to help heal the body and deliver the right nutrients to create vitality, it can be overwhelming.

    Many of us take a hodge-podge approach to our nutrient needs. Maybe you take one thing that was recommended by a past doctor, and something else that your spouse bought. Or you might have watched a show or read an article about something, so you added that to your regimen, as well. Did you ever stop to wonder if these are the right things for you?

    Studies show that 98% of people have unmet nutrient needs or deficiencies that could lead to poor health, symptoms and chronic conditions. In fact, it’s been shown that 75% or more of serious chronic conditions are created not from our gene pool, but from toxins, lifestyle and nutrient deficiencies. So perhaps you have more control of your health than you thought!

    What if you could have a personal health genie at your fingertips to provide solutions to help you feel your best? What if this genie were able to access thousands of medical and clinical studies and match your needs with the most recent research? If you were able to take the right nutrients for your needs, think how great you might feel.  Read more

  • Pain Series: A Natural Approach to Pain Management

    by Paula Gallagher | December 1, 2014

    pain-chartIf you are one of the millions of pain sufferers, then you know that it can be both physically and emotionally burdensome. Chronic pain especially, can impact work productivity, ability to sleep, energy levels, concentration, social relationships, and overall enjoyment of life. Whether it is migraines, back pain, nerve pain, joint pain or any other type of pain, we have found that individuals experience the greatest relief when they take a comprehensive approach. A natural approach to pain management can mean incorporating both internal and topical support that utilizes high quality products including nutritional supplements, herbs, and homeopathic remedies, or even recommended custom compounded formulas.

    Village Green’s naturopathic doctors and certified nutritionists are available for individualized consultations for a personal assessment of your unique situation. During your appointment (either by phone or in-person), our professionals will:

    • Review your symptoms and health history
    • Examine your diet and lifestyle
    • Recommend specialized testing
    • Assess possible drug-nutrient interactions or depletions
    • Answer any questions you may have
    • Create a customized plan that includes natural remedies, custom compounding, diet, and lifestyle recommendations  Read more

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