Paula is a highly qualified and experienced nutritionist on the staff at Village Green Apothecary.
Margo's impressive knowledge base is the result of a unique blend of educational and professional experience. read more..
With his duel background in holistic nutrition and exercise Jared takes a comprehensive and integrative approach to wellness. read more..
Ellen’s knowledge base has given her the tools to be an effective nutrition and health counselor. read more..
Naz is a nutrition counselor and lifestyle educator for Village Green Apothecary. read more..
Carmen is a therapeutic lifestyle educator for Village Green Apothecary. read more..
Debi is a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in nutrition, a personal trainer, and whole health coach. read more..
Steve is committed to greener living and offers to easy-to-implement green living tips and ideas.
Farzin Farid, Pharm.D
Farzin is a licensed pharmacist with a strong background in herbal, mineral, and vitamin therapy. read more..
Joe, Director of Medical Education at NeuroScience, Inc., provides scientific and clinical education on neuro-endo-immunology. read more..
by Village Green Admin | May 17, 2013
Join us this Sunday as host Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Scott Minton, Ph.D., will be discussing vegetarian sources of omega-3 and how they compare to fish oil.
Dr. Minton earned both a Masters and Ph.D. in Resource Ecology from the University of Michigan. He was a tenured Associate Professor at Vanguard University in the Biological Sciences. As a nutritional consultant, Dr. Minton practiced evidence-based nutrition, basing his dietary programs on a comprehensive intake process and advanced nutritional laboratory testing. This individual-centered strategy yielded successful experiences for patients with longstanding fatigue, excess weight gain, digestive distress, lowered immune function, hormone imbalances and other inflammatory conditions.
Tune in this Sunday from 10-11am on 1500 AM (WFED) or listen live on the web. Our shows are streamed everywhere.
Last week’s show was on the Gonzalez approach to cancer. Click to listen.
by Paula Gallagher | May 14, 2013
Did you know that as many as 80% of Americans are deficient in essential fatty acids? Essential fatty acids are required for good health, for the production of hormones, for communication between cells, to maintain memory and control body fluids. If your diet does not include sources of essential fatty acids like salmon or flax seed, you should consider a high-quality supplement like the ones offered by Barlean’s Organic Oils.
If you have wanted to try fish oils or flax oils but have been fearful of the taste, this is your chance to try the best tasting essential oil products on the market. On Saturday, May 18 from 11 am to 5 pm, Village Green will be having a demonstration of various Barlean’s products including, “World’s Freshest Coconut Oil.”
This is a great opportunity to taste test some essential fatty acid products and ask questions! See you Saturday.
by Paula Gallagher | May 1, 2013
Why does warmer weather warrant more trips to the pharmacy for bandages and antiseptic cream? My children are already sporting raspberries on their knees from getting too close with the sidewalk!
I know that there will be plenty more bumps and bruises to come and believe it is a good idea to have a well-stocked first aid kit.
Boiron has made this consumer educational tutorial about what homeopathic remedies you should have on hand for life’s little emergencies. Personally, I do not know what I would do without Arnica Montana.
To purchase Boiron remedies, click here.
by Margo Gladding | April 23, 2013
Cinnamon has a long history of use as a spice and medicine and is revered for its many health benefits. Recently, cinnamon has received a lot of positive press for its ability to help with blood sugar control. Cinnamon has been shown to lower blood glucose levels in prediabetics and individuals with type 2 diabetes. However, concerns about cinnamon’s safety have also been raised.
Safety concerns stem from the source of the cinnamon and chemical content. Most cinnamon sold in supermarkets is Cassia (Cinnamomum cassia, Cinnamomum aromaticaum, and Cinnamomum burmannii), which are not true cinnamon. Only Ceylon cinnamon, from the Cinnamomum zylanicum plant is considered true cinnamon, “Cinnamomum verum.”
While there are many similarities between Cassia and true cinnamon, Cassia has a higher coumarin content. Coumarins are naturally occurring plant components that have been shown to be hepatotoxic (toxic to the liver). Even small amounts (like that found in sprinkling over oatmeal or drinking cinnamon-based tea) can exceed the tolerable daily intake for children and adults. Therefore, it is recommended that when buying cinnamon to use as a spice, seek out the Ceylon powder/sticks over Cassia to ensure your safety. (more…)
by Debi Silber, The Mojo Coach | April 16, 2013
Have you heard about spirulina? Spirulina is a single-celled form of blue-green algae made famous for its health benefits. This algae is power-packed with B vitamins, beta-carotene, vitamin E, manganese, zinc, copper, iron, selenium, linolenic acid (an essential fatty acid), other minerals and antioxidants, and exists as an excellent source of protein! Its ability to protect against infection, disease and cancer are amazing.
Spirulina can relieve typical seasonal allergy symptoms – a runny and congested nose, watery eyes, sneezing and itching – commonly caused by pollen, ragweed, dust, mold, pet dander and other environmental contaminants. While prescription and over-the-counter drugs may have many undesirable side effects, spirulina can be a natural remedy for your seasonal battles and the common cold. Who can deny the benefits of an all-natural immune boost! (more…)