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  • Pain Series: A Natural Approach to Headaches and Migraines

    by Paula Gallagher | December 16, 2014

    headache-painMigraine Basics

    What is a migraine? It is a severe, painful headache that can last anywhere from several hours to several days. Migraines differ from traditional headaches in that they are usually accompanied by other symptoms such as sensitivity to light and sound, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, or flashes of light.

    Who is affected? Migraines can affect adults and children, but are most often reported by adults. Women are three times more likely to suffer from migraines than men.

    Migraine Versus Headache: Which Do I Have?

    To better understand headaches and to differentiate migraine headaches from other types, see common signs, symptoms and frequencies of headaches listed below. Our certified wellness counselors recommend keeping a headache diary—noting when your headaches occur, what your headache signs and symptoms are, and any diet or lifestyle triggers you can identify. This detail will help our professionals provide a personal assessment of your situation and make recommendations for you. There are many options for taking a natural approach to headaches and migraines.  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

  • Small Business Saturday: November 29

    by Paula Gallagher | November 25, 2014

    PersonalCarearea-crop-sm-aThis year marks the 5th annual Small Business Saturday. There are so many reasons to get out there and support local small businesses. Here are a five:

    1. Locally owned businesses create more jobs locally and, in some sectors, provide better wages and benefits than chains do.

    2.Compared to chain stores, locally owned businesses put a much larger share of their revenue back into the local economy, enriching the whole community.

    3. Local ownership ensures that important decisions are made locally by people who live in the community and who will feel the impacts of those decisions.

    4. There are usually more diversity and options available at a local small business. Sure, the big box chains carry more, but small chains offer items you may never find elsewhere and can even special order items that they don't usually carry.

    5. In my experience, customer service in a small business far exceeds that of any larger chain store. At Village Green Apothecary we strive to make sure that each and every person is taken care of and has the best experience.

    So, whether it be Small Business Saturday, any Saturday or any other day of the week, supporting small businesses deserves to be part of your regular routine. Plus - our biggest sale of the year is going on now!

  • Overfed and Undernourished: You Are What You Eat

    by Debi Silber, The Mojo Coach | November 10, 2014

    drive-thruAccess to nutritionally depleted, technologically created, chemically treated “food” has many of us taking in thousands of empty calories, each and every day, without realizing the cost.

    The saying, "you are what you eat" carries a serious measure of truth. If you’re like most people, you’re overfed and undernourished. And when it comes to your weight and overall health, that’s no laughing matter.

    It’s so easy to grab prepackaged, convenient vending machine, drive-thru or shelf food – but what price are you really paying for all that “convenience”?

    • Larger sized clothing
    • Higher medical bills
    • Decreased energy and quality of life

    Our bodies are designed to eat fresh, natural, whole foods that supply us with an endless variety of vitamins, minerals, fiber and incredible nutrients.

    Think about all the many benefits (including better, fresher, more satisfying taste) that healthy foods provide. Is it really worth it to save a few short minutes of your day, pulling through the fast food drive-thru and spending your hard-earned dollars on items that can take even more from you – like your health, youth and energy?

    You may not realize it, but here’s what also happens when you eat this way:

    • Since foods that don’t nourish you can’t truly satisfy you, you overeat to try to find that satisfaction.

    • These are the foods that are the root cause of many illnesses and diseases.  Read more

  • How Daily Choices Impact Your Life: 5 Keys to Healthier Living

    by Debi Silber, The Mojo Coach | November 3, 2014

    daily-choices-questionsMost of us make hundreds of daily choices without much thought as to how they will impact our lives.

    • What to wear
    • What to eat
    • How to relate to other people
    • How to care for our bodies, minds and spirits
    • How we "show up"
    • How we nurture ourselves and those we love... and so much more

    Many of these choices are more like habits, and we don’t recognize them as choices because we don’t even realize we’re making them. But by changing how you view your daily choices, you can easily and positively impact your life and health, moving closer toward the life you truly want.

    Here are five keys to healthier living that are made possible simply by understanding how your daily choices impact your life.

    1) Nutrition / Fitness / Wellness

    What daily food choices are you making? Do you usually go for chemicals, toxins, and other unrecognizable substances and ingredients? You’re probably thinking, “Of course not!” But take a closer look. Healthier living starts with what you put into your body and daily choices should include real, whole foods that are rich in nutrients, avoiding those convenient but highly processed foods with no nutrients, just empty calories.  Read more

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