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  • Favorite Product: Pathway's Full-Spectrum Digestive Enzymes

    by Paula Gallagher | April 11, 2016

    digestive enzymesOne of my favorite products for digestive relief is Pathway Digase. We do a lot of running around on weekends, and many times have to rely on eating out, which means that you never really know how your stomach is going to feel. Digase can be a lifesaver.

    Digase is a combination of digestive enzymes that help break down food in order to make it easier to digest. When sitting down to a restaurant meal, I take a couple right before I start to eat and sometimes I even take two more afterwards if the dessert is particularly tasty.

    You don’t have to save enzymes for eating out to reap the benefits of digestive enzymes. Taking one before each meal can help the digestive process. Some people find that their stomach becomes a little upset after eating foods like beans or broccoli. Pathway Digase may help ease some of that discomfort.

    You can save 30% on Pathway Digase at our Spring Sale, through April 18!

  • Village Green's Spring Sale Ends April 18

    by Paula Gallagher | April 11, 2016

    Untitled-57You have one more week to take advantage of Village Green's annual Spring Sale. All Pathway products are 30% off, plus you save 25% on some of our top brands, including Metagenics, Xymogen, Thorne, Nordic Naturals, Innate, Megafood, Solgar, Jarrow and Garden of Life.

  • Time to Spring Clean Your Body

    by Paula Gallagher | March 29, 2016

    Opening windows, seeding your lawn, and cleaning your windows are some of the things most of us do in our homes when the first signs of spring start popping up. But our homes aren’t the only things we should be looking at – spring clean your body to get a fresh start and feel great!

    A seasonal body cleanse can do wonders for our health. Cleansing or detoxifying can help the body rid itself of toxins that have built up in our systems over the months (or years).

    A quality cleanse will enhance the body’s natural detoxification process, which includes the liver, kidneys, digestive system, lymphatics and blood. If you have never done a cleanse before, the variety of options available today can be confusing and daunting. Here are two that I like. Read more

  • FODMAP Diet – A Way to Eliminate or Reduce IBS Symptoms

    by Margo Gladding | December 30, 2014

    FODMAPIf you experience IBS symptoms such as abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, gas, and bloating, then you know the serious impact that it can have on your quality of life. One in five Americans suffer from IBS and many also experience anxiety or depression along with their painful digestive symptoms. But, did you know that a dietary approach can eliminate or significantly reduce IBS symptoms?

    Following a low FODMAP diet has been clinically shown to provide an effective approach to managing IBS/functional gut disorders. FODMAP stands for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides And Polyols.

    An Australian research team developed this dietary approach and it is considered the primary management strategy for IBS in Australia. FODMAPs are specific types of carbohydrates (short-chain carbohydrates), which are incompletely absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract. As a result, they stay in the small intestine where bacteria feed on them and produce byproducts and waste materials. Read more

  • Giving Thanks, and How to Avoid Digestive Discomfort

    by Paula Gallagher | November 26, 2014

    thanksgivingVillage Green Apothecary would like to thank all of our wonderful customers, from those who have been with us since the beginning, to those who have just discovered us through our blog or our website, or from a friend. 

    Tomorrow many of us will be sitting down with loved ones to a really big meal (just one of many things to be grateful for). Here are some past blogs with tips on how to avoid (or help address) post-meal digestive discomfort from overeating!

    Pathway Digase: A blog about helping with digestion.

    Avoid Thanksgiving Discomfort: Tips for a healthier Thanksgiving.

    Thanksgiving Heartburn: An all-too-real affliction for many. Tips to help reduce and avoid heartburn.

    Photo from here, with thanks.

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