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 Jared Rice | January 23, 2013
Right about this time of year the produce aisle of the grocery store starts feeling less than inspiring. In-season options are limited to storage vegetables like potatoes, onions and winter squash, which are getting old. Citrus is delicious, but you can only eat so many oranges and grapefruits.
So where do we turn to entertain our palates until spring? What’s in season when nothing is in season?
The traditional answer is fermented foods! Think sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha. (more…)
by Jared Rice | January 23, 2013
Digestive dysfunction is one of the most common ills of today’s population. Symptoms of acid reflux, diarrhea, constipation and bloating have become so normal that people often don’t recognize them as problems to be solved, if they recognize them at all. The allopathic diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) has become increasingly popular, leaving patients concerned and completely clueless as to the true source of or potential solution to their discomfort. Truth is, from intestinal parasites to food intolerances to emotional stress, digestive imbalances can have a variety of causes. (more…)
by Village Green Admin | March 30, 2012
Join us for our radio show this Sunday when host Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Eve Plews will be discussing “Solving the Belly Blues” – applying the principles of functional medicine to the treatment of digestive issues.
Eve Plews, LNC, has practiced for 24 years in her clinic, Full Spectrum Health, in Sarasota, Florida. Her training includes medical botany, homeopathy, five-element theory and functional medicine. Eve is a food-based clinician incorporating nutrients, herbs and medical foods to support health and healing. She has served on the Xymogen® Board of Advisors since its inception.
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 sources of fatigue, and supplements to help optimize energy levels. Click to listen.
by Paula Gallagher | November 12, 2010
Beneficial bacteria are critical to a healthy digestive and immune system. We all have them and without them, poor assimilation of nutrients, intestinal irritation or constipation can result. But their effects go beyond those commonly associated with digestion, including affecting our immune system.
Some preliminary studies also report that certain probiotics can play a role in reducing the development of allergies in children, decreasing Helicobacter pylori colonization of the stomach, helping patients cope with side effects of antibiotics, managing relapse of some inflammatory bowel conditions, decreasing the risk of certain cancers, decreasing dental-caries-causing microbes in the mouth, and keeping healthy people healthy.
Here are some other clinical benefits of probiotics:
Gastrointestinal Health: Probiotics have a beneficial effect on specific pathologic conditions. Many studies support the use of probiotics for digestive health. Probiotics may also help prevent traveler’s diarrhea and antibiotic-related diarrhea. (more…)
by Paula Gallagher | July 27, 2010
Perma Plus combines four key nutrients to help strengthen the integrity of the intestinal wall and enhance the digestive process.
L-Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the human body, where it functions as a major fuel source. Glutamine also is important for the health of the intestinal wall, protecting against bacterial translocation and promoting healing. Glutamine is stored in muscle tissue in order to meet the needs of other body tissues and inhibits muscle atrophy induced by stress hormones.
N-Acetyl-D-Glucosamine (NAG) is a major component of mucopolysaccharides and as such is a key component in connective tissue. The gut and gastric epithelium (especially the glycocalyx) contain high concentrations of mucopolysaccharides, which help provide structural integrity in the intestinal wall. NAG has been shown to accelerate wound healing.
Aloe Vera extract contains polysaccharides and other substances that stimulate tissue growth and repair processes, reduce inflammation, inhibit pathogens, and strengthen immune function. Fructo-Oligosaccharides (FOS) enhance the growth of healthy bacteria that are necessary for digestive processes.