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
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 | December 7, 2012
Join us this Sunday as host Dana Laake and her special guest Rex Jones discuss raw supplementation and the importance of probiotic strain diversity.
Rex Jones has been an educator with Garden of Life for more than 4 years and brings with him a lifelong passion for the Natural Foods Industry and a strong knowledge of herbal medicine. For more than 10 years he worked in a natural foods retail setting as a nutrition manager and herbalist.
Tune in this Sunday from 10-11am on 1500 AM (WFED) or listen live on the web. Our shows are streamed everywhere.
by Paula Gallagher | November 14, 2012
Giving probiotics to patients on antibiotics could significantly reduce the incidence of clostridium difficile (C. diff) in hospitals, according to research from McMaster University and the Hospital for Sick Children published Tuesday in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
The study found that using probiotics could reduce C. diff-associated diarrhea among patients taking antibiotics by 66%.
According to co-author Dr. Mark Loeb, these results are significant because, “People at high risk are admitted, given antibiotics and unfortunately, sometimes they acquire this bacteria and it could lead to serious complications. Sometimes, it becomes very hard to treat and get rid of, so prevention is very important.” (more…)
by Paula Gallagher | August 28, 2012
Many people do not know that prescription medications can deplete your body of important nutrients, leaving you susceptible to other heath problems. Every week, I will post a blog about a commonly prescribed drug and what depletions it may cause.
First off, oral contraceptives. Prescribed to prevent pregnancy, regulate menstrual cycles and, for some women, provide relief of painful periods. Whatever the reason, these tiny tablets can rob women of critical vitamins, minerals and nutrients.
Folic acid – works closely with vitamin B12 in the metabolism of amino acids, and the synthesis of proteins, vital to healthy cell division and replication and to tissue growth, plays an important role in cervical health and preventing birth defects.
Magnesium – activates hundreds of enzymes, plays a role in healthy bones and teeth, muscle health, mood and sleep, cardiovascular and menstrual health.
by Margo Gladding | July 18, 2011
More and more infants and young children are being diagnosed with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). GERD is characterized by spitting up, irritability during or after feedings, coughing, wheezing, refusing to eat, poor weight gain, and crying when placed on his or her back, especially after a feeding. The conventional approach to addressing infant GERD involves treating with medications such as Prilosec and Tagamet. However, a natural approach to addressing this health concern involves a more comprehensive view and can be very successful.
First, if breastfeeding, it is important to consider the mother’s health because her health influences the infant’s health. What is her digestive system like? Does she have nutritional deficiencies? Does she have yeast? A poor diet? Toxic load? Inflammation? Does she have an imbalance in her healthy bacteria levels? Or, is her immune system under attack due to allergens? Sometimes eliminating dairy or soy from the mom’s diet can significantly help the infant. (more…)