Individualized Nutrition, Pharmacy and Healthy Living

  • Truths About Living a Healthy Life

    by Teri Cochrane | August 15, 2018

    healthy-lifeSince the completion of the human genome mapping work, genetics has become a hot topic – specifically what it means for living a healthy life.

    Genetics has begun to play a major role in healthcare decision-making for both providers and patients. Providers are now taking genetics into account when prescribing viable treatments for their patients. And who could forget Angelina Jolie’s decision to undergo radical bilateral mastectomy after finding out her genetic predisposition to hormone-mediated cancers?

    While our genetics influence our response to food, the opposite also holds true: Read more

  • Q & A: Actress Mallika Sherawat Says Go Vegan to Fight Diabetes

    by Neal Barnard, MD, FACC | August 14, 2018

    vegan-food_a“Change happens through education,” says Indian actress Mallika Sherawat, who believes a plant-based diet could help fight India’s diabetes and heart disease epidemics. That’s why she’s supporting a Barnard Medical Center and Physicians Committee tour of 11 medical schools in India, where students are learning how to use the power of a plant-based diet to help patients fight obesity, diabetes and heart disease.

    The tour, led by Zeeshan Ali, PhD, Physicians Committee Kickstart India specialist, and James Loomis, MD, MBA, Barnard Medical Center medical director, includes information on the Physicians Committee’s new Nutrition Guide for Clinicians app; evidence-based lectures; and plant-based meals and resources for students. Read more

  • Feed Your Brain

    by Paula Gallagher | August 13, 2018

    healthy-foodMost people think of eating healthy food as just something that is good for the body, but eating well is just as important for the well-being of the brain, if not more important. The brain is the most biologically active organ of the body. In fact it uses nutrients at 10 times the rate of any other tissue in the body. And although exercising your body and practicing word games are important for health, nutrition has to be part of the puzzle, too.

    Just like for the body, the best thing people can do to enhance brain health is to have a diet rich in vegetables, legumes and fruit. These foods are high in vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytochemicals (plant-based chemicals that help reduce the risk of infections, cancer, heart disease, and more). Read more

  • New Product: Magnesium Glycinate 400mg

    by Paula Gallagher | August 8, 2018

    At Village Green Apothecary we strive to bring the highest quality products to our customers. One of our newest additions is Pathway Magnesium Glycinate. This formula was designed to support nerve, muscle, bone and heart health and promote relaxation of mind and body to help you get a restful night's sleep. It is made from a patented mineral glycinate chelated form that promotes optimum absorption. To learn more about this patented chelated process called Traacs, click here.

    Chelation is the result of minerals becoming chemically bound to amino acids in a very specific manner. Chelation occurs during the digestive process to facilitate transport of minerals across the intestinal wall so that they can be utilized throughout the body. Read more

  • Making the Most of Summer Greens

    by Paula Gallagher | August 7, 2018

    pestoSummer greens like lettuce and spinach grow quickly and when harvested at their peak, are tender and delicious. However, if you wait until they have seeded, then you have a bitter green on your hands. Although salads are a great way to use these vegetables, you just may not be able to keep up with their swift growth. Here are other ways to use up those greens!


    Pesto is the greatest go-to for excess greens and so rewarding to pull out of your freezer in the winter. Its traditional basil can be supplemented or substituted entirely with any number of herbs and greens, including cilantro. Read more


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