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  • Plant-Powered Super Bowl: Tom Brady and Beyond Meat

    by Neal Barnard, MD, FACC | February 5, 2019

    We just witnessed a plant-powered Super Bowl LIII. NFL quarterback Tom Brady – who eats a primarily plant-based diet – brought the Patriots to the Super Bowl for the third consecutive year, this time taking on the Los Angeles Rams. By now, we know that the New England Patriots won their 11th Super Bowl, and quarterback Tom Brady  now sports 6 Super Bowl rings. Read more

  • How Eating More Plants Can Save Lives and the Planet

    by Neal Barnard, MD, FACC | January 29, 2019

    "Because food systems are a major driver of poor health and environmental degradation, global efforts are urgently needed to collectively transform diets and food production."

    That’s the urgent call from leading scientific researchers in a new report in The Lancet. After reviewing the effects of food production on human health and the environment, they concluded that a dietary shift toward plant foods and away from animal products is vital for promoting human health and the health of our planet. Read more

  • 5 Tips to Improve Your Diet in the New Year

    by Paula Gallagher | January 2, 2019

    As we start 2019, it is a good time to reflect on 2018 to help make this new year even better. I hope that we all strive for happier and healthier lives, and that we are able to achieve that, as well. I also hope that Village Green continues to be a resource for your nutritional supplements compounding and prescription needs, products for hand and body care, as well as a place that provides you with information and knowledge.

    Whether you believe in resolutions or not, making a conscious decision and effort to make healthier choices can always be something we work towards. The following tips are designed to be realistic and long-term, to help improve your diet. Read more

  • Tips to Cut Down Holiday Waste

    by Paula Gallagher | December 12, 2018

    About 2 months ago, we posted a blog about reducing kitchen waste, but during the holidays it seems extra hard to be environmentally minded about how much we waste. In fact, Americans use about 4 million tons of wrapping paper and gift bags and that is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of holiday waste. According to the EPA, household waste increases by more than 25% over the holidays. Food waste, shopping bags, packaging, wrapping paper, bows and ribbons all add up to an additional 1 million tons a week to our landfills.

    So what can you do? Read more

  • Reducing Food Waste: Tips Toward a Zero Waste Kitchen

    by Paula Gallagher | October 23, 2018

    According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, almost 40% of the food produced and distributed in the United States never gets eaten. That works out to an estimated $160 billion in food a year. Waste disposal is also expensive and costs billions and billions annually. There are also  environmental and social consequences, such as increased greenhouse gas emissions and hunger among the less fortunate.  Add non-edible waste that is associated with food, like plastic products and food packaging, and we have a big problem.

    This is why starting at home and working toward a zero waste kitchen is important. Achieving a zero waste kitchen may seem daunting Read more

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