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Nutritional Supplements

  • Melatonin Benefits: Sleep and More

    by Paula Gallagher | March 27, 2019

    When you think of melatonin, the first thing that probably comes to mind is supporting sleep. It can be very helpful for initiating sleep, increasing sleep duration, as well as regulating circadian rhythm and reducing jet lag. But research shows that melatonin also has other exciting and significant health benefits. For example, studies indicate that it can also protect against neurodegenerative diseases and brain injury, help with migraines, provide important support for cancer patients, support heart health, and protect the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.

    Part of the brain (pineal gland) makes hormones, one of which is melatonin. Read more

  • Spring Sale at Village Green Apothecary

    by Paula Gallagher | March 19, 2019

    Daffodils are starting to bloom and warmer weather is finally here, which means it's time for our Spring Sale at Village Green! You will have until April 13 to enjoy these savings. Here are the details:

    • 30% off Pathway nutritional products

    • 25% off these TOP brands: Metagenics, XymogenThorneNordic NaturalsMegaFoodJarrowSolgar, Pure Encapsulations and Garden of Life*

    If you have never tried Pathway nutritional products, this is a great time. Read more

  • Explaining Bile Salts

    by Paula Gallagher | March 18, 2019

    What are bile salts? If you are one of millions of Americans who have had their gallbladder removed, you might already know the answer – particularly if you are experiencing some unpleasant side effects when you eat certain foods. Fats in particular become very difficult to digest. In the past, the solution has been to avoid fats altogether. The problem with that is that fats are important and without them, skin issues, vision and eye problems, fatty tumors, bruising, and many other problems occur.

    The gallbladder plays a key role in digestion of fats. Read more

  • Spirulina vs Chlorella

    by Paula Gallagher | February 26, 2019

    I recently received an email from a customer who was interested in supplementing with greens, specifically chlorella and spirulina. Spirulina and chlorella are nutrient-dense algae grown in mineral-rich pools of fresh water. Although both these algae look and taste very similar and offer some similar benefits, they also offer very different nutritional profiles and if you are going to choose one, it best to know which one will offer the nutritional aspects that will be most beneficial to you.

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  • Supplements for Heart Health

    by Paula Gallagher | February 13, 2019

    Last week, we talked about four numbers that are important for heart health, and this week we will look at supplements that can support your heart. Supplements can be helpful and used in combination with diet, exercise and lifestyle, and can significantly improve cardiovascular wellness. Before taking any supplement, please consult with a healthcare practitioner to make sure it is right for you.

    Supplements to Support Healthy Cholesterol

    Pathway Cholesterol Support: Several key vitamins, minerals, herbs, and Read more


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