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  • Thanksgiving Gratitude

    by Paula Gallagher | November 20, 2018

    gratitudeThanksgiving should be about family, friends, good food... and most of all, gratitude. And being thankful can actually be good for you! According to the book Thanks! How the New Science of Gratitude Can Make You Happier (Houghton Mifflin, 2007), Robert A. Emmons, PhD, cites numerous studies that indicate happiness comes from feeling grateful.

    We tend to believe that happiness comes from what happens, such as what we buy, what we achieve, and where we go on holidays. But according to Emmons, it doesn’t work that way. He says that happiness comes from gratefulness. Read more

  • Plant-Based Holiday Menu

    by Neal Barnard, MD, FACC | November 19, 2018

    Looking for delicious plant-based recipes to brighten up your holiday menus? Dr. Barnard at Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has you covered. These recipes are based on fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables that are both high in nutrients and packed with flavor that will have your guests reaching for seconds.

    Sundried Tomato Lentil Loaf

    Makes 4 Servings

    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
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  • BIG YEAR-END SALE: Stock Up on All Your Favorites!

    by Paula Gallagher | November 16, 2018

    It’s that time of year again! Village Green Apothecary’s Big Year-End Sale starts this Thursday, November 14 and runs through December 31, 2018.

    Here are details of our year-end sale:

    • 35% off Pathway nutritional supplements
    • 25% off other supplement lines like Metagencis, Thorne, Xymogen and Nordic Naturals*
    • 20% off body care products

    This is a great opportunity for you to get your multivitamins, omega-3s, natural sunscreens and any of your natural healthcare needs.  Read more

  • Lunch Today: Sweet Potato Cakes

    by Paula Gallagher | November 14, 2018

    Sweet Potato PancakesThese delicious easy to make patties are chock full of vitamin C, beta carotene and fiber, perfect for when you feel like something hearty and nourishing. They can be served as a main course or shape the patties into small bites and serve as an appetizer, with your favorite salsa. They are also great frozen. Just make a double batch, shape into patties, and freeze. Delicious for an after-work supper when you have little time!

    • 1 large yam, peeled and diced (about 2 1/2 cups)
    • 2 Tbsp olive oil, divided
    • 1/2 sweet onion, diced
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  • Seven Reasons to Keep Saturated Fat Off Your Plate

    by Neal Barnard, MD, FACC | November 13, 2018

    Guest blog by by Meghan Jardine, M.S., M.B.A., R.D., L.D., C.D.E.

    Dangerous and confusing misinformation is leading many Americans to consume too much saturated fat, which is positively associated with heart disease – the No. 1 cause of death in America.

    Here are seven reasons to keep foods high in saturated fat – such as butter, cheese, meat, chicken and eggs – off your plate.

    1. A single meal high in saturated fat has an immediate effect on blood vessels, Read more

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