Individualized Nutrition, Pharmacy and Healthy Living


  • Lunch Today: Chickpea and Mango Wraps

    by Paula Gallagher | March 26, 2019

    Tortilla wraps are probably the most versatile thing in my kitchen. From breakfast burritos to quesadillas, they are a kid friendly and delicious vehicle to get a lot of nutrition into your meal. And this recipe for chickpea and mango wraps is no exception. It's fresh and delicious and incredibly easy to make. Plus, the two star ingredients offer a ton of health benefits!

    Chickpeas are legumes and research has shown that people who regularly consume legumes have a reduced risk of coronary heart disease. Chickpeas also offer calcium, folate, magnesium and potassium, Read more

  • My Top Fitness Tips for Women

    by Teri Cochrane | March 25, 2019

    Throughout history, societal norms have dictated the body beauty ideal for women – whether soft and rounded, model-skinny or strong and chiseled. This “ideal” is ever-changing and is both geographically and culturally driven. Many women have taken extreme and unhealthy steps to meet someone else’s idea of a perfect body. Bowing to societal pressure, women continue to restrict calories beyond what is healthy, undergo dangerous cosmetic procedures, wear uncomfortable undergarments and engage in excessive exercise all in the name of attaining that elusive perfect body. Young girls, unable to reach someone else’s ideal, are becoming stressed, Read more

  • Lunch Today: Spring Soup with Asparagus and Peas

    by Paula Gallagher | March 20, 2019

    Other than maple syrup, asparagus and peas are some of my favorite springtime produce. Their bright green color and fresh mild flavors really start to make me feel like spring is here! Although nothing beats fresh peas right out of the pod or lightly steamed fresh asparagus, this spring soup may be a close second.

    Asparagus is high in folate and prebiotics as well as vitamin K, fiber, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc, vitamins A, C, B and E, and the phytochemicals beta-carotene and chlorophyll. Talk about a superfood! 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

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