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  • Strategies to Lift Your Mood and Help with SAD

    by Paula Gallagher | January 7, 2019

    The darker days of winter can take a toll emotionally and mentally on many people. For some, feeling down and the longing for warm sunshine is constant and can be accompanied by symptoms like fatigue, weight gain and irritability. This feeling is referred to appropriately as SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), a type of depression that is common during winter months.

    The cause of SAD isn't absolutely clear. However, research indicates that lack of sunlight and the roles of two neurotransmitters, serotonin and melatonin, may have a part in the onset of this disorder.

    Serotonin is known as the "feel good hormone" and helps to regulate our moods. Read more

  • Prime Your Immune System for Cold and Flu Prevention

    by Margo Gladding | January 2, 2019

    With winter upon us, and cold and flu season in full effect, it’s so important to keep your immune system primed. Healthy habits such as exercising, eating right, getting rest, managing your stress, and washing your hands are all very helpful at keeping your immune system strong. Taking nutritional supplements also plays a key role in boosting your defenses. Below are my top recommendations to support your immune system for cold and flu prevention, as well as supplements for acute support. 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 Make Resolutions That Stick

    by Jared Rice | December 26, 2018

    The new year will be upon us once again, a time when many of us resolve to do better in the months to come. This can be a motivating time to make healthy lifestyle changes. And yet, New Year’s resolutions are plagued by a stigma of short-term success that often wanes before winter ends. When it comes to resolutions, why are we so shortsighted?

    It seems that the social pressure for setting goals, rather than the more intrinsic origin, results in a whole lot of halfhearted and incomplete resolutions. Whether you’re simply resolving “to be more physically active," for instance, or setting a concrete goal “to lose 30lbs,” it’s not enough to simply state Read more

  • Vegan Diet Could Cut Holiday Heart Attack Risk

    by Neal Barnard, MD, FACC | December 24, 2018

    Excessive eating this Christmas – and for many that means loading up on eggnog, cheese plates, ham, roast beef, and turkey – could lead to a holiday heart attack, according to a new study.

    Swedish researchers found that heart attack risk increased by 37% on Christmas eve and 15% on Christmas day. This was compared to the 2 weeks before and after Christmas, and was possibly due in part to overeating. People with type 2 diabetes and heart disease were at greater risk – that’s more than 120 million Americans.

    Of course, filling up on baked potatoes and broccoli won’t lead to a heart attack. Read more

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