It’s Time to Regain Your Health

We are moving into spring, which is the perfect time to make healthy changes. If you would like to increase your energy, have better sleep, lose weight, reduce your health risks, and stay healthy and active as you age, then let us help you gain control of your health.  It doesn’t matter if you are old or young, a man or a woman, in great shape, or have never exercised before – we have a successful program for you!

Village Green is excited to offer FirstLine Therapy (FLT), a specialized 12-week therapeutic lifestyle change program unlike any other. This clinically proven program targets the underlying causes of chronic illnesses by incorporating an individualized, easy-to-follow meal plan that emphasizes low-glycemic foods. By adding in nutritional support, moderate physical activity, and professional monitoring, the program is built for success.
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Happiness Decreases Heart Disease

Apparently, “Don’t worry be happy” should be everyone’s motto.  A study by Canadian researchers published in the European Heart Journal found that people who are happy, content and joyful have healthier hearts.  What they actually found was that over 10 years, being positive, decreased heart disease by 22%.

One theory about why this is so is that people who are happier  may have longer periods of rest and relaxation and recover more quickly from stress. Here are some tips that may lead to happiness that I found on

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Olympic Spirit, Hobbies and Living a Long Life!

The 2010 Winter Olympics are happening right now in Vancouver, Canada. I, for one, am super excited about them. I love winter and I love winter sports.  Figure skating, aerial moguls, alpine skiing, hockey… there is just so much to take in and enjoy.  The one thing that I have taken away from the Olympics, as we get in to day 4 of competition, is the sheer joy that the athletes have for their sport… not necessarily for winning the gold, but just for being there in the Olympics, competing with the best in the world.  We could learn a thing or two from them.  Passion is important in life.  It is important for your health and longevity to do things that you love and find, if not relaxing, well… enjoyable.  In fact, a study published in the Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics showed that  life expectancy was significantly associated with leisure time for sports and exercises and a higher proportion of participation in volunteer activities in the community.  So get out there, get active, and have fun.

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Feeling Some Stress? (Aren’t We All?)

Stress, whether physical, mental, or emotional in nature, can have a negative impact on your health. Ongoing stress can weaken your immune system, increase the likelihood of illness, and slow the healing process. Researchers believe that stress contributes to as much as 80% of all major illnesses. Eating a well-balanced diet, sleeping restfully, getting regular cardiovascular exercise, incorporating nutritional supplements, as well as introducing relaxation practices such as meditation, yoga, and deep breathing into your daily life, can help buffer the effects of negative stress on your body.

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Keeping your New Year’s Resolutions: Gender-Based Strategies

What? Men and women think differently! No way. Well, apparently it also holds true for keeping your goals. According to Professor Wiseman, a psychologist at the University of Hertfordshire in the U.K., successful strategies for keeping resolutions are often gender dependent. He found that by using gender-specific methods, an extra 22% of men kept their goals, while an additional 10% of women stuck with theirs. Continue reading “Keeping your New Year’s Resolutions: Gender-Based Strategies”

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  • Paula Gallagher
    Paula Gallagher
    Paula is a highly qualified and experienced nutrition counselor on the staff at Village Green.
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  • Margo Gladding
    Margo Gladding
    Margo's impressive knowledge base is the result of a unique blend of educational and professional experience.
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  • Dr. Neal Barnard
    Dr. Neal Barnard
    Dr. Barnard leads programs advocating for preventive medicine, good nutrition, and higher ethical standards in research.
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  • Joseph Pizzorno
    Dr. Joseph Pizzorno
    Dr. Joseph Pizzorno, ND is a pioneer of integrative medicine and a leading authority on science-based natural medicine.
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  • Debi Silber
    Debi Silber
    Debi is a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in nutrition, a personal trainer, and whole health coach.
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  • Teri Cochrane
    Teri Cochrane
    Teri is a is a Certified Coach Practitioner with extensive certifications and experience in holistic medicinal practices.
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  • Dr. Rav Ivker
    Dr. Rav Ivker
    Dr. Rav Ivker is a holistic family physician, health educator, and best-selling author.
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  • Susan Levin
    Susan Levin
    Susan writes about the connection between plant-based diets and a reduced risk of chronic diseases.
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    Dr. Rob Brown
    Dr. Brown's blended perspective of healthcare includes a deeply rooted passion for wellness and spiritual exploration.
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March 2023