Series: Staying Healthy Over the Long Holiday Season

family-walk-in-woodsThanksgiving is only a few weeks away, and for many that means the start of a hectic traveling season, too. Whether it is visiting family and friends or traveling for work, having an action plan for staying healthy and relatively stress-free over the holiday season is important.

Over the next few weeks, watch for blogs that can help you handle digestion (is that your third helping of stuffing?), anxiety and stress, and even hygiene. The first in this series is how to help when you start feeling the first symptoms of a cold or the flu. Continue reading “Series: Staying Healthy Over the Long Holiday Season”

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Life Extension’s Migra-Eeze: Migraine Support

Nearly a year ago, I wrote about the beneficial effects of butterbur in treating migraines. In clinical trials in both Germany and the United States, butterbur reduced the incidence of head cavity discomforts by up to 61%. In fact , according to doctors from the American Academy of Neurology and the American Headache Society, butterbur is as effective as many prescription medications in making make a difference in preventing migraine headaches.

Life Extension’s Migra-Eeze contains butterbur root extract standardized to provide 22.5 mg of petasins with each daily dose of two softgels. Riboflavin (vitamin B2) and ginger are included, based on the ability of these nutrients to exert functional changes that may also guard against head cavity discomfort.

If you would like more information about butterbur, please contact Village Green Apothecary 1-800-869-9159.

 

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Sunday Radio Show: Using Functional Medicine to Treat Digestive Issues

Join us for our radio show this Sunday when host Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Eve Plews will be discussing “Solving the Belly Blues” – applying the principles of functional medicine to the treatment of digestive issues.

Eve Plews, LNC, has practiced for 24 years in her clinic, Full Spectrum Health, in Sarasota, Florida. Her training includes medical botany, homeopathy, five-element theory and functional medicine. Eve is a food-based clinician incorporating nutrients, herbs and medical foods to support health and healing. She has served on the Xymogen® Board of Advisors since its inception.

Tune in this Sunday from 10-11am on 1500 AM (WFED) or listen live on the web. Our shows are streamed everywhere.

Last week’s show was on sources of fatigue, and supplements to help optimize energy levels. Click to listen.

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Flossing Can Affect Fertility

New research out of the University of Western Australia links oral health to fertility. Flossing, brushing your teeth and seeing your dentist regularly are all important when trying to conceive. The study looked at 3500 women and found that poor oral health causes inflammation and can delay conception by about two months.

If your gums are pale or bleed when you brush you may already have gum disease. Aside from seeing your dentist, brushing and flossing, a mouth wash or rinse can also be very beneficial. Pathway GUM TONIC is an herbal formula that helps strengthen gum tissue with its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and astringent properties. Ingredients include goldenseal root, bayberry root bark, prickly ash, myrrh gum, and coptis root. Mix 1 dropperful in a small amount of water and rinse. Not only is this formula great for gums, but it is also helpful for painful canker sores too.

 

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Radio Show: Natural Strategies For Dealing With Depression

Host Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. James Gordon will be discussing natural strategies for dealing with depression and optimizing health.

James S. Gordon, MD, is a Harvard-educated psychiatrist and world-renowned expert in using mind-body medicine to heal depression, anxiety, and psychological trauma. Dr. Gordon is a clinical professor at the Georgetown University School of Medicine and the founder and director of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine.

Tune in this Sunday from 10-11am on 1500 AM (WFED) or listen live on the web. Our shows are streamed everywhere.

Last week’s show was on herbs and spices as they relate to health and disease.
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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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    Dr. Neal Barnard
    Dr. Barnard leads programs advocating for preventive medicine, good nutrition, and higher ethical standards in research.
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    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 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 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 is a holistic family physician, health educator, and best-selling author.
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    Susan Levin
    Susan writes about the connection between plant-based diets and a reduced risk of chronic diseases.
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