5 Ways to Have a Safe and Healthy COVID Holiday

holiday lights at Brookside GardensLockdowns, travel restrictions and social distancing are not the typical words you associate with this holiday time of year, but it is the reality we face this year. There are a few ways to handle this, but I prefer to be proactive and try to make the best of this crazy year while following guidelines set forth to keep everyone safe and healthy.

Following recommendations from the CDC, we’ve put together a helpful guide to navigating this holiday period during COVID-19 this year. Continue reading “5 Ways to Have a Safe and Healthy COVID Holiday”

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Keep Your Heart Healthy With a Plant-Based Holiday

heart healthy vegan paellaIt’s a dangerous time of year for heart health: holiday heart attack season. More people die from heart disease between December 25 and January 7 than any other time of the year. Loading up on eggnog, cheese plates, ham, roast beef and turkey may play a role.

Swedish researchers found that heart attack risk increased by 37% on Christmas Eve and 15% on Christmas Day, compared to the 2 weeks before and after Christmas, possibly due in part to overeating. Continue reading “Keep Your Heart Healthy With a Plant-Based Holiday”

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Reduce Breast Cancer Risk – Even During the Holidays

ice skatingGive yourself the gift of health this year with simple ways to reduce your breast cancer risk, even during the holidays! Physicians Committee launched the Let’s Beat Breast Cancer campaign with four simple steps: choose a plant-based diet, exercise, limit alcohol, and aim for a healthy weight – to help prevent breast cancer from developing and make it less likely to come back if already diagnosed. Here are tips on how to stick with the four steps even during the busy holiday season.

Red, Green and… Orange?
Studies show women who consume the most carotenoid-rich foods are 19% less likely to develop breast cancer. Continue reading “Reduce Breast Cancer Risk – Even During the Holidays”

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Last-Minute Gift Ideas from Village Green

gift ideas aIf you are still looking for unique and natural gift ideas for the special people in your life, come in to Village Green Apothecary to see what we have to offer. We have something for everyone on your list, from the beauty lover to the tea lover.

For the tea lover: With names like Get Happy and Get Relaxed, teas from Republic of Tea are a tasty and warm gift to give. Or try Double Dark Chocolate Mate, a special dessert tea for the chocolate lover on your list. Pair a tin of tea with a beautiful antique tea cup and tea strainer for a lovely gift for the tea lover. Continue reading “Last-Minute Gift Ideas from Village Green”

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Drink Today: Pomegranate Sage Kombucha Punch

pomegranate kombucha punchEveryone loves a festive beverage during the holidays and this one is perfect for all. Pomegranate Sage Kombucha Punch is a non-alcoholic take on fruit punch that is bright and fresh-tasting. Not only does it look pretty and taste great, it also is packed with nutritional goodness.

Kombucha is a delicious and energizing fermented tea with a tangy, sweet flavor and a touch of fizziness that makes it perfect for this mocktail. Full of live beneficial bacteria, yeasts, and active enzymes, kombucha brings the body into balance. It is also is packed with B vitamins, antioxidants, Continue reading “Drink Today: Pomegranate Sage Kombucha Punch”

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  • Paula Gallagher
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    Paula is a highly qualified and experienced nutrition counselor on the staff at Village Green.
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