4 Effective Tips for Autumn Allergies

allergies can cause sneezingItchy eyes? Runny nose? Cross reactions with food? It feels like the season for allergies never goes away. This fall, from hay fever and ragweed to mold from the falling leaves, swollen joints and inflammation, allergies and allergic reactions can manifest in mysterious and complex ways. Worse yet, sometimes the standard solutions can be just as irritating and toxic!

To help you navigate this novel allergy season, here are some tried and true tips sent with love from our practice to you. Continue reading “4 Effective Tips for Autumn Allergies”

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7 Natural Immunity Boosters for Kids

immunity boosters for kids help keep them healthy Sometimes it feels as if threats are everywhere. There’s always something ready and waiting to attack our children’s immune systems – from allergens and bacteria to ever-evolving strains of the common cold – and we don’t want them to miss out on fun or important things due to an illness that could have been avoided.

Though we can’t possibly protect our children from every threat, simply boosting their immune systems will go a long way toward helping their bodies fight many of the nasty germs floating around out there. Continue reading “7 Natural Immunity Boosters for Kids”

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Update on Most Important Nutrients for Building Immune Strength During the Pandemic

virusOur team of nutrition experts is working hard to stay abreast of all of the rapidly emerging information on COVID-19. As new recommendations are made about best practices to reduce your exposure to the virus and ways to optimize your immune function, we are doing our best to share these important updates with you.

This complex and deadly virus has scientists and the medical community racing to understand the mechanisms of this virus and find possible treatments. It is critical that we all adhere to the recommendations from health officials to help decrease transmission. Continue reading “Update on Most Important Nutrients for Building Immune Strength During the Pandemic”

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Healthy Foods & Nutrients to Optimize Your Immune System During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Coronavirus covid19aAs the number of coronavirus (COVID-­‐19) cases continue to rise, there is growing concern over public health and safety. Global efforts are being made to help contain the spread and impact of the virus, as direct contact with infected individuals is believed to be the most likely route of transmission. While people of all ages can be infected by the coronavirus, the most vulnerable population appears to be older individuals as well as people with pre-­existing medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease). It is advised that people of all ages take important protective measures to reduce the risk of contracting and spreading COVID-­19 and other viral respiratory infections. Continue reading “Healthy Foods & Nutrients to Optimize Your Immune System During the Coronavirus Outbreak”

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Food to Boost the Immune System

vegetablesGive your immune system a boost with healthful, plant-based foods. As coronavirus (COVID-19) has impacted communities around the world, many people have wondered whether there are steps they can take to stay healthy. Everyday preventive measures – such as hand-washing, avoiding contact with sick individuals, and good hygiene – can go a long way in reducing your risk for viruses, bacteria and other pathogens.

But studies have also shown that healthful diet and lifestyle habits can help boost the body’s natural defenses. Continue reading “Food to Boost the Immune System”

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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's impressive knowledge base is the result of a unique blend of educational and professional experience.
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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
    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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February 2024