No Carbs ‘Til Noon

Looking for an effective way to have some flexibility with weight loss results in your nutritional plan? Try going without carbs until noon, and then have no carbs within 3 hours of going to bed. So if you go to bed at 10:00 every night, this gives you from noon to 7:00 to have some flexibility with eating carbs. Going carbless for these early and late hours is a highly effective way to suppress insulin levels, which burns away body fat. If you want even more of an effect for fat burning, then eat carbs that are low on the glycemic index between those hours of noon to 7:00. For a free glycemic index, click here, or call call us to make a nutritional consultation.

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10 Ways to Boost Your Immune Power

Your immune system helps to protect you from the onslaught of infectious agents that you come in contact with every day. You may not know that more than half of your immune system is located in the digestive system. So, without a healthy digestive system, your immune system cannot do its job properly. Taking care of yourself and nourishing yourself helps to keep your body functioning optimally

  1. Eat a low glycemic, whole foods diet, rich in colorful fruits and vegetables, whole grains, high quality proteins, and healthy fats
  2. Limit your intake of refined sugars and processed foods
  3. Eliminate foods that may be inflammatory for you (often dairy, wheat, gluten, soy, corn, and eggs)
  4. Drink plenty of clean water
  5. Manage your stress levels
  6. Exercise regularly
  7. Get plenty of restful sleep
  8. Limit your exposure to toxins
  9. Take core nutrients such as a multivitamin, omega 3 essential fatty acids, probiotics, antioxidants, and vitamin D
  10. Laugh, enjoy life, and have fun!

If you would like further guidance on how to best support your immune system, speak to a knowledgeable expert at Village Green Apothecary who can help guide you in creating an individualized health plan just for you.

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Allergy Sufferers: Have You Tried a Neti Pot?

For you allergy sufferers, here’s something else to try that can really help. If you haven’t heard of a Neti pot before, we know, it does sound weird. But keep an open mind – this might help you to breathe a lot more easily.   Read this story to see how the neti pot changed one person’s view on allergies.  Check out this video demonstration about using a neti pot.

For individualized nutritional information regarding allergy support contact us.

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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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    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
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    Dr. Rav Ivker
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