SOS for PCOS: Supplements

pcos-womanPolycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common hormonal disorders in women. Symptoms include high testosterone levels, which can lead to menstrual problems and infertility, along with high insulin levels, which can contribute to obesity. In this part of SOS for PCOS, we take a look at supplements.

Keep in mind that it can take at least 6-12 months of consistent lifestyle and diet changes, along with natural therapies, to bring about real change in the body when living with PCOS. In addition to a good diet, supplements have shown to be effective in helping those with PCOS. Continue reading “SOS for PCOS: Supplements”

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Event: Free Seminar on Vitamins, Minerals and Your Child’s Health – May 16

Vitamins, Minerals and Your Child’s HealthEvery day I send my kids to school with strawberries, carrots, blueberries, cukes and carrots… and many days they come right back. Even trying my best, my kids won’t always eat what I wish they would, so this is when I turn to supplements. I realize that nothing can replace the quality, variety and even the availability of nutrients found in food, and in no way are supplements a replacement for a proper meal. But I also don’t want to my children to be deficient in important nutrients.

If you are like me and have children who turn their noses up at all things green, and you need to make a decision about what to do to ensure your kids aren’t missing out on vitamins and minerals, here is a free seminar in the Washington DC Metro area. Continue reading “Event: Free Seminar on Vitamins, Minerals and Your Child’s Health – May 16”

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Resolution Series: Weight Management with Supplements

weigh-inThe number one resolution for Americans is weight loss. Despite hundreds of fad diets and weight loss programs that promise quick and long-lasting results, more than half of American adults are still overweight or obese.

According to the World Health Organization, more than 1 billion adults are overweight, with a body mass index (BMI) above 25. With nearly 500 million individuals ranking as truly obese (BMI above 30), obesity continues to represent a major risk factor for the development of serious medical conditions such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, Alzheimer’s disease and cancer. Continue reading “Resolution Series: Weight Management with Supplements”

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Answers to Commonly Asked Questions About Multivitamins

question-markI get a lot of questions about multivitamins ranging from wondering how important they are, to what makes some better than others, to what one should look for in a good in a top-quality multivitamin. Here are some answers.

Are multivitamins really necessary?

Micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) are essential for good health and support almost every function of the body. They help to convert food to energy, build and repair damaged tissues and DNA, manufacture neurotransmitters and hormones, break down and detoxify environmental pollutants and medications, and support growth and reproduction. Continue reading “Answers to Commonly Asked Questions About Multivitamins”

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Village Green Welcomes Solgar as a Radio Show Sponsor

solgar-logoSolgar is one of the pioneers of the natural supplement industry. Started in 1947, Solgar has always been committed to providing consumers with top-quality, innovative, science-based nutritional supplements to support their total health and well-being. Village Green Apothecary is proud to carry Solgar products at our store, as well as partner with them as a sponsor for our weekly Essentials of Healthy Living radio show.

Solgar’s beliefs and practices mirror those of Village Green’s, including offering researched, science-based products and extensive quality control. Their products come in recyclable glass bottles that are non-leaching, non-porous, and odorless.

Solgar also offers Kosher-certified supplements. Supplements that are kosher have been put through rigorous hygienic controls and are also certified by different kosher agencies. Solgar uses KOF-K Kosher Supervision, an international organization that follows the strictest laws of kosher observance, to certify their products. Continue reading “Village Green Welcomes Solgar as a Radio Show Sponsor”

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