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EWG Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen: 2021
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has released their list for the dirtiest produce on the market. And by dirtiest, they are referring to fruits and vegetables that have the most pesticide residue, also known as the Dirty Dozen™. According to EWG’s analysis of test data from the Department of Agriculture, nearly 70% of produce sold in the United States comes with pesticide residue. Consuming foods that contain...
Post on Mon, Mar 22, 2021 by Paula GallagherREAD MORE
EWG Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen: 2017
It's that time of year again, when the Environmental Working Group (EWG) comes out with a list of the most pesticide ridden produce on the market, the Dirty Dozen™. They also have a Clean Fifteen™ list with fruits and vegetables considered to contain the least amount of pesticide...
Post on Mon, Apr 10, 2017 by Paula GallagherREAD MORE
5 Best Summer Food Blogs
Here are some blogs about food and summer (two of my favorite things). Summer food blogs offer a great reminder about how bountiful and varied summer eating can be! 1.Guest Blog by Dr. Mark Hyman: 10 Reasons Why Summer is THE Season...
Post on Mon, Jun 23, 2014 by Paula GallagherREAD MORE
Let There Be Light in the Vegetable Drawer
With the excessive use of pesticides and herbicides in commercial agriculture, we might forget that plants actually have their own methods for protecting themselves against pests and harsh environmental stressors. While the protections of our domesticated species may not be as potent...
Post on Tue, Jun 25, 2013 by Jared RiceREAD MORE
EWG's Dirty Dozen Produce List for 2013
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) released their Dirty Dozen™ for 2013 on Monday. The list outs the most pesticide-contaminated produce. This year, apples topped the list, followed by celery and cherry tomatoes. Although washing produce thoroughly can help reduce the pesticide residue, I would still recommend choosing organic, especially for top 10 to...
Post on Wed, Apr 24, 2013 by Paula GallagherREAD MORE
Five Reasons to Shop Local and Organic
Now is the time to support your farmers markets and take advantage of nature's bounty. Here are some of the reasons why: 1. Saves gas. Produce isn’t being shipped all over the country (or world) to get to your grocery store. Most vendors are with 100 miles of the farmers markets that they attend. Therefore...
Post on Wed, Aug 01, 2012 by Paula GallagherREAD MORE
Teaching Kids How to Go Green and Save Money
The earlier in life you learn how to live a greener lifestyle, the better. Repetition turns actions into habits, so teaching kids how to save energy, conserve resources, and avoid creating waste will help them live more sustainably as they grow older and establish their own households. To get started, here are 10 green tips...
Post on Thu, Sep 29, 2011 by Steve StillwaterREAD MORE
Radio Show on Sunday: The Unhealthy Truth About Our Food Supply: Interview with Robyn O'Brien
Join host Dana Laake and her special guest Robyn O'Brien, author of The Unhealthy Truth: How Our Food Is Making Us Sick and What We Can Do About It. Robyn O'Brien is an author, researcher and mother of four who has leveraged her experience as a food industry analyst to expose how failed federal policy...
Post on Fri, Aug 19, 2011 by Paula GallagherREAD MORE
Is Your Diet Helping or Hurting Your Health?
Your diet creates your foundation of health. Are you making food choices that support or hinder your health? Unfortunately, we are seeing many unhealthy trends in the American diet. It is important to keep in mind that your eating habits and food choices have the ability to either help or exacerbate many common health complaints...
Post on Tue, Apr 19, 2011 by Margo GladdingREAD MORE
FDA vs the Dairy Industry
In my house we only drink organic milk and I get teased by people who think I am crazy to spend $10 for a gallon of organic milk (actually, I pay that for 4 litres of milk... I live in Canada), especially when regular milk costs less than half that amount. Personally, I would rather...
Post on Wed, Jan 26, 2011 by Paula GallagherREAD MORE
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I use it as an anti-inflammatory. It was recommended by a family member. I buy all my supplements from Village Green; and have done so for many years.
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Village Green has excellent service as usual! 😊
I've been visiting Village Green Apothecary and its predecessor for at least 45 years: I trust them and they bend over backwards to guide you, find what you need, and solve problems. The staff are uniformly cheerful, and knowledgeable. It is a pleasant place to shop. This pharmacy is lightyears ahead of conventional drugstore pharmacies.
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Have used cranberry concentrate for decades. Very satisfied with this product. Evelyne Laurin
Excellent service & delivery was quick too.
Helps with my reflux & leaky Gut
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Peppermint Oil 250mg
Very pleased with the purchase, was shipped with an ice pack at no additional cost which was nice. Pollen is potent and as high quality as I've had. Good texture and taste, leaves a sweet aftertaste. Will buy again :)