Individualized Nutrition, Pharmacy and Healthy Living


  • Meet the Owner of Skincando on April 26 at Village Green

    by Paula Gallagher | April 23, 2014

    On Saturday, April 26 come in to Village Green to meet the incomparable Sara Damelio, owner and founder of Skincando, the extremely clean line of skin care products that includes the very popular multi-purpose skin salve, Combat-Ready Balm. You can also get 25% of the entire line of Skincando products as part of our Earth Day Sale (through April 30).

    I wrote about Skincando a couple of years ago when we first learned about Sara and her products and started carrying this line at Village Green. Read more click here.

    This is Sara's story:

    It was 1998, and Sara Damelio, a college student, found herself in a skin predicament. Having battled acne since high school, she was thrilled to get a part-time job at one of Washington D.C.’s finest luxury beauty boutiques. She was in hopeful search of ending her problematic skin forever. To her disappointment, however, the unlimited access to top-tier beauty products only further perpetuated her existing skin problems.

    In search for answers, Damelio discovered that many common substances and preservatives used in commercial skincare products are toxic and contain petroleum byproducts and parabens. Deciding to devote herself to learning about natural beauty, she became a licensed esthetician and after several years, an organic beauty specialist.   Read more

  • Honoring Earth Day: Personal Care Products Discounted 25% Through April 30

    by Paula Gallagher | April 22, 2014

    At Village Green Apothecary we know that people want safe and effective products. Because many individuals have allergies or sensitivities to certain ingredients or have concerns about the safety of some ingredients, we offer a wide selection of clean beauty care products that are free of common allergens, preservatives, dyes, and perfumes. Many of these companies use organically grown ingredients, and some are certified according to standards in the European Union.

    Right now, you can SAVE 25% on natural and sustainable personal care products at Village Green. Whether you are looking for makeup, lotion, diaper cream, body oil, nail polish, deodorant, soap, moisturizer, hand cream, shampoo, or facial cleanser, Village Green is a great source for natural body care products.

    Save on the following brands, and more:

    Aubrey Organics | Badger | Brigit True Organics | Collective Wellbeing | Derma e |
    Dr. Hauschka | EvanHealy | Goddess Garden | Logona | MyChelle | Sante | SkinCando |
    TheraNeem Organix | Thorne Organics | Weleda

  • 3 Simple Tips for Healthy Teeth, a Healthy Smile and a Healthier You

    by Paula Gallagher | April 21, 2014

    Two weeks ago, I took my two kids to the dentist. My oldest is a great brusher, loves to floss and grabs a Granny Smith for a snack. Unfortunately brushing my youngest one's teeth becomes a wrestling match every time she sees a toothbrush. But we keep at it, because having healthy teeth and a healthy mouth are important and can boost overall health. Plus, one day she will like brushing and flossing... right?

    Here are three tips to keeping your smile healthy.

    1. Brush and floss. According to the American Dental Association, you should brush twice per day with a soft-bristled brush. The size and shape of your brush should fit your mouth, allowing you to reach all areas easily. Flossing should go hand-in-hand with brushing because decay-causing bacteria still linger between teeth where toothbrush bristles can’t reach. Flossing helps remove plaque and food particles from between the teeth and under the gum line. If bacteria is left there to grow, the periodontal disease gingivitis may occur. Gingivitis (gum disease) is an infection of the tissues that support and surround your teeth and can even cause tooth loss. Research has shown a strong correlation between periodontal disease and other health problems like heart disease, diabetes, stroke and respiratory illnesses. There is even increasing evidence that people with periodontal disease are more likely to develop osteoporosis. So, brush and FLOSS!   Read more

  • Dinner Tonight: Spring Salad Greens with Honey Lime Vinegrette

    by Paula Gallagher | April 15, 2014

    With spring finally here, I have been feeling more like eating salad greens. I tried this salad the other night and it was  a winner with everyone. This recipe is chock-full of powerful nutrients like folate, iron, monounsaturated fats, and protein. You can use any spring salad greens; I used spinach for its heartiness, and it stood up to the dressing very well. Serve it with a nice side of wild salmon and you have a lovely dinner. It's also just as nice on it's own!

    Spring Salad!

    • 1/4 cup walnut oil
    • Juice of 1/2 lime
    • 2 Tbsp honey
    • 1 tsp Dijon or grainy mustard
    • 1 garlic clove, grated
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 1/4 tsp black pepper
    • 4 cups spring salad greens
    • 2 cups radicchio, sliced
    • 1 cup radishes, sliced
    • 2 cups cooked dried chickpeas
    • 1 avocado, diced
    • 1/3 cup sunflower seeds
    • 1/2 cup soft goat cheese, diced

    Blend together walnut oil, lime juice, honey, mustard, garlic, salt, and pepper. Set aside. ( I made this an hour before to let the flavors meld.)

    In a large bowl, toss together greens, radicchio, radishes, and chickpeas. Divide greens mixture among serving plates and top with equal amounts of avocado, sunflower seeds, and goat cheese. Drizzle dressing over the top.

     Photo from here, with thanks.

  • PlantFusion: The Perfect Protein Powder Featured on Good Morning America

    by Paula Gallagher | April 14, 2014

    Comedian Mark Malkoff used PlantFusion to fuel a dramatic transformation of his body in just 28 days. This past week, ABC Good Morning America interviewed Mark and talked about PlantFusion, streaming live on their website. Take a look!


    ABC US News | ABC Business News

    PlantFusion is the perfect protein powder – great tasting, allergen free, easy to digest, multi-sourced and plant based. It is a complete protein formula that has branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) and L-glutamine to support muscle and connective tissue health. Because PlantFusion is easily digested and efficiently absorbed, it provides strength and energy without irritating the digestive system. PlantFusion is well suited for vegetarians, vegans, and individuals with food sensitivities.  Read more

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