Paula is a highly qualified and experienced nutritionist on the staff at Village Green Apothecary.
Margo's impressive knowledge base is the result of a unique blend of educational and professional experience. read more..
With his duel background in holistic nutrition and exercise Jared takes a comprehensive and integrative approach to wellness. read more..
Heather has special interest in supporting overall health, weight loss, hormone balance and stress management. read more..
Debi is a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in nutrition, a personal trainer, and whole health coach. read more..
by Margo Gladding | December 4, 2013
On two Fridays, December 13 and 20, 11:00am-2:00pm, a Dr. Hauschka representative will be at Village Green to answer all of your skin care questions and provide 20-minute individual face care and cosmetic consultations. Space is limited for the consultations, so please call Jeff at 301-530-0800 x1021 to reserve your place.
Dr. Hauschka is one of Village Green’s premium skin care product lines. Dr. Hauschka Skin Care products are based on a “holistic” philosophy – an understanding of the way skin works and its relationship with overall health, the goal being skin that is balanced and able to perform its natural functions without dependence upon a slew of products. All Dr. Hauschka products are 100% natural and contain the highest quality plant and mineral ingredients. You will never find parabens, phthalates, petroleum-derived synthetics, propylene glycol, silicones, synthetic colors or synthetic fragrances in any of their products.
Stop by during the demonstration times, and receive a free gift with your $25 Dr. Hauschka product purchase.
by Margo Gladding | December 3, 2013
We are excited to welcome Molly Carr to Village Green Apothecary. She is a nurse practitioner, herbalist, and certified nutrition specialist who specializes in chronic pain, sleep/ fatigue issues and nutrition/ digestion issues. Molly has worked as a nurse practitioner for 16 years and an herbalist for 7 years. She has always had a strong commitment to lifestyle counseling and promoting wellness in people living with health conditions associated with stress and chronic disease. From 1998 to 2003, she worked with people living with metabolic syndrome, diabetes and high blood pressure, through Kaiser Permanente. In 2006, Molly earned a Master’s Degree in Herbal Medicine after 3 years of full-time study at the Tai Sophia Institute under the directorship of Simon Mills, an internationally recognized herbalist and research writer. Since 2006, she has worked with Dr. Michael April & Associates, an integrated healthcare practice with specialties in chronic pain, fibromyalgia and sleep issues. As a Certified Nutrition Specialist, she counsels people who have nutritional deficiencies and weight management issues.
Molly is available for individualized consultations on Mondays from 12-4 pm at the office located across from Village Green, at 5411 W. Cedar Lane, Suite 202A in Bethesda. To book a consult with Molly, click here.
by Paula Gallagher | November 26, 2013
We are so appreciative of all of our customers, from those who have been with us since the beginning (over 45 years), to those who have just discovered us through our blog or our website, or from a friend. Times have changed since The Apothecary opened its doors, but one thing has remained constant… wonderful customers.
Personally, I am grateful for all the wonderful people who have worked at Village Green Apothecary. Caring, thoughtful people who strive to deliver quality service to everyone who walks in the door, calls on the phone or visits our website. I am thankful to work with such a great bunch.
I came across this blog from last year about gratitude. It is a great reminder that small gestures can make a big difference!
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
by Paula Gallagher | November 26, 2013
In a few days many of us will be sitting down to huge meals and afterwards rolling over to the couch. Here are some past blogs that will help you prepare for that big meal.
Pathway Digase: A blog about helping with digestion.
Avoid Thanksgiving Discomfort: Tips for a healthier Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving Heartburn: An all-too-real affliction for many. Tips to help reduce and avoid heartburn.
And if you are looking for an amazing cranberry sauce recipe, this one cannot be beat!
by Margo Gladding | November 25, 2013
From puberty to menopause, symptoms such as mood swings, bloating, headaches, hot flashes, and insomnia are indicators of hormone imbalance. Often the underlying cause is estrogen dominance. This occurs when there is too much estrogen or not enough progesterone to balance its effects. Estrogen dominance is caused by exposure to potent, environmental estrogens (xenoestrogens), found in plastics, pesticides, cleaners, detergents, beauty care products, meat and dairy products, stress, anovulation, poor diet, obesity, microbial imbalances, as well as synthetic hormones from birth control pills and hormone replacement therapy.
Foreign estrogens are much more potent than the estrogen made by the ovaries. Artificial estrogens activate receptors to stimulate a hormonal effect or occupy the receptor and block natural estrogens from doing their job, thereby disrupting normal endocrine function. Xenoestrogens can accumulate over time, are absorbed through the skin, are difficult to detoxify, and are stored in fat. While endogenous estrogens are biologically active only during the years of sexual maturity, have a life expectancy measured in days, and fluctuate month to month, xenoestrogen exposure starts with fetal development and can be around for decades.
Here are 5 tips for reducing estrogen dominance: Read more »