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 | 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: (more…)
by Paula Gallagher | November 19, 2013
Innate Response Formulas isn’t your everyday vitamin company. They have been in business for over 40 years, long before “whole foods” was a buzz phrase. Innate provides whole food nutrition, with the understanding that optimal health starts from the ground up – and thus, personal and environmental health are one and the same. Protecting health and environment means continuously striving for sustainable manufacturing and business practices.
On Monday, a representative from Innate will be at Village Green to tell you how you can protect yourself and your family from the flu virus by providing a safe, natural approach to strengthening your immune system.
Innate Immune Response is a supplement that does just that. This formula has been designed specifically to take advantage of the immune-supportive properties of some of the world’s most powerful botanicals and nutrients like beta glucans, astragalus, and mushrooms.
The product demonstration will run from 11:30 am until 2:00 pm. For more information, please call Village Green at 800-869-9159.
Please Note: Innate Response prohibits discounts of their products online. You can take advantage of our 25% off discount on these products during our current sale (through December 31) by shopping at our store in Bethesda, MD or by calling in your order. Phone: 800-869-9159.
by Heather Gunn | November 13, 2013
I don’t know if you realize it or not, but adequate food sources of pure vitamin A have been missing in our diets for years now. This is in part due to a decrease in the amount of liver and organ meats consumed in the Standard American Diet. It can also be attributed to avoidance of butter, whole milk and egg yolk for fear of rising cholesterol levels. Vitamin A is an essential fat soluble vitamin that is vital for growth and development of all organs, but with a special affinity for eye health. It’s no wonder that science is now witnessing an increase in vision related disorders, with the most dramatic being diabetic retinopathy. At this time of year, vitamin A is also so very important in dealing with the cold and flu season. It’s time to boost your health by getting adequate amounts of vitamin A for good health. (more…)
by Margo Gladding | November 12, 2013
Maintaining optimal blood sugar balance is important for physical and emotional health. It can help with controlling food cravings, managing weight, stabilizing your mood, supporting memory, and balancing hormones. It can also reduce your risk for developing metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, diabetes, and heart disease. Here are six tips to help you balance your blood sugar levels.
1) Eat within 1 hour of waking and every 3-4 hours until bedtime.
2) Never skip meals. (more…)
by Paula Gallagher | November 11, 2013
November is upon us, or should I saw Movember? Movember is an annual, month-long event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of prostate cancer and other male cancer and associated charities.
1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime. And although treatment and early detection is what this Mustouche Growing Movement is all about, prevention is cirtical in slowing down the rates of prostate cancer, as well as other male cancers.
Prostate cancer is the most common cause of cancer death in men over 75 years old. Age and family history are the primary risk factors. Prostate cancer rarely occurs in men under the age of 45-50 years old. It is also much more likely (double the risk) if you have a first degree relative with prostate cancer, particularly a brother. Other risk factors include being of African American descent, having high blood pressure, men frequently exposed to environmental toxins, such as farmers, tire plant workers, painters, as well as those exposed to cadmium or agent orange, and men who eat diets high in fat (particularly animal fat). (more…)