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  • How Village Green Apothecary Can Help You

    by Paula Gallagher | June 5, 2017

    IMG_0652a_smallDid you know that many prescription medications cause nutrient deficiencies? In plants, you can tell the signs of nutrient deficiencies just by looking at the leaves. In humans, symptoms may show up as fatigue, discolored nails, lackluster or brittle hair, or in other ways. Prescription risks and nutrient deficiencies, often shown through symptoms such as these, are the precursors to future ill health.

    Prescription interactions are the fourth leading cause of emergency visits in the U.S. If you take a prescription, there are risks that can cause future conditions unless you know how to balance them. Read more

  • Concerns About FDA Approved Drugs

    by Paula Gallagher | May 16, 2017

    medsLast week findings published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that nearly one-third of FDA approved drugs from 2001 through 2010 had major safety issues years after the medications were made widely available to patients.

    The study identified 123 drugs that had safety issues arise after FDA approval. Of those:

    • 3 were withdrawn due to safety concerns.
    • 61 had received boxed warnings about serious side effects (the strictest warning put in the labeling of prescription drugs or drug products by the FDA Read more

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

    by Paula Gallagher | May 8, 2017

    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. Read more

  • Event: Free Class on Concussions & Traumatic Brain Injuries - May 11

    by Paula Gallagher | May 3, 2017

    brains-collideA traumatic brain injury (TBI) usually results from a violent blow or jolt to the head or body. It can also be be caused by an object penetrating the skull. Concussions are a type of TBI and are on the rise, especially in children. TBIs affect how your brain works and, left untreated, can result in brain damage and even death.

    If you have had a concussion or know of someone who has, and if you live in or near the DC Metro area, please come to this free talk and blunt discussion about brain injuries by thought leader, Dr. Michael Lewis.

    Not content to accept the medical dogma that only time can heal the brain after an injury, Dr. Lewis, a retired Army physician now in private practice, has sought answers on how to help people recover from a concussion or brain injury when the medical system fails.

    Combining his traditional medical background and training with outside-the-box thinking, Dr. Lewis pioneered nutritional approaches to TBI for the military. Read more

  • Free Seminar: How to Help Your Kids Thrive in Our Toxic (and Nutrient Deficient) World

    by Paula Gallagher | February 14, 2017

    kids-outsideAs parents, we know that our children are facing a different world than we did, and the research is accumulating on how this impacts our kids both with short- and long-term health effects. Environmental toxins are bad for everyone – adults and children, and even our pets. But children lack the detoxification mechanisms that adults have developed, and when children are exposed to chemicals, their smaller body size means they’re exposed to chemicals at a much higher rate than adults.

    Babies, toddlers and young children play on the floor indoors and on grass outdoors. They frequently put toys that may contain toxic chemicals into their mouths. Read more

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