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  • Take Charge of Your Health With IQYOU: Information Call on Nov 25

    by Paula Gallagher | November 20, 2014

    iqyou-full-colorVillage Green Apothecary would like to invite you to call in on Tuesday, November 25 at 7pm EST to learn more about IQYOU ( The call, entitled "Utilizing a Revolutionary Technology and Natural Solutions to Thrive," will be with Dan Gay, an expert on the new IQYOU system, a revolutionary self-care tool that offers personalized health solutions.

    IQYOU is a web-based, artificial intelligence smart tool that can help people create their own individualized nutritional supplement program. Developed by Joseph Pizzorno, ND, this tool has is being utilized by doctors and corporate wellness programs with excellent results. It’s HIPAA compliant for safety and security. Village Green collaborated on creating the consumer version in order to make it available to more people. 

    IQYOU puts you in charge of your own health. After you enter your health information, IQYOU will assess your health risks and prescription and nutrient depletions, based on research and clinical studies, and will produce an action report for you. You will be offered the option of ordering a customized daily NutraPack to give you the nutrients you need.  Read more

  • Meet Amanda Buxbaum, Licensed Nutritionist at Village Green

    by Paula Gallagher | November 17, 2014

    Amanda-3-webAt Village Green Apothecary, we are proud of our extremely knowledgeable and thoughtful staff.   We encourage you to come into the store to meet everyone. One of our talented nutrition experts is Amanda Buxbaum. She is a Licensed Nutritionist with a Masters Degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport, with a special interest in fitness, weight loss and wellness. Amanda's approach is gentle and patient-centered with the goal of maximizing joy and self-direction as central to the goal of healing and health. Her background as an actuarial analyst gives her the analytical edge when studying the current health research and problem-solving with patients. Amanda is also a Certified Nutrition Specialist and is in her fifth year of teaching nutrition at Montgomery College.

    Amanda has worked with nutrition clients on issues from IBS and other gastrointestinal issues, to a variety of cancers, and a host of neurological issues such as ADD, depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia, MS, ALS, and Alzheimer’s, as well as many other health issues. If you are interested in seeing Amanda for a nutritional consult, click here.

    Amanda is also the point person at Village Green for SpectraCell testing. One of the tests offered through SpectraCell is a nutrient analysis, where a simple blood test measures levels of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other essential micronutrients in your white blood cells (lymphocytes). This analysis measures blood nutrient levels over a 4-6 month period (rather than a snapshot of nutrient intake). Did you know that the Journal of the American Medical Association connects nutrient deficiencies to disease processes? Village Green offers free blood draws on Fridays and discounted testing rates. To learn more about the various tests offered by Spectracell, email Amanda or call her 1-800-869-9159, ext. 1019.

  • Book Signing and Q&A with Dr. Richard Maurer, Author of The Blood Code

    by Paula Gallagher | November 5, 2014

    bloodcodeVisit Village Green Apothecary on Saturday, November 8 from 3:00-5:00 pm to meet Dr. Richard Maurer, author of The Blood Code: Unlock the secrets of your metabolism.

    The goal of The Blood Code™ is to empower you to take responsibility for you own wellness. Using simple metabolic blood test results and skin-fold caliper measurements, this book will show you how you can prescribe your own diet, nutrition and fitness habits to help improve your metabolic health and vitality.

    You are in the right place if you are trying to:

    • Reverse type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance
    • Lower your risk of chronic debilitating disease, especially heart disease
    • Lose excess body fat
    • Resolve hypothyroid symptoms

    Whether overweight or lean, prediabetic or type 2, fatigued or fit, The Blood Code™ and its web resources can provide tools to help you understand your metabolic picture.

    Along with the book signing and Q&A on Saturday, Dr. Maurer will be our radio show guest this Sunday, November 8 from 10:00 to 11:00 am. Tune in live on Sunday to learn more about The Blood Code™, or check our radio show archives later, after the show airs.

  • Achieving Optimal Health Conference 2014

    by Paula Gallagher | October 20, 2014

    Learn from wellness experts about how to attain vibrant health through proper nutrition, regular exercise, and living a more meaningful life at this one-day health and wellness conference this Saturday, October 25 at Georgetown University.

    Achieving Optimal Health Conference 2014 provides access to innovative leaders in health today. They will challenge you to think and act in new ways and teach you to achieve your own personal optimal health through food, lifestyle choices, and the practice of prevention.

    The conference organizers have gathered an impressive array of speakers recognized as luminaries in the field of wellness today. Learn more about the speakers and details of the conference by clicking on the link below.

    Conference Website

    Saturday, October 25, 2014
    Registration opens at 8:30 AM
    Program from 9:15 – 4:00pm
    Georgetown University
    Washington, DC

  • Village Green Celebrates 1,000 Blogs!

    by Paula Gallagher | September 9, 2014

    bloggingSince we started this blog just over 5 years ago, we have written 999 blogs with topics ranging from beauty to green living, from to stress to exercise. The goal for the Village Green Blog was, and continues to be, to provide information on current events related to all aspects of health.

    We hope that you have enjoyed the last 999 blogs, and tune in for the next 999.

    Here is a look at some of the earliest blogs we posted, that are still applicable today!

    Lower Lipids Naturally: Dr. James Brodsky takes a look at how to manage cholesterol using holistic methods. Dr. Brodsky practices in Chevy Chase and his focus includes preventive aspects of health care utilizing complementary and alternative methods, integrative concepts, functional medicine, and nutritional healing.

    Harmful Chemicals in Shampoo:  Beth Ritchie, a green living expert, looks at what ingredients to avoid when you are buying shampoo, or any personal care product.  Read more

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