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  • 50 Favorites! Essentials of Healthy Living Radio Show

    by Margo Gladding | November 30, 2015

    radio-tower-imageSince 2007, Village Green has broadcast a weekly radio show that covers current health news and offers advice on complementary and alternative approaches to living well. Our 1-hour radio program covers a wide variety of health topics and features leading national and local health experts and specialists, such as Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. David Perlmutter, Dr. Bob O’Bryan, Dr. Deanna Minich, Dr. Joseph Pizzorno, JJ Virgin, Tom Malterre, Dr. Majid Fotuhi, Dr. Gerard Mullin, Dr. Terry Wahls, Dr. Susan Blum, plus many others! Health topics and experts are carefully selected to reflect growing health trends. Some of our past topics include:

    Hormonal issues affecting men and women
    Gut microbiome and its role in health
    Cutting-edge treatments for supporting brain health
    Importance of a healthy diet in preventing/managing chronic diseases and stress
    Bone health and the benefits of taking whole food supplements
    Natural approaches for treating depression
    Body cleansing and detoxification
    Herbal misconceptions, fears and applications for healthy living
    Maternal health and fetal health
    Green living and reducing exposure to toxins
    Alternatives to cholesterol-lowering medications

    Read more

  • 5 Reasons to Support Small Business Saturday on November 28... And Every Day!

    by Paula Gallagher | November 25, 2015

    small-business-saturdayThis year marks the 6th annual Small Business Saturday. There are many reasons to get out there and support local, small businesses! Here are five:

    1. Locally-owned businesses create more jobs locally and, in some sectors, provide better wages and benefits than chains retailers do.

    2 .Compared to chain stores, locally owned businesses put a much larger share of their revenue back into the local economy, enriching the whole community.

    3. Local ownership ensures that important decisions are made by people who live in the community and who will feel the impacts of those decisions.

    4. Often, more diversity and unique options are available at local small businesses. Sure, the big box chains carry more stuff, but small chains offer items you may never find elsewhere, and you can frequently special-order items that they don't usually carry. Read more

  • Village Green Apothecary – 50 Years Old!

    by Village Green Admin | November 23, 2015

    18-VGA_50th Marc Isaacson, Irv Rosenberg, and Gail Isaacson - past and present owners of Village Green Apothecary (formerly The Apothecary).

    Village Green Apothecary's actual, exact 50th anniversary date was November 22. So last Sunday, 50 years later to the day, we had a big party to celebrate this big anniversary and were honored by the presence of Irv Rosenberg, one of the original founders of The Apothecary. We’ve posted a photo album of pictures from our celebration – check it out!

    How did we get to this point?

    On November 22, 1965, two dedicated pharmacists named Mickey Weinstein and Irv Rosenberg opened a store called The Apothecary in Bethesda, MD. Their many years of experience in nutritional pharmacology had inspired them to establish a special place where people could benefit from the best of both traditional and alternative healthcare. The Apothecary was one of a very few pharmacies in the Washington area that offered an alternative approach to healing, focusing on improving health through diet and lifestyle changes, and nutritional supplements, rather than through conventional medicine alone. Read more

  • Introducing Our New Health Resource: The Natural Medicines Database

    by Margo Gladding | November 18, 2015

    natural-medicines-databaseOne of our great missions at Village Green Apothecary is to provide support and education to our customers. On a daily basis, we field numerous questions about various health challenges and help navigate customers through confusing or conflicting news reports. We also provide guidance to customers wanting to take nutrients safely alongside prescription medications.

    In an effort to provide even greater care, we have a new comprehensive tool to use with customers. Called the Natural Medicines Database, it is considered the most authoritative resource available, providing unbiased, scientific clinical information on dietary supplements, natural medicines, and complementary, alternative, and integrative therapies.

    Some of the key features of this in-depth tool include the ability to check for drug/nutrient interactions, effectiveness, nutrient depletions, safety during pregnancy and lactation, as well as adverse effects. In addition, the Natural Medicines Database has over 1,200 food, herb and supplement monographs with information about effectiveness, dosage and administration, adverse effects, and warnings with medications. There are also monographs on health and wellness, sports medicine and medical conditions. All Database materials are updated on an ongoing basis and are thoroughly referenced. Read more

  • BIG YEAR-END SALE: Stock Up On All Your Favorites!

    by Paula Gallagher | November 16, 2015

    VGA_50-year-logoIt’s that time of year again! Village Green Apothecary’s Big Year-End Sale has just started and runs through December 31, 2015. This year we're also celebrating our store's 50th anniversary of being in business with extra in-store events, a daily giveaway to a lucky winner, and more. Also check out our Tell Us Your Story contest for more chances to win great prizes. We're in the mood to celebrate!

    Here are details on the sale:

    35% off Pathway nutritional supplements
    25% off other supplement lines*
    20% off body care products

    This is a great time to stock up on all your favorite products, including everyday items like multivitamins, fish oil, and vitamin D! Especially if you have a big family. Read more

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