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  • The Key to Optimal Health: Understanding Nutritional Deficiencies

    by Heather Gunn | September 9, 2014

    healthy-familyWhy do we get sick? Can we blame it on age? Is it because a co-worker or family member shared their germs? Maybe it’s because we are genetically at risk? Each of these factors has some influence on your wellness, but the bigger influence may be your micronutrient status. Micronutrients are the small compounds we identify as vitamins and minerals and include vitamins A, C, D and minerals such as calcium, magnesium and zinc. Everybody needs them and everybody should be getting their own required amount of them. The U.S. National Academy of Sciences has given us a system of nutritional recommendations to follow for wellness, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration now monitors these guidelines. Their purpose is to inform us on how much nutrition a normal, healthy person needs to be healthy... but these guidelines are very general. Some questions that should be asked are, “What does a normal, healthy person look like?” and “Does every normal, healthy person need the same amount of nutrients?”  Read more

  • Important Nutritional and Genetic Tests for Your Health

    by Margo Gladding | April 7, 2014

    Nutritional and genetic tests can be very useful for determining whether you are getting optimal amounts of vitamins and minerals, and whether your body is able to properly absorb them. You can be deficient in micronutrients and not even know it. Studies have shown that 50% of patients taking a multivitamin are functionally deficient in one or more essential nutrients that are vital to long-term health. Scientific evidence also confirms such deficiencies are associated with disease processes and the overall condition of your health. Deficiencies suppress the function of the immune system and contribute to degenerative processes. So, anyone who is interested in feeling his or her best can benefit from these tests.

    Determining your MTHFR (methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase) genotype gives you valuable information about your body's ability to methylate. Methylation is a crucial part of cell processes and reduced function has been linked to numerous medical conditions including neurological and cardiovascular disorders, mental dysfunctions and diabetes.  Methylation is necessary for turning genes on and off, processing chemicals and toxins, building neurotransmitters, processing hormones, building immune cells, synthesizing DNA/RNA, producing energy, and producing the protective coating on nerves. Read more

  • Video | Quick Tips for a Healthy Heart

    by Heather Gunn | February 12, 2014

    Watch the video below featuring our own Heather Gunn, to learn about three quick tips for a healthy heart. Heather is a clinical herbalist, licensed clinical nutritionist and fitness consultant, and she also offers personal consultations. If you would like to schedule a consultation, click here.

     

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  • Weight Loss Secrets: Free 5-Class Series in Bethesda

    by Heather Gunn | January 1, 2014

    To help jump-start your goals for the New Year, if you're looking to drop some pounds and are local to the DC metropolitan area, Village Green is offering a FREE series of five sessions of weight loss secrets... and the strategy behind making it permanent. You can feel better and look better by learning how to achieve healthy results now!

    Losing weight should be simple – and I’m NOT asking you to give up any of your pleasure foods to do it. There are easier ways to accomplish health and permanent weight loss and I will show you how.

    Each session will progressively build on the last. In these 5 sessions you will learn:

    • Easy lifestyle strategies to keep your weight balanced.
    • 5 nutritional supplements that support a revving metabolism.
    • The secret to cooking and eating for your ideal weight.
    • The simplest way to add 10 years to your life.
    • How to customize your workouts to personally increase your metabolism.  Read more
  • Video | How You Can Keep Your Kids Healthy

    by Heather Gunn | December 11, 2013

    Watch the video below featuring our own Heather Gunn, to learn how you can keep your kids healthy. Heather is a clinical herbalist, licensed clinical nutritionist and fitness consultant, and she also offers personal consultations. If you would like to schedule a consultation, click here.

     

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