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  • The Key to Optimal Health: Understanding Nutritional Deficiencies

    by Heather Gunn | November 27, 2018

    Why 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, including nutritional deficiencies. Read more

  • Washington Capitals Use Micronutrient Testing to Improve Performance

    by Paula Gallagher | January 12, 2016

    joewithpuckEven if you aren't a hockey fan (how could you not be?), you might still know that the Washington Capitals are at the top of their division and are leading the National Hockey League in points.

    They have great players, coaching and development, but Coach Barry Trotz also sees the value of using sport-science as an advantage. When one player was feeling run down, he had a blood analysis done and made adjustments to his diet. When his performance improved based on the results from the blood work, all the Capitals players were asked to do the testing.

    Along with a micronutrient test, which reveals vitamin and mineral deficiencies, hormone and adrenal testing where also done. Personalized recommendations were made for each player based on the results. The reasoning for the testing is that stabilized micronutrient and hormonal levels could help the Capitals players recover better after games during a lengthy season and potentially prevent injuries. 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.

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