Food, Inc.: Put this film at the top of your “must see” list this summer

Judging by the turnout for the recent opening of the brand-new food documentary, Food, Inc. (it topped the per-theater average of all the movies at the box office on its opening weekend), Americans care about food. We want to know how our food is produced, who or what is harmed in the process, and whether or not what we are feeding our children is actually healthy. Food, Inc. goes in-depth into exactly these topics, and allows the viewer to see what food production entails for the farmer, the manufacturer, the production-line worker, and, ultimately, the consumer. Unfortunately it is not a pretty picture. Continue reading “Food, Inc.: Put this film at the top of your “must see” list this summer”

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Lower Lipids Naturally

So often I am asked if cholesterol or triglycerides can be lowered without prescription medication. The answer is yes. First, know what your low-density cholesterol (LDL, “bad cholesterol”) is and what it should be. If it is greater than 130, it is probably too high. If it is over 100 and you have one or more risk factors for vascular disease, it is probably too high. If it is over 80 and you have coronary disease or diabetes, it is too high. Risk factors, in addition to diabetes, include hypertension, smoking, family history, elevated CRP (C-reactive protein), and elevated Lp-PLA2 (lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2). I will discuss these further in a later blog. Continue reading “Lower Lipids Naturally”

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Green Sunscreen, Safe Sunscreen

During many years working in fragile tropical ecosystems, I have wrestled with the knotty dilemma of selecting sunscreen. One in five Americans will have a brush with skin cancer: a million cases are diagnosed each year. How do we protect ourselves and our children from UVA & UVB rays while not leaving behind a damaging chemical footprint? Continue reading “Green Sunscreen, Safe Sunscreen”

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Genetically Modified Foods: Why Doctors Advise Getting Them Out of Your Diet

Americans have been eating genetically modified (GM or GMO) foods for over 10 years, mainly in the form of corn, soy, canola, and cottonseed oil. Most Americans are unaware that GM foods are a new introduction to the human diet, and that they are guinea pigs in one of the largest food experiments of all time. Because GM foods are not labeled in this country, consumers are not able to make an educated choice and avoid GM ingredients when they purchase food. Continue reading “Genetically Modified Foods: Why Doctors Advise Getting Them Out of Your Diet”

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BIG SUMMER SALE at VILLAGE GREEN APOTHECARY

It’s time for another big sale at Village Green Apothecary. Take advantage of these great deals!

30% off Pathway Nutrition Products*
25% off all other Supplements*
20% off Body Care Products*
* some exclusions apply

You can order online or by calling the store at 1-301-530-0800. Or stop by and visit us. The staff at Village Green Apothecary would love to help you! Hurry..this sale will only be here for one month! Can’t wait to see you!

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  • Paula Gallagher
    Paula Gallagher
    Paula is a highly qualified and experienced nutrition counselor on the staff at Village Green.
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    Margo Gladding
    Margo's impressive knowledge base is the result of a unique blend of educational and professional experience.
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    Dr. Neal Barnard
    Dr. Barnard leads programs advocating for preventive medicine, good nutrition, and higher ethical standards in research.
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    Dr. Joseph Pizzorno
    Dr. Joseph Pizzorno, ND is a pioneer of integrative medicine and a leading authority on science-based natural medicine.
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    Debi Silber
    Debi is a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in nutrition, a personal trainer, and whole health coach.
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    Teri Cochrane
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    Dr. Rav Ivker
    Dr. Rav Ivker is a holistic family physician, health educator, and best-selling author.
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    Susan Levin
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