Sunday Radio Show: Great Benefits of Ribose

Host Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Kaori Shimazaki Dadgostar will be discussing the benefits of ribose for chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, heart muscle energy, and increased stamina and endurance.

Kaori Shimazaki Dadgostar, Ph.D., is a technical specialist for Jarrow Formulas. She earned her Ph.D. from the Molecular Biology Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her multidisciplinary collaborations, as well as her work in protein/peptide/small-molecule chemistry, antibody engineering, and imaging have led to numerous published papers, grants, and patents.

Tune in this Sunday from 10-11am on 1500 AM (WFED) or listen live on the web. Our shows are streamed everywhere.

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Village Green Store Renovation Planned Using “Whole Architecture”

We have some great news for our valued customers! We will soon be remodeling our store in Bethesda. Plans include updated, lighter and brighter retail store space (watch for a fun rearrangement of our floor plan), along with shifting the locations of both our retail and compounding pharmacies in order to enhance our service to you. We will also have an in-store Call Center to handle our busy telephones.

As the “Greenest Pharmacy in America,” and to contribute to the wellbeing of our customers and staff, our architect, Dr. Nir Buras, PhD, is applying a scientifically-based, holistic/wellness approach to our renovation called Whole Architecture. The concepts of Whole Architecture can:

  • reduce stress 60%
  • increase wellbeing 30%
  • increase productivity 15%-20%

So, when is this going to happen? The tentative plan is to begin the first phase of remodeling at the end of August (this will be invisible to our customers). Two additional, more noticeable phases will follow, but we’re hoping this will not impact any of the great service and product selection that you get from us now.

We look forward to your thoughts about this, and your experience in our new space. We’ll be posting some photos as we go along, so stay tuned.

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Saving Money and the “3 R’s” of Green Living

Composting is one of those rare things that is very easy to do and offers multiple important benefits.

How easy is composting? All you need is a location in your yard and some kind of containment for the compost that develops. Ideally, the compost sits on the ground, allowing worms access to it from below ground.

Your compost bin can be a specialized compost container custom-built for the purpose, a trash can with the bottom cut out of it, or an area about 3 feet square bounded on three sides by wooden walls. The cost is minimal, even if you buy a compost bin. It turns out that my town gives compost bins to residents for free, so you should check availability where you live.

What goes into compost? Kitchen scraps, yard waste, and a lot of similar items that would otherwise go to trash and landfill. By putting biodegradable items like coffee grounds, egg shells, fruit and vegetable peelings, grass clippings, and leaves into your compost bin, you are not just reducing the amount of waste you send to the landfill each week. You are also creating a nutrient-rich addition to the soil that will enhance your lawn and garden. Continue reading “Saving Money and the “3 R’s” of Green Living”

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What Do You Do to Show Yourself Some Self Care?

What do you do to show yourself some self care?

Recently, a hair care company conducted a study involving 3,000 women. While a whopping 84% admitted they let their appearance slide, over 94% revealed that they feel better when they take measures towards their own self care. So, if we feel better when we take the time to care for ourselves, why don’t we make it a priority?

For many people, they just don’t know where to start.

I always recommend starting small and making a few minor changes, which may encourage you to make a few more alterations in the right direction. Here are a few ideas that many of my clients have tried. Choose any one which feels right and motivates you to continue on your wellness journey. Continue reading “What Do You Do to Show Yourself Some Self Care?”

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4 New Consultation Services Now Available at Village Green

We are excited to expand our consultation services to include four new types of consultations. Our professional staff of nutritionists, naturopathic doctors, and herbalist have been conducting nutrition counseling, wellness consultations, recommending specialty testing, and providing supplement reviews both in-store and by phone for many years now. With our new expanded list of services, we can even better serve our customers and provide greater individualized care. The next time you come into the store, ask for a copy of our Practitioners and Services information sheets to learn more, or click here access this information online.

New consultation services include:

Drug/Nutrient Interactions & Depletions Consultation
Prescription medications can deplete your body of important nutrients. Our experts can help determine which key nutrients you need to combat any possible imbalance. We offer a nutrient analysis test that can measure levels of your vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. Our practitioners can also help to ensure that the supplements and medications you are taking are working safely and synergistically with one another. Please bring in your medications and supplements for a thorough review. Continue reading “4 New Consultation Services Now Available at Village Green”

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Our Bloggers

  • 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 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. Neal Barnard
    Dr. Barnard leads programs advocating for preventive medicine, good nutrition, and higher ethical standards in research.
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  • Joseph Pizzorno
    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 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
    Teri Cochrane
    Teri is a is a Certified Coach Practitioner with extensive certifications and experience in holistic medicinal practices.
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  • Dr. Rav Ivker
    Dr. Rav Ivker
    Dr. Rav Ivker is a holistic family physician, health educator, and best-selling author.
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  • Susan Levin
    Susan Levin
    Susan writes about the connection between plant-based diets and a reduced risk of chronic diseases.
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  • Rob Brown
    Dr. Rob Brown
    Dr. Brown's blended perspective of healthcare includes a deeply rooted passion for wellness and spiritual exploration.
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July 2011