Thank You!

We are so appreciative of all of our customers, from those who have been with us since the beginning (over 45 years), to those who have just discovered us through our blog or our website, or from a friend. Times have changed since The Apothecary opened its doors, but one thing has remained constant… wonderful customers.

Personally, I am grateful for all the wonderful people who have worked at Village Green Apothecary. Caring, thoughtful people who strive to deliver quality service to everyone who walks in the door, calls on the phone or visits our website. I am thankful to work with such a great bunch.

I came across this blog from last year about gratitude. It is a great reminder that small gestures can make a big difference!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!


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Thanksgiving Tips

In a few days many of us will be sitting down to huge meals and afterwards rolling over to the couch.  Here are some past blogs that will help you prepare for that big meal.

Pathway Digase: A blog about helping with digestion.

Avoid Thanksgiving Discomfort: Tips for a healthier Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Heartburn: An all-too-real affliction for many. Tips to help reduce and avoid heartburn.

And if you are looking for an amazing cranberry sauce recipe, this one cannot be beat!


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5 Tips for Reducing Estrogen Dominance

From puberty to menopause, symptoms such as mood swings, bloating, headaches, hot flashes, and insomnia are indicators of hormone imbalance. Often the underlying cause is estrogen dominance. This occurs when there is too much estrogen or not enough progesterone to balance its effects. Estrogen dominance is caused by exposure to potent, environmental estrogens (xenoestrogens), found in plastics, pesticides, cleaners, detergents, beauty care products, meat and dairy products, stress, anovulation, poor diet, obesity, microbial imbalances, as well as synthetic hormones from birth control pills and hormone replacement therapy.

Foreign estrogens are much more potent than the estrogen made by the ovaries. Artificial estrogens activate receptors to stimulate a hormonal effect or occupy the receptor and block natural estrogens from doing their job, thereby disrupting normal endocrine function. Xenoestrogens can accumulate over time, are absorbed through the skin, are difficult to detoxify, and are stored in fat. While endogenous estrogens are biologically active only during the years of sexual maturity, have a life expectancy measured in days, and fluctuate month to month, xenoestrogen exposure starts with fetal development and can be around for decades.

Here are 5 tips for reducing estrogen dominance: Continue reading “5 Tips for Reducing Estrogen Dominance”

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Small Business Saturday: November 30

The fourth annual Small Business Saturday is on November 30. It is a  day dedicated to supporting small businesses across the country.

Here are some stats about small businesses:

Did you know that for every $100 spent in a local business, 68% of that stays in the community? How about, small businesses employ half of all private sector employees, or that for every year over the last decade, 60% to 80% of new jobs were generated by small businesses?

Make the most of this Small Business Saturday –  a day to come together in support of small businesses like Village Green Apothecary. Small businesses are the heartbeat of our communities and local economies.


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Dessert Tonight: Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Many of my friends have raved about this chocolate and avocado blend – but I just couldn’t picture the flavors. That was until I tried this recipe. Traditionally, chocolate mousse is loaded with cream, eggs and sugar. This version replaces all of those with heart-healthy avocado without sacrificing flavor or the creamy texture you are used to. For those of you who may be skeptical, you have to just try it.

The key is to use almost overripe avocados to attain that light and airy texture a traditional mousse has.

Added bonus is that is you use dark chocolate (I used 70%), then you are also getting tons of flavanoids, antioxidants that help fight free radicals!  Continue reading “Dessert Tonight: Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse”

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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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November 2013