50 Favorites! Essentials of Healthy Living Radio Show

radio-tower-imageSince 2007, Village Green has broadcast a weekly radio show that covers current health news and offers advice on complementary and alternative approaches to living well. Our 1-hour radio program covers a wide variety of health topics and features leading national and local health experts and specialists, such as Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. David Perlmutter, Dr. Bob O’Bryan, Dr. Deanna Minich, Dr. Joseph Pizzorno, JJ Virgin, Tom Malterre, Dr. Majid Fotuhi, Dr. Gerard Mullin, Dr. Terry Wahls, Dr. Susan Blum, plus many others! Health topics and experts are carefully selected to reflect growing health trends. Some of our past topics include:

Hormonal issues affecting men and women
Gut microbiome and its role in health
Cutting-edge treatments for supporting brain health
Importance of a healthy diet in preventing/managing chronic diseases and stress
Bone health and the benefits of taking whole food supplements
Natural approaches for treating depression
Body cleansing and detoxification
Herbal misconceptions, fears and applications for healthy living
Maternal health and fetal health
Green living and reducing exposure to toxins
Alternatives to cholesterol-lowering medications

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5 Reasons to Support Small Business Saturday on November 28… And Every Day!

small-business-saturdayThis year marks the 6th annual Small Business Saturday. There are many reasons to get out there and support local, small businesses! Here are five:

1. Locally-owned businesses create more jobs locally and, in some sectors, provide better wages and benefits than chains retailers do.

2 .Compared to chain stores, locally owned businesses put a much larger share of their revenue back into the local economy, enriching the whole community.

3. Local ownership ensures that important decisions are made by people who live in the community and who will feel the impacts of those decisions.

4. Often, more diversity and unique options are available at local small businesses. Sure, the big box chains carry more stuff, but small chains offer items you may never find elsewhere, and you can frequently special-order items that they don’t usually carry. Continue reading “5 Reasons to Support Small Business Saturday on November 28… And Every Day!”

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Dinner Tonight: Squash and Kale Quesadillas

butternut-squash-2While I was looking into healthy lunch ideas, I stumbled on a picture of a quesadilla that combined squash and kale with gooey cheese. I was hooked and made it last night. So simple and flavorful, this is an easy dinner that can also be reheated for lunch the next day.

Obviously, I love butternut squash, as can be seen in these recipes here, here, and here! Thankfully, my kids love butternut squash, too. This delicious, healthy and versatile vegetable has shown up in my organic bin almost every week for the last couple of months, so I need to keep finding new and interesting ways to serve it up. The best part is that I am enjoying locally grown veggies at their peak, in terms of both flavor and nutritional value. And that goes for the kale, too, which loves this colder weather! Continue reading “Dinner Tonight: Squash and Kale Quesadillas”

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Village Green Apothecary – 50 Years Old!

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Marc Isaacson, Irv Rosenberg, and Gail Isaacson – past and present owners of Village Green Apothecary (formerly The Apothecary).

Village Green Apothecary’s actual, exact 50th anniversary date was November 22. So last Sunday, 50 years later to the day, we had a big party to celebrate this big anniversary and were honored by the presence of Irv Rosenberg, one of the original founders of The Apothecary. We’ve posted a photo album of pictures from our celebration – check it out!

How did we get to this point?

On November 22, 1965, two dedicated pharmacists named Mickey Weinstein and Irv Rosenberg opened a store called The Apothecary in Bethesda, MD. Their many years of experience in nutritional pharmacology had inspired them to establish a special place where people could benefit from the best of both traditional and alternative healthcare. The Apothecary was one of a very few pharmacies in the Washington area that offered an alternative approach to healing, focusing on improving health through diet and lifestyle changes, and nutritional supplements, rather than through conventional medicine alone. Continue reading “Village Green Apothecary – 50 Years Old!”

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Introducing Our New Health Resource: The Natural Medicines Database

natural-medicines-databaseOne of our great missions at Village Green Apothecary is to provide support and education to our customers. On a daily basis, we field numerous questions about various health challenges and help navigate customers through confusing or conflicting news reports. We also provide guidance to customers wanting to take nutrients safely alongside prescription medications.

In an effort to provide even greater care, we have a new comprehensive tool to use with customers. Called the Natural Medicines Database, it is considered the most authoritative resource available, providing unbiased, scientific clinical information on dietary supplements, natural medicines, and complementary, alternative, and integrative therapies.

Some of the key features of this in-depth tool include the ability to check for drug/nutrient interactions, effectiveness, nutrient depletions, safety during pregnancy and lactation, as well as adverse effects. In addition, the Natural Medicines Database has over 1,200 food, herb and supplement monographs with information about effectiveness, dosage and administration, adverse effects, and warnings with medications. There are also monographs on health and wellness, sports medicine and medical conditions. All Database materials are updated on an ongoing basis and are thoroughly referenced. Continue reading “Introducing Our New Health Resource: The Natural Medicines Database”

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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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