Small Business Saturday: November 30

small business saturdayThis year marks the 10-year anniversary of Small Business Saturday, a day started as a way to support local retailers and small e-commerce shops. For small businesses like Village Green Apothecary, Small Business Saturday is aimed at encouraging holiday shoppers to patronize small and/or local businesses.

Small businesses make up more than 99% of all businesses in the U.S. and employ 47.5% of the country’s workers. In fact, for every dollar spent at a small business in the U.S., approximately 67 cents stays in the local community. So when you “shop small” on Small Business Saturday – and all year long – it can help add up to a big impact. Continue reading “Small Business Saturday: November 30”

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Thanksgiving Menu

Thanksgiving2002 192 9254 IMG small cropJust a couple more days until the turkey or tofurkey! Whether you are vegan, vegetarian or enjoy a traditional turkey, we are serving up some of our favorite recipes on our Thanksgiving menu. Not only are they delicious, they are also healthy(ish)! Village Green Apothecary wants to wish everyone a safe and healthy Thanksgiving holiday. And to our customers… thank you!

Creamy Mushroom Bisque

• 1 small onion, finely chopped
• 12 oz. mushrooms, sliced Continue reading “Thanksgiving Menu”

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Helping Patients Get Healthy with Nutrition

doctor patient2It is only right that doctors understand the causes of their patients’ illnesses and have the knowledge to help them get well. Doctors want to help their patients get healthy by discussing nutrition with them, but many feel unprepared to do so, according to a new poll of DC doctors. The poll found that 73% of doctors feel that patient visits should include nutrition guidance, but only 15% feel “totally prepared” to offer it.

That’s why earlier this year, Councilmember Mary Cheh introduced the Continuing Nutrition Education Amendment Act of 2019, calling for continuing education on nutrition for healthcare providers. Continue reading “Helping Patients Get Healthy with Nutrition”

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Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes: Healthy and Delicious

sweet potatoesWith Thanksgiving right around the corner, I have been busy preparing our holiday menu. While my family and I have a lot of favorite dishes that we enjoy making each year, it’s always fun to try new recipes. One food that we love to get creative with is sweet potatoes. Besides being delicious, this root vegetable is also a rich source of important nutrients, such as vitamin A, vitamin C, manganese, B vitamins, copper and magnesium. Considered a “superfood” by many nutrition experts, sweet potatoes are one of the least likely allergenic foods, are incredibly versatile, and have many health benefits. While they are a Thanksgiving staple, sweet potatoes really should be enjoyed year round. Continue reading “Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes: Healthy and Delicious”

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vga year end saleIt’s that time of year again! Village Green Apothecary’s Big Year-End Sale is on now and runs through December 31, 2019.

Here are details of our year-end sale:

• 35% off Pathway nutritional supplements
• 25% off other supplement lines like Metagenics, Thorne, Xymogen and Nordic Naturals*
• 20% off body care products

This is a great opportunity for you to get your multivitamins, omega-3s, natural sunscreens and any of your natural healthcare needs.  Continue reading “BIG YEAR-END SALE!”

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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 2019