Drug Interactions & Nutrient Depletions Are Important to Know

drug interactionsAccording to the Centers for Disease Control, almost half of the American population is currently on some sort of prescription drug. Many Americans are also on more than one drug. As a result, people are experiencing more drug interactions. Adverse drug reactions can range from being mild to causing major injury or even death. Beyond interactions, medications can also deplete the body of vital nutrients, resulting in serious health concerns. Continue reading “Drug Interactions & Nutrient Depletions Are Important to Know”

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How to Choose Quality Supplements

supplements smallThis is one of the most frequently asked questions we get asked. How do I know which supplements to choose? With literally thousands of nutritional supplements on store shelves and available online, how do you know which ones are quality and which are not? The first thing I always suggest is that you trust where you buy your nutritional products.

At Village Green Apothecary, we work hard to earn your trust and provide you only with products that meet our standards. We have worked with the best companies, doctors and nutritionists to develop Pathway, our own in-house supplement line that provides the best ingredients and most up-to-date science. Continue reading “How to Choose Quality Supplements”

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Reasons to Choose a Compounding Pharmacy

compound labDid you know that Village Green Apothecary has safely provided prescription drugs for over 50 years? And compounding is a big part of that. Our compounding pharmacy specializes in custom compounding of vitamins, minerals and prescription drugs. Individualized compounds are prepared on orders from a nutritionist or physician, like a regular prescription, and offer several distinct advantages over mass-produced bottled products.

One of the most important aspects of Village Green is our pharmacists’ depth of knowledge. They know a lot about nutrition and alternative medicine, drug-nutrient interactions and drug-herb interactions. Continue reading “Reasons to Choose a Compounding Pharmacy”

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October 26 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

pharmacy drug take back day smallerOn October 26, a number of collection sites around the country will be taking back unused, unwanted and expired prescription drugs through the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The program helps to keep these substances out of our environment (e.g., water supply), as well as keep them safe from children, teens and adults who might accidentally or intentionally look to use them inappropriately.

The Take-Back initiative says: “The National Prescription Drug Take-Back addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Many Americans are not aware that medicines Continue reading “October 26 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day”

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Probiotics With Antibiotics

Are you about to start a course of antibiotics? Well, don’t forget your probiotics. While the appropriate use of antibiotics does serve a role in fighting off unruly bacterial infections, it can also do a number on your gastrointestinal tract (and vaginal tract for females). As the public’s familiarity of probiotics increases thanks to the marketing of such products as Activia yogurt, the advice to supplement with probiotics while on antibiotics isn’t so “alternative” anymore. There is substantial research to support the use of probiotics for the prevention of antibiotic-associated diarrhea, as well as managing inflammatory bowel diseases and allergies (just to name a few of their other uses). Continue reading “Probiotics With Antibiotics”

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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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September 2020