Want to Look and Feel Younger? Quit the 5 Aging Habits!

sleepWhether it is using fancy face creams or injecting bacteria into your forehead to make lines disappear, there is always something that people are willing to do to find the fountain of youth. But there are so many things that everyone can do to look and feel younger – and feel better! – that cost nothing and have no side effects.

Most people know that  smoking and lying in the sun can make you look years older, but some other aging habits may seem more unexpected. For many people, most of these habits can be changed relatively easily and will also help you feel more energized. Continue reading “Want to Look and Feel Younger? Quit the 5 Aging Habits!”

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My 3 Must-Have Natural Beauty Products

lavenderWe can easily be seduced by promises of longer lashes, less wrinkles and smoother skin, and then end up with drawers full of useless stuff!

The three products below are my favorite natural beauty products. They are tried and true, and some may even sound “old school,” but they work even without a movie star endorsement. They have multiple purposes, are inexpensive, and are great for your skin.

Coconut Oil: The current darling of the health food industry, coconut oil does it all. Not only can you cook with it, it can soften skin too. For some it may be too rich to use as a facial moisturizer, but it is an ideal body moisturizer. Massage it into parched winter skin, such as legs after shaving, or dry elbows. Continue reading “My 3 Must-Have Natural Beauty Products”

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New Skin Care Products at Village Green Apothecary

hugo-naturals_valley-greenIt is always exciting to get new lines into the store. Recently we have brought in some lovely skin care products from Hugo Naturals and Valley Green Naturals.

Hugo Naturals started out from handcrafted soaps that were made with all-natural ingredients and sold at local farmers’ markets. They feel that what you put on your body is equally as important as what you put in your body. Made in the USA, their products are free of petrochemicals, animal fats, parabens, silicones, formaldehyde, hydroquinone, phthalates, propylene glycol, and synthetic surfactants. And they are never tested on animals, are gluten free, and made from sustainable sources that are pure and natural.

Village Green has brought in bar soaps, liquid soaps and lotions, scented with pure essential oils and plant essences that delight the senses, moisturize, and add protection from the environment while feeling as rich and indulgent as spa treatments.

Valley Green Naturals is a small company out of Northern Virginia that started in a farmhouse kitchen with natural soap recipes using garden- and locally-sourced botanicals and honey. They were a huge hit at local farmers’ markets. Continue reading “New Skin Care Products at Village Green Apothecary”

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New Product: SophytoPRO® Skin Care Line

sophytopro_logo1Ortho Molecular Products is a company that focuses on supplements that work. Their commitment to efficacy produces highest levels of patient wellness. They combine evidence-based formulations and superior raw ingredients to develop supplements that noticeably enhance patient health.

Now they have formed a partnership with skin care pioneer SophytoPRO®, a skincare system available exclusively through Ortho Molecular Products. This new partnership brings together the best of nutritional supplementation with all natural, organic skin care products to help patients achieve health and beauty inside and out.

SophytoPRO® is gluten free, whole-food based and has an average of 90% organic ingredients. It is designed to support the skin’s natural environment and encourage its innate restoration and renewal mechanisms. We carry cleansers, moisturizers and serums. Continue reading “New Product: SophytoPRO® Skin Care Line”

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  • 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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    Dr. Rob Brown
    Dr. Brown's blended perspective of healthcare includes a deeply rooted passion for wellness and spiritual exploration.
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