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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Got Drugs? Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

medicationDo you have either over-the-counter (OTC) or prescription medicine that is expired or that you want to get rid of? Throwing these things in the trash, pouring them down the sink or flushing them down the toilet are all the WRONG things to do. Medicine disposed of in this way can end up in the environment (e.g., in our waterways), as well as in the hands of children, teens and adults who might accidentally or intentionally look to use them inappropriately.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs. Continue reading “Got Drugs? Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day”

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A New Way to Dispose of Expired Medications

dispose of old meds Most Americans inadvertently keep expired prescriptions in their medicine cabinets. Holding on to unused or expired medications can pose dangerous risks for yourself and your family. If you are looking for a safe and convenient way to dispose of these drugs, Village Green’s pharmacists have an easy and environmentally-friendly solution for you.

We now offer a way for you to dispose your unused or expired medications in the privacy of your home, using DisposeRx. These packets contain patented solidifying materials that when combined with water and added to the drugs in the prescription vial, they dissolve the medication Continue reading “A New Way to Dispose of Expired Medications”

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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day : April 28

prescription-bottlesSaturday, April 28, 2018, is National Prescription Drug Take-Back day, when a number of collection sites around the country will be taking back unused and unwanted prescription drugs through the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative. 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: Continue reading “National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day : April 28”

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How Village Green Apothecary Can Help You

IMG_0652a_smallDid you know that many prescription medications cause nutrient deficiencies? In plants, you can tell the signs of nutrient deficiencies just by looking at the leaves. In humans, symptoms may show up as fatigue, discolored nails, lackluster or brittle hair, or in other ways. Prescription risks and nutrient deficiencies, often shown through symptoms such as these, are the precursors to future ill health.

Prescription interactions are the fourth leading cause of emergency visits in the U.S. If you take a prescription, there are risks that can cause future conditions unless you know how to balance them. Continue reading “How Village Green Apothecary Can Help You”

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    Paula Gallagher
    Paula is a highly qualified and experienced nutrition counselor on the staff at Village Green.
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