SpectraCell Testing / New Blood Draw Hours

SpectraCell sample resultsAs strong believers in the importance of personalized healthcare, at Village Green we have been on a mission to provide our customers with a wide variety of tools to optimize health. One very valuable tool that we offer is specialty lab testing, which can give individuals valuable insights into their health. Functional lab tests can help to uncover system imbalances, connect the dots on various aspects of health, and help to tailor nutrient protocols.

In my nutrition practice, I have found lab testing to be extremely helpful in pinpointing important areas to focus on, and knowing which nutrients are needed most. Continue reading “SpectraCell Testing / New Blood Draw Hours”

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NEW! Village Green Offers Direct-to-Consumer Lab Testing

lab-testWe field a lot of questions from customers who are seeking more comprehensive lab testing than they are able to get through their doctor(s). Ongoing or unresolved medical issues often drive customers to want a more in-depth look into various areas of their health such as digestion, toxin levels, hormone balance, thyroid health, or nutrient status. But, many people also just want to stay on top of their health and wellness and desire advanced lab testing on a regular basis.

Whether you are trying to get to the root cause of your symptoms or simply want to learn more about your body, lab testing can provide important insights into your health. Continue reading “NEW! Village Green Offers Direct-to-Consumer Lab Testing”

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Village Green Welcomes Dr. Andrew Wong

Andrew_L_WongWe are extremely pleased to welcome Dr. Andrew Wong to the Village Green Apothecary family. Dr. Wong is a medical doctor who practices holistic primary care, integrative and functional medicine, and medical acupuncture, and he will be seeing patients in our practitioner suite, just across the parking lot from our store in Bethesda.

Dr. Wong graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine in 2004 and completed his residency in internal medicine at Georgetown in 2007. Dr. Wong went on to train in medical acupuncture from Helms Medical Institute, finished an integrative medicine fellowship at the University of Arizona, and trained in functional medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine and the Kalish Institute, among others. He specializes in finding and disrupting root causes of chronic disease, including cardiometabolic syndrome, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia, Lyme, mood disorders, and digestive and hormonal issues, utilizing a variety of techniques including functional medicine, energetics, and mind-body medicine. Most recently he completed training in frequency-specific microcurrent, a holistic approach to treating systemic imbalances with energy medicine. He has lived in Montgomery County since 2006, and now enjoys time with his beautiful wife and two children. Continue reading “Village Green Welcomes Dr. Andrew Wong”

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Sunday Radio Show: Effects of Gluten

Join us this Sunday as host Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Joe Pizzorno discuss the truth behind gluten and how to power up your mitochondria.

Dr. Joseph E. Pizzorno, ND, is one of the world’s leading authorities on science-based natural medicine. A physician, educator, researcher and expert spokesperson, Dr. Pizzorno is founding president of Bastyr University, America’s largest and most successful accredited institution of natural medicine. Licensed as a naturopathic physician in Washington State since 1975, he has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors for his academic, professional and public affairs leadership. Dr. Pizzorno is the author of Total Wellness and co-author of the internationally acclaimed physician’s reference Textbook of Natural Medicine. Among his many affiliations, Dr. Pizzorno serves as a board member for the Institute for Functional Medicine and is a contributor to developing the Functional Medicine model.

Tune in this Sunday from 10-11am on 1500 AM (WFED) or listen live on the web.

Last week’s show was on Dr. Susan Blum’s new book, The Immune System Recovery Plan: A Doctor’s 4-Step Program to Treat Autoimmune DiseaseClick to Listen.

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Sunday Radio Show: Women’s Health & Menopausal Support

Join us this Sunday as Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Joseph J. Lamb, MD, discuss women’s health and menopausal support.

Dr. Lamb is Director of Intramural Clinical Research at The Functional Medicine Research Center for Metagenics. He works with patients to create optimal health by using functional medical approaches including lifestyle modification, herbal and nutritional therapies, and cognitive therapy. He’s also active in community service and frequently invited to lecture on integrative health topics ranging from pain management and healthy aging to women’s health and complementary cancer care.

Tune in this Sunday from 10-11am on 1500 AM (WFED) or listen live on the web. Our shows are streamed everywhere.

Last week’s show was on the cutting-edge biomedical approach to treating the underlying deficiencies and symptoms of ADHD and autism. Click to listen.

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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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