Are You Getting Too Many Vitamins?

Everyone wonders what vitamins they should be taking.  Even I sometimes wonder if I am overdoing it.  Besides a multi-vitamin, essential fatty acids and some digestive aids, what else should I be taking?

Spectracell Nutrient Analysis can help you determine that.  A simple blood test measures levels of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other essential micronutrients in your white blood cells (lymphocytes).   This will give nutrient levels over a 4-6 month period (rather than a snapshot  of nutrient intake).  Did you know that the Journal of the American Medical Association connects nutrient deficiencies to disease processes? The best part of the Spectracell test is that it is covered by most health insurance plans.  

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Stock Up & Save at Our Big Year End Sale!‏

Be sure to stop by Village Green now through January 2nd and take advantage of our Big Year-End Sale. For this limited time you’ll save 35% on Pathway brand products, 25% on other nutritional supplement and 20% on natural beauty care products. Stop by the store at 5415 W. Cedar Lane in Bethesda or shop online. We have extra staffing on-hand to help you with your purchases and our nutrition advisors are available to offer personalized advice for all your health-related questions.

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Fall Flavors: The Most Nutritious Foods You Can Add to Your Diet This Season

With the recent chill in the air, the shortening days, and of course the turning of the calendar pages, it is now undeniable: Fall is officially here. Fall is one of my favorite seasons, mostly because I enjoy cradling a big steaming bowl of soup in my hands, smelling the variety of scents that rise from the bowl, be it lentil, or beef barley, or butternut squash, or some other delicious soup packed with the wonderful vegetables that ripen during this time of the year. While I love all of the Fall foods, my favorites include sweet potatoes, pumpkins, winter squash (especially butternut!), apples, and of course, greens. Continue reading “Fall Flavors: The Most Nutritious Foods You Can Add to Your Diet This Season”

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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's impressive knowledge base is the result of a unique blend of educational and professional experience.
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    Dr. Neal Barnard
    Dr. Barnard leads programs advocating for preventive medicine, good nutrition, and higher ethical standards in research.
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    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 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 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 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
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