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  • EWG Best Sunscreens for 2018

    by Paula Gallagher | May 23, 2018

    sunscreen-kidsThe long weekend is right around the corner and people are packing up their cars to head to the beach. One thing you don't want to forget to pack is the right sunscreen! Environmental Working Group (EWG) has put out their 12th annual guide to the best sunscreens, to help you choose safe and effective sun protection for you and your loved ones. EWG rates thousands of sunscreens from 0 to 10. This is known as the ingredient hazard score and reflects known and suspected hazards of ingredients. The safest products are rated 0 to 2 (green). Products that are rated 3 to 6 (yellow) have moderate hazards to health, and from 7 to 10 (red) are considered high hazards to health. Read more

  • May Sale at Village Green

    by Paula Gallagher | May 22, 2018

    VGA-store_aVillage Green Apothecary is having a special May sale that goes through June 2, 2018. All Pathway products are 25% off, plus you save 20% on some of our top brands, including Metagenics, Xymogen, Thorne, Nordic Naturals and Pure Encapsulations.

    If you have never tried Pathway nutritional products, this is a great time. We created the Pathway brand over 30 years ago because so many of our customers were asking for high quality supplements that combined our extensive knowledge of healthy living with the finest available ingredients. Read more

  • Gynecomastia, or Man Boobs - Why Does This Happen?

    by Rob Brown, MD | May 21, 2018

    gynecomastiaAfter a recent workout, I entered the gym’s sauna which was more crowded than usual. It was one of the only times I had been in the sauna without hearing the whining of music coming through earbuds. People were actually talking to… each other!

    The banter was initially over sports and exercise routines. But then, it turned to guys talking about their experience getting older and gaining weight. The men were different races, and ranged in age from the mid 20s to the late 50s. Read more

  • Remembering Irv Rosenberg, Co-Founder of The Apothecary

    by Paula Gallagher | May 16, 2018

    Irv Rosenberg (center) with Brian Riordan, Dave Olson and Ron Keech, long-time Village Green employees who worked for many years with Irv at The Apothecary. Irv Rosenberg (center) with Brian Riordan, Dave Olson and Ron Keech, long-time Village Green employees who worked for many years with Irv at The Apothecary.

    Irv Rosenberg, one of the founders of our unique, integrative pharmacy, originally called The Apothecary, passed away on May 14, 2018. The pharmacy, located in Bethesda, MD, is now known as Village Green Apothecary, but many people still remember when the original store was opened in 1965 by Irv and his partner, Mickey Weinstein (who passed 6 years ago). Irv and Mickey called themselves “nutritional pharmacists” and The Apothecary was known as a place where customers often came in search of nutritional supplements, homeopathic remedies, herbs and information. The Apothecary also filled traditional pharmacy prescriptions, as well as less conventional scripts for specialized compounded formulas.

    Ron Keech, Village Green's head compounding pharmacist, who has been with the business since starting his pharmacy career in 1977, says, "If Village Green had a flag it would be at half staff. Read more

  • EWG Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen: 2018

    by Paula Gallagher | May 15, 2018

    fruit_brighterThe Environmental Working Group (EWG) has put out its 2018 report of the most pesticide ridden produce on the market, the Dirty Dozen™. They also have a Clean Fifteen™ list with fruits and vegetables considered to contain the least amounts of pesticide residue.

    Strawberries nabbed the top spot on the Dirty Dozen list, for the third year in a row. USDA tests found that strawberries are the fresh produce most likely to be contaminated with pesticide residues, even after they are picked, rinsed in the field and washed before eating. They found that a single sample of strawberries showed 20 different pesticides. Read more

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