Vol XIV July 2009 | The Village Green Apothecary E-Newsletter
When is the Last Time You Enjoyed a Really Great Night’s Sleep?
There’s nothing quite like waking up in the morning after a restful night of sound sleep. It makes you feel super-charged and ready to take on the day.
But if you haven’t had that jump-out-of-bed feeling lately, you’re not alone. Occasional or frequent sleep problems are very common. In fact, around 70 million people are affected by sleep issues, causing irritability and problems with memory, learning and decision-making.
Did you know that people with insomnia have twice as many car accidents as the general population? You could be “asleep at the wheel,” whether you’re actually driving a car or just trying to get through the day in a sleep-deprived fog.
Sound sleep isn’t a luxury — it’s an absolute necessity.
Your body desperately needs sleep to support your immune, cardiovascular and nervous systems, and to detoxify and restore itself nightly.
Which sleep problems do you have?
In the Words of a Village Green Customer…
Chris Newton is both a Certified Nutritional Counselor and Certified Personal Trainer. Until his late 50’s he enjoyed excellent health — but then he was diagnosed with both prediabetes and high cholesterol.
Chris knows that pharmaceuticals may have side-effects, so he avoids them and uses the safest, most effective non-prescription products available. When it comes to healthcare issues, he believes that we all have to be our own advocates, so it’s important to educate ourselves rather than just rely on medical intervention. He is also a big believer in prevention.
Chris is an avid reader of nutritional information and believes that studies publicized in newspapers tend to discount nutrition, so those studies (or their reports) are often flawed. Information published by the media can be biased and may contain fallacies, since the media is influenced by advertising revenues from big pharmaceutical companies.
So whenever Chris has nutritional questions, or wants to discuss fact vs. fiction with an unbiased source, he talks with Village Green Apothecary’s staffer Brian Riordan. Brian always goes the extra mile to provide valuable information and to consistently recommend appropriate products that Chris needs. He also arranges prompt, affordable shipping.
Chris says, “Brian is the perfect example of the kind of dedicated, knowledgeable customer service professional that has made Village Green Apothecary a legend in its time.”
Now Chris has a “medical team” consisting of his doctor, his own considerable healthcare knowledge, and the readily available staff at Village Green Apothecary. Thanks to these synergistic relationships, his conditions are stable — if not improving.
According to Chris, “In this trying time,
we all have to find what we value most. Maintaining good health is certainly
worth the effort. It’s so important to have people like you have
at Village Green.”
Looking for products to help you get a good night’s sleep?
Prescription and over-the-counter sleep drugs can be dangerous. Depending on your sensitivity, they can make you too sleepy and put you at risk for a fall during the night. Many of them can leave you tired and groggy the next morning, too.
We encourage you to try a more natural approach to a good night’s sleep. Here are some product recommendations.
Pathway HEALTHY SLEEP SUPPORT — For a Blissful Night’s Rest
This unique formula contains a wonderful blend of sleep-support ingredients, including:
Pathway MELATONIN — Nature’s Sleep Regulator
What is melatonin, anyway?
Pathway L-THEANINE — Nature’s stress reducer
L-Theanine is an amino acid found in tea and certain mushrooms. Village Green’s high-quality formulation …
Individualized Nutrition, Pharmacy, and Healthy Living
5415 W. Cedar Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814
Village Green Apothecary has been providing individualized nutrition, pharmacy, and healthy living products for over 40 years. We are committed to providing you with expert guidance, knowledge, and a custom-tailored mix of nutritional and pharmaceutical products needed to achieve and maintain optimal health. Our staff of 45 professionals (including a team of pharmacists, nutritionists, naturopathic doctor, and clinical herbalist) offers private wellness consultations, personalized health plans using the Essentials of Healthy Living (EHL), and individualized custom compounding. Our pharmacists are available to review and address drug/nutrient interactions and depletions to ensure your health and wellbeing. Please contact us with any questions. We are here as a resource for you.