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Essentials of Healthy Living
Radio Show
Dana Laake and her special guest Rex Jones will be discussing new doctor formulated brain health supplements and the benefits of Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factors (BDNF) – a protein that creates new neurons.

Rex Jones has been an educator with Garden of Life for more than 8 years and brings with him a lifelong passion for the natural foods industry and a strong knowledge of herbs. For more than 13 years he worked in a natural foods retail setting as a nutrition manager and herbalist. Rex also led classes, co-hosted a radio show, managed web content and gave a variety of in-store and off-site health lectures. He is excited to share the Garden of Life mission: Empowering Extraordinary Health®.

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

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Village Green Apothecary is a leading integrative pharmacy focused on personalized health. Our goal is to help you feel extraordinary based on your own unique biochemistry and DNA. Our expert team includes pharmacists, nutritionists, naturopathic doctors, and clinical herbalists who can provide customized solutions to optimize your health goals. Village Green’s integrative pharmacy offers prescription drugs, custom compounding, and nutritional products, as well as private wellness consultations and specialized testing. Learn more about our wellness services through our website or by calling 800-869-9159.
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