Essentials of Healthy Living

Vol XIV July 2009 | The Village Green Apothecary E-Newsletter

When is the Last Time You Enjoyed a Really Great Night’s Sleep?

imageThere’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.

If you’re not getting the essential rest you need, get help! Take action to improve your sleep pattern — and to support your overall health and safety.

Which sleep problems do you have?

  • I just can’t fall asleep in the first place.
  • I fall asleep quickly, but later I wake up and can’t go back to sleep for an hour or two.
  • I wake up at 4 or 5 AM and never get back to sleep.
  • I suffer from “alarm clock syndrome,” because I know I’ll have to be getting up soon.
  • I have severe sleeplessness — two or more nights with no sleep at all.

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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.”

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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.

Sleep Support Pathway HEALTHY SLEEP SUPPORT For a Blissful Night’s Rest
Now 30% off

This unique formula contains a wonderful blend of sleep-support ingredients, including:

  • Calming and relaxing herbs like passionflower, valerian, hops and skullcap
  • Seditol™, a natural blend of extracts shown to be effective for better sleep and relaxation
  • SunTheanine®, a compound found in green tea and clinically proven to support relaxation and restful sleep

photo Pathway MELATONIN Nature’s Sleep Regulator
Now 30% off

What is melatonin, anyway?

  • A hormone secreted by the pineal gland in the brain and found in every cell of the body
  • A regulator of circadian rhythms (your natural daily sleep and activity cycles)
  • A powerful antioxidant and anti-aging chemical

photo Pathway L-THEANINE Nature’s stress reducer
Now 30% off

L-Theanine is an amino acid found in tea and certain mushrooms. Village Green’s high-quality formulation …

  • Contains the trademarked ingredient SunTheanine® (a 100% pure source of L-Theanine)
  • Has been extensively evaluated in scientific studies and shown to support relaxation and restful sleep
  • Has no “morning after” drowsiness or unwanted side effects

Individualized Nutrition, Pharmacy, and Healthy Living

Village Green Apothecary

5415 W. Cedar Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814
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The information in this newsletter is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. Consult your physician if you have any question regarding a medical condition.

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.

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