CIRS Mold Toxicity Treatment in Springfield, VA
Experiencing mold toxicity is a terrifying thought for most people. Although it may seem like an interesting concept for a medical drama, nobody wants to experience the effects of mold exposure firsthand.
Mold is a fungus that thrives in wet environments, such as under tiles, wood floors, and ceilings, pipes, and roofs. While several types of mold exist, some are more hazardous than others, and some individuals may be allergic or sensitive to mycotoxins, the toxins that mold naturally produces. Exposure to excessive amounts of mold, or the types of mold that trigger health problems, can lead to mold toxicity and even CIRS - Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome. This acute and chronic systemic inflammatory response syndrome is typically acquired after exposure to mold or other producers of biotoxins, usually from damaged water buildings.
If you believe that you're suffering from mold toxicity or mold illness, it can seem like the world is folding in on you. No matter what you do, your symptoms persist, lowering your quality of life and eliminating your peace of mind. Fortunately, there is reason to be hopeful: Proactive Wellness Centers now offers a research-backed, highly effective mold illness poisoning treatment in Springfield, VA for men and women just like yourself and your children as well if they have been impacted.
CIRS and Mold Toxicity
CIRS and mold illness are on the rise, and accurate diagnosis of the issue plays a major role in this trend. Thanks to Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker, there is a huge body of evidence that covers diagnosing and treating patients with CIRS. Dr. Lawson is one of less than 30 practitioners in the United States that are fully certified by Dr. Shoemaker for diagnosing and treating CIRS. The body of evidence by Shoemaker and many associates is the largest body of scientific evidence that is published in major medical journals. Around 80% of CIRS/Mold cases are caused by indoor air contaminated with mold toxins and other triggers. However, it's important to note that CIRS can also be caused by biotoxin producers such as cyanobacteria and a marine dinoflagellate that produces the Ciguatera toxin found in certain types of fish.
When mold or biotoxins are not processed effectively, a series of biochemical changes known as the Biotoxin Pathway occur. Genetic studies have revealed that approximately 24% of individuals have a genetic makeup that makes them susceptible to developing an illness related to mold or biotoxins. The remaining 76% of the population can typically eliminate these toxins from their system and avoid the development of the Biotoxin Pathway that can lead to various diseases.
CIRS and Mold Poisoning Misdiagnosis
CIRS and mold exposure symptoms overlap with many other chronic illnesses, which makes diagnosis challenging and can even lead to missed diagnosis of CIRS. Based on research from Proactive Wellness Centers, CIRS is frequently misdiagnosed. Some of the most common misdiagnoses include:
- Chronic Pain Syndrome
- Parkinson's Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Lyme disease, in particular, is often misdiagnosed. We have treated a number of patients whose symptoms were in line with Lyme disease. Fortunately, we were able to confirm the presence of CIRS and mold and were able to successfully help those patients using CIRS treatment in Springfield, VA.
Note that many of these patients have CIRS and Lyme disease and in that case, it is necessary to treat both in order for full recovery. Treating one or the other will invariably leave the patient with debilitating symptoms and even more frustration with their medical team. At Proactive Wellness Centers, we are skilled In diagnosing and treating both.
CIRS and Mold Poisoning Symptoms
If you're reading this page, chances are you're concerned that you might have CIRS or some form of mold poisoning. You may be wondering what you have - is it CIRS, or is it something else like Lyme disease? We can't provide the answer to that question without consultation and testing at our wellness center in Virginia. However, there are common symptoms of CIRS and mold toxicity you should know.
Some of the most common symptoms of CIRS include:
- Decreased Word Finding
- Difficulty Concentrating
- Morning Stiffness
- Excessive Thirst
- Night Sweats
- Frequent Urination
- Mood Swings
Proactive Wellness Centers'
Tools for Diagnosing Mold Sickness and CIRS
Identifying and confirming if a patient is being impacted by CIRS and identifying the cause and source of the biotoxin are the two main steps in diagnosing CIRS and Mold Exposure. To diagnose CIRS and Mold Exposure, the following diagnostic tools are commonly used:
Visual Contrast Sensitivity Test
A positive result from this screening test tells us with a high probability that you have a biotoxin illness
These may include MSH, TGF Beta 1, C43a, MMP9, ADH and Osmolality, ACTH and Cortisol, Leptin, and other tests as needed based on individual presentation.
MRI Scanning with NeuroQuant Technology
This software-based diagnostic tool helps us distinguish CIRS from Lyme disease by measuring the brain volumes of specific brain structures. Studies have identified a unique signature in CIRS patients that sets them apart from Lyme patients, and this test can reveal that signature.
"GENIE" (Genomic expression: Inflammation Explained)!
After ten years in concept and three years in development and validation, the application of transcriptomics to confirm hypometabolism is available. Based on the work of James Ryan, PhD, for the first time we can use differential gene expression to tell us about abnormalities in gene functioning in illnesses characterized by chronic fatigue.
Understanding the gene expression lets us use targeted therapies based on our published, peer-reviewed work.
Contact our office to learn more about how genomics testing helps diagnose CIRS and mold poisoning.
Environment Relative Moldiness Index (ERMI):
This is a test of your home or office that you suspect to be the source of the mold exposure. It involves a specialized DNA-based technique utilized to measure the number of mold species present in a given environment, such as a residence or workplace. This methodology is employed to identify the source of biotoxins that the individual is being exposed to, as well as to determine the type and severity of mold species present in the environment.
The advantage of ERMI over other forms of testing is that ERMI provides us with an easy to understand overall "score" that determines mold burden in the home. When we combine this with Shoemaker's research, we can then determine if the mold burden in the home/office is too much for you.
To learn more about the debilitating symptoms of mold sickness and to find out whether you have CIRS or something else, contact Proactive Wellness Centers. Our team of medical professionals is here to help you every step of the way.
To learn more about the debilitating symptoms of mold sickness and to find out whether you have CIRS or something else, contact Proactive Wellness Centers. Our team of medical professionals is here to help you every step of the way.
Hope for Patients with CIRS: Proactive Wellness Centers' Mold Illness Treatment in Springfield, VA
Our approach to treating CIRS utilizes integrative and functional medicine, The Shoemaker Protocol along with the latest evidence-based approaches to treating mold illness and the related secondary issues that it causes. We begin by utilizing advanced diagnostics to confirm the presence of the condition and identify the specific environment causing continued exposure to biotoxins. Next, we take a stepwise approach to halt the progression of the disease, eliminate biotoxins from the body, and reverse any damage to cellular structures. Our goal is to help patients achieve a full recovery.
To do this, we not only have to identify the primary condition like CIRS or Lyme disease, but we then have to continue looking to see if you have any of the common secondary conditions like reactivated EBV, Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS), and others. Once we understand the totally of your condition, then we can implement a treatment plan tailored for you. Yes, it will leverage the Shoemaker protocol, but we have found that we have to extend the protocol to cover the secondary issues that we uncover.
The steps we follow to reach that goal include:
- TGF Beta 1
- Androgen Imbalance
- Black Pepper
Fibromyalgia, Lupus, Chronic Fatigue, and Chronic Pain Syndrome are examples of illnesses that are often diagnosed without such confirmatory tests. If you are experiencing unexplained health issues or have been exposed to water-damaged buildings, it is possible that you are suffering from CIRS or a mold illness.
The good news is that we can diagnose and address this disease with a mold illness treatment program in Springfield, VA tailored to your body and your symptoms. That way, we can help you regain your health as soon as possible.
Be Wary of These
5 Symptoms of Mold Exposure
Mold spores can easily be brought into your home on your shoes or clothing or through open windows or doors. If these spores can find a warm, damp, humid environment, they can begin to multiply. Soon, your home can be filled with toxic mold. If you think mold has invaded your home or another environment, like in an office or warehouse, it's important for you to know about the symptoms.
Unfortunately, diagnosing mold issues can be exceptionally difficult. But why? The answer can be quite frustrating.
Understanding the Difficulty of Diagnosing Mold Symptoms
Many doctors fail to recognize the impact of mycotoxins emitted by certain indoor mold species, which can lead to chemical and inflammatory reactions. While conventional medicine acknowledges that mold can cause allergies, it may overlook this crucial aspect of mold-related health issues.
This can happen for several reasons:
- Standardized treatment protocols for mold toxicity are offered mostly by Functional/Integrative physicians as the conventional physicians are not on board despite over 20 years of published research. Due to this issue, patients spend precious months/years going from doctor to doctor in the conventional channel with no answers.
- Though ERMI testing has been accepted in the integrative/functional medical community, there isn't a "gold standard" in mold testing that is universally accepted.
- Mold symptoms can manifest in vastly different ways depending on the patient.
After understanding the points above, it's no wonder that mold poisoning can be hard to diagnose. Fortunately, integrative and functional holistic medicine providers and wellness centers like Proactive Wellness are flipping the proverbial script. Unlike traditional clinics, our team considers environmental factors that can affect patient health and has advanced training to provide mold poisoning treatment in Springfield, VA.
Now that you understand why mold symptoms are so hard to diagnose let's take a closer look at five of the most common indicators of mold sickness.
Fatigue is probably the number one symptom of well over 90% of CIRS patients. The level of fatigue varies from 5 on a 10 point scale all the way to 10 on a 10 point scale. Many patients can no longer work or remain productive as in the worst cases, the fatigue is overwhelming. College students living in moldy dorms frequently have to drop out of school until the illness is treated effectively. Older adults have to retire or stop working due the fatigue. If you have overwhelming fatigue, CIRS may be a major contributor to your illness.
Exposure to mold can cause a host of respiratory problems, such as breathing difficulties, allergies, and asthma, especially in individuals with a weakened immune system. Mold can worsen asthma, irritate the nasal passages, lungs, and throat, and lead to symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, sneezing, sore throat, and nasal congestion. Other health issues such as hypersensitivity pneumonitis, sinus congestion, allergic rhinitis, asthma, and allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis have also been associated with mold sickness.
Sadness and Depression
Mold can cause a variety of illnesses that can show up in different ways, such as psychological symptoms like anxiety, depression, insomnia, concentration problems, and memory loss. It has been reported that nearly 40% of people who live in moldy homes experience depression. Researchers suggest that exposure to toxic mold and dealing with the physical symptoms of mold illness can contribute to mental health issues.
Due to this phenomenon, many mold patients are given antidepressant medications in the conventional channels.
Feeling "Pins and Needles"
Numbness, twitching, or tingling in the extremities, such as hands, feet, legs, and arms, is another symptom of mold illness. The sensation is similar to pins and needles, which are often felt when the body is held in an uncomfortable position for a long time. While this sensation can indicate serious nerve damage or disease, it can also be a symptom of mold sickness.
Digestion Problems and Disorders
When exposed to mold, individuals may experience various digestive problems. Some may lose their appetite, leading to unintentional weight loss. Others may suffer from stomach pain, nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting. Furthermore, the influx of mold spores may trigger systemic inflammation, causing bloating and weight gain due to the digestive system's exposure to harmful mold.
Top Tips for
Controlling Mold in Your Environment
It's not possible to completely eliminate all mold and mold spores from your home or place of work. However, since mold spores need moisture to grow, the best way to prevent or get rid of growth is to reduce the moisture in your environment. If you already have mold growing there, it's important to clean it up and address the issue causing dampness. If you only clean up the mold and don't address the underlying problem, the mold is likely to return.
Here are some tips to help reduce moisture throughout your home or office:
- Use A/C or Dehumidifiers. This is especially important if you live in a hot, humid area of the United States.
- Ensure A/C drip pans are clean, dry, and obstruction-free.
- Thoroughly dry areas that are damp or wet within 48 hours.
- Be sure to install insulation in cold areas like your home's exterior walls and windows. Doing so will reduce condensation.
- Work with an HVAC company to check your HVAC system. Doing so can help ensure your unit is removing as much humidity as possible.
- Keep the humidity in your home below 60% whenever possible.
Here are some tips to help reduce moisture in your kitchen:
- Check for leaks near your ice makers, sinks, and anywhere else water is present.
- Make sure your exhaust fans are directing moisture outside, not into your attic.
- If you notice your appliances are causing moisture on windows and other surfaces, turn them off as soon as you're done using them.
Here are some tips to help reduce moisture in crawlspaces:
- Use a plastic covering on the dirt in your crawlspace. Doing so will prevent moisture from saturating the ground.
- Ensure that your crawlspace or basement is ventilated well.
- Check your home's gutters. Make sure they're directing water away from your property, not toward your foundation or crawlspace.
Your Top Choice for
Mold Toxicity Treatment in Springfield, VA
Trying to "tough it out" through life with CIRS isn't any way to live. If you're suffering from the effects of biotoxin illness, you should know that there are solutions available to help you reclaim your health and your life. With the help of a can-do attitude, healthy living, and mold illness treatment from Proactive Wellness, there's light at the end of the dark tunnel you're trapped within. Contact our office today to get started on your first step toward recovery!
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Northern Va. nonprofit looking for Christmas Day volunteers to help pack gifts for soldiers
This is part of WTOP’s continuing coverage of people making a difference from our community reported by Stephanie Gaines-Bryant. Read more of that coverage.A Northern Virginia-based nonprofit will be wrapping packages on Christmas Day for U.S. service members deployed around the world during the “America’s Adopt-A-Soldier 13th Annual Christmas Day Give Back.”While tens of thousands of service...
This is part of WTOP’s continuing coverage of people making a difference from our community reported by Stephanie Gaines-Bryant. Read more of that coverage.
A Northern Virginia-based nonprofit will be wrapping packages on Christmas Day for U.S. service members deployed around the world during the “America’s Adopt-A-Soldier 13th Annual Christmas Day Give Back.”
While tens of thousands of service members are away from home, their support groups or loved ones during the holidays, Mary Keeser, founder and president of the program, is working to send service members “a hug from home” through care packages.
“Everybody that we receive a request from during the holidays, hopefully, we can get out a package to them,” Keeser said.
Keeser said the group packs items that are needed overseas — personal items, baby wipes, coffee, candy, cards, games, puzzles, writing material and powdered fruit drinks, to name a few.
She says the boxes also include 10 to 20 care letters from people across the United States, from four-year-olds to adults with a spouse or child who served.
Keeser told a story to WTOP News that was told to her by a first sergeant who had returned from overseas several years ago.
He said that after opening a care package, one of the service members put his head in one of the care boxes and said “First Sergeant, I just want to smell home.”
The organization began in 2009 out of the need to help service veterans, homeless veterans, veterans’ hospitals and military families, Keeser said, adding that she is a retired Army Officer herself and comes from a family of service members.
“Continuing to serve our military families and those deployed is an honor,” she said.
The Christmas packing activity began over 13 years ago when she was contacted by single service members in the D.C. area who needed a place to go, because they couldn’t make it home for the holidays.
Keeser said those service members wanted to be around people, to socialize, to feel the holiday spirit and to give back to other service members who were deployed.
How you can help
The Adopt-A-Soldier volunteer force is vital to what they do, she said. The program has a whole host of volunteers, but Keeser said more are needed.
The organization will be packing between 100-150 boxes for service members for the “America’s Adopt-A-Soldier 13th Annual Christmas Day Give Back” program on Monday, Dec. 25 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the American Legion Post 176 located at 6520 Amherst Avenue in Springfield, Virginia.
To register for the Christmas Day event, you can visit AmericasAdoptaSoldier.eventbrite.com. The group is also accepting toys for its toy bunker at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
Adopt-A-Soldier encourages you to mail new toys to 5400 Shawnee Road, Suite 300, Alexandria, Virginia. You can also ship them to P.O. Box 1049 Springfield, Virginia, 22151.
Springfield Buy Buy Baby Store To Celebrate Reopening On Saturday
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SPRINGFIELD, VA — Despite closing its doors last summer due to the financial woes of its corporate owner, Springfield's Buy Buy Baby store is set to reopen this Saturday.In April, Bed Bath & Beyond, which owned Buy Buy Baby and Party City, filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy.Baby goods retailer Dream on Me bought Buy Buy Baby’s intellectual property in June and announced plan...
SPRINGFIELD, VA — Despite closing its doors last summer due to the financial woes of its corporate owner, Springfield's Buy Buy Baby store is set to reopen this Saturday.
In April, Bed Bath & Beyond, which owned Buy Buy Baby and Party City, filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Baby goods retailer Dream on Me bought Buy Buy Baby’s intellectual property in June and announced plans to reopen 11 stores in the Northeast, Avish Dahiya, the company’s chief marketing officer, told CNBC in August. It was unclear at that time whether the Springfield location was among the 11.
“The best of everything baby is back!” said Pete Daleiden, CEO of Buy Buy BABY, in a release. “We are thrilled to welcome customers to our revamped stores for a first look at the latest and greatest curated assortment and an elevated shopping experience. Parents and caregivers can engage with their favorite brands and receive trusted expert advice to find the right product to make their parenting journey joyful and easier. We are holiday-ready and can’t wait to celebrate in style! While our team and celebration are small in scale, the excitement is BIG baby!”
On Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Buy Buy Baby store located at 6398 Springfield Plaza in Springfield will be hosting a celebration. Expectant parents and their friends are invited to try out baby gear and products, learn from baby and parenting experts, and create a dream registry. Snacks and beverages will also be served.
Everyone who attends will be eligible to receive gift cards, win prizes, such strollers, car seats, breast pumps, and cribs, and go home with a gift bag.
“The future of buybuy BABY is bright, and our modest team is committed to ensuring that buybuy BABY remains the go-to destination for all parents, caregivers and families seeking thoughtfully designed and trusted, high-quality baby and toddler products, with exceptional customer service,” Daleiden said. “We are just getting started and are grateful for the time and opportunity to rebuild this iconic brand into a new and improved iteration. Stay tuned!”
More information about Saturday's celebration can be found online.
Whole Foods Market opening larger, relocated store this fall in Springfield
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Whole Foods Market will open a new 49,499-square-foot store in Springfield Plaza on Oct. 4.
The store is a relocation of the existing Springfield store at 8402 Old Keene Mill Road, which has been serving the community for more than 25 years.
The new location nearly doubles the size of the original store and offers a full-service meat department, additional prepared foods bars and an expanded product assortment which includes more than 600 local items sourced with the help of Daniela D’Ambrosio, a local forager for Whole Foods Market.
During its grand opening, Whole Foods will present a refrigerated van to the Northern Virginia Food Rescue, donated through Whole Foods Market’s Nourishing Our Neighborhoods program.
Features of the Springfield Plaza store include:
Produce sourced from 14 regional farms, including apple totes from Hess Brother’s Fruit Company, Asian pears from Mountain View Orchards and microgreens from AeroFarms.
Specialty cheese department with regional items including artisan crackers from Firehook Bakery, the Virginia Chutney Company and Picnic Gourmet Spreads.
Curated grocery section filled with brand favorites and local products, including hummus from Asmar’s Mediterranean Food, potato chips from Route 11 and barbecue sauces from Sloppy Mama’s.
Full-service seafood counter featuring jumbo lump crab cakes, local and seasonal finfish and local smoked fish from Ivy City Smokehouse. Additional local options include crabmeat from Clayton Seafood Company, oysters and condiments from Rappahannock Oyster Co. and fresh fish from George’s Seafood.
Full-service meat counter, with butchers available to cut steaks and poultry to order. Features include dry-aged beef — aged in-house for up to 28 days — and in-house sausage made fresh daily that will include pork, chicken, turkey and lamb options. Local options include grass-fed beef from Grayson Natural Farms.
An extensive collection of spirits and more than 500 wines.
Selection of more than 300 craft beers. Local craft beer and cider options will include Port City Brewing Company, Potter’s Craft Cider, Aslin Beer Co. and Three Notch’d Brewing Company.
Expanded prepared foods section featuring fresh sushi from Genji, made-to-order sandwiches, full-service deli, three self-serve food bars and a self-serve pizza station with vegan and alternative flour crust options.
Bakery department offering made-in-house bread, Whole Foods Market’s Berry Chantilly Cake and brown butter cookies, and seasonal treats including apple cider donuts and pumpkin butter chai cake. Regional offerings include baklava from Al Bohsali, cookies from Whisked and cakes from Sweet and Natural.
Whole Body section that includes facial, hair and skin care products, including bar soaps from the Naked Goat Soap Company, gifts from The Neighborhoods and candles from Handmade Habitat.
Whole Foods Market in Springfield Plaza will be open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Opening morning, customers will enjoy complimentary coffee and breakfast bites. The first 300 customers in line will receive a limited-edition tote bag and a Secret Saver coupon featuring offers up to $100 off.
For more information, see wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/springfieldplaza.
Springfield man with disabilities opens up nonprofit coffee shop inside VA Medical Clinic
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - Mark Greenwalt, a Springfield man with disabilities, opened up his non-profit coffee shop at the VA Medical Clinic on West Republic this week. Greenwalt named the organization ‘Mark’s Coffee Shop.’Mark’s father, Noel Greenwalt, said Mark has wanted to do something productive and help others for a while now. With the opening of his coffee shop, he can do that by serving veterans and other customers that walk through the door. The proceeds made benefit youth, adults, and senior citizens w...
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - Mark Greenwalt, a Springfield man with disabilities, opened up his non-profit coffee shop at the VA Medical Clinic on West Republic this week. Greenwalt named the organization ‘Mark’s Coffee Shop.’
Mark’s father, Noel Greenwalt, said Mark has wanted to do something productive and help others for a while now. With the opening of his coffee shop, he can do that by serving veterans and other customers that walk through the door. The proceeds made benefit youth, adults, and senior citizens with disabilities.
“My dad was looking for a place for me to do a coffee shop and to support me and my dreams,” Mark Greenwalt said.
Greenwalt said he is working in the coffee shop by serving coffee to all its patrons. Plus, it’s cheap for veterans in the clinic.
“We sell coffee at a reasonable price,” Greenwalt said.
He also said giving back to others with disabilities makes his time feel well spent, and Mark would instead do that than take the money for his personal use.
“It feels good to help.”
Vietnam veteran and neighbor of Mark’s, Jerry White, said it’s extraordinary someone would open a shop like Mark’s and give all the proceeds back to others with disabilities.
“It’s great to have something like this here, run by someone special like Mark,” White said. “It’s useful for someone to have something to do and feel important,” he said.
White also said it’s a wonderful feat. Greenwalt has opened his shop and works in it daily, improving others’ lives through his service. He also said a shop like this is a need in a veterans clinic.
“A lot of times you come in for blood work, you don’t have time to eat anything in the morning, and after you do your bloodwork, you can have some biscuits and gravy or good donuts or rolls,” White said.
Mark Greenwalt, along with the help of his parents, fully opened up Mark’s Coffee Shop on Monday, so there are limited items right now. However, they will continue to add menu items as they learn the ropes.
“Spread the word! Let them know they can come here,” Mark Greenwalt said.
Mark’s Coffee Shop is in the Veteran’s Canteen inside the VA Medical Clinic. Business hours are Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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PHOTO GALLERY: Whole Foods Market Opens Relocated Store in Virginia
A new Whole Foods Market opened its doors in Virginia this week. Shoppers got their first glimpse inside the location in the town of Springfield, southeast of the metro Washington, D.C., area.The store, a foot shy of 50,000 square feet, is located at 6426 Springfield Plaza. It replaces a previous Whole Foods that stood at 8402 Old Keene Mill Road for more than 25 years.The new location features many products and amenities for which Whole Foods is known, such as colorful displays of organic and conventional produce, a specialty ...
A new Whole Foods Market opened its doors in Virginia this week. Shoppers got their first glimpse inside the location in the town of Springfield, southeast of the metro Washington, D.C., area.
The store, a foot shy of 50,000 square feet, is located at 6426 Springfield Plaza. It replaces a previous Whole Foods that stood at 8402 Old Keene Mill Road for more than 25 years.
The new location features many products and amenities for which Whole Foods is known, such as colorful displays of organic and conventional produce, a specialty cheese department teeming with varieties, full-service meat and seafood counters, an in-store bakery, an expansive prepared food area, and a full-service coffee bar. The store carries more than 600 locally sourced items, spanning fruit and vegetables from nearby farms, oysters and crabmeat that are wild-caught or responsibly farmed, cheeses produced by artisan makers, hummus from a Mediterranean food business, and more.
Shoppers can also browse a large adult-beverage section stocked with more than 300 craft beers, 500 wines and a curated assortment of spirits. In addition to fresh items and aisles of curated grocery offerings, the Springfield store includes a Whole Body section with its own array of locally made products.
“We are thrilled to continue serving the wonderful community of Springfield with this new, larger location,” said Jose Salazar, the store team leader in Springfield. “With more features, including full-service meat and seafood counters and an expanded prepared foods section, we are excited to introduce Whole Foods Market’s knowledgeable team members, high quality standards for food, and handpicked selection of local products to more customers in this community.”
In sync with the grand opening, Whole Foods is giving back to the community. Through the Whole Foods Nourishing Our Neighborhoods program, the retailer is donating a refrigerated van to the Northern Virginia Food Rescue organization.
Whole Foods Market in Springfield Plaza will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Pickup and delivery services are available, as are convenient self-checkout and Amazon One pay-by-palm transactions.
Austin, Texas-based Whole Foods has more than 500 stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Seattle-based Amazon, which is No. 2 on The PG 100, Progressive Grocer’s 2023 list of top food and consumables retailers in North America. Both Whole Foods and Amazon were named among PG’s Retailers of the Century.