Live a healthy life with the huge selection of products and information from our health food store in Manchester, Connecticut.
The Manchester Parkade Health Shoppe is a family-owned information- and service-oriented health food store offering vitamins, herbs, homeopathy, sports supplements, natural body care, gluten- and other allergen-free foods, books, and green cleaners. We discount many of our high quality leading national brands every day.
As the largest independent health food store in the Greater Hartford area, we are a true oasis for learning and achieving optimal health. We offer a wide selection of natural products, knowledgeable staff, and nutrition consultations by appointment with a Connecticut Certified Clinical Nutritionist and Registered Pharmacist. Let us help you achieve your health goals! Contact us with your health and product questions.
Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia are distinct syndromes that present very real, overlapping physical and psychological challenges. A 5-pronged natural approach to their symptoms includes:
Pain & Inflammation Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, curcumin (BCM95), and magnesium malate
Immunity Vitamins A & D, AHCC (a mushroom extract), zinc, astragalus, thymus extract, L-lysine, and probiotics
Depression 5HTP and SAMe
Lifestyle Changes Daily moderate aerobic exercise, healthy diet, stress reduction techniques, sleep management, chiropractic care, and acupuncture
Michael Dworkin, P.D., M.S. Reg. Pharmacist, Cert. Clinical Nutritionist CT Certification No. 232 Available for Consultation By Appointment
Health Coaching Tip
BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM: MAINTAIN THE PROPER pH BALANCE IN YOUR GUT Diet can significantly impact immune function, especially because 70-80% of immune system cells reside in the small intestine.
To foster gut health, the body should be kept in the proper acid/alkaline balance. The correct ratio by volume is 25% acidifying to 75% alkalizing foods. It is generally important to eat a diet that contains both alkalizing and acidifying foods. Allergic reactions and other forms of stress tend to produce acids in the body. The presence of high acidity indicates that more of your foods should be selected from the alkalizing group.
SOME ALKALIZING FOODS Most Vegetables, Green Foods & Vegetable Juices Most Fruits Includes Tomatoes Excludes Cranberries Protein Eggs Whey Protein Tofu Almonds Lean Chicken Millet Flax Seeds Teas: Herbal, Green, Bancha, Ginseng Stevia Others Apple Cider Vinegar Dairy-Free Probiotics