Our mission is to empower our customers with knowledge and provide them with products to make a healthy lifestyle affordable. You have the opportunity to read articles written by our founder Michael Dworkin, PD, CCN, and his daughter, Erika, Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition®, our owner. The Manchester Parkade Health Shoppe has been a trusted resource in the community since 1956, first as Liggett-Rexall Pharmacy, and later as a full-service health food store. We’re excited to be taking the next step of offering our shopping experience online . . . coming soon!

Ask Our Experts

Seeking answers and guidance to lead a healthier lifestyle?  Our Nutrition Consultant, Erika Dworkin (Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition® and Certified Lifestyle Educator) offers nutrition consultations both in-store and by appointment. Kyle LeDonne (Culinary Nutritionist) is available daily for guidance in our shop.

Tour Our Shop

Not sure what a health shop is or how we differ from a drugstore?  Wondering what we have in our shop?  We can tell you we sell high quality dietary supplements, healthy allergen-free foods, affordable organic produce, natural body care products, and lots more, but we’d much rather show you!

Natural Nutmeg Magazine
is Connecticut’s Resource for Essential Living

I am continually impressed with Erika’s level of commitment and passion for educating people on the importance of trustworthy, evidence-based information about nutrition and holistic health. She has written cutting-edge, information-packed articles for Natural Nutmeg for years and we consistently receive fantastic feedback on every single one.

Diane Hayden, Publisher


Search our directory of wellness professionals who we have worked with or endorsed. We encourage the use of any healing modality that may be the best fit for you. They include osteopaths, naturopaths, medical doctors, yoga instructors, holistic veterinarians, and others. You can search by NAME, TOWN, or SPECIALTY

Featured Providers

Certified Classical Homeopath – Abby Beale CCH RSHom(NA)

Homeopathy Healings

98 Main Street
Northampton, MA 01060
413-426-1024 | E-Mail

Naturopathic Physician – Myriah Hinchey, ND

Tao Vitality Center for Optimal Health

27 Main Street
Hebron, CT 06248
860-228-1287 | No E-Mail

Neurological Chiropractor – Jason Sousa, ND

ProHealth Chiropractic Center

915 Sullivan Avenue
South Windsor, CT 06074
860-432-7432 | E-Mail

Osteopathic Physician – Julie Vitali, DO

Collaborative Natural Health Partners

315 East Center Street
Manchester, CT 06040
860-533-0179 | E-Mail

Veterinarian – Margo Roman, DVM

Main Street Animal Services of Hopkinton

72 W. Main St.
Hopkinton, MA 01748
508-435-4077 | E-Mail


When we greet our customers in our shop, we strive to address all of their health and nutrition questions and concerns. They tell us how grateful they are for the personalized attention and expertise we offer. So, we want to extend this to you on our website! Below are a few sample questions that our customers frequently ask, with responses, and a form you can fill out to send us your own questions.



“I’ve had a lot of digestive and other health problems in the past year, but my doctors, including an allergist, haven’t diagnosed me with anything.  I’ve tried antacids and other drugstore remedies but nothing has helped.  I’ve read online about the benefits of a gluten-free diet but the information is confusing and I don’t want to give up foods containing gluten if I don’t have to.  Do you think a gluten free diet could help?” 
~ Steven V.


“I am in my 50s and have started having joint and back pains.  I haven’t had a chance to see a doctor yet, but could you suggest something that could help until I can get a diagnosis?  Thank you!”
~ Jessica R.


“I have a lot of health issues and have been told that they are likely all related.  Some of them include brain fog, chronic sinus infections, and rashes, including eczema.  A friend suggested that I might have something called candidiasis, but my doctor doesn’t believe in it and won’t test me for it.  I tried researching how to treat it, but there is so much information out there, and some of it is conflicting and therefore confusing.  Do you know anything about this condition?”
~ John K.

Erika Dworkin, BCHN
Nutrition Consultant
Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition®
Certified Lifestyle Educator
Natural Nutmeg 10Best Nutritionist

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Kyle LeDonne
Shoppe Manager
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Culinary Nutritionist

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The information provided in our shop and on our website is not intended for diagnostic or medical purposes. If you require immediate medical attention, please contact emergency services at 911. We will do our best to respond in a timely manner but, if you require a more immediate answer, please call or visit our shop.