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Natural Medicines

Can taking zinc help combat a cold? Will vitamin D help me control my blood sugar? At Vivo Health Pharmacy, we're here to help you figure out how natural medicines can complement your treatment plan.

In this blog, our Natural Medicines Specialist, Nina Chhabra, answers frequently asked questions and spotlights products that can help you. A resource for both patients and providers, she offers insights on prescription-strength supplements, potential drug interactions, and more. Check back often.

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The Power of a Positive Mind

Using supplements can enhance your lifestyle and elevate your mood, but what about the power of positive thinking?

What's the deal with functional medicine?

Read this interview with well known functional medicine physician, Dr. Anita Sadaty, to learn all about functional medicine. She talks about how incorporating supplements such as probiotics and magnesium can make a difference in your lifestyle, and how diet alone may not be enough for your well being!

Is kratom safe to use?

In this post, we discuss the use of kratom, a herbal supplement that is used in place of opioids, or sometimes used with opioids for pain relief. 

Meet and Greet with Dr. Diana Martins-Welch

We met with Dr. Martins-Welch to discuss the use of CBD based hemp products. Dr. Martins-Welch is a palliative medicine physician who is an advocate of using medical cannabis and hemp derived products for her patients.    Read this post to learn more!

What is CBD?

What is CBD and why is everyone talking about it?

Please note the above uses have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Consumers should consult with their health care provider before taking any new medication or dietary supplement — especially pregnant or nursing mothers, children under 18, and individuals with a known medical condition.

Nina Chhabra earned her doctorate in pharmacy from St. John's University in New York. Prior to her becoming a Natural Medicines Specialist, she worked in a community pharmacy and as an inpatient pharmacist, focusing on diabetes and heart failure. She has served on the New York State Council of Health-system Pharmacists and has given continuing education lectures regarding diabetes treatment to her peers.