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Generations Of Holistic Guidance

SINCE 1956

Talk to a real person when relief really matters.

Why Choose a Natural Approach to Wellness?

Conventional medicine treats individual symptoms, but rarely looks beyond symptoms to address the whole person and potential causes of illness. Treatments are based on the idea that the same medical solutions are appropriate for large groups of people.


Complementary and alternative healthcare and medical practices (CAM) are personalized and consider the mind, body, and spirit.  They address disease prevention and underlying causes through the use of non-traditional, often ancient healing modalities that are based on the concept that the body has the power to heal itself.


Welcome To Vitathena Wellness

I am a Board Certified Holistic Nutritionist (BCHN), Dietary Supplements Specialist, and Intuitive Wellness Guide, with a lifetime in both the natural and traditional Western medicine arenas. I have over 14 years of experience helping thousands of people, primarily as the former owner of the Manchester Parkade Health Shoppe, my family's nutrition center that operated for 65 years in Manchester, CT. I am committed to providing you a personalized, hopeful experience that takes into account your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health. Relying on cutting-edge scientific research and practical solutions, I address symptoms and root causes of a wide variety of health conditions. 


I am dedicated to empowering you to reach your wellness goals.  Recognizing that you may be suffering from an acute or chronic condition, and possibly one that has not been diagnosed despite numerous medical evaluations and lab tests, I provide customized recommendations for dietary supplements, essential oils, and other natural therapies, and changes in your diet and lifestyle. When appropriate, I make referrals to a variety of holistic practitioners that heal with other modalities.

What Makes Me Different?

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  • Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition (BCHN), Dietary Supplements Specialist, and  Intuitive Wellness Guide

  • Personalized natural regimens to empower your body to heal itself

  • Lifestyle guidance and a wide selection of evidence-based natural therapies

  • Simple, convenient, time-saving access to the answers you need

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  • Have a lifetime in the natural and traditional Western medicine arenas

  • Guided thousands to optimize their health at the Manchester Parkade Health Shoppe, an award-winning nutrition center that operated for 65 years 

  • Mentored by Michael Dworkin, PD, CCN, a Connecticut licensed clinical nutritionist with a doctorate in pharmacy

  • Address the symptoms and underlying causes of a wide range of health issues

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  • Passionately support  your body, mind, and spirit

  • Find answers by listening intently, researching extensively, and searching with an open mind for innovative approaches

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  • Provide true compassion, the ability to feel your pain and the resolve
    to help relieve it

  • Non-judgmental openness that allows you to relax into the awareness that your investment in your health will reduce your suffering and transform you

  • Supportive, focused collaborations that foster real healing, self-love, and inner peace

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Wellness YOUR way. Learn better self-care as a customer or client, online or
          in-person, independently or in groups.

Important Reasons to Follow a
Preventive Care Natural Lifestyle

Natural Therapies


More than 42% of adults and children rely on various natural therapies.
2012 National Survey NCCIH

Heart Disease


Roughly 697,000 Americans died of heart disease in the United States in 2020. That's 1 in every 5 deaths.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


5 Years

5 years - the time within which people with prediabetes can develop type II diabetes.
CDC December 2021



20% of all out-patient surgical procedures result from digestive diseases.




30-50% of all cancer cases are preventable. 

World Health Organization February 2022



Of the 40 million American adults who suffer from
anxiety, only 37% receive treatment.

Anxiety & Depression Association of America



Approximately 300,000 preventable deaths per year are due to the obesity epidemic. 

American Journal of Public Health 2011



Over 1M American women experience menopause every year. 85% of postmenopausal women worldwide have experienced a menopause symptom. BMC Women’s Health 2015 & National Institute on Aging 2022

What Clients Say

"I feel a sense of trust with you. I don't know you but I've known of you for a while. Your character is everything and the fact you're around and still active in the field brings a level of calm and trust. . .Your life's work speaks for itself"
Emilio P.
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