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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Supplements for COVID-19?

We've been getting a lot of questions about supplements to help boost immunity. Read below to see what we found.

How essential oils can help you this cough and cold season

Essential oils, also known as aromatherapy, can be beneficial for a number of conditions. Read below to learn more.

Apple cider vinegar review

Apple cider vinegar has many reported uses, from weight loss, to help with blood sugar control, and more. But what did studies actually find?

Fish oil for depression?

Read below to learn more about how fish oil supplementation may be beneficial in those individuals being treated for depression.

Vaping: what you need to know

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.