Our Staff

  • Image Kelley Vahradian

    Born in Syracuse, N.Y. and raised in Southern California, I migrated to Oregon in the late 70s. Living in the small coastal town of Port Orford, there were few options for organic food or natural health alternatives. After belonging to a food buying club for 10 years, I joined 3 others to start a natural foods grocery store.

  • Image Paul Richard

    Originally from New York, Paul has called the Pacific Northwest home for 20 years. His interest in nutrition and herbalism was honed partly here at Evergreen Nutrition where many years ago he would spend hours wistfully admiring the selection of products.

  • Image Melissa Sue Brewer

    I grew up in Arizona and was a very active child, always on the move. I could spend hours outside enjoying the world around me. Iíve had an early interest in herbology, comes from my grandmother and my mother. I believe that good health is important for the body, mind and spirit connection.

  • Reviews

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    Work great!

    Tried this product after someone recommended it. Have to say, since I started using these drops, my allergy attacks have subsided dramatically. Previously, at least once a day, I would get hit all at once with runny nose, watery eyes, and a bad cough. Usually at just the wrong time, quiet room, concert, etc. Those kinds of attacks are now rare, and the only thing I've done differently is take these drops. Before I moved here, I was never allergic to anything and have lived a lot of places, many states and overseas. Glad my wife and I found these drops, I recommend them to others and keep a good supply on hand.

    Reviewed Thu, May 02 2019 4:07 pm by
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    Life saver

    Thank you, Evergreen Nutrition, you are amazing, with a large variety of herbs to chose from, I have exactly what was needed to maintain my everyday life again. I wouldn't go any place else. Sweetest staff ever with great knowledge.

    Reviewed Thu, Mar 16 2017 10:42 am by
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    Works well

    I wasn't sure about this product at first, but I'm glad I purchase it! Works well and I'd definitely recommend it to a friend.

    Reviewed Tue, Aug 02 2016 4:51 am by
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    Review of Swedish bitters

    Excellent in restoring health after a year of pain in the tummy that could not be diagnosed following blood tests and scans.

    Reviewed Tue, Feb 19 2019 3:34 am by
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    Thyroid Strength

    I work at Evergreen Nutrition and want to let people know about MegaFood's Thyroid Strength. It is helping to support my thyroid function to the point that I am gradually reducing the Levothyroxine dose (under a doctor's care). Blood tests confirm what I can feel. This is an excellent product!

    Reviewed Mon, Mar 07 2016 9:16 am by


    Major Minerals: Seven Things You Canít Live Without

    Because minerals serve so many important functions in our bodies, it is important to get them in adequate amounts. Eating a varied, whole-food diet rich in vegetables is a good start. However, the mineral content of food depends on the minerals in the soil in which the food is grown or where the animals graze. So consider focusing on eating organic food since organic farming returns nutrients, including minerals, to the soil.

    How Can Flower Essences Help Me?

    Many people are familiar with homeopathy, the "energetic" or "vibrational" remedies for a wide variety of specific physical or emotional conditions. A lesser-known healing modality which is becoming more well-known is that of flower essences.

    Supplements for Quitting Smoking

    Chemically and physiologically, nicotine does a real number on the body creating an imbalance in neurotransmitters, affecting dopamine, acetylcholine and GABA. Even adrenalin, a profound stimulant, will not match the stimulatory craving of nicotine.

    MCT Oil for Ketogenesis

    It has applications for everything from sports performance and energy to weight loss to brain health and conditions such as dementia. Since it has been around for so long there is a huge amount of research published on the benefits of this unique fat.

    Leaky Gut? Restore Your Defenses!

    Intestinal permeability, or leaky gut syndrome, is a complicated, poorly understood digestive ailment. It is characterized by the inability of the intestines to prevent the leakage of large particles across the intestinal barrier into the bloodstream.

    Collagen for Recovery/Injury Prevention

    The IOC listed collagen in the category of supplements that may assist with training capacity, recovery, muscle soreness and injury management, citing multiple studies published on collagen peptides.

    Avocados, Almonds & Blueberries, Oh My!

    More people than ever today are recognizing the importance of a whole-food diet for health and longevity. A quick search of trending topics on social media and the internet will reveal the interest in "getting back to" or beginning a diet/lifestyle featuring foods as whole/wholesome, unprocessed, and nutritious as possible.

    The Multiplier Effect: Spending Our Dollars Locally

    A dollar spent at a locally owned store generates $5 to $14 in value within that community.

    Take a Peek at Microminerals

    Although needed in very tiny amounts, microminerals play a vitally important part in nearly all of our physiological processes.

    California's Proposition 65 Warning Labels

    "A product does not have to contain a level of the substance that represents an actual risk to trigger a Prop 65 warning."

    ó American Herbal Products website

    A Trio of Travel Companions

    With summer on the way, vacation and travel plans often come as well. Whether one travels to the tropics or above the Arctic Circle, there are a few staple portable items which may make your vacation much more pleasant, safe, and healthy!

    The information provided here is for educational purposes only. None of the research or evidence presented here is intended as a substitute for consulting an appropriate healthcare professional. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The products offered here are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you believe that you may have a disease condition, please consult your healthcare practitioner before using this or any other dietary supplement.

    Although we do our best to keep this website current, always check the product label for the most up-to-date information since product changes may not be immediately updated on our website. Feel free to contact us if you notice any discrepancies. Thank you.