Weise Natural Food Shoppe was the inspiration of Ruth Weise. At the time, Mrs. Weise was 66 years old and beginning a second career of educating others about healthy living. She retired after working for 25 years extolling the benefits of vitamins, herbs and supplements for a fit body and alert mind.

Today, the Natural Food Shoppe is much larger than when it opened...and although time has given way to change, customer education remains our primary purpose. Ruth Weise's son, Gilbert Weise, Sr. now runs the business and is passionate about teaching the health benefits of leading a natural life.

Mr. Weise earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Virginia in 1958 and earned his pharmacy degree in 1960 from the University of Florida. He is also a consulting pharmacist and holds one-on-one consultations to investigate and help patients feel better, naturally.


Meet Our Staff
Owner, Pharmacist, Consultant
Gilbert Weise, Sr. -- Gilbert Weise, Sr. has lived in Jacksonville since 1939, and after graduating from Robert E. Lee High School in 1952, went on to earn his Bachelor degree in Psychology from the University of Virginia and his degree in Pharmacy from the University of Florida in 1960. He has been in alternative therapy for 50 years and is the past president of the Florida Pharmacy Association and American College of Apothecaries. He is married, has one son, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Store Manager, RPT
Helen Bohannon -- Helen grew up in upstate New York. She has been with Gill Weise, Sr. since 2006 working with Mona Vie. After working for Mona Vie, she was hired as a pharmacy technician and then as a lab technician for Weise Pharmacy. Her love for natural medicine and remedies brought her into the natural food shoppe, which she now manages. She is married with two children, two grandchildren, three horses, four dogs, two cats, a turkey and several hens and roosters.
Sales Associate
Sue Nowicki -- Sue was born and raised in Michigan and moved to Jacksonville in 1984. She has been working in Weise Natural Food Shoppe for over 16 years. She says it has been a rewarding and happy time in her life and loves helping people every day--after work everyday she has a happy heart.
Sales Associate
Lisa Durbin -- Lisa grew up, went to school, and got married in Detroit, Michigan. The Navy brought her and her husband to Jacksonville 38 years ago. She has two daughters, two grandaughters, and three grandsons. She has been with Weise Natural Food Shoppe for eight years. She loves her food shoppe family and customers!
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    4343 Colonial Ave
    Jacksonville, FL 32210
    (904) 384-4642
    (904) 384-0569 (fax)
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     Mon9 AM - 6 PM
     Tue9 AM - 6 PM
     Wed9 AM - 6 PM
     Thu9 AM - 6 PM
     Fri9 AM - 6 PM
     Sat9 AM - 1 PM