Meet the People Behind Apotheke

Hi, I'm Sarah Fabry, RN.  I'm a registered nurse, married with a teenage daughter. I was diagnosed with Crohn's at 20 and have been through every medication imaginable, most with minimal success or side effects that prevented their continued use.  As a nurse, I was aware of studies coming out about CBD and was starting to hear about CBD in the Crohn's social support groups I belonged. After finally trying CBD for only 4 weeks, a colonoscopy found NO signs of Crohn's and I feel amazing now! Am I cured? No, but my life is no longer defined by my Crohn's.  In addition, I have benefitted from CBD by realizing improved sleep, less pain, less anxiety, more stable blood sugars, and weight loss. 


I started learning as much as I could about this natural product and began telling my friends, family, and patients about its benefits. I have much more to learn and continue to expand my knowledge and our product offering.  I look forward to being able to share this with you and your loved ones in an effort to ease some of your symptoms, anywhere from just improved wellness, to more severe disease processes.  

Since opening Apotheke, I have become certified in The Endocannabinoid System, Cannabis for Healthcare Workers & Cannabinoid Therapeutics for Healthcare Workers & a Certified CBD Coach.   I currently serve on the Board for Midday Women's Alliance and try to remain active on their Legislative Platform, as well as speak locally and regionally on the benefits of CBD and Cannabis in Healthcare.

Julie Brown is a recent transplant to the Appleton area, having moved here for her husband's career.  

Julie has been interested in Alternative Medicine for most of her life, incorporating nutrition and supplements into her own healthcare following a significant & life-changing health event. 

Julie began studying and practicing reiki and she is now a Karuna Holy-Fire II Reiki Master.  She will be starting with Apotheke in a part-time status but we hope to continue to expand her offerings to our customers as we grow.  Julie's knowledge of alternative health practices, essential oils, desire to heal and compassion for others, as well as her constant search for new knowledge make her an excellent addition to the Apotheke team. 

Hi, Folks! I'm Tara Larive. I'm a Certified Holistic Wellness Coach. I'm a mother to four wonderful kiddos, a co-parent, a dancer by birth, and just a hop, skip, and jump from our wonderful shop in Appleton.


My journey into natural wellness began by stumbling, when my eldest was a baby, upon an episode of Oprah which featured Alicia Silverstone "The Kind Diet" and Michael Pollan "Food Rules," That introduced me to organic foods and more mindful eating, which lead to interests in veganism and whole food eating and not too long after to wellness coaching.


I've worked in natural wellness stores for the last couple of years and am so excited to join the naturally minded, authentic team of women at Apotheke. I hope to see you soon!

Apotheke Wellness of Appleton

3020 E College Ave, Ste B
Appleton WI  54915

(920) 574-2853

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The Fine Print:  Please note that any discussions regarding products are recommendations meant to complement your current medical routine.  In no way are we promising that our products will cure disease or heal all pain or symptoms.


While we believe strongly in the benefits of our products & have thoroughly researched the quality of each one, we always recommend checking with your doctor before starting any new therapies.

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