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QHC II Professionals

Ria M. Gilday, TND., CN

Ria M. Gilday,T N.D., C.N., is the director of Queen’s Health Center II. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Muhlenberg College. She then continued with graduate studies in the field of Immunology at the University of Penn. Ria is a Certified Nutritionist and a Traditional Naturopath.

Her work experience in the area of nutrition is quite extensive. It includes research at the world renown Fox Chase Cancer Institute in Philadelphia, PA., where she conducted nutritionally-related cancer research.

Currently Ria is the proprietor of Queen’s Health Store and Queen’s Health Center II in Souderton, PA. She also hosts her own radio talk show “LET’S TALK HEALTH WITH RIA GILDAY” on WNPV, 1440 AM every Thursday 11:10 AM ET.

Ria has published tapes on a variety of illnesses and their nutritional connections as well as a video on cooking for health. She authored books on weight control and the personal empowerment book — Yes I Can... Yes I Will...

She was recognized for her contributions to the nutritional industry by being nominated as a life member of WHO’S WHO IN AMERICA. She has also been nominated for membership in WHO’S WHO OF AMERICAN WOMEN EXECUTIVES.

Ria is a member of American Association of Nutritional Consultants (AANC), Society of Certified Nutritionists, American Association of University Women (AAUW), an organization which focuses on issues of children.

She brings years of experience to the Queen’s Health Center II — a premier wellness place, where she and her staff provide guidance and education regarding the Optimum State of Wellbeing.

Professional Designations

T.N.D., C.C.N.


Traditional Naturopath — Canyon College, Idaho (2002).

Certified Nutritionist — American Health Science University, AZ (1997).

Bachelor of Science — Biology, Muhlenberg College, PA (1974)

Studied Immunology at University of Pennsylvania, PA (1980)

Field Experience

Cancer researcher specializing in full life animal study investigating the role of nutrition in cancer development. Fox Chase Cancer Center, PA (1974-1980).

Supervised 35 natural food stores with 135 employees. Was voted the #1 supervisor to work for two consecutive years. (1980 – 1982).

Career achievements

Who’s Who In America — commitment to the natural health industry (1998)

Who’s Who Of American Women Executives — excellence in business (1999)

Woman Of The Week — contribution to the community (2005)


Be Kind To Yourself: weight loss guide book (1990)

Let’s Cook Right: healthy cooking video (1990)

Audio tapes: Alcoholism, Arthritis, Auto-Immune Disorders, Diabetes, Digestive Distress, Immune System, Hypoglycemia, Menopause, Osteoporosis, PMS, Stress Management, Weight Management, (1991)

“Yes I Can…Yes I Will…” a personal empowerment book (2002)


• American Naturopathic Association

• American Association of Nutritional Consultants

• American Association of University Women

Queen’s Health Center

Full-service wellness facility since 1995


Provide services for local physicians to send their patients to with confidence

Formulator of Supplements

Ria Recommends Brand 2009- present

Private label sold at fine natural food stores and on line

“Let’s Talk Health with Dr. Ria”


“Let’s Talk Health” weekly, live, call in radio show for the purpose of entertainment and education.


Gilday was the first Traditional Naturopath to be invited to deliver a scientific presentation to medical staff at St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem, PA for CME.

Personal Data

  • Born in Czechoslovakia; completed 1-11 grade in Czechoslovakia; skipped 12th grade before entering Muhlenberg College in US.
  • Speaks fluent English, Slovak, Russia and Czech; Understands Polish
  • Vegetarian, non-smoker, in superb physical condition
  • Loves life

Shana Burns, C.N., C.M.T.

Certified Nutritionist


Shana completed the Philadelphia marathon at a personal best time.


Certified Nutritionist, American Health Science University, 2002

Primary Group Exercise Certification, Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, 1999

Field Experience

• Practicing Certified Nutritionist for Queen’s Health Center, Souderton, PA (2002-2005)

• Group Fitness Instructor at Hatfield Athletic Club, Hatfield, PA (1999-2005)


• American Association of Nutritional Consultant

Health Practices

  • Nutritional Guidance for overall health utilizing most current information regarding food, supplements, and exercise
  • Specializing in weight management — incorporating eating habits, activity, mental and emotional balancing
  • First Line Therapy — The science-based concept that lead to development of the First Line Therapy program is this: Adopting habits of living that are healthy can delay the onset of illness in old age and increase the years of good health

Maggie Argue, R.N.

Nutritional Consultant


Allentown Hospital School of Nursing, RN diploma program, Allentown PA, 1978

Doylestown Hospital, telemetry course, Doylestown, PA, 1980

Grandview Hospital, critical care course, Sellersville, PA 1987

Field Experience

Allentown Hospital, Pediatric Unit, including critical care patient, (1978-1980)

Doylestown Hospital, Geriatric floor, Cardiac Step Down Unit (telemetry), ICU/CCU, (1980-1987)

Grandview Hospital, predominantly ICU/CCU; also as part of their float pool for geriatrics, pediatrics, telemetry… (1987-1991)

Dr. Sussman Family Practice, staff nurse (1991-1993)

Dr. Landua & Gordan Urology Practice, staff nurse, procedure assistant, (1993-1999)

Health Practices

Certified in First Line Therapy. The science-based concept that lead to development of the First Line Therapy program is this: Adopting habits of living that are healthy can delay the onset of illness in old age and increase the years of good health

Noninvasive procedures specialist

707 & 711 Rt. 113

County Line Plaza

Souderton, PA 18964

For Appointments QHC II 215-721-8828

Store Phone: 215-721-0577

QHC Fax: 215-721-8836

Store Fax: 215-721-9853

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