Enrich Your Health Blogs

Warming Food: Eat to Bring the Heat

Warming Food During the cold winter months, we are naturally drawn to warming food to help our bodies stay warm. Sometimes, the warming food that we reach for are not always the healthiest. Here are some healthy food choices to keep you warm during a day in the snow and provide disease-fighting benefits. Start your Morning with the Warming Food a Hot Grain Cereal Oatmeal, hot brown rice, buckwheat or quinoa will all do the trick for [Read More...]

Tips to Get the Most from Your Community Pharmacy

Expanding Patient Services in the Independent Community Pharmacy Years ago, I came across one of those dream jobs that seems like it would be a lot of fun: being a “Cool Hunter” to watch for the next big fashion or advance. Greetings from NOLA – New Orleans, Louisiana!  The National Community Pharmacists Association has chosen just about the most comfortable time of the year to visit the Big Easy. NCPA is the professional association representing [Read More...]

Get Your Health on Track!

Taking Charge of Your Health! Ok, so you’ve decided to embark on a journey to improve your health. That sounds great, but do you have any idea what that will actually look like? People make this commitment every day. I’ve made it before, and you’ve likely made it before but it didn’t quite last. Why? It’s likely because you didn’t have a clear grasp of why you wanted your life to change. Let’s make this [Read More...]

Integrative Health: Dr. Peter J. Rice

Could THIS be a New Complementary Medicine for Integrative Health? I was talking last week with one of our pharmacy students who is interested in complementary medicines, an area of therapeutics that recognizes integrative health approaches developed outside of mainstream Western, or conventional, medicine. Integrative health and medicine seeks to coordinate these complementary approaches with conventional treatments to improve patient care. Then, over the weekend, I encountered what might be an example of a potential complementary [Read More...]

CoQ10: Dr Peter J. Rice

Coenzyme Q10:  CoQ10  Some time back, while shopping at Costco, my wife was concerned about staying healthy and was looking for something to take. With no particular symptom or problem in mind, I suggested Coenzyme Q10: CoQ10. We already both take multivitamins and I take additional vitamin C and vitamin D.  CoQ10 is a dietary supplement that helps mitochondria function well. CoQ10 is not a vitamin because humans can make their own supply, with about half [Read More...]