| By Mike Rogers and Bill Cheek of Nature’s Vitamins & Herbs |
In 1996 pharmacists Mike Rogers and Bill Cheek founded Nature’s Pharmacy. They were working in area pharmacies and fielding many natural-product questions and realized no one in the mainstream health care field knew much about these things. Their business was founded in order to provide Asheville with a reliable source of information on natural products, the best dietary supplements they could find, guidance in people’s health care journey and their integration with prescription medicines.
If you follow the latest health trends at all, you may have noticed that recently – Fat (good healthy fat that is) has really made a strong comeback! Besides the fact that fat is a concentrated source of energy, is necessary for the absorption of certain Vitamins (A, D and E) and is a building block for hormones and cell membranes, 70% of our brain is composed of fat! So, in order to have optimal mental function (stable moods, sharp focus, deep sleep, avoid depression and dementia, etc.) we need adequate amounts and the right kind of this vital nutrient.
At the Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC), women receive comprehensive healthcare from birth through their senior years, and every stage in-between. A variety of programs and services housed under the organizational umbrella provides continuity of care, easy access, and team-based collaboration between providers. MAHEC offers an extra hand by always looking out for what’s best for each individual woman, both physically and emotionally.
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