Dr. Manuel Rico-Perez was the pioneer of natural products in the U.S. Spanish speaking market. He was born in Havana, Cuba on November 8th, 1940. From an early age, he had a vocation for scientific investigation and different functions of the human body. He decided to attend the University of Havana to study medical science but, due to political reasons, had to leave his studies and the country where he was born.
Years later, he received a scholarship to study medicine at the Universidad Central del Este in the Dominican Republic where he received his doctorate of Medicine. He returned to Miami, Fl. in 1978 with several honors. Due to his extensive history of assistance to the community through his radio program, his innumerable philanthropic gestures and professional knowledge in the area of medical investigations, he was worthy of several outstanding positions in different prestigious organizations.
During his outstanding twenty year career of his daily radio program, “Salud en Cuerpo y Alma”, Dr. Rico-Pérez had the opportunity of maintaining an open, clear and sincere connection with everyone who sought his advice, be it medical or spiritual. This, no doubt, made his medical program the most popular and with the greatest number of listeners of any Spanish speaking medical radio shows. His greatest treasure was the gratitude of his radio-patients.