Daria A., BS, MTCM
Daria earned her Bachelor's of Science in 1998 while studying Horticulture at Southern Illinois University. Her love of plants grew into a love of their medicinal properties which prompted her to earn a Master's in Traditional Chinese Medicine at Five Branches Institute in Santa Cruz, California in 2006. Since 2009 she has been helping Pharmaca customers to find solutions for their health challenges. Daria loves helping customers find herbal remedies, healthy food, supplement and lifestyle options.
Peter B., Council for Homeopathic Certification (C.H.C.), Homeopath
Following his initial training with the International Foundation for Homeopathy, Peter has been practicing homeopathy since 1984. He has studied with some of the leading teachers of the modern revival of homeopathy. His parents began their homepathy practice before he started his. Peter has a background in anatomy and biochemistry, and a strong interest in whole food nutrition.
Sara E., Store Manager, Certified Nutrition Consultant
Sara loves being the manager at Pharmaca because of all the people she proudly has the opportunity to connect with on a regular basis. With a vast knowledge of herbs, supplements, and food for health, she is eager to point you in the right direction!
Kathryn F., Assistant Manager, Esthetician
Kathryn is a licensed esthetician with 10 years experience in resort spas and cutting-edge skin care studios and is continually educating herself on the latest in the industry. She specializes in both organic and dermaceutical-based skincare, makeup and treatment. She is also certified in Ayurvedic medicine, focusing on nutrition, herbal remedies and lifestyle techniques to help individuals achieve and maintain vibrant healthy skin. Her approach to great skin emphasizes the connection between quality products and healthy living.
Doug J., Functional Nutrition Practitioner
Doug has been engaged with holistic health for over 10 years, and has studied with some of the top thought leaders in integrative and holistic health. Doug is certified as a Health Coach by the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and as a Holistic Lifestyle and Exercise Coach by the CHEK Institute. Doug also has an interest in Functional Nutrition, and is currently pursuing certification in that field in order to offer even more to his clients and Pharmaca customers. Doug has a passion for helping people improve their energy levels and quality of life with lifestyle changes, and in finding natural resolutions to health concerns - specifically around fatigue and its effects on productivity, focus and emotional wellbeing. He is Board Certified with the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and looks forward to meeting you at Pharmaca.
At Pharmaca in Berkeley, you will find an amazing team of naturopathic doctors, holistic practitioners and estheticians who concentrate in whole food nutrition, Eastern medicine, naturopathy, homeopathy, esthetics, health and wellness. This team is dedicated to ensuring that Pharmaca is the premier all natural health store in Berkeley.
This vitamin store in Berkeley carries thousands of common and hard-to-find natural supplements, homeopathics and beauty products for Californians seeking natural alternatives to health and wellness.
Pharmaca health and vitamin store in Berkeley is located on Solano Drive, just east of Ensenada Avenue. Join us for our recurring in-store events such as complimentary mini-facials, wellness consultations, or check our calendar for specialty events.