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Biodynamic Beauty Basics

March 2, 2015
By
Happy mother

We check skin care labels for parabens, sulfates, synthetic dyes and fragrances. But how often do we check the quality of the active ingredients themselves? If you choose products with biodynamically farmed botanicals you can rest assured they’re organic, grown in harmony with nature and of the highest potency. Why biodynamic ingredients are better...

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Medicine Cabinet Spotlight: An Herbalist’s Supplement Essentials

February 18, 2015
By
HannahsPicks

Our health care practitioners are pros at recommending natural remedies for customers. But what are the essentials they always keep on hand? We asked Hannah Miles, clinical herbalist and nutrition counselor at our store in Pacific Palisades, Calif. to give us her Pharmaca favorites....

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Meditation: Bringing Mindfulness to Your Life

February 17, 2015
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Meditation

It’s been an essential part of religion and spiritualism for centuries, but only recently has meditation become mainstream (doctor recommended, even!). Celebrities, business executives and school children are now setting aside 20 minutes a day to simply practice stillness. Why? Fans of meditation swear it...

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Mushrooms and Long-Term Immunity

February 17, 2015
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Mushrooms and Long-Term Immunity

Looking for a way to boost long-term immunity for cold and flu season? Mushrooms may be the next big thing in the fight against sickness. “Mushrooms are used to...

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Magnesium: A Cornerstone of Health

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Magnesium is essential for so many things: the beating of our heart, a positive mood, energy production, releasing tension…in other words, we can all benefit from magnesium! Identified in...

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FAQs Regarding Supplement Purity and Quality at Pharmaca

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In response to a recent investigation in New York calling into question the purity of herbal supplements on the shelves of some mass-market retailers, Pharmaca has developed the following...

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