• Health Topics
  • Step-by-Step Yoga Pose: Dolphin

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    Want to build strength and tone tank top-ready shoulders? Challenge yourself with dolphin pose. You’ll get a nice hamstring stretch, too. Dolphin Pose Alias: ardha pincha mayurasana (“ardha” = half, “pincha” = feathers, “mayura” = peacock, “asana” = pose) Why Dolphin Pose? By practicing dolphin pose, you’ll strengthen your shoulder […]

  • Health Conditions
  • Recipe: Berry Lavender Lemonade

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    This refreshing beverage packs a one-two punch: the antioxidant benefits of berries come together with the calming, stress-relieving properties of lavender—making it perfect for spring. Lavender already has popular uses in aromatherapy and our skin and body care. But culinary lavender is gaining popularity in the gourmet food world, from […]

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  • April Natural News Roundup

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    Part of our mission at Pharmaca is to stay on top of current research on nutrition, lifestyle and dietary supplements that can help our customers on the road to optimal health. Below is a roundup of the latest research we’ve collected that might be relevant to you and your daily […]

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  • Recipe: Mushroom Arugula Socca Pizza

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    This delicious, versatile flatbread originated in France—and is naturally free of common allergens! Made from chickpea flour, socca is usually served hot and enjoyed as is. But what makes it so amazing is that it can also be used as a pizza crust, taco shell or crepe (try adding your favorite jam). Thanks to simple ingredients […]

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  • Aromatherapy for Allergies

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    Ready to try a new approach to calming allergy symptoms? Essential oils may be just the thing. “The great thing about essential oils is that all of them are anti-viral and anti-microbial, so they naturally boost immunity,” says Jessica Smith, lead practitioner at our Carlsbad store. “Because people with allergies […]