• Expert Advice
  • Buyer’s Guide: Natural Deodorants

    Natural deodorants have come a long way in the last few years…thankfully you no longer have to sacrifice smelling good for keeping synthetic antimicrobials, chemicals and preservatives off your skin. Pharmaca now carries a variety of options that are free of the aluminum compounds and parabens that can disturb your […]

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  • 7 Tips for Exercise Success

    There are some people who just live to exercise. Others of us, not so much. If you fall into the latter camp but really want more steady activity in your life, there are a few things to keep in mind before starting your new regimen. We spoke with Jenny Christensen, […]

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  • Recipe: Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho

    Try this summer classic and enjoy a light and healthy dish in under 30 minutes! Gazpacho basics Stay cool this summer with vegetables! Gazpacho, a cold soup summer favorite, is packed with tons (and I mean tons) of vegetables. It takes very little time to make, and can include a […]

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  • Our Stress-Busting Top 5

    All stress is not created equal—there are times we need in-the-moment relief and periods of our lives that need more serious support. Here Ashleigh Putnam, naturopathic doctor at our Monterey store, gives us her top 5 ways to beat all types of stress. In the moment “Bach’s Rescue Remedy, in […]

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  • Buyer’s Guide: Inflammation Fighters

    Inflammation is at the root of nearly every health condition—eczema, obesity, asthma, arthritis, depression, allergies, bladder infections, acne, hangovers and beyond—all share the common thread of inflammation. Current medical research focuses on chronic inflammation’s effects on health and potential preventive medical measures. While modern medicine has traditionally focused on treating […]

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  • 5 Beauty Breakthroughs for Summer

    Summer beauty means keeping our skin extra safe, staying fresh and playing it cool with fun summer makeup. Here are the newest and best ways to kick off your summer season. Quick, at-home glow-getters There’s no time for lengthy facial treatments when outdoor fun beckons. Speed up your skin care […]

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  • May Natural News Roundup

    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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  • Step-by-Step Yoga Pose: Triangle

    Are you stretching enough to keep pace with your busy summer lifestyle? Chances are your activity level has increased along with the hours of daylight. Get limbered up fast with this all-in-one super stretch. Triangle Pose Alias: trikonasana (“tri” = three, “kona” =angle, “asana” = pose) Why Triangle Pose? Practicing […]