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The Latest Diet Recommendations: Low Fat is Out

The Latest Diet Recommendations: Low Fat is Out

Eggs are in. Eggs are out. Healthy fats are in. Transfats are out. As research evolves about how diet affects our health—and different recommendations seem to come out every week—it can be hard to know what to believe anymore. “We’ve been told for decades that eating a low-fat diet is helpful for heart disease...

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On-The-Go Nutrition

On-The-Go Nutrition

Want to start your day with a little extra nutrient boost? Pharmaca offers a variety of nutritional supplements that are easy to slip into a smoothie or add to your favorite juice. Here are a few to consider—and why. Protein Muscles, blood, skin, hair, nails, heart, brain and internal organs all use protein as...

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Your Pre-Travel Checklist

Your Pre-Travel Checklist

Whether you’re piling in the minivan to visit family or jetting overseas, a little prep work—and stocking up on essentials—can make traveling a breeze this summer. Check to see if you need vaccinations Many international destinations require or recommend travel immunizations. A Pharmaca pharmacist can help you identify which vaccinations you need based on...

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Is it IBS? What you need to know about Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Is it IBS? What you need to know about Irritable Bowel Syndrome

You may have heard the term IBS….but what exactly is Irritable Bowel Syndrome? Here, Dr. Brad Jacobs, MD, and chair of Pharmaca’s Integrative Health Advisory Board, talks to us about IBS symptoms, and how to effectively manage them with simple changes to diet, lifestyle and supplementation. The first thing to realize is that the...

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Frequently Asked Questions About Probiotics

Frequently Asked Questions About Probiotics

Probiotics are an important part of your supplement regimen and can support immunity, balance digestive health and more (learn more about which strains to look for based on your health concern.) Here, Tori Hudson, ND, member of Pharmaca’s Integrative Health Advisory Board, answers some of the most common questions our practitioners get about how...

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5 Reasons to Get Better Sleep

5 Reasons to Get Better Sleep

If you have trouble getting quality sleep, it can affect more than just your level of fatigue throughout the day. “We think sleeplessness actually accelerates a lot of health issues related to age,” says Dr. Brad Jacobs, chair of Pharmaca’s Integrative Health Advisory Board. It can also affect your endocrine system, carbohydrate metabolism, glucose tolerance,...

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Aromatherapy 101: Essential Oils for Better Moods, Better Health

Aromatherapy 101: Essential Oils for Better Moods, Better Health

Why is it that certain smells can evoke strong emotions? It turns out our sense of smell is one of the most basic, primal senses. Aromatherapy uses pure, highly concentrated scents from plants in essential oils to effect changes in our emotions and body. Dr. Becky Phillips, a chiropractor and aromatherapy practitioner in Albuquerque,...

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Pregnancy and Beyond: 5 Reasons Why Prenatals Can Be Beneficial

Pregnancy and Beyond: 5 Reasons Why Prenatals Can Be Beneficial

Prenatals aren’t just for pregnant women—they can be a great addition to many women’s daily supplement regimens. Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, member of Pharmaca’s Integrative Health Advisory Board, recommends them for all women of child-bearing age, since the nutrients in prenatals are vital during the time even before you get pregnant. (Learn more about...

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Mix it up! Simple Smoothie Recipes

February 26, 2014
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Mix it up! Simple Smoothie Recipes

If you know that powdered proteins and greens are a good addition to your diet, here’s a little inspiration from our practitioners and Team Members about tasty ways to incorporate them. And if you can’t decide which protein powder to choose, check out our handy guide to choosing a protein powder. The Organic Smoothie...

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How to Choose a Protein Powder

February 25, 2014
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How to Choose a Protein Powder

Protein is vital to our health. Muscles, blood, skin, hair, nails, heart, brain and internal organs all use protein as their primary building material. Collagen, a special type of protein, is important for strong arteries, tendons, ligaments, teeth and connective tissues. A diet rich in protein can also help produce dopamine and norepinephrine, two...

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