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Essential Herbs for Summer First Aid

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Summer’s not over yet…and neither are our outdoor activities! To get some insight into unique herbal remedies for the bumps and bruises, stings and scrapes that come with outdoor fun, we turned to Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, MD, and member of Pharmaca’s Integrative Health Advisory Board. What should I stock in my herbal first...

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No Adults Allowed! Kid-Friendly Supplements

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Start those healthy habits early with a variety of supplements specially formulated with the vitamins and minerals necessary for healthy development for brain and body. With a new school year rapidly approaching, it’s all the more important to give them a nutritional edge for increased energy and strengthened immunity against the germs lurking in...

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The B Vitamin Breakdown

The B Vitamin Breakdown

Know that you need B vitamins, but not sure which ones you need (or why?). Here’s a breakdown of different types of B vitamins often found in B complexes, and why they’re important. Follow the links to learn more about dosage recommendations, dietary sources and supplement suggestions.   B1 – Thiamine Vitamin B1 plays an...

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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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