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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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4 Glam Makeup Tricks for Busy Moms

February 17, 2014
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4 Glam Makeup Tricks for Busy Moms

Gone are the days of mom jeans and mom haircuts…today’s mom can be as glam as she wants to be! But if it feels like they’re aren’t enough hours in the day to keep up with looking great, take heed: In just 5 minutes, these simple solutions will help any mom look glam on...

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Why Better Sleep Can Mean Better Skin

February 13, 2014
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Why Better Sleep Can Mean Better Skin

Sleep is vital for allowing the body to repair and renew itself. And the impact of sleep on our skin is no exception. Our bodies produce proteins while we sleep to restore and repair skin damage occurring from UV light exposure, stress, pollutants and other age-accelerating factors we deal with daily. While many adults...

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The Case for Natural Makeup

February 13, 2014
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The Case for Natural Makeup

Is your medicine cabinet already stocked with the best in natural skin care? Time to take it to the next level and make sure your cosmetics are clean and healthy too. Here, a few of our estheticians talk to us about why natural cosmetics are the way to go. First, it’s important to remember...

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Scrub Free Exfoliation: 7 Tips to Shed Flaky Skin

Scrub Free Exfoliation: 7 Tips to Shed Flaky Skin

Physical exfoliators are one means of getting rid of dry top layers of skin, but friction can actually strip the skin of natural moisture, meaning exfoliation through scrubbing isn’t always the best option. While occasional buffing can prove useful in removing dead skin, don’t forget about other forms of exfoliation to take the dead...

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