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Herbalist’s Spotlight: What supplements does our lead practitioner recommend for men?

Herbalist’s Spotlight:  What supplements does our lead practitioner recommend for men?

Every day at Pharmaca, our health care practitioners recommend natural remedies for customers from all walks of life. We asked experienced herbalist Matthew B. to share his favorite supplements for men.  Pure Encapsulations Phyto-ADR “I recommend this as a restorative tonic. The adoptogens in this vegetarian formulation provide comprehensive support for the adrenal glands,...

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Buyer Spotlight: What’s in our Lifestyle Buyer’s Medicine Cabinet?

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Ever wonder what the person who gets to make all the decisions about our lifestyle category keeps around for herself? We asked our Lifestyle Buyer, Mary Catherine Horgan, to break down the Pharmaca faves she always has with her. Wean Green Food Storage Containers “These are my everyday food storage containers. There’s a perfect...

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Buyer Spotlight: What’s in our Supplement Buyer’s Medicine Cabinet?

Don'sSupps

Our health care practitioners are pros at recommending natural remedies for customers. But what are the essentials they always keep on hand? We asked Don Summerfield, Pharmaca’s vice president of integrative medicine (and manager of our supplements category), to tell us about his Pharmaca favorites. Gaia Herbs Adrenal Health “I take this for general overall...

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Stress Supplements 101

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We can all feel overwhelmed by stress sometimes—the last thing we need is to be overwhelmed by the number of stress relief options available. Here’s a short list of popular practitioner recommendations for stress relief, and what they’re good for. Racing mind: L-Theanine This unique amino acid, found in green tea, supports mental calmness...

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Medicine Cabinet Spotlight: An Herbalist’s Supplement Essentials

February 18, 2015
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Our health care practitioners are pros at recommending natural remedies for customers. But what are the essentials they always keep on hand? We asked Hannah Miles, clinical herbalist and nutrition counselor at our store in Pacific Palisades, Calif. to give us her Pharmaca favorites. Host Defense MycoShield Spray “This product is fabulous for everyday...

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Mushrooms and Long-Term Immunity

February 17, 2015
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Mushrooms and Long-Term Immunity

Looking for a way to boost long-term immunity for cold and flu season? Mushrooms may be the next big thing in the fight against sickness. “Mushrooms are used to strengthen immune function in a powerful way over a long time,” says Matthew Becker, herbalist and lead practitioner at our North Boulder store. “They have...

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FAQs Regarding Supplement Purity and Quality at Pharmaca

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In response to a recent investigation in New York calling into question the purity of herbal supplements on the shelves of some mass-market retailers, Pharmaca has developed the following to help answer common customer questions. Should I be taking supplements? We believe that dietary and herbal supplements can be an integral part of a...

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Get Inspired by our Practitioners’ Healthy Resolutions!

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Get the year started on a healthy note with these smart goals for the new year. Go green “Starting the day off with powdered greens is a great habit to get in to. It’s very simple and can help with digestion, detoxing, everything! Try adding Healthforce Nutritionals’ Vitamineral Green to your first glass of...

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Facial Oils to the Rescue

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If you thought topical oils were a no-no in your skin care regimen, think again. Turns out natural oils can actually help maintain our skin’s all-important moisture balance, and keep us from drying out or feeling too oily. “Our skin’s transdermal layer is comprised of oil and water,” says Laeh Benyamin, esthetician at our...

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Buyer Spotlight: What’s in Our Beauty Buyer’s Makeup Bag?

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Ever wonder what the person who gets to make all the decisions about our beauty products buys for herself? We asked our Beauty Buyer, Tiana Ukleja, to break down the skin care and cosmetic faves she always has with her. Rume Cosmetic Bag “This bag is great and is a must every time I...

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