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Pharmaca welcomes Express Scripts members!

Pharmaca welcomes Express Scripts members!

Patients covered under Express Scripts’ benefits plans can still bring their prescriptions to Pharmaca without any interruption of service. It’s part of our commitment to offering personalized, convenient service to as many customers as possible. And don’t forget! For each new prescription you transfer, you’ll get a coupon for $30 in free retail shopping!...

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Hair Care: What’s Hot Now

Hair Care: What’s Hot Now

We’re celebrating the new year by stocking our shelves with some exciting new hair care lines. We think you’ll love them-from the latest in dry shampoo to conditioners infused with argan oil. And, of course, they’re all natural, so you and your hair can rest easy. Acure Organics Hair Care Acure is a family-owned...

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Hair Care Ingredients That Work

Hair Care Ingredients That Work

Whether you want a sleek look or a fuller ‘do, this month we’ve got great deals on all-natural hair care. We got a little advice from Darcie Woods, esthetician and Connie Cortez, cosmetologist, at our Monterey store, on great products that can help every type of hair. Goal: Smoothness Juice Organics PomSmooth Shampoo &...

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Baby Basics (and Great Gift Ideas!)

December 28, 2011
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Whether it’s you or a loved one that’s getting ready for a new addition to the family, here are some great ideas for stocking an all-natural nursery. Here, some Pharmaca Team Members talk about their favorite ways to keep baby healthy: Soothe their skin “We can’t live without the Avalon Baby Massage Oil.  It...

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Tart Cherry Juice: An effective new remedy for sleep, pain, even your heart

December 27, 2011
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Tart Cherry Juice: An effective new remedy for sleep, pain, even your heart

Exciting new studies have recently come out about the effectiveness of tart cherry juice as a remedy for a number of health issues. Dr. Oz is even talking about “nature’s ultimate antioxidant,” its anti-inflammatory properties, its ability to help fight heart disease by balancing cholesterol levels and aid in sleep as a natural source...

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Hangover Helpers

December 17, 2011
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Hangover Helpers

While nothing ushers in the New Year like a tall glass of bubbly, it’s also true that nothing hurts quite like the morning after. We spoke with Sheila Devitt, a certified herbalist and lead practitioner at our San Francisco store, for some suggestions on preparing and restoring your body after you’ve had a few...

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Herbal Remedies: Oil of Oregano

December 16, 2011
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Herbal Remedies: Oil of Oregano

You may already love it for what it adds to Italian meals, but true oregano is a potent herb that, when its oil is extracted, can serve a variety of health needs. Our practitioners often recommend it as a potent immune booster, and it’s also lauded for its antiseptic and antifungal properties, ideal for...

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Buyer’s Guide: Lip Balms

Buyer’s Guide: Lip Balms

Navigating the world of personal care ingredients can be confusing—how do you know what’s really natural and non-toxic? We’re starting a new series on Project Wellness that focuses on common beauty and body care products, including which ingredients to look for, and which to stay away from. Tis the season for dry, chapped lips,...

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Many Pharmaca brands named Cosmetic Champions!

Many Pharmaca brands named Cosmetic Champions!

The Environmental Working Group and the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics just announced the cosmetics brands that fulfilled their pledge to the Compact for Safe Cosmetics. Companies who made the voluntary pledge agreed to eliminate or avoid many chemicals and to fully disclose their product ingredients to consumers. More than 300 companies were named Champions...

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Finding Inner Peace During the Holidays

Finding Inner Peace During the Holidays

If the fast pace of the holiday season leaves you feeling more like a zombie than an elf, turn to Pharmaca for ways to help calm your nerves and relax your mind. We’ve even put some of our favorite stress and sleep products on sale this month to make getting help that much easier....

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