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Botanical Ingredients for Better Skin Care

Botanical Ingredients for Better Skin Care

If you’re searching for the best skincare ingredients, botanicals get our vote every time. Boulder-based Pharmaca esthetician Camille Capone explains that botanical ingredients are not just a safer choice, they’re often more effective than synthetic ingredients. “Many can have moisturizing, hydrating properties, stimulate cellular regeneration, and work with the immune function of the skin,”...

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Yoga Beneficial for Blood Sugar Control in Type 2 Diabetics

Yoga Beneficial for Blood Sugar Control in Type 2 Diabetics

Turns out that yoga doesn’t just feel great, it can also have far-reaching health benefits. A new study shows that yoga, in combination with standard care, may improve blood sugar control and help reduce body mass index (BMI) for type 2 diabetes patients. It has been proposed that health may be affected by the...

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Improving Colon Health with Okra

Improving Colon Health with Okra

Though not many of us want to talk about it, the colon is a vital organ. When the colon is damaged and does not function to its fullest potential, serious health problems can occur. If you’re not thrilled with the idea of a colonic or some other type of colon cleanse, then consider this...

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Adding Life to Your Years

As the average life expectancy continues to increase, more adults are looking for ways to remain healthy well past their AARP induction. Fortunately, Pharmaca empowers you to take control of your health with a wide selection of helpful products and a knowledgeable staff to provide guidance. Whimsy Anderson, a naturopathic doctor at our Brentwood...

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Pharmaca Brands Supporting Breast Cancer Research

Pharmaca Brands Supporting Breast Cancer Research

October is an important time of year–when we reflect on loved ones we’ve lost to breast cancer and celebrate the lives of those who have survived. This pervasive cancer affects one in eight women in their lifetimes, so it’s no wonder that it’s the focus of many fund-raising efforts, especially during Breast Cancer Awareness...

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Natural Ways to Treat GERD

Natural Ways to Treat GERD

Millions of Americans suffer from the painful symptoms of gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD), which causes heartburn and other uncomfortable symptoms. The good news is there are plenty of natural ways to treat GERD. How does GERD occur, exactly? When we eat and drink, food and liquids pass from the throat to the stomach via the...

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Aging Has Met its Match in Resveratrol

How can French people stay so healthy while eating rich foods and drinking red wine? Recent research may have the answer: Red wine is a good source of resveratrol, a natural compound also found in red grape juice, peanuts, blueberries and cranberries. This wonder nutrient shows promise in promoting heart health, increasing life expectancy...

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The Practice of Aging Gracefully

Good nutrition and supplementation are a vital part of creating a foundation for optimal health. But there are other practices that can also help your body fight the effects of stress and add life to your years. A plethora of research is now showing that participating in regular practices like yoga, meditation and tai...

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Is TV Shortening Your Life?

Is TV Shortening Your Life?

Who doesn’t like to settle in to a Friday night movie with a bowl of popcorn after a long, hard workweek? If that’s your idea of heaven, consider this: A recent study by the University of Queensland and published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine in August claims that for every 60 minutes...

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The Link Between Omega 3 Fatty Acids and Diabetes Risk

September 30, 2011
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The Link Between Omega 3 Fatty Acids and Diabetes Risk

Diabetes, which affects more than 23 million Americans, is the most common disorder of the endocrine system and occurs when blood sugar levels in the body are consistently higher than they should be. Approximately 3.4 million people die from diabetes each year; the World Health Organization (WHO) predicts diabetes-related deaths will double between 2005...

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