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Johnson’s Baby Shampoo Still Made with Known Carcinogens

Johnson’s Baby Shampoo Still Made with Known Carcinogens

Two years ago, at the urging of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, Johnson & Johnson began working to phase out two known carcinogens from their Baby Shampoo: the formaldehyde-releasing preservative quaternium-15, as well as the chemical byproduct 1,4-dioxane. Recently the Campaign publicized the fact that those chemicals are still present in the basic formulation (though consumers...

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Our Beauty Favorites

Our Beauty Favorites

In honor of our winter Spa Day events, we talked to a few customers, practitioners and staff members about that one beauty, body or hair care item they just can’t live without. Here are a few favorites. “I love MyChelle’s Fabulous Eye Cream–it has plant stem cells and I have seen a decrease in...

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Nordic Naturals Extends Their Environmental Commitment

Nordic Naturals Extends Their Environmental Commitment

We’re happy to say that one of our best-selling, and most practitioner-recommended brands of omega-3s is now even more eco-friendly. Nordic Naturals just announced that their new headquarters in Watsonville, Calif. earned LEED Gold certification from the US Green Building Council. Nordic Naturals is already well-known for their commitment to sustainably sourcing their fish...

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Everyone’s Talking About Sea Buckthorn

Everyone’s Talking About Sea Buckthorn

So by now you’re probably up on all the health benefits of omega-3s. But have you heard about omega-7? It’s the new fatty acid that everyone’s talking about, and it’s usually derived from sea buckthorn oil. Our practitioners are recommending it like crazy for moisturizing and nourishing the skin. First we heard about its...

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Expert Advice: Good Winter Skin

Expert Advice: Good Winter Skin

Worried about what the cold weather and dry indoor heat are going to do to your skin this winter? Here, our expert estheticians sound off about their favorite skin-saving tips for winter. Name: Jeri L, Esthetician, Santa Fe Recommends: Hyaluronic Acid “Hyaluronic acid is this great humectant that holds moisture to the skin,” says...

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Natural Ways to Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk

Natural Ways to Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk

Breast cancer is one of the most pervasive illnesses that women deal with today—one in eight women will be affected by it in their lifetimes. That’s why this Breast Cancer Month we’re focusing on some ways to reduce breast cancer risk. Reduce exposure to plastics Research suggests that the BPA found in many plastics,...

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Boost Your Heart Health with the Right Veggies

Boost Your Heart Health with the Right Veggies

A study that was published in the July 2011 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that eating your veggies–particularly cruciferous vegetables–can dramatically reduce your risk of heart disease. The study followed 73,000 men and 67,000 women for approximately five and 10 years, respectively, collecting information on their consumption of fruits and...

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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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