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Essential Herbs for Summer First Aid

Boyonbeach

Summer’s not over yet…and neither are our outdoor activities! To get some insight into unique herbal remedies for the bumps and bruises, stings and scrapes that come with outdoor fun, we turned to Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, MD, and member of Pharmaca’s Integrative Health Advisory Board. What should I stock in my herbal first...

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No Adults Allowed! Kid-Friendly Supplements

Classroom

Start those healthy habits early with a variety of supplements specially formulated with the vitamins and minerals necessary for healthy development for brain and body. With a new school year rapidly approaching, it’s all the more important to give them a nutritional edge for increased energy and strengthened immunity against the germs lurking in...

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The B Vitamin Breakdown

The B Vitamin Breakdown

Know that you need B vitamins, but not sure which ones you need (or why?). Here’s a breakdown of different types of B vitamins often found in B complexes, and why they’re important. Follow the links to learn more about dosage recommendations, dietary sources and supplement suggestions.   B1 – Thiamine Vitamin B1 plays an...

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Get Your Electrolytes the Natural Way: Two Recipes

Get Your Electrolytes the Natural Way: Two Recipes

From our friends at WishGarden Herbs With summer at its peak and the sun at its zenith, it’s a great time to do a little thinking about electrolytes. These naturally occurring substances – minerals such as sodium, potassium and chloride – are present in all our body fluids; they are also called ions because...

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The Latest Diet Recommendations: Low Fat is Out

The Latest Diet Recommendations: Low Fat is Out

Eggs are in. Eggs are out. Healthy fats are in. Transfats are out. As research evolves about how diet affects our health—and different recommendations seem to come out every week—it can be hard to know what to believe anymore. “We’ve been told for decades that eating a low-fat diet is helpful for heart disease...

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On-The-Go Nutrition

On-The-Go Nutrition

Want to start your day with a little extra nutrient boost? Pharmaca offers a variety of nutritional supplements that are easy to slip into a smoothie or add to your favorite juice. Here are a few to consider—and why. Protein Muscles, blood, skin, hair, nails, heart, brain and internal organs all use protein as...

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Your Pre-Travel Checklist

Your Pre-Travel Checklist

Whether you’re piling in the minivan to visit family or jetting overseas, a little prep work—and stocking up on essentials—can make traveling a breeze this summer. Check to see if you need vaccinations Many international destinations require or recommend travel immunizations. A Pharmaca pharmacist can help you identify which vaccinations you need based on...

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The Benefits of Chamomile

The Benefits of Chamomile

From our friends at WishGarden Herbs Chamomile is such a useful and versatile herb that I find it difficult to know where to start when singing its praises. Shall I begin by telling you about its potent anti-inflammatory action or should I focus on its effectiveness as a digestive bitter? Or perhaps, as every...

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Increase Fertility By Reducing Inflammation: A Nutritionist’s Perspective

Increase Fertility By Reducing Inflammation: A Nutritionist’s Perspective

From our friends at WishGarden Herbs Google the words “what should I eat while trying to get pregnant” and you’ll come back with hundreds of opinions, many of them countering each other. How on earth are you supposed to know what’s best? How do you get the most impact nutritionally? As a nutritionist, I...

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Is it IBS? What you need to know about Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Is it IBS? What you need to know about Irritable Bowel Syndrome

You may have heard the term IBS….but what exactly is Irritable Bowel Syndrome? Here, Dr. Brad Jacobs, MD, and chair of Pharmaca’s Integrative Health Advisory Board, talks to us about IBS symptoms, and how to effectively manage them with simple changes to diet, lifestyle and supplementation. The first thing to realize is that the...

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