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Looking for a Natural Acne Remedy? Try a Green Smoothie

Looking for a Natural Acne Remedy? Try a Green Smoothie

If you or someone you love has struggled with acne, you know how frustrating this skin condition can be. What’s more, some of the prescription medications prescribed to treat acne come with dangerous side effects. Remember Accutane? Introduced in the early 1980s and pulled from the market in 2009, Accutane, a then highly-popular medication...

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What Does the “SPF” Number Really Mean?

What Does the “SPF” Number Really Mean?

With summer in full swing and ski season fast approaching, you’ll still find piles of sunscreen available at most pharmacies and grocery stores. Experts have been talking about the danger of sun exposure for decades now, and there certainly is an abundance of sun protection products on the market, all claiming to give you...

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Brain Health Questions: How does stress affect brain health?

Brain Health Questions: How does stress affect brain health?

Our webinar with Dr. Bruce Price on July 27 sparked some interesting questions on brain health from our participants. Since Dr. Price wasn’t able to answer all of them during the webinar, we thought we’d tackle some common ones here. These answers come from Dr. Haythum Tayeb, a behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry fellow in...

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Brain health questions: Is there a connection between ADHD & Alzheimer’s?

Brain health questions: Is there a connection between ADHD & Alzheimer’s?

Our webinar with Dr. Bruce Price on July 27 sparked some interesting questions on brain health from our participants. Since Dr. Price wasn’t able to answer all of them during the webinar, we thought we’d tackle some common ones here. These answers come from Dr. Haythum Tayeb, a behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry fellow in...

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Studies Show Homeopathics for Ear Infection Superior to Antibiotics

Studies Show Homeopathics for Ear Infection Superior to Antibiotics

Most children, at some point, develop an earache that’s often caused by an infection in the ear canal. Concerned parents then call the child’s pediatrician, and if the doctor does find the child has an ear infection, they’ll usually prescribe an antibiotic medicine. You may, instead, want to try homeopathic remedies for ear infections....

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Brain Health Questions: How can I reverse memory loss?

Brain Health Questions: How can I reverse memory loss?

Our webinar with Dr. Bruce Price on July 27 sparked some interesting questions on brain health from our participants. Since Dr. Price wasn’t able to answer all of them during the webinar, we thought we’d tackle some common ones here. These answers come from Dr. Haythum Tayeb, a behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry fellow in...

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Pharmaca’s model and the future of integrative medicine

Pharmaca’s model and the future of integrative medicine

In a recent Huffington Post article by Marc Stoiber entitled “Who will own the brand of integrative medicine?”, Pharmaca CEO Mark Panzer talked about Pharmaca’s integrative approach to the pharmacy: “The common US model is one pharmacist, and a bunch of clerks stocking shelves. In our case, we have the highly trained pharmacist, but...

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The Link Between Stress and Adrenal Fatigue

The Link Between Stress and Adrenal Fatigue

The adrenals are a key player in our stress responses, kicking into high gear when we get stressed out. To find out more about ways to support your adrenal glands, we spoke with Cari-Lynn Debie, herbalist at Mill Valley, and Paul Clark, herbalist from our Sonoma store, about the best herbs for helping to...

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Tired of Being Tired? Fall Asleep with All-Natural Sleep Aids

Tired of Being Tired? Fall Asleep with All-Natural Sleep Aids

There’s nothing more refreshing and invigorating than waking from a good night’s sleep. Unfortunately, sleeping soundly and regularly doesn’t come easily for many people. If you suffer from bouts of insomnia or have trouble staying asleep, you may be one of the millions of people who turn to medications to induce sleep. Unfortunately, there...

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Andalou Naturals: A Force of Nature

Andalou Naturals: A Force of Nature

Andalou Naturals embodies beauty in action. Their effective skin care, hair care and body care products are made thoughtfully and beautifully, blending Advanced Fruit Stem Cell Science with natural and fair-trade ingredients. All of Andalou’s products feature a minimum 70 percent certified organic content for visible age-defying, brightening and clarifying results. So why fruit...

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