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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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Fish Oil During Pregnancy May Keep Babies Healthier

Fish Oil During Pregnancy May Keep Babies Healthier

A study conducted by a researcher in the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University has found that women who take fish oil supplements during pregnancy may boost their baby’s immune system and help protect them against colds during the first few months of their lives. Mothers who were given DHA (docosahexaenoic acid),...

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Vitamin D and Skin Cancer: What’s the Link?

Vitamin D and Skin Cancer: What’s the Link?

It seems as though vitamin d and skin have been getting lots of press lately and for good reason. Vitamin D is known to have a variety of health benefits. Here are a few:   Helps the intestine absorb nutrients such as calcium; good absorption of nutrients builds strong bones and a strong immune...

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How to Catch More Zzzzs

How to Catch More Zzzzs

Everyone’s got advice on how to fall asleep quicker. But what if you’ve tried the warm milk, the boring book and the comfy mattress? When sleep problems are keeping you from waking up fresh faced, take comfort in sleep solutions from Pharmaca. Here are a few common sleep problems, addressed by Kate Brainard, ND....

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Getting Your Baby to Sleep Through the Night

Getting Your Baby to Sleep Through the Night

Getting your little one to sleep can be one of the biggest challenges of parenting, but there are a few ways to tackle those challenges. We caught up with Jamie Doughty, a naturopathic doctor and midwife at Pharmaca in Portland, to discuss some common sleep issues and solutions. Maintaining healthy sleep patterns is one...

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“Natural” vs. “Organic” vs. “Homeopathic” Health and Beauty Products

“Natural” vs. “Organic” vs. “Homeopathic” Health and Beauty Products

You will often see the words “natural” and “organic” used on a variety of health and beauty products, and some people believe these words are interchangeable. Here’s how they’re different.   Let’s first explain what “homeopathic” means when it comes to medicine or products. Simply put, homeopathic remedies come from natural substances such as...

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ZuZu Luxe: Creating a simple summer look

ZuZu Luxe: Creating a simple summer look

Our friends at ZuZu Luxe love to offer tips for creating unique looks using their makeup. And we love that their cosmetics blend soothing, all-natural ingredients such as spring water, herbs, vitamins and exotic essential oils with sophisticated, fresh colors. Here’s a few simple steps to creating the perfect summer look for daytime: Start...

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