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Cayenne pepper may aid in weight loss

Cayenne pepper may aid in weight loss

Long used for a variety of purposes in Chinese, Japanese and Ayurvedic medicine, cayenne pepper has now been shown to act as an appetite suppressant and to burn calories. A recent study in the journal Physiology & Behavior explained how capsaicin, the active ingredient in hot peppers can help reduce hunger and encourage calorie...

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Essential Oil of the Month: Rosemary

Essential Oil of the Month: Rosemary

Rosemary is one of those quintessential herbs that add flavor to almost any dish. It’s native to the Mediterranean region, and is a member of the mint family. Maybe that’s why, as an essential oil, it’s known for its ability to revitalize and clarify. What it does Rosemary has been clinically shown to improve...

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Why We Love jane iredale Cosmetics

With all of the cosmetic choices available today, it’s nearly impossible to decipher which ones work well and are good for your skin. That’s why we love jane iredale—THE SKIN CARE MAKEUP, and why so many of our team members have made the switch. Here, they talk about their favorite jane iredale products, and...

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Identify your nutrient deficiencies

One of the perks of having so many expert practitioners around is being able to take advantage of their knowledge. Awhile ago, Cat Pantaleo, an herbalist and nutritionist at our downtown Boulder store, led a workshop for the office on nutrient deficiencies. She brought with her this handy worksheet that shows common health issues...

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Boost Your Skin Health from the Inside Out

Boost Your Skin Health from the Inside Out

From our friends at Pure Encapsulations There are a number of different nutrients that provide key building blocks to support skin elasticity and hydration, healthy hair, and nail strength and thickness. Vitamin C, zinc, copper, manganese and silica are integral collagen and keratin cofactors, promoting skin elasticity. Vitamin C also supports skin resiliency and...

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Own sun care products lauded by Real Simple

Own sun care products lauded by Real Simple

Discover Own Bio-Activating Skincare, now in Pharmaca stores! Real Simple magazine just lauded the Own Active Block Ball for its great protection, safe ingredients and innovate application method. Discover Own’s other sun and skincare products at Pharmaca or online here.

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Get that garden growing!

Get that garden growing!

Want some pointers on starting your own organic garden? Growing your own food can be one of the most rewarding and environmentally friendly activities we can engage in. Get started now and you’ll have fresh (and local!) veggies on your plate in no time. If you’re new to gardening, check out Whole Living’s Beginner’s...

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Ask a Practitioner: I need gluten-free cold remedies!

Ask a Practitioner: I need gluten-free cold remedies!

We get questions nearly every day via Ask a Practitioner from people with a variety of health concerns. Our practitioners take turns answering these questions, offering advice based on their experience and expertise. Each week we’ll be posting some of these questions with the hopes that our practitioners’ advice can help answer some of...

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Reserve your mini makeovers and facials now for Spa Day!

Reserve your mini makeovers and facials now for Spa Day!

It’s everyone’s favorite time of the year at Pharmaca–our Spa Day events start this week! While customers can always get skin care and makeup advice at Pharmaca, Spa Day events focus specifically on new products and trends in the health and beauty category. “Right now, with the summer months coming, is an especially good...

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Menopause Solutions: Webcast Wrap-Up

Menopause Solutions: Webcast Wrap-Up

Click here to see a recording of the webinar. Dr. Low Dog is an internationally recognized expert in the field of herbal medicine and integrative approaches to women’s health. She is currently the Fellowship Director at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona Health...

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