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The (healthy) glory of chocolate

February 25, 2011
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The (healthy) glory of chocolate

We just stumbled on this little nugget by John Robbins over at the Huffington Post—we’ve never seen someone lay out the true health benefits of chocolate quite so well. It turns out it’s not just full of antioxidants, it’s also great for your heart, your mood, etc. As Robbins says, “There is in fact...

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The shelflife of your cosmetics

February 24, 2011
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The shelflife of your cosmetics

We just found this fascinating article on Mother Nature Network that talks about how long you should keep everything from mascara to blush brushes. A few especially interesting points: Never keep mascara more than 6 months. (It’s a haven for bacteria.) Sharpen eye and lip pencils once a week to keep bacteria from building...

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Zinc beneficial in reducing cold symptoms and duration

February 17, 2011
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Zinc beneficial in reducing cold symptoms and duration

A new review of studies on zinc as a cure for the common cold has concluded that it can drastically shorten the duration of cold symptoms. The review examined 15 studies that have been done since the 1980s, and found that if taken within 24 hours of the onset of symptoms, you can trim...

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How safe is your bottled water?

February 16, 2011
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How safe is your bottled water?

A recent post in Treehugger’s Ask Pablo column asked just that. Pablo examined the Environmental Working Group’s 2011 Bottled Water Scorecard, as well as a 2008 report they did on the health of a number of different bottled water brands, and the results were surprising. According to the EWG, the best way to get...

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Compact for Safe Cosmetics closing down

February 14, 2011
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You may have heard that the Compact for Safe Cosmetics, the coalition of skin care companies who have pledged to remove hazardous ingredients in their products, is being closed to new signers. The goal of the Compact, developed by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, was to improve the safety of cosmetics and skin care...

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Start planning your healthy Valentine’s Day dinner

You—and your heart—will these healthy twists on romantic dishes. Click here for a complete menu for Valentine’s Day, including Forest Mushroom Pate and Honey Balsamic Salmon with Creamy Spinach Saute. In the meantime, here’s one for our favorite part—dessert! Silky Chocolate Fondue Nothing says, “I love you” like double chocolate fondue, especially when it’s...

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Cook Up a Valentine’s Day Dinner with Heart

Cook Up a Valentine’s Day Dinner with Heart

You—and your heart—will enjoy a healthier twist on these romantic dishes. Silky Chocolate Fondue Nothing says, “I love you” like double chocolate fondue, especially when it’s made with dark chocolate, known to contain beneficial antioxidants. Dip and swirl your way to your loved one’s heart with fresh berries, bananas and sweet fat-free angel food...

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Your Healthy Aging Plan

Your parents were right; wisdom really does come with age. For the less desirable effects of time, some turn to anti-aging procedures that aim to reverse the clock. In our stores, practitioners encourage customers to embrace a pro-health lifestyle instead. Suzie Orenstein-Turner, a licensed acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist at Pharmaca’s La Jolla store, and...

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Healthy Supplements for Healthy Aging

Healthy Supplements for Healthy Aging

From our friends at Pure Encapsulations Supporting healthy aging and longevity is a focal point for many, especially as we continue to live longer. While a healthy diet and regular exercise are essential factors in promoting optimal health and functioning throughout your life, nutritional supplements are also an integral component of any healthy aging...

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Healthy heart events are starting now!

Healthy heart events are starting now!

Our very first Healthy Heart event is taking place as we speak in our Sonoma, Calif. store. Visitors to the store will get to take advantage of cholesterol screenings with LDL and HDL breakouts (screenings are $10, but you receive a coupon good for $10 in free shopping afterward!), consultations with practitioners, free product...

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