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The Oral Health-Heart Health Connection

The Oral Health-Heart Health Connection

During Healthy Heart month we’ve been talking a lot about cardiovascular health and the best way to reduce your risks. But there’s another unusual heart-health issue that might not be on the top of your mind—your oral health. A 2004 study in the journal Circulation found that adults who have significant levels of bacteria...

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5 Fast Facts About Red Yeast Rice

5 Fast Facts About Red Yeast Rice

1. When the yeast Monascus purpureus is cultured on rice, a series of compounds are created that slow the production of cholesterol in the liver. One of these compounds is the active ingredient used in the popular cholesterol medications called statins. 2. The use of red yeast rice in China was first documented in...

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Welcome to Project Wellness!

Pharmaca is pleased to announce its new forum for all of the latest news in integrative health: Project Wellness. We’ll keep you up to date about research in vitamins, supplements and medications, talk about our favorite products and get expert opinions from our licensed holistic practitioners. We hope you’ll use this forum to ask...

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Detox Dos and Don’ts

Detox Dos and Don’ts

Our bodies are exposed to environmental toxins every day by sources ranging from the air we breathe to the food we eat. In order to reduce the build-up of unhealthy chemicals in your system, consider trying a detoxification program or “cleanse.” Benefits of cleansing include stimulating the liver to remove stored toxins and promoting...

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Overcoming Holiday Stress

December 22, 2010
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Overcoming Holiday Stress

The holidays are here—and so are the potential headaches from long shopping lines, overbooked party calendars and awkward conversations with distant relatives. If you could use some natural assistance in staying healthy, calm and yes, cheerful this season, Pharmaca has you covered. Yvonne Casaus, herbalist at our Santa Fe location, shared her tips with...

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Easy Tips for a Healthy Holiday

December 12, 2010
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Your holiday list is written. Your menu is already planned. Even your New Year’s Eve babysitter is lined up. But what do you do when the holidays bring an unwelcome surprise, like standstill traffic or last-minute illness, that throws you off balance? Not to worry. Pharmaca is here to help you avoid holiday havoc...

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Video: Diabetes & Vitamin B12

November 21, 2010
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Contributor: Ross Pelton, R.Ph. Dr. Ross Pelton explains how diabetic medications can permanently affect vitamin B12 absorption. He also discusses how extended vitamin B12 deficiencies can cause long-term and sometimes irreversible neurological damage. From: Healthy Living Lecture Series (Redmond, WA) Time: 00:01:40 More about Dr. Ross Pelton For 25 years Ross Pelton’s passion has...

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Secrets to Stress Management

Secrets to Stress Management

Finding ways to reduce or relieve chronic stress is important for your overall wellbeing. Stress has been linked to physical ailments including high blood pressure, fatigue, infertility, insomnia, headaches, and indigestion. Fortunately, Pharmaca is here to help. Dr. Paul Podwojski, DC, of La Vita Wellness Center, deals with chronic stress every day in his...

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Hit the Hay

Hit the Hay

For many people, getting to sleep or even getting back to sleep can be a struggle. We spoke with pharmacist Anne Friar and Ayurvedic practitioner Sunny Rose at Pharmaca in Albuquerque to find out about the range of solutions available to help the sleepless get more rest. From time-tested herbal formulas to doctor-recommended prescriptions,...

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Top 5 Healthy Aging Supplements

Top 5 Healthy Aging Supplements

Aging can bring with it many gifts, from growing families to a better perspective on life. To support your greatest gift (health, of course!), consider our top five healthy aging supplements. 1. Calcium Bone mass peaks around age 30, after which point bone loss begins to exceed bone creation. Much of this loss is...

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