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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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Vitamin D research roundup

Over the years we’ve written a lot about the sunshine vitamin, and more and more studies are coming out about its benefits (including this recent one about how increased vitamin D levels can help lower the risk of death from H1N1). Here are a few good reads that might help persuade you to keep...

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Omega-3s and your health

Recent Omega-3 research: Omega-3s may protect against traumatic brain injury January 2011, Neurosurgery Omega-3s may reduce gum disease October 2010, American Journal of Dietetic Association Krill oil may reduce arthritis symptoms September 2010, BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders Omega-3s’ anti-inflammatory mechanism revealed September 2010, Cell Every day, researchers are finding more links between low levels of...

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Saving your winter skin

Saving your winter skin

With the chill of winter comes a tendency for our skin to get a little, well, flaky. We talked with Pam Martinie, esthetician and assistant manager at Pharmaca’s Seattle-Wallingford store about battling the dry skin blues. Step 1: Hydrate We all know water is vital to keeping skin hydrated, but here’s a special tip...

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