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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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Addressing ADHD

September 28, 2010
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Addressing ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common psychiatric conditions affecting children. According to the centers for disease control, an estimated 4.4 million youth between the ages of 4 and 17 have been diagnosed with this condition, with over half receiving prescription drug treatment. Prolonged symptoms, such as chronic inattention and...

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Food for Thought: Nutrition for a Better Brain

September 11, 2010
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Essential fatty acids, particularly omega-3 fatty acids, are essential for a reason—they’re actual structural components of all neural cells. In other words, they’re part of the brain’s building blocks. Because the body can’t manufacture this nutrient on its own, fatty acids have to be obtained through food and dietary supplements. This is especially important...

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5 Skin Care Ingredients You Need Now

5 Skin Care Ingredients You Need Now

You may know that peptides are pretty popular in skin care right now, but do you know why? What about alpha hydroxy acids? To get the scoop on the science of beautiful skin, we spoke with Ben Fuchs, pharmacist, formulator and founder of Sanitas Skincare. “If you get stranded on a desert island and...

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