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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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Seasonal Allergy Relief

Seasonal Allergy Relief

When spring is in the air, allergens are also sure to accompany it. “There are a lot of things that set off the immune system,” says Peter Borregard, a homeopathic practitioner at Pharmaca’s Berkeley store. Peter reassures those who suffer from seasonal and consistent allergies that there are a wide selection of products and...

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Lower Stress, Healthier Heart

Lower Stress, Healthier Heart

By now you’ve heard it all—boost your heart health with omega-3s and CoQ10, keep your cholesterol low, watch your blood pressure. Even if you’re vigilant about taking the right supplements and watching what you eat, there’s another major factor in your heart health: stress. “When we’re under stress our heart rate increases, our blood...

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Statins 101

February 18, 2010
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Statins 101

Cholesterol is a wax-like, fatty substance needed by the body for the production of bile acids, provitamin D3, male and female sex hormones, adrenal hormones and membranes that surround cells. It’s also essential for brain and nerve functions. But not all cholesterol is good. The body’s total cholesterol is made up of both HDL...

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Healthy Heart Supplements: Pharmaca’s Favorites

February 14, 2010
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Healthy Heart Supplements: Pharmaca’s Favorites

Properly caring for your heart can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease—the leading cause of death in the U.S. While the American Heart Association’s year end update shows an approximately 30% decline in mortality rates due to heart disease since 1999, the data does not look as rosy when it comes to controlling...

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