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Why Better Sleep Can Mean Better Skin

February 13, 2014
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Why Better Sleep Can Mean Better Skin

Sleep is vital for allowing the body to repair and renew itself. And the impact of sleep on our skin is no exception. Our bodies produce proteins while we sleep to restore and repair skin damage occurring from UV light exposure, stress, pollutants and other age-accelerating factors we deal with daily. While many adults...

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The Case for Natural Makeup

February 13, 2014
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The Case for Natural Makeup

Is your medicine cabinet already stocked with the best in natural skin care? Time to take it to the next level and make sure your cosmetics are clean and healthy too. Here, a few of our estheticians talk to us about why natural cosmetics are the way to go. First, it’s important to remember...

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Scrub Free Exfoliation: 7 Tips to Shed Flaky Skin

Scrub Free Exfoliation: 7 Tips to Shed Flaky Skin

Physical exfoliators are one means of getting rid of dry top layers of skin, but friction can actually strip the skin of natural moisture, meaning exfoliation through scrubbing isn’t always the best option. While occasional buffing can prove useful in removing dead skin, don’t forget about other forms of exfoliation to take the dead...

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Uncovering Tai Chi’s Health Benefits

Uncovering Tai Chi’s Health Benefits

Ready for a new workout routine? Tai chi combines the benefits of meditation, yoga, strength training and more. Tai chi has been used for centuries as a physical practice meant to center your focus and move energy (or “chi”) through the body. Its modern-day application offers a wealth of benefits—it can strengthen and tone...

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4 Good Reasons to Take Omega-3s

4 Good Reasons to Take Omega-3s

Omega-3s like DHA and EPA are called essential fatty acids for a reason—they’re essential to our health. But just why are omega-3s so essential? We spoke with Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, ND, member of Pharmaca’s Integrative Health Advisory Board, about why she recommends essential fatty acids. Fighting inflammation “Fish oil can help normalize the...

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Women and Heart Health: Know the Warning Signs

Women and Heart Health: Know the Warning Signs

You probably know that heart disease is the number one killer of women. But did you know that a woman’s signs of heart attack don’t necessarily look the same as a man’s? In fact, the discrepancies in symptoms can result in women being turned away from hospitals when doctors are unable to diagnose it...

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Caring For Your Cat, Naturally

Caring For Your Cat, Naturally

Cats have unique health needs! In addition to the proper diet, your cat may need extra supplementation to keep their fur shiny and their joints healthy. Here are a few concerns and nutrient recommendations for your little meowser. Your cat’s skin and coat health is a good indicator of their general wellbeing. Have your...

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Just Add Vinegar: Cleaning Humidifiers with Crane

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From our friends at Crane USA Uses for humidifiers range from preventing dry skin in the winter to relieving allergies to keeping wood furniture from cracking. No matter what you’re using it for, cleaning your humidifier regularly helps the machine run properly and prevents buildup of minerals and bacteria. Each day, be sure to...

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Crane’s Humidifiers: A Model for Sustainability and Healthy Living

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From our friends at Crane USA Since the company’s inception just 10 years ago, Crane’s goal has been to create the best humidifier for every member of the family, from newborns to grandparents. Crane not only looks out for people’s health during cold and flu season, but their futures as well; Crane’s products help...

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Humidifiers for Newborn Health

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From our friends at Crane USA When you bring your new baby home for the first time, you take note of every movement, noise and bodily function. One of the most common worries is if your baby is congested…have they already caught a cold? Stuffy, congested noses are often not the result of a...

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