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Ways to Get Vitamin D in Overcast Climates

Don’t underestimate the role of vitamin D in a wide range of health benefits. While most associate the nutrient with bone development and overall health, it also helps fend off the common cold and reduce a person’s risk for developing heart disease and certain types of cancers–as long as you get the correct amount....

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5 Winter Skin-Saving Tips

5 Winter Skin-Saving Tips

1. Start on the Inside Supplementing with essential fatty acids such as fish oil and borage oil not only offers mood and cognition benefits, it can also boost your skin’s hydration and offer support for skin cells, says Carrie Lee, esthetician at our West Seattle store. And of course, be sure to complement your...

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Ask the Practitioner: How Can I Calm Stage Fright?

September 23, 2013
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Q. I’ve been having some major anxiety recently when forced to speak in front of a group of people. I get mouth twitches and my heart begins to race. Do you have any herbal remedies or product suggestions? A. It’s fairly common to feel the situational anxiety you experience while speaking in public—I know...

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Dr. Hauschka’s 7 Facts That Will Change the Way You Think About Your Skin Care

September 21, 2013
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Dr. Hauschka’s 7 Facts That Will Change the Way You Think About Your Skin Care

Some wisdom from Dr. Hauschka about how to treat your skin right–and support its naturally regenerative processes. 1.     Skip the night cream; your skin will thank you. While you sleep, your skin is hard at work regenerating itself, balancing oil production and expelling impurities. Use of nighttime moisturizers interferes with these essential tasks. A...

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Dr. Hauschka: Ingredients for a Better World

September 21, 2013
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Dr. Hauschka: Ingredients for a Better World

The Dr. Hauschka Skin Care community extends beyond their offices and gardens. Dr. Hauschka works with local communities around the world to establish Fair Trade organic and biodynamic initiatives that provide us with the highest quality botanical ingredients while helping to promote sustainable agriculture and economic self-reliance. Shea Butter Cooperative in Burkina Faso In...

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Your Skin: Three Anti-Aging Strategies

Your Skin: Three Anti-Aging Strategies

Keep your skin fresh and glowing throughout the coming years! We spoke with Janet Nelson, esthetician at our Oakland store, about three powerful ways to keep aging skin on the DL. Nourish Essential fatty acids are key to healthy, moisturized skin, says Janet. One product in particular that’s great is Supercritical Omega-7 from New...

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A Primer on Pain

A Primer on Pain

Pain: We all experience it once in awhile—whether it’s a pulled muscle from a rough day at the gym or it’s more chronic like lower back pain. If you’re looking for a new way to treat your aches and pains, start with these practitioner-recommended supplements and techniques. Back Pain “There are standbys that are...

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Herbal Stress Relief

Herbal Stress Relief

Did you know? There are a variety of herbs that can help boost your body’s natural stress response. Start by keeping calm with herbs like lemon balm, skullcap and passionflower. And if stress becomes chronic and your adrenals become depleted, replenish them with adaptogens like eleuthero and rhodiola. When it comes to stress-fighting herbs,...

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Sun Care: Team Member-Approved!

Sun Care: Team Member-Approved!

With so many sunscreens out there, it can be hard to know what’s best for you. Here, Pharmaca Team Members put our sunscreens to the test—from days at the pool to long bike rides. Read more about the sun care they’re loving. I’ve been very happy with Juice Beauty’s Tinted Moisturizer. The slight tint...

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What is African Black Soap?

We’re abuzz here at Pharmaca about this new soap that’s can help treat eczema, acne, psoriasis and other skin conditions. “I have had several co-workers approach me about this great new thing called African black soap,” says Tiana Ukleja, manager of Pharmaca’s beauty category. That’s when she started looking into Nubian Heritage, a brand...

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