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Ask the Trainer: Which Workout is For Me?

Ask the Trainer: Which Workout is For Me?

By Allen Gardner Allen is in his second year as a professional triathlete and trains out of Boulder, Colo. Pharmaca sponsors Allen, 26, who competes in 12-14 triathlons around the country each year. As a personal trainer and a professional triathlete, I often get asked questions about the types of training that are best...

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Healthy Gifts for Health-Conscious Moms

Healthy Gifts for Health-Conscious Moms

We know how much moms sacrifice for their little ones…time to give something back! Whether it’s for Christmas, a birthday, or just because, Mom deserves the chance to pamper herself. Consider one (or more!) of the following ideas for the health-conscious mom in your life. 5 Healthy Gift Ideas for Moms SpaRitual Nail Lacquers...

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5 Best Lotions for Men to Fight Winter Dryness

5 Best Lotions for Men to Fight Winter Dryness

It’s important to protect skin during dry winter weather…for women and men alike! Have no fear men, skin TLC can be as easy as knowing what the best lotions are best for your skin type. Here’s a look at five of our favorite lotions for men to fight wintertime dryness: 1. For Dry Skin…...

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Join the Personal Weight Challenge!

Getting fit and staying healthy is about to get easier! New this year, we’re helping customers meet their weight management goals through individualized nutrition and supplement consultation sessions—along with helpful encouragement—from one of our expert practitioners. Customers can enroll in the Personal Weight Challenge (PWC) program for a low $20 monthly fee, which includes...

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Flu Season is Here: Are You Ready?

December 14, 2012
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This year’s flu has come early, according to the Centers for Disease Control. In a press conference held in early December, experts at the CDC said that this is the earliest flu season they’ve seen in nearly a decade, since 2003. Because 2003-2004 was a severe flu year, the CDC is concerned that 2012-2013,...

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Glam Up Your Holiday Look!

Need a little sparkle for your next holiday party (or just any party for that matter)? Pharmaca esthetician Federica Raparelli gives us her tips for creating the perfect holiday glam look. First, the foundation. “If you know you’re going to be taking pictures or really want full coverage, try jane iredale’s Glow Time Full-Coverage...

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Contest: Make Holiday Nails Sparkle!

Contest: Make Holiday Nails Sparkle!

A great manicure isn’t just about great (non-toxic) nail polish these days—it’s about making nails stand out (dare we call it, a nailstyle?). Here, some great ways to spice up your holiday nails with nifty tricks from our friends at SpaRitual. They all use shades from their Metal collection, an inspired palette of shimmers...

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Dr. Hauschka’s Commitment to Authenticity, Integrity & Transparency

November 21, 2012
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Dr. Hauschka’s Commitment to Authenticity, Integrity & Transparency

Dr. Hauschka Skin Care proudly displays the mark of NATRUE certification, an international standard for natural and organic skin care. NATRUE certification ensures that a product has met the strongest criteria available for natural ingredients in cosmetics, as verified by an independent certifier. NATRUE is a non-profit, international association founded by some of the...

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Strategies for Diabetes Prevention

November 21, 2012
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Eat your leafy greens People who eat an average of 1.5 daily servings of green leafy vegetables have a 14 percent lower risk of Type 2 diabetes compared with those who consume less than half a serving of those vegetables per day, says a review in the August 2010 British Medical Journal. More diabetes...

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How do Plant Stem Cells Work?

November 15, 2012
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How do Plant Stem Cells Work?

From our friends at MyChelle Dermaceuticals Stem cells have been a topic of increased research and advancement in the past decade—along with passionate debate from those who tout their health-promoting potential and those who warn of the slippery ethical slope they represent. The good news is that scientists have now found a way to...

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