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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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Your Everyday Stress-Relief Guide

Your Everyday Stress-Relief Guide

Whether we’re meeting deadlines at work or school or taking the kids to soccer practice, we could all use a little daily stress relief. Keep this helpful guide on hand to remind you of daily practices that can help reduce the stress in your life. Get on a regular sleep schedule. “Try and go...

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Cold and Flu Relief Now

You probably already know the ins and out of boosting your immunity. But what happens when you just can’t escape cold and flu season? Take comfort in these remedies that can speed the recovery process. First, the basics. “The average cold runs 5-7 days, but you can get back on your feet more quickly...

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Simple Steps to Healthy Aging

Simple Steps to Healthy Aging

Support the healthy aging process with nutrition and supplements that can help keep your bones strong, your heart healthy and your mind sharp. We spoke with Karen Carleton, naturopathic doctor at our Portland store, about some of the things we should be thinking about as we age. “Inflammation is the source of so many...

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The Buzz Around Inflammation

Inflammation: It’s vital to our body’s natural healing process. It clots blood, fights infection and heals wounds. But certain factors, such as allergies, injury or poor diet, can keep your body in a constant state of inflammation. “Usually what happens is there’s an event, like an injury, surgery or other stressful event, that kicks...

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Facing Up to the Facts About Aging

Facing Up to the Facts About Aging

Crow’s feet and laugh lines starting to appear? As we add years to our life, the building blocks of strong skin and bones start to weaken, betraying our age. We talked with esthetician Carolyn Racke at Pharmaca in San Francisco about keeping your skin looking younger with proper nutrition and prevention. Issue: Weakening cartilage...

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Are You Up to Date on Your Immunizations?

September 26, 2012
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Are You Up to Date on Your Immunizations?

While vaccinations aren’t for everyone, the Centers for Disease Control recommend various immunizations for different populations. Here’s what you need to know about potential vaccinations that could benefit you and your family. Flu: Because different formulations of flu vaccines are developed each year—and everyone is at risk for getting the flu—the CDC recommends flu...

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Neti for Cold and Flu

September 20, 2012
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Neti for Cold and Flu

Going back to school and heading into cold and flu season means our bodies can use all the immunity-boosting help they can get. Don’t overlook the power of the neti pot for daily support of your nasal passages, one of the body’s first lines of defense. The neti pot is a centuries-old Ayurvedic tradition...

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New School Year, Healthier Kids

September 3, 2012
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It’s an exciting time of year–when the thrill of starting a new school year means fun new gear for little ones. Get your kids off to school in style with everything they need for a healthy, happy fall. Clean ‘em up We love the whole line of Clean Kids by Gabriel–from their Germ Busting...

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Children’s Health 101

Children’s Health 101

At Pharmaca we take pride in offering all-natural products for children, from super-nutritious multivitamins and fish oils to non-toxic baby bottles, educational games and safe body care. Over the years we’ve also done some serious research on health issues that are important to little ones—and provided some helpful advice for parents (and grandparents). Here...

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