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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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Battling Vitamin D Deficiency in Children

Battling Vitamin D Deficiency in Children

An August 3, 2009, study published in the journal Pediatrics reported that the majority of American children between the ages of 1 and 21 have insufficient blood levels of vitamin D. The report showed that almost 10 percent of children qualify as deficient, putting them at higher risk for a range of conditions like...

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Back to School Essentials

Back to School Essentials

Heading back to school can mean big changes for little ones. From new classrooms to more homework, this transition makes it all the more important to stay healthy and focused. Fortunately, Pharmaca’s shelves are filled with supplements and educational tools designed to help put your child at the head of the class. Boost their...

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Race Day: 70.3 miles

Race Day: 70.3 miles

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.   Race Day feels just like a test in school. You study and prepare, and in that moment you are asked...

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A Solution for Every Skin Problem

A Solution for Every Skin Problem

From breakouts to skin discolorations, Pharmaca has a natural, effective solution for every one of your skin concerns. Here, our estheticians recommend their favorites. Acne Astara’s Blue Flame Purifying Treatment is a really wonderful product. It’s got salicylic acid, Tottara tree essence, witch hazel and tea tree oil that work together to kill bacteria....

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Do I Really Need a Multivitamin?

Do I Really Need a Multivitamin?

Multivitamins are filled with nutrients—but if we eat healthfully, shouldn’t we be getting all those nutrients through our diets? According to the Harvard School of Public Health, a diet that includes plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, good protein and healthy fats should provide most of the nutrients needed for good health. Still, many...

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What’s In Your Skin Care?

What’s In Your Skin Care?

Americans use an astonishing number of different personal care products–from sunscreen to wrinkle cream–with potentially unsafe ingredients. Because the FDA has so little oversight of skin care, consumers have to be aware about what they’re putting where. Why? Here are some numbers to keep in mind: 10: The average number of different cosmetics or...

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Nutrition Essentials for Healthy Kids

Nutrition Essentials for Healthy Kids

Want to give your little one a foundation for good health? We spoke with Shannon Wood, naturopath at our Menlo Park, Calif., store, about her recommendations for what every child under 12 should be taking to help keep them healthy, strong and focused. Fish Oil “My first recommendation is always fish oil,” says Shannon....

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