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Natural Care for Aging Joints and Bones

March 17, 2014
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Natural Care for Aging Joints and Bones

Stiff, achy joints and brittle bones don’t have to be an inevitable part of aging. Natural supplements and nutrients can help keep us strong, explains Dr. Matt Murphy, a chiropractor and practitioner at our Napa store. These remedies, along with vitamin-rich foods and exercise, can go a long way in keeping our bones and...

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Vitamin C: Skin Care Superhero

March 6, 2014
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Vitamin C: Skin Care Superhero

What can banish wrinkles, make dark spots disappear, save you from the sun, and keep skin healthy (and pretty)? It’s vitamin C to the rescue! Of course, vitamin C is good for us when we get it through food or supplements, but it works 20 times better on skin problems when applied topically. Here’s...

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The Truth About Phthalates and Parabens

March 3, 2014
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The Truth About Phthalates and Parabens

Phthalates and parabens are buzzwords in the natural beauty industry. As synthetic additives found in many skin care products, they came under the microscope in the late 1990s when they were first suspected to be toxic. But are they really as scary as we think? Here’s what you need to know about where you...

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Treatment Masks: Fast Facial Fixes

February 23, 2014
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Treatment Masks: Fast Facial Fixes

Ever feel like no matter what you do, your skin just won’t cooperate? Maybe a cleanser and moisturizer just aren’t enough to fight dryness, redness, breakouts or other skin problems. The good news is that there are a variety of masks that are formulated for specific skin problems. Here’s how to choose the right...

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Natural Ways to Increase Milk Production for Nursing Moms

February 20, 2014
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Natural Ways to Increase Milk Production for Nursing Moms

It’s a common concern: At some point almost all new moms wonder if they’re producing enough milk for their baby. It’s understandable, say the experts at La Leche League International, because of normal changes in both Mom and baby in the first few months. La Leche League’s “Is My Baby Getting Enough” guide and...

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Moisturizer Match Up: Finding the Best One for Your Skin Type

February 6, 2014
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Moisturizer Match Up: Finding the Best One for Your Skin Type

Nothing beats a moisturizer for keeping our skin well hydrated. But moisturizers can serve a treatment too, if you choose the right one for your skin type, since key ingredients in moisturizers target specific conditions. Here’s what to look for. Dry, flaky skin Look for: hyaluronic acid, shea butter Dry skin needs a moisturizer...

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Helpful Habits for Healthy Eyes

October 24, 2013
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Helpful Habits for Healthy Eyes

Not too long ago the best advice for keeping your eyes healthy was to eat carrots. But now we know that it’s about more than just carrots—supplemental nutrients, moisturizing products and healthy practices can also play a big part in keeping your eyes healthy and beautiful. Get necessary nutrients Scientists have found certain antioxidant...

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Chocolate: A Tasty Way to Get Your Antioxidants

October 18, 2013
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Chocolate: A Tasty Way to Get Your Antioxidants

Think of superfoods and names like kale and quinoa come to mind. The good news is that studies have shown chocolate has some pretty impressive health benefits, too (we’ve always secretly believed that anyway). Here’s what some top medical institutions have to say about chocolate’s healthy benefits. Flavonols: The secret ingredient Cacao seeds are...

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Clarisonic: 6 Secrets to Success

August 24, 2013
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Clarisonic: 6 Secrets to Success

We love how the Clarisonic Skin Cleansing System makes our skin feel…And how its patented sonic technology gently removes six times more makeup and two times more dirt and oil than manual cleansing…And how it makes our skin care products absorb better…. But could there be new or better ways to use it? We...

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Nail Know-How: Expert Manicures & Inspired Designs

August 13, 2013
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Nail Know-How: Expert Manicures & Inspired Designs

Glance down at someone’s nails these days and you might be in for a surprise. Bold colored polishes, metallic top coats and intricate artistic patterns are making nails a fashion accessory. But how do you get these on-trend looks? SpaRitual, innovative creators of vegan nail care products, and Pharmaca team up in this DIY...

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