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If you’re under the weather and are looking for alternative remedies to relieve your symptoms, turn to Pharmaca’s Project Wellness blog for the best in natural remedies. We offer great information on the cutting-edge research that can tell you which natural remedies ease sniffles and sneezes, relieve pain or soothe muscles aches. We even serve as a homeopathic remedy guide, helping you navigate through the often-confusing world of homeopathy. From spotlights on herbal formulas to information about natural health and beauty products, we’ll be your resource for all of the natural and alternative remedies that can help you feel better faster.

Prevent Respiratory Infection: Build Immunity Now!

September 18, 2014
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Prevent Respiratory Infection: Build Immunity Now!

Seasons are shifting, school has started and germs are making their way around! The Centers For Disease Control (CDC) estimates 10-15 million viral respiratory infections affect Americans each year, with the season peaking in September and October. This year, a normally quiet virus strain—Enterovirus D68 (aka EV-D68)—has made headlines because it has caused the...

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New Ideas in the Quest for Better Sleep

New Ideas in the Quest for Better Sleep

Multiple times each day I find myself wandering back to the Sleep Aids aisle with Pharmaca customers who are having a difficult time finding rest. Do you have problems falling asleep? Staying asleep? Are you a night owl who needs a siesta each day? There are many reasons why people experience sleeplessness—and pinpointing the...

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Hormones: A Delicate Balance

September 2, 2014
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Hormones: A Delicate Balance

Hormones can be the cause of a variety of health concerns—from teen acne to mood swings to, eventually, hot flashes. And they can get out of balance for a variety of reasons, says Rebecca Phillips, doctor of chiropracty at our Albuquerque store. Fortunately there are solutions for bringing them back to the right levels,...

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Essential Herbs for Summer First Aid

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Summer’s not over yet…and neither are our outdoor activities! To get some insight into unique herbal remedies for the bumps and bruises, stings and scrapes that come with outdoor fun, we turned to Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, MD, and member of Pharmaca’s Integrative Health Advisory Board. What should I stock in my herbal first...

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Is it a Cold or Allergies?

July 28, 2014
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Is it a Cold or Allergies?

You have a runny nose, cough and congestion…but is it a cold or allergies? It’s a common question during summer, when pollen counts are high but colds are still going around. Allergies and colds share many of the same symptoms, but causes—and treatments—are different for the two. Allergies Allergies happen when the immune system...

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Herbal Remedies for Stress Relief (Video)

June 22, 2014
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Discover herbal remedies that can help your body manage stress, alongside meditation, exercise and good diet. Here, Dr. Tieraona Low Dog talks about studies that have shown how the herbs chamomile and ashwaghanda, an adaptogen, can help calm the mind, help you get better sleep and replenish the body.

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Beyond Antibiotics: Natural Ways to Fight Ear Infections (Video)

June 18, 2014
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Ear infections can be a persistent problem in young children. Here, Dr. Tori Hudson talks about natural ways to prevent and treat ear infections without having to turn to antibiotics, which can exacerbate the cycle of infection. She covers homeopathic and herbal remedies, as well as long-term prevention with probiotics.

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Fighting Migraines: Two Natural Supplements to Try (Video)

June 6, 2014
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If you suffer from migraines and want to try a more natural approach to finding relief, listen to what Dr. Tieraona Low Dog says about the herb butterbur and the supplement magnesium, both of which have powerful evidence for their effectiveness in migraine relief.

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Demistifying Hormone Replacement Therapy (Video)

May 31, 2014
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If you’re considering hormone replacement therapy (or HRT), learn from expert Dr. Tori Hudson about why it can be an effective, safe way to manage menopause symptoms. Dr. Hudson confronts questions about increased breast cancer risk and the difference between synthetic and bioidentical hormones. She also talks about the benefits of different delivery methods...

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Is it IBS? What you need to know about Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Is it IBS? What you need to know about Irritable Bowel Syndrome

You may have heard the term IBS….but what exactly is Irritable Bowel Syndrome? Here, Dr. Brad Jacobs, MD, and chair of Pharmaca’s Integrative Health Advisory Board, talks to us about IBS symptoms, and how to effectively manage them with simple changes to diet, lifestyle and supplementation. The first thing to realize is that the...

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