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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.

Zinc beneficial in reducing cold symptoms and duration

February 17, 2011
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Zinc beneficial in reducing cold symptoms and duration

A new review of studies on zinc as a cure for the common cold has concluded that it can drastically shorten the duration of cold symptoms. The review examined 15 studies that have been done since the 1980s, and found that if taken within 24 hours of the onset of symptoms, you can trim...

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Vitamin D research roundup

Over the years we’ve written a lot about the sunshine vitamin, and more and more studies are coming out about its benefits (including this recent one about how increased vitamin D levels can help lower the risk of death from H1N1). Here are a few good reads that might help persuade you to keep...

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Meditation good for heart health

Meditation good for heart health

In doing some research for a new article on the link between stress and heart health, we found this great study on the effects of meditation on the body. The study, done in Thailand in 1991, is an oldie but a goodie: it included 20-something men who either practiced Dhammakaya Buddhist meditation or didn’t....

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Overcoming Holiday Stress

December 22, 2010
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Overcoming Holiday Stress

The holidays are here—and so are the potential headaches from long shopping lines, overbooked party calendars and awkward conversations with distant relatives. If you could use some natural assistance in staying healthy, calm and yes, cheerful this season, Pharmaca has you covered. Yvonne Casaus, herbalist at our Santa Fe location, shared her tips with...

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Webcast: Dr. Brad Jacobs Answers Your Questions about Integrative Health

December 12, 2010
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Dr. Jacobs discusses integrative health’s emerging role in conventional medicine, as well as using an integrative approach to managing your health during cold and flu season. Thursday, November 18, 2010 Click icon on bottom right to view full screen Download a PDF of the presentation >

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Easy Tips for a Healthy Holiday

December 12, 2010
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Your holiday list is written. Your menu is already planned. Even your New Year’s Eve babysitter is lined up. But what do you do when the holidays bring an unwelcome surprise, like standstill traffic or last-minute illness, that throws you off balance? Not to worry. Pharmaca is here to help you avoid holiday havoc...

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Secrets to Stress Management

Secrets to Stress Management

Finding ways to reduce or relieve chronic stress is important for your overall wellbeing. Stress has been linked to physical ailments including high blood pressure, fatigue, infertility, insomnia, headaches, and indigestion. Fortunately, Pharmaca is here to help. Dr. Paul Podwojski, DC, of La Vita Wellness Center, deals with chronic stress every day in his...

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Hit the Hay

Hit the Hay

For many people, getting to sleep or even getting back to sleep can be a struggle. We spoke with pharmacist Anne Friar and Ayurvedic practitioner Sunny Rose at Pharmaca in Albuquerque to find out about the range of solutions available to help the sleepless get more rest. From time-tested herbal formulas to doctor-recommended prescriptions,...

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Seasonal Allergy Relief

Seasonal Allergy Relief

When spring is in the air, allergens are also sure to accompany it. “There are a lot of things that set off the immune system,” says Peter Borregard, a homeopathic practitioner at Pharmaca’s Berkeley store. Peter reassures those who suffer from seasonal and consistent allergies that there are a wide selection of products and...

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Lower Stress, Healthier Heart

Lower Stress, Healthier Heart

By now you’ve heard it all—boost your heart health with omega-3s and CoQ10, keep your cholesterol low, watch your blood pressure. Even if you’re vigilant about taking the right supplements and watching what you eat, there’s another major factor in your heart health: stress. “When we’re under stress our heart rate increases, our blood...

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