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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.

The Scoop on Vitamins: Vitamin B1 – Thiamine

The Scoop on Vitamins: Vitamin B1 – Thiamine

This is part of our continuing series on the function of vitamins in the body. The family of B vitamins is collectively called the B Complex. B Vitamins are used in many ways, from helping the liver clear toxins and excess hormones to creating energy within our cells. Every system in your body requires...

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Natural Solutions for Mild-to-Moderate Depression

July 30, 2012
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Depression is a common women’s issue, and can result from a number of different health problems. Here, Dr. Tori Hudson, ND, talks about natural solutions to help you deal with mild-to-moderate depression. This video is part of a series of educational videos from members of our Integrative Health Advisory Board.

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Your Homeopathic First Aid Kit

Your Homeopathic First Aid Kit

Heading into the great outdoors for some summer fun? Pack along a different kind of first aid kit, filled with homeopathic remedies that can help soothe the whole family. We got advice from Peter Borregard, homeopath and lead practitioner at our Berkeley store, and Karin DiGiacomo, German Heilpraktiker at our south Boulder store, about...

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Expert Advice on Arthritis

Expert Advice on Arthritis

By Dr. Tori Hudson, ND Dr. Hudson is a member of Pharmaca’s Integrative Health Advisory Board and Medical Director of A Woman’s Time Clinic in Portland, Ore. In my women’s health practice, we frequently see cases of miscellaneous joint aches, injury-related pains, swelling of the bursa (called bursitis), and bona fide osteoarthritis and rheumatoid...

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5 Stress-Busting Strategies

June 30, 2012
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5 Stress-Busting Strategies

Stress. It’s a part of all of our lives, but when it gets out of control, it can wear us down physically, mentally and emotionally–and can have long-term effects on our health. Here are a few ways to help your body handle stress better. 1) Calm your mind and body. Set aside at least...

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Back Pain Relief Now

Back Pain Relief Now

Back pain can be debilitating, whether it’s the result of trauma or simply a pulled muscle. But there are natural solutions that can help your body heal, reduce inflammation and offer relief. We spoke with Matthew Becker, herbalist and lead practitioner at our north Boulder store, about what he recommends for customers’ back pain...

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Aching for Arnica

Aching for Arnica

Ah, summer weekends. They can be filled with exciting activities, but also with the potential for sprained ankles and bruised knees. Get ahead of the game with Arnica, one of the most common ingredients in pain-relieving homeopathic remedies. What is Arnica? Arnica (full name: Arnica montana) grows naturally in Europe, the northern U.S., Canada...

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Boosting Your Body’s Healthy Stress Response

May 30, 2012
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We all deal with stress—and could use some extra help coping with it. Learn more from Dr. Brad Jacobs about how a variety of lifestyle changes, breathing practices and supplements can boost your body’s stress response. This video is part of a series of educational videos we’ll be posting from members of our Integrative...

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Sleep: Essential to Good Health

May 30, 2012
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Want better sleep? Here are Dr. Brad Jacobs’ expert recommendations for techniques and supplements that can give you the most restful sleep and set you on the path to good overall health. This video is part of a series of educational videos we’ll be posting from members of our Integrative Health Advisory Board.

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Adaptogens in Focus: Rhodiola

May 18, 2012
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Adaptogens in Focus: Rhodiola

On nearly every continent, there are plants that contain particular substances and chemicals capable of altering the human physiological and emotional reaction to stress. Known for thousands of years and utilized by cultures around the globe, these healing herbs and fungi—what we now call adaptogens—convey a resistance to chemical, physical and psycho-emotional stressors when...

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