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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.

More Ideas for Natural Allergy Relief

May 14, 2012
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If you’re suffering from allergies, here’s some natural advice to take to heart. Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, MD, offers her suggestions for lessening your body’s histamine response and easing your allergy symptoms (including nettles!). This video is part of a series of educational videos we’ll be posting from members of our Integrative Health Advisory...

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Yoga’s Proven Health Benefits

Here’s some great news about yoga to take with you for the weekend–turns out it’s been clinically shown to be effective in treating a variety of health issues, from stress and depression to back pain. This is the first in a series of educational videos we’ll be posting from members of our Integrative Health...

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The Difference Between Synthetic and Bioidentical Hormones

The Difference Between Synthetic and Bioidentical Hormones

By guest author, Mark Stengler, Naturopathic Doctor Known as “The Natural Physician” to his patients, readers and audiences across North America, Mark Stengler is a licensed naturopathic physician, author and lecturer with expertise in nutrition, herbal therapy, vitamin therapy, homeopathy, natural hormone replacement and integrated medicine. The term “bioidentical hormones” refers to hormones that...

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What’s the Difference Between Food Allergy and Sensitivity?

April 25, 2012
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What’s the Difference Between Food Allergy and Sensitivity?

The term “food allergy” and “food sensitivity” are thrown around a lot these days. But it’s important to know that these two things are not the same.  In fact, there’s a very big and important difference between the two. As described by the Food, Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network, a food allergy “occurs when the...

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Allergy Relief to the Rescue

Allergy Relief to the Rescue

With the warming weather, many people are already experiencing some serious allergy symptoms. And it seems like everyone’s got their own favorite remedy for quelling sniffles and sneezes. We asked a few customers and practitioners about what works for them–and why. “AllerDx by Plantiva is my favorite–I’ve gotten a lot of positive customer feedback...

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Expert Advice: Hot Flashes in Perimenopause and Menopause

April 12, 2012
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Expert Advice: Hot Flashes in Perimenopause and Menopause

Dr. Tori Hudson, ND, is a member of Pharmaca’s Integrative Health Advisory Board and Medical Director of A Woman’s Time Clinic in Portland, Ore.   The number of women who are affected by hot flashes in the United States is remarkable. About 75 percent of women experience them at some point, and 15 percent are...

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Video: Herbs and Supplements for Menopause

Menopause brings with it a variety of symptoms, from sleep issues to hot flashes to vaginal thinning. Here, Dr. Tori Hudson, ND, talks about well researched herbs and supplements that can help quell a number of these symptoms. This video is part of a series of educational videos from members of our Integrative Health...

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Ask the ND: Managing Menopause

March 3, 2012
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We asked Dr. Tori Hudson, ND, to answer some of the most common questions about menopause symptoms and treatment. Dr. Hudson is a member of Pharmaca’s Integrative Health Advisory Board and Medical Director of A Woman’s Time Clinic in Portland, Ore. What herbs and supplements should I consider to control my menopause symptoms? It...

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Expert Advice: Allergy Relief

March 1, 2012
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Expert Advice: Allergy Relief

Dr. Low Dog is an internationally recognized expert in the field of herbal medicine and integrative approaches to women’s health. She is currently the Fellowship Director at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center. Find out more at drlowdog.com. Allergies–they can...

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Expert Advice: Beating Cold & Flu Symptoms

February 3, 2012
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Expert Advice: Beating Cold & Flu Symptoms

We’re still in the midst of cold and flu season. Here’s the rundown on common cold and flu symptoms–so you can make sure you know what you’ve got–before you start treating it. The common cold is caused by viruses that infect the upper respiratory tract (including the nasal passages). Most people only suffer one...

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