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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.

Natural treatments for canker sores and cold sores

Canker sores are painful, open sores in the mouth that are white or yellow and surrounded by a bright red area. The exact cause of canker sores is not known, but stress and tissue injuries have been known to lead to the development of these often-embarrassing sores. A niacin deficiency may also contribute to...

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Essential Oil of the Month: Tea Tree

Essential Oil of the Month: Tea Tree

Tea tree oil can be found in almost everything these days. It’s taken from the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia, native to the northeast coast of Australia, and has long been used by Australian aborigines for its healing properties. What it does Tea tree’s antibacterial and antiviral properties make it a healing tool for everything...

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Which Sleep Supplement is Right For Me?

Which Sleep Supplement is Right For Me?

Losing sleep isn’t something to casually ignore–too little sleep can cause all kinds of health issues, from poor work performance to inability to lose weight to some chronic diseases. If you’re confused about which ingredients do what, here’s some information about common elements in our most popular sleep formulas. 5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP): In the body...

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Products we love: Muscle Remedy Massage Oil

Products we love: Muscle Remedy Massage Oil

This year Pharmaca began formulating our own line of massage oils and lotions. They’re filled with pure essential oils that make massage a warm, aromatherapeutic experience. We especially love our Muscle Remedy Massage Oil because it’s great for soothing tired muscles. A combination of camphor, juniper, rosemary and sweet birch oil make for a...

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Ask a Practitioner: I need gluten-free cold remedies!

Ask a Practitioner: I need gluten-free cold remedies!

We get questions nearly every day via Ask a Practitioner from people with a variety of health concerns. Our practitioners take turns answering these questions, offering advice based on their experience and expertise. Each week we’ll be posting some of these questions with the hopes that our practitioners’ advice can help answer some of...

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Menopause Solutions: Webcast Wrap-Up

Menopause Solutions: Webcast Wrap-Up

Click here to see a recording of the webinar. 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...

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Get Serious About Sleep

Get Serious About Sleep

Good sleep is one of the most vital elements of good health—but for many of us, it can also be hard to find. Here, customers and Pharmaca staff tell us about their favorite sleep products, and Dr. Suen Sohn, former naturopathic doctor at our Oakland store, tells us about why these things work. “I...

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Better Sleep: The Holy Grail of Good Health

April 30, 2011
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On March 17, 2011, Dr. Brad Jacobs, MD, and Chair of Pharmaca’s Integrative Health Advisory Board, held a webinar to talk about the problem of sleeplessness—which affects more than 40 million people—and its integrative solutions. “On average we feel that people should be sleeping at least 7-8 hours, some people prefer 9 hours per...

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Webcast: Menopause Solutions

April 29, 2011
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Join Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, an internationally recognized expert in the field of integrative approaches to women’s health, as she discusses common sense strategies for managing the symptoms of menopause. From herbal remedies to bioidentical hormone therapy, Dr. Low Dog offers helpful advice for women in every stage of menopause. Wednesday, April 6, 2011...

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Webcast: Better Sleep: The Holy Grail of Good Health

April 12, 2011
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Join Dr. Jacobs as he discusses a holistic approach to getting better sleep, including diet and lifestyle changes, supplements and herbal remedies ideal for your unique situation. March 17, 2011 Click icon on bottom right to view full screen Download a PDF of the presentation >

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