Stress & Anxiety

Your Everyday Stress-Relief Guide

Your Everyday Stress-Relief Guide

Whether we’re meeting deadlines at work or school or taking the kids to soccer practice, we could all use a little daily stress relief. Keep this helpful guide on hand to remind you of daily practices that can help reduce the stress in your life. Get on a regular sleep schedule. “Try and go...

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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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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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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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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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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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Finding Inner Peace During the Holidays

Finding Inner Peace During the Holidays

If the fast pace of the holiday season leaves you feeling more like a zombie than an elf, turn to Pharmaca for ways to help calm your nerves and relax your mind. We’ve even put some of our favorite stress and sleep products on sale this month to make getting help that much easier....

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Merry Meditation

November 30, 2011
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Merry Meditation

Meditating is one of those wonderful gifts that life offers. This holiday season, give yourself just a few minutes of time and the willingness to shift into a calm frame of mind. Cara Phillipo, a naturopathic doctor at Pharmaca in Mill Valley, shares pointers on finding mental peace in the midst of the holiday...

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The Link Between Stress and Adrenal Fatigue

The Link Between Stress and Adrenal Fatigue

The adrenals are a key player in our stress responses, kicking into high gear when we get stressed out. To find out more about ways to support your adrenal glands, we spoke with Cari-Lynn Debie, herbalist at Mill Valley, and Paul Clark, herbalist from our Sonoma store, about the best herbs for helping to...

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Dr. Low Dog’s Ashwagandha Tonic Tea

Dr. Low Dog’s Ashwagandha Tonic Tea

If you missed Dr. Low Dog’s webinar on Menopause Solutions yesterday, you missed this soothing recipe that’s great for a variety of symptoms of menopause, or just to help you sleep better. Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb, which Dr. Low Dog says is relaxing, can help with night sweats, mental fog, aches and pains,...

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