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  • 7 Tips for Exercise Success

    There are some people who just live to exercise. Others of us, not so much. If you fall into the latter camp but really want more steady activity in your life, there are a few things to keep in mind before starting your new regimen. We spoke with Jenny Christensen, […]

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  • Our Stress-Busting Top 5

    All stress is not created equal—there are times we need in-the-moment relief and periods of our lives that need more serious support. Here Ashleigh Putnam, naturopathic doctor at our Monterey store, gives us her top 5 ways to beat all types of stress. In the moment “Bach’s Rescue Remedy, in […]

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  • May Natural News Roundup

    Part of our mission at Pharmaca is to stay on top of current research on nutrition, lifestyle and dietary supplements that can help our customers on the road to optimal health. Below is a roundup of the latest research we’ve collected that might be relevant to you and your daily […]

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  • Step-by-Step Yoga Pose: Dolphin

    Want to build strength and tone tank top-ready shoulders? Challenge yourself with dolphin pose. You’ll get a nice hamstring stretch, too. Dolphin Pose Alias: ardha pincha mayurasana (“ardha” = half, “pincha” = feathers, “mayura” = peacock, “asana” = pose) Why Dolphin Pose? By practicing dolphin pose, you’ll strengthen your shoulder […]

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  • April Natural News Roundup

    Part of our mission at Pharmaca is to stay on top of current research on nutrition, lifestyle and dietary supplements that can help our customers on the road to optimal health. Below is a roundup of the latest research we’ve collected that might be relevant to you and your daily […]

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  • Aromatherapy for Allergies

    Ready to try a new approach to calming allergy symptoms? Essential oils may be just the thing. “The great thing about essential oils is that all of them are anti-viral and anti-microbial, so they naturally boost immunity,” says Jessica Smith, lead practitioner at our Carlsbad store. “Because people with allergies […]

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  • Recipe: Hazelnut Oatmeal Baked Pears

    Thinking about a rich chocolate cake for Valentine’s Day? How about something a little lighter and healthier? These antioxidant-rich pears are drizzled in dark chocolate—and make the perfect heart-healthy treat for you and your loved ones. But first, let’s talk about the latest research around nutrition and heart health. Not […]