Baby & Child Care

If you have a child and are interested in giving them the best optimal health from birth, let Pharmaca help you navigate the best in healthy child care. We offer a broad selection of nutritional supplements and vitamins for children of all ages, from multivitamins to easy-to-take omega-3s to vitamin D. We can help you get informed about what supplements to give children when, alongside child care tips to give them the best start possible. We believe that optimal health starts an early age, and want all children to be equipped with the nutrients they need to become a vibrant, healthy adult.

Nutrition Essentials for Healthy Kids

Nutrition Essentials for Healthy Kids

Want to give your little one a foundation for good health? We spoke with Shannon Wood, naturopath at our Menlo Park, Calif., store, about her recommendations for what every child under 12 should be taking to help keep them healthy, strong and focused. Fish Oil “My first recommendation is always fish oil,” says Shannon....

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Early Essentials for Natural Kids

Early Essentials for Natural Kids

Get your children off to a healthy start by making natural choices when it comes to their care. Pharmaca’s in-store staff of licensed health care professionals can direct you to the best products, whether your little one is feeling bad or staying well. Shayne Case, a clinical herbalist at Pharmaca’s Portland store, and Tyler...

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Baby Basics (and Great Gift Ideas!)

December 28, 2011
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Whether it’s you or a loved one that’s getting ready for a new addition to the family, here are some great ideas for stocking an all-natural nursery. Here, some Pharmaca Team Members talk about their favorite ways to keep baby healthy: Soothe their skin “We can’t live without the Avalon Baby Massage Oil.  It...

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Johnson’s Baby Shampoo Still Made with Known Carcinogens

Johnson’s Baby Shampoo Still Made with Known Carcinogens

Two years ago, at the urging of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, Johnson & Johnson began working to phase out two known carcinogens from their Baby Shampoo: the formaldehyde-releasing preservative quaternium-15, as well as the chemical byproduct 1,4-dioxane. Recently the Campaign publicized the fact that those chemicals are still present in the basic formulation (though consumers...

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Is TV Shortening Your Life?

Is TV Shortening Your Life?

Who doesn’t like to settle in to a Friday night movie with a bowl of popcorn after a long, hard workweek? If that’s your idea of heaven, consider this: A recent study by the University of Queensland and published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine in August claims that for every 60 minutes...

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Cloud B Products and Better Sleep for Baby

September 20, 2011
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Cloud B Products and Better Sleep for Baby

Proper sleep is essential for a healthy, developing child. Discover Cloud B’s soothing products, which are specially designed to help children sleep better. Created in conjunction with a certified board of pediatricians, Cloud B’s products help soothe the senses by creating a peaceful environment and ease a child’s fear of the dark—perfect companions for...

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Back to School Days

September 1, 2011
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Get your little one prepared to head to school with the right nutrition, brain-boosting supplements and eco-friendly gear. 8am: Breakfast For complete nutrition, send them off with a spoonful of ChildLife Essentials’ delicious orange/mango-flavored multivitamin. While you’re at it, jump-start their immunity with a dropperful of WishGarden Herbs Kick-It Immune Kids in their morning...

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Studies Show Homeopathics for Ear Infection Superior to Antibiotics

Studies Show Homeopathics for Ear Infection Superior to Antibiotics

Most children, at some point, develop an earache that’s often caused by an infection in the ear canal. Concerned parents then call the child’s pediatrician, and if the doctor does find the child has an ear infection, they’ll usually prescribe an antibiotic medicine. You may, instead, want to try homeopathic remedies for ear infections....

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Getting Your Baby to Sleep Through the Night

Getting Your Baby to Sleep Through the Night

Getting your little one to sleep can be one of the biggest challenges of parenting, but there are a few ways to tackle those challenges. We caught up with Jamie Doughty, a naturopathic doctor and midwife at Pharmaca in Portland, to discuss some common sleep issues and solutions. Maintaining healthy sleep patterns is one...

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ChildLife Essentials: Liquid Health

ChildLife Essentials: Liquid Health

Your kids will love the taste of these nutrient-packed liquid vitamins, and you’ll love the fact that they’ll keep them active, healthy and happy. ChildLife offers a complete line of nutritional supplements designed specifically for infants and children. Their formulations are based on the clinical expertise of ChildLife’s founder, Dr. Murray Clarke. Dr. Clarke,...

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