Healthy Aging

Uncovering Tai Chi’s Health Benefits

Uncovering Tai Chi’s Health Benefits

Ready for a new workout routine? Tai chi combines the benefits of meditation, yoga, strength training and more. Tai chi has been used for centuries as a physical practice meant to center your focus and move energy (or “chi”) through the body. Its modern-day application offers a wealth of benefits—it can strengthen and tone...

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4 Good Reasons to Take Omega-3s

4 Good Reasons to Take Omega-3s

Omega-3s like DHA and EPA are called essential fatty acids for a reason—they’re essential to our health. But just why are omega-3s so essential? We spoke with Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, ND, member of Pharmaca’s Integrative Health Advisory Board, about why she recommends essential fatty acids. Fighting inflammation “Fish oil can help normalize the...

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Your Skin: Three Anti-Aging Strategies

Your Skin: Three Anti-Aging Strategies

Keep your skin fresh and glowing throughout the coming years! We spoke with Janet Nelson, esthetician at our Oakland store, about three powerful ways to keep aging skin on the DL. Nourish Essential fatty acids are key to healthy, moisturized skin, says Janet. One product in particular that’s great is Supercritical Omega-7 from New...

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Video: Reducing Bone Loss Through Nutrition and Supplementation

May 11, 2013
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Video: Reducing Bone Loss Through Nutrition and Supplementation

Bone loss is a common health concern among aging women, especially during menopause–here, Dr. Tori Hudson, ND, talks about strategies to boost your bone strength and prevent osteoporosis. This is part of a series of educational videos from members of our Integrative Health Advisory Board.

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Simple Steps to Healthy Aging

Simple Steps to Healthy Aging

Support the healthy aging process with nutrition and supplements that can help keep your bones strong, your heart healthy and your mind sharp. We spoke with Karen Carleton, naturopathic doctor at our Portland store, about some of the things we should be thinking about as we age. “Inflammation is the source of so many...

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Facing Up to the Facts About Aging

Facing Up to the Facts About Aging

Crow’s feet and laugh lines starting to appear? As we add years to our life, the building blocks of strong skin and bones start to weaken, betraying our age. We talked with esthetician Carolyn Racke at Pharmaca in San Francisco about keeping your skin looking younger with proper nutrition and prevention. Issue: Weakening cartilage...

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Expert Advice on Arthritis

Expert Advice on Arthritis

By Dr. Tori Hudson, ND Dr. Hudson is a member of Pharmaca’s Integrative Health Advisory Board and Medical Director of A Woman’s Time Clinic in Portland, Ore. In my women’s health practice, we frequently see cases of miscellaneous joint aches, injury-related pains, swelling of the bursa (called bursitis), and bona fide osteoarthritis and rheumatoid...

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Adding Life to Your Years

As the average life expectancy continues to increase, more adults are looking for ways to remain healthy well past their AARP induction. Fortunately, Pharmaca empowers you to take control of your health with a wide selection of helpful products and a knowledgeable staff to provide guidance. Whimsy Anderson, a naturopathic doctor at our Brentwood...

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Aging Has Met its Match in Resveratrol

How can French people stay so healthy while eating rich foods and drinking red wine? Recent research may have the answer: Red wine is a good source of resveratrol, a natural compound also found in red grape juice, peanuts, blueberries and cranberries. This wonder nutrient shows promise in promoting heart health, increasing life expectancy...

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The Practice of Aging Gracefully

Good nutrition and supplementation are a vital part of creating a foundation for optimal health. But there are other practices that can also help your body fight the effects of stress and add life to your years. A plethora of research is now showing that participating in regular practices like yoga, meditation and tai...

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