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Our Project Wellness blog offers a wide range of natural health information, from brain health tips to weight loss help to the best all-natural products and homeopathic remedies. Our wealth of natural health information can be helpful for anyone who is interested in an integrative approach to their health, and who wants suggestions on common natural remedies for certain health conditions. We will continue to fill the blog with the latest natural health news and information about relevant medical studies. Let the experts at Pharmaca serve as your one-stop shop for the most up-to-date information in the world of natural health. Project Wellness is working hard to be the best online source for all your natural health news and information.

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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What’s the Difference Between Food Allergy and Sensitivity?

April 25, 2012
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What’s the Difference Between Food Allergy and Sensitivity?

The term “food allergy” and “food sensitivity” are thrown around a lot these days. But it’s important to know that these two things are not the same.  In fact, there’s a very big and important difference between the two. As described by the Food, Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network, a food allergy “occurs when the...

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Chia Seeds: A Tasty Way to Get Your Omega-3s

Chia Seeds: A Tasty Way to Get Your Omega-3s

Chia seeds are enjoying something of a renaissance these days—researchers are rediscovering their nutritional benefits, something the Maya and Aztecs cherished hundreds of years ago. Chia seeds come from the plant Salvia hispanica, which grows abundantly in the deserts of southern Mexico. As such, chia was a staple in the ancient Maya and Aztec populations...

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Expert Advice: Hot Flashes in Perimenopause and Menopause

April 12, 2012
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Expert Advice: Hot Flashes in Perimenopause and Menopause

Dr. Tori Hudson, ND, is a member of Pharmaca’s Integrative Health Advisory Board and Medical Director of A Woman’s Time Clinic in Portland, Ore.   The number of women who are affected by hot flashes in the United States is remarkable. About 75 percent of women experience them at some point, and 15 percent are...

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Summer First Aid Kit Essentials, On Sale in April!

Summer First Aid Kit Essentials, On Sale in April!

The air is getting warmer, the trails getting drier…for many of us, it’s time to start those outdoor activities. Just don’t forget to pack a first aid kit! A tumble off a mountain bike or a misstep can leave you miles from home with bruises and scrapes that could use some a little TLC....

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Mediterranean Diet May Reduce Cognitive Decline

Mediterranean Diet May Reduce Cognitive Decline

We often hear that the Mediterranean diet is a great way to eat—when done right, it can be packed with good fats, fiber, fruits, veggies and antioxidants, all of which can help boost heart health, reduce inflammation and help stave off chronic diseases According to a study published last year in the American Journal...

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Dealing with Feminine Dryness

From our friends at Intimina Feminine dryness is something that most of us have experienced at one time or another. Whether it’s a rare inconvenience or a regular occurrence, there are many reasons why your body may not produce enough moisture when you need it. Typically, the vagina maintains an optimal level of lubrication...

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Ask the ND: Managing Menopause

March 3, 2012
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We asked Dr. Tori Hudson, ND, to answer some of the most common questions about menopause symptoms and treatment. Dr. Hudson is a member of Pharmaca’s Integrative Health Advisory Board and Medical Director of A Woman’s Time Clinic in Portland, Ore. What herbs and supplements should I consider to control my menopause symptoms? It...

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Boost Heart Health with Good Oral Care

February 12, 2012
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Boost Heart Health with Good Oral Care

It is no coincidence that a strong correlation exists between oral health and overall health. After all, most foreign matter enters the body through the mouth. Still, even the most health conscious among us are often guilty of neglecting our dental health. Research from the past ten years demonstrates that it is time for...

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Chocolate: The key to your heart?

More research on the health benefits of chocolate: Chocolate. Delicious? Yes. Superfruit? That too. Almost guiltless Valentine’s Treats The healthy glory of chocolate Looks like giving chocolate to your loved one for Valentine’s Day isn’t just a sweet thing to do—it could also help their heart. An August 2011 review published in the British...

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