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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.

Give Your Love Life a Lift

Give Your Love Life a Lift

Could your libido use a little boost? For the latest on all-natural aphrodisiacs, we spoke with Gayl Hyde, naturopathic doctor at our Mill Valley, Calif., store. First and foremost, Gayl says, a good libido is about good energy. “Having adequate energy and balanced hormones makes an impact on whether you’re interested in sex at...

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3 Steps to A Romantic Valentine’s Day

3 Steps to A Romantic Valentine’s Day

Make this Valentine’s Day a time to treasure… and relax. From mood-setting aromatherapy to all-natural aphrodisiacs, Pharmaca has you and your loved one covered. Here, a few steps to take for a romance-filled evening. Step One: Set the mood Use sweet-smelling candles and seductive essential oils to quickly establish a romantic atmosphere. Set light...

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Ask the MD: Good Heart Health

February 3, 2012
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Wondering about how and when to get your cholesterol checked, or how exercise can boost your cardiovascular health? We got answers to some common heart health questions from Dr. Brad Jacobs, MD, and Chair of Pharmaca’s Integrative Health Advisory Board. How often should I have my cholesterol checked? Typically we recommend you get your...

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Better Heart Health Now

Better Heart Health Now

According to Harvard Health Publications, approximately 90 percent of people with cardiovascular disease have at least one risk factor that is controllable. Research indicates that problems like high cholesterol and high blood pressure can be managed and even eliminated with preventive measures. The most important way to protect your heart? Living a healthy lifestyle,...

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30 Day Challenge, Week 2: Progress

30 Day Challenge, Week 2: Progress

Our 30 Day Weight-Management Challengers are well on their way to eating and feeling better, and they’re letting us know how their new routines are working out for them. Susan, a Challenger from our San Francisco location, had this to say this week: “I am really happy that I am doing this–working with Pharmaca–as...

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Ask the MD: Healthy weight management

Ask the MD: Healthy weight management

We’ve gathered some common questions about weight management and posed them to the chair of our Integrative Health Advisory Board (IHAB), Dr. Brad Jacobs, MD. Here is his sage advice about maintaining a healthy weight. What integrative therapies can I use to manage my weight? First off, keep in mind that there are no...

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Ask the MD: Healthy Weight Management

January 3, 2012
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Ask the MD: Healthy Weight Management

We’ve gathered some common questions about weight management and posed them to the chair of our Integrative Health Advisory Board (IHAB), Dr. Brad Jacobs, MD. Here is his sage advice about maintaining a healthy weight. What integrative therapies can I use to manage my weight? First off, keep in mind that there are no...

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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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Tart Cherry Juice: An effective new remedy for sleep, pain, even your heart

December 27, 2011
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Tart Cherry Juice: An effective new remedy for sleep, pain, even your heart

Exciting new studies have recently come out about the effectiveness of tart cherry juice as a remedy for a number of health issues. Dr. Oz is even talking about “nature’s ultimate antioxidant,” its anti-inflammatory properties, its ability to help fight heart disease by balancing cholesterol levels and aid in sleep as a natural source...

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Hangover Helpers

December 17, 2011
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Hangover Helpers

While nothing ushers in the New Year like a tall glass of bubbly, it’s also true that nothing hurts quite like the morning after. We spoke with Sheila Devitt, a certified herbalist and lead practitioner at our San Francisco store, for some suggestions on preparing and restoring your body after you’ve had a few...

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