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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.

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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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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