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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.

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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Your Holiday Survival Kit

Your Holiday Survival Kit

Ah, the holidays. Full of family, good cheer, rich food and for many, busy schedules and stressful travel. We spoke with Jenna Zampiello, naturopathic doctor and licensed acupuncturist at Seattle’s Madison Park location, about ways to keep yourself healthy and less stressed during this exciting time of year. Travel healthy When we’re traveling and...

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Research Says Chocolate Reduces Risk of Heart Disease

Research Says Chocolate Reduces Risk of Heart Disease

We’ve heard about many of the health benefits of chocolate—and now there’s even more healthy evidence. A new study shows that chocolate has significant cardiovascular health benefits when consumed in moderation. According to “Eating Chocolate Cuts Risk of Heart Disease,” published by the University of Cambridge, eating chocolate is associated with a significantly reduced...

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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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Nordic Naturals Extends Their Environmental Commitment

Nordic Naturals Extends Their Environmental Commitment

We’re happy to say that one of our best-selling, and most practitioner-recommended brands of omega-3s is now even more eco-friendly. Nordic Naturals just announced that their new headquarters in Watsonville, Calif. earned LEED Gold certification from the US Green Building Council. Nordic Naturals is already well-known for their commitment to sustainably sourcing their fish...

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Natural Ways to Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk

Natural Ways to Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk

Breast cancer is one of the most pervasive illnesses that women deal with today—one in eight women will be affected by it in their lifetimes. That’s why this Breast Cancer Month we’re focusing on some ways to reduce breast cancer risk. Reduce exposure to plastics Research suggests that the BPA found in many plastics,...

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Boost Your Heart Health with the Right Veggies

Boost Your Heart Health with the Right Veggies

A study that was published in the July 2011 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that eating your veggies–particularly cruciferous vegetables–can dramatically reduce your risk of heart disease. The study followed 73,000 men and 67,000 women for approximately five and 10 years, respectively, collecting information on their consumption of fruits and...

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Yoga Beneficial for Blood Sugar Control in Type 2 Diabetics

Yoga Beneficial for Blood Sugar Control in Type 2 Diabetics

Turns out that yoga doesn’t just feel great, it can also have far-reaching health benefits. A new study shows that yoga, in combination with standard care, may improve blood sugar control and help reduce body mass index (BMI) for type 2 diabetes patients. It has been proposed that health may be affected by the...

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