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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.

Start planning your healthy Valentine’s Day dinner

You—and your heart—will these healthy twists on romantic dishes. Click here for a complete menu for Valentine’s Day, including Forest Mushroom Pate and Honey Balsamic Salmon with Creamy Spinach Saute. In the meantime, here’s one for our favorite part—dessert! Silky Chocolate Fondue Nothing says, “I love you” like double chocolate fondue, especially when it’s...

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Cook Up a Valentine’s Day Dinner with Heart

Cook Up a Valentine’s Day Dinner with Heart

You—and your heart—will enjoy a healthier twist on these romantic dishes. Silky Chocolate Fondue Nothing says, “I love you” like double chocolate fondue, especially when it’s made with dark chocolate, known to contain beneficial antioxidants. Dip and swirl your way to your loved one’s heart with fresh berries, bananas and sweet fat-free angel food...

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Your Healthy Aging Plan

Your parents were right; wisdom really does come with age. For the less desirable effects of time, some turn to anti-aging procedures that aim to reverse the clock. In our stores, practitioners encourage customers to embrace a pro-health lifestyle instead. Suzie Orenstein-Turner, a licensed acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist at Pharmaca’s La Jolla store, and...

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Healthy Supplements for Healthy Aging

Healthy Supplements for Healthy Aging

From our friends at Pure Encapsulations Supporting healthy aging and longevity is a focal point for many, especially as we continue to live longer. While a healthy diet and regular exercise are essential factors in promoting optimal health and functioning throughout your life, nutritional supplements are also an integral component of any healthy aging...

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Vitamin D research roundup

Over the years we’ve written a lot about the sunshine vitamin, and more and more studies are coming out about its benefits (including this recent one about how increased vitamin D levels can help lower the risk of death from H1N1). Here are a few good reads that might help persuade you to keep...

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Omega-3s and your health

Recent Omega-3 research: Omega-3s may protect against traumatic brain injury January 2011, Neurosurgery Omega-3s may reduce gum disease October 2010, American Journal of Dietetic Association Krill oil may reduce arthritis symptoms September 2010, BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders Omega-3s’ anti-inflammatory mechanism revealed September 2010, Cell Every day, researchers are finding more links between low levels of...

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Meditation good for heart health

Meditation good for heart health

In doing some research for a new article on the link between stress and heart health, we found this great study on the effects of meditation on the body. The study, done in Thailand in 1991, is an oldie but a goodie: it included 20-something men who either practiced Dhammakaya Buddhist meditation or didn’t....

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The Oral Health-Heart Health Connection

The Oral Health-Heart Health Connection

During Healthy Heart month we’ve been talking a lot about cardiovascular health and the best way to reduce your risks. But there’s another unusual heart-health issue that might not be on the top of your mind—your oral health. A 2004 study in the journal Circulation found that adults who have significant levels of bacteria...

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5 Fast Facts About Red Yeast Rice

5 Fast Facts About Red Yeast Rice

1. When the yeast Monascus purpureus is cultured on rice, a series of compounds are created that slow the production of cholesterol in the liver. One of these compounds is the active ingredient used in the popular cholesterol medications called statins. 2. The use of red yeast rice in China was first documented in...

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Detox Dos and Don’ts

Detox Dos and Don’ts

Our bodies are exposed to environmental toxins every day by sources ranging from the air we breathe to the food we eat. In order to reduce the build-up of unhealthy chemicals in your system, consider trying a detoxification program or “cleanse.” Benefits of cleansing include stimulating the liver to remove stored toxins and promoting...

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