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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.

The (healthy) glory of chocolate

February 25, 2011
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The (healthy) glory of chocolate

We just stumbled on this little nugget by John Robbins over at the Huffington Post—we’ve never seen someone lay out the true health benefits of chocolate quite so well. It turns out it’s not just full of antioxidants, it’s also great for your heart, your mood, etc. As Robbins says, “There is in fact...

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Zinc beneficial in reducing cold symptoms and duration

February 17, 2011
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Zinc beneficial in reducing cold symptoms and duration

A new review of studies on zinc as a cure for the common cold has concluded that it can drastically shorten the duration of cold symptoms. The review examined 15 studies that have been done since the 1980s, and found that if taken within 24 hours of the onset of symptoms, you can trim...

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How safe is your bottled water?

February 16, 2011
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How safe is your bottled water?

A recent post in Treehugger’s Ask Pablo column asked just that. Pablo examined the Environmental Working Group’s 2011 Bottled Water Scorecard, as well as a 2008 report they did on the health of a number of different bottled water brands, and the results were surprising. According to the EWG, the best way to get...

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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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