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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 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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Overcoming Holiday Stress

December 22, 2010
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Overcoming Holiday Stress

The holidays are here—and so are the potential headaches from long shopping lines, overbooked party calendars and awkward conversations with distant relatives. If you could use some natural assistance in staying healthy, calm and yes, cheerful this season, Pharmaca has you covered. Yvonne Casaus, herbalist at our Santa Fe location, shared her tips with...

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Easy Tips for a Healthy Holiday

December 12, 2010
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Your holiday list is written. Your menu is already planned. Even your New Year’s Eve babysitter is lined up. But what do you do when the holidays bring an unwelcome surprise, like standstill traffic or last-minute illness, that throws you off balance? Not to worry. Pharmaca is here to help you avoid holiday havoc...

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Video: Diabetes & Vitamin B12

November 21, 2010
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Contributor: Ross Pelton, R.Ph. Dr. Ross Pelton explains how diabetic medications can permanently affect vitamin B12 absorption. He also discusses how extended vitamin B12 deficiencies can cause long-term and sometimes irreversible neurological damage. From: Healthy Living Lecture Series (Redmond, WA) Time: 00:01:40 More about Dr. Ross Pelton For 25 years Ross Pelton’s passion has...

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Top 5 Healthy Aging Supplements

Top 5 Healthy Aging Supplements

Aging can bring with it many gifts, from growing families to a better perspective on life. To support your greatest gift (health, of course!), consider our top five healthy aging supplements. 1. Calcium Bone mass peaks around age 30, after which point bone loss begins to exceed bone creation. Much of this loss is...

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Addressing ADHD

September 28, 2010
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Addressing ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common psychiatric conditions affecting children. According to the centers for disease control, an estimated 4.4 million youth between the ages of 4 and 17 have been diagnosed with this condition, with over half receiving prescription drug treatment. Prolonged symptoms, such as chronic inattention and...

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Food for Thought: Nutrition for a Better Brain

September 11, 2010
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Essential fatty acids, particularly omega-3 fatty acids, are essential for a reason—they’re actual structural components of all neural cells. In other words, they’re part of the brain’s building blocks. Because the body can’t manufacture this nutrient on its own, fatty acids have to be obtained through food and dietary supplements. This is especially important...

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Brain Boosters

August 11, 2010
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Our favorite brain-boosting supplements: Jarrow Formulas BrainBoost Helps increase brain circulation and support the synthesis of neurotransmitters to improve memory, recall, focus and mood. Thorne Research Memoractive Combines ginkgo biloba, Acetyl-L-carnitine, Ayurvedic herbs and more to enhance alertness, learning and reaction time. Pharmaca PS Phosphatidylserine Increases cell flexibility in the brain, which in turn...

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