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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 Benefits of Exercise

The Healthy Benefits of Exercise

The evidence keeps piling up—exercise really is the best medicine! Whether you’re already on a regular workout schedule or need a little motivation to get off the couch, keep these benefits in mind. Adding years to your life. A study published last year in the Harvard Health Letter found that even 75 minutes of...

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Herbal Spotlight: Umckaloabo

By David Bunting, Herb Pharm Shop all Herb Pharm products > The genus of Pelargonium brings to us a large and diverse number of horticultural and perfumery plants, together with a handful of traditional medicinal herbs. Made up of about 270 species, the largest variety and diversity of Pelargoniums occur in the Cape Provinces of...

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Video: Reducing Bone Loss Through Nutrition and Supplementation

May 11, 2013
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Video: Reducing Bone Loss Through Nutrition and Supplementation

Bone loss is a common health concern among aging women, especially during menopause–here, Dr. Tori Hudson, ND, talks about strategies to boost your bone strength and prevent osteoporosis. This is part of a series of educational videos from members of our Integrative Health Advisory Board.

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Video: Good Nutrition for a Healthy Pregnancy

May 8, 2013
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Get an expert opinion on the vitamins and supplements that are vital for a healthy pregnancy from Dr. Tieraona Low Dog. This video is part of a series of educational videos we’ll be posting from members of our Integrative Health Advisory Board.

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What to Pack: Natural Travel Staples

What to Pack: Natural Travel Staples

You’ve saved up your vacation hours, booked your flights and packed your favorite books. But have you prepared for the possibility of illness? From crowded airplanes to musty old buildings, vacation destinations also come with a variety of travel concerns. We asked Clare Bauermeister, naturopathic doctor at our Seattle-Wallingford store, to help us prep...

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Coenzyme Q10: A Heart-Healthy Antioxidant for Optimal Aging

February 20, 2013
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Coenzyme Q10: A Heart-Healthy Antioxidant for Optimal Aging

Coenzyme Q10 (aka CoQ10 and ubiquinone) is a simple molecule that is naturally produced in our cells’ mitochondria. CoQ10 has the important role of helping convert sugar into energy or ATP—an energy source that’s essential for helping cells perform their primary functions. Coenzyme Q10 is used in enzyme systems that provide 90 percent of...

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The Skinny on Cholesterol

The Skinny on Cholesterol

So many things can affect our heart health—blood pressure, inflammation levels and, of course, cholesterol levels. In case you need a reminder of how cholesterol functions in the body (and why it’s important to our cardiovascular health), here’s a little primer. Cholesterol is a waxy substance that helps to build cells, produce hormones and...

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Regulating and Preventing Insulin Resistance

January 25, 2013
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Regulating and Preventing Insulin Resistance

We’ve seen how diet and lifestyle can lead to insulin resistance. The good news is that the right nutrition and behaviors can also help prevent and actually treat insulin resistance. Here are some of the best ways to maintain balanced blood sugar and decrease your chances for developing type 2 diabetes. Get active. Exercise...

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What Are Probiotics (and Why do I Need Them?)

January 24, 2013
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What Are Probiotics (and Why do I Need Them?)

Probiotics are microorganisms, including both bacteria and yeast, that live in the small and large intestines (also referred to as the gut). Collectively, all organisms in the gut are referred to as flora. There are more than 400 different types of bacteria species living in the gut, accounting for a whopping 3-5 pounds of...

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Simple Steps to a Healthy Cleanse

Simple Steps to a Healthy Cleanse

It happens every year: We overindulge around the holidays and by January we’re desperate to give our systems a break from heavy foods and sugary treats. If your body is telling you to ditch the junk food and give it a break, listen to it. “It’s best to go with the flow of how...

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