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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.

Your Skin: Three Anti-Aging Strategies

Your Skin: Three Anti-Aging Strategies

Keep your skin fresh and glowing throughout the coming years! We spoke with Janet Nelson, esthetician at our Oakland store, about three powerful ways to keep aging skin on the DL. Nourish Essential fatty acids are key to healthy, moisturized skin, says Janet. One product in particular that’s great is Supercritical Omega-7 from New...

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Diapers Demystified

August 3, 2013
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Diapers Demystified

Years ago, disposable diapers became a savior to parents who were overwhelmed by the time-consuming, sometimes messy process of changing cloth diapers. But then people started to realize how much waste was generated by disposables, and eco-minded parents began searching for new alternatives. And fortunately, there are alternatives, including compostables and hybrids, that help...

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Ask the Practitioner: What Are Some Natural Remedies for Adult ADHD?

August 1, 2013
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Q. I have taken prescription stimulants for ADHD in the past, but would like to stop taking Ritalin and try a natural remedy instead. What can I take to help keep me focused on my work and other responsibilities during my hectic day? A. It’s great that you want to try more natural remedies!...

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Help After a Head Injury

July 12, 2013
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Help After a Head Injury

It seems that more attention is being brought to the effects of head/brain injuries these days. Depending on the severity of the injury, the effects of this trauma can last for months or even years. That’s why it’s important to know how to give the brain the nutrition and attention it needs after a...

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Travel First Aid: Help for Every Travel Ailment

July 2, 2013
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Travel First Aid: Help for Every Travel Ailment

The new sights, the sunny beaches, the great food…Travel can be exciting, but even the most experienced travelers need a little help now and then. Here’s our roundup of common travel ailments—and natural remedies that can get you back to enjoying your vacation! The Problem: Jet lag It happens when we fly across different...

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Natural Strategies for Fighting Poison Ivy

June 7, 2013
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Natural Strategies for Fighting Poison Ivy

5 things you need to know to prevent or treat a run-in with troublesome plants. Leaves of 3, let it be The best way to avoid poison ivy or oak symptoms is to know what it looks like—and avoid it. The plants have three leaflets growing from a single stem, and vary in color...

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No Time for Exercise? No More Excuses

No Time for Exercise? No More Excuses

By Allen Gardner Truth is, there really are no excuses. Exercise is simply about activating muscle—and you don’t have to be in a gym to do that. It can be as simple as taking a walk on your lunch break and incorporating simple exercises like lunges, squats, etc., finding a hill to walk up...

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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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