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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.

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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Ask the Trainer: How Do I Increase My Endurance?

Ask the Trainer: How Do I Increase My Endurance?

By Allen Gardner Allen is in his second year as a professional triathlete and trains out of Boulder, Colo. Pharmaca sponsors Allen, 26, who competes in 12-14 triathlons around the country each year. Endurance is the ability to sustain an effort over a long period of time. Endurance is typically needed for sports such...

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Carbohydrates and Insulin Resistance

January 19, 2013
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Carbohydrates and Insulin Resistance

So we already know how our bodies work to maintain blood sugar balance. But how is our blood sugar affected by what we eat? Carbohydrates—alongside fat and protein—are one of the major nutrients the body requires in large, balanced quantities. All consumed carbohydrates manifest as blood sugar, but how they affect blood sugar balance...

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Blood Sugar Balance–Why It’s Vital to Good Health

January 16, 2013
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Blood Sugar Balance–Why It’s Vital to Good Health

Most people understand that blood sugar balance is important for sustained energy, preventing diabetes and overall health. But blood sugar and insulin are part of a complex process in the body that is highly influenced by our diet and lifestyle choices. Here are the basics of how our bodies regulate blood sugar. What is...

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A Little Help for Your New Year’s Resolutions

A Little Help for Your New Year’s Resolutions

Have some healthy goals for your 2011? Whether you’re hoping to detox, de-stress, or just de-compress this year, we got some expert tips from Karin DiGiacomo, Wellness Counselor at our La Jolla location. Here’s what Karin says: Resolution: Lose weight Most people benefit from a detoxification program to prepare their bodies for losing weight....

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Ask the Trainer: Which Workout is For Me?

Ask the Trainer: Which Workout is For Me?

By Allen Gardner Allen is in his second year as a professional triathlete and trains out of Boulder, Colo. Pharmaca sponsors Allen, 26, who competes in 12-14 triathlons around the country each year. As a personal trainer and a professional triathlete, I often get asked questions about the types of training that are best...

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Healthy Gifts for Health-Conscious Moms

Healthy Gifts for Health-Conscious Moms

We know how much moms sacrifice for their little ones…time to give something back! Whether it’s for Christmas, a birthday, or just because, Mom deserves the chance to pamper herself. Consider one (or more!) of the following ideas for the health-conscious mom in your life. 5 Healthy Gift Ideas for Moms SpaRitual Nail Lacquers...

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10 Ways to Boost Metabolism

January 1, 2013
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10 Ways to Boost Metabolism

The new year is here—and for many of us, that means a renewed focus on healthy weight management. Here are a few tips and tricks for keeping your metabolism in check as you start working toward a healthier weight. First, a primer on the way metabolism functions in our body. Simply put, metabolism is...

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Join the Personal Weight Challenge!

Getting fit and staying healthy is about to get easier! New this year, we’re helping customers meet their weight management goals through individualized nutrition and supplement consultation sessions—along with helpful encouragement—from one of our expert practitioners. Customers can enroll in the Personal Weight Challenge (PWC) program for a low $20 monthly fee, which includes...

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Strategies for Diabetes Prevention

November 21, 2012
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Eat your leafy greens People who eat an average of 1.5 daily servings of green leafy vegetables have a 14 percent lower risk of Type 2 diabetes compared with those who consume less than half a serving of those vegetables per day, says a review in the August 2010 British Medical Journal. More diabetes...

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