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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 Healthy Aging

Simple Steps to Healthy Aging

Support the healthy aging process with nutrition and supplements that can help keep your bones strong, your heart healthy and your mind sharp. We spoke with Karen Carleton, naturopathic doctor at our Portland store, about some of the things we should be thinking about as we age. “Inflammation is the source of so many...

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The Buzz Around Inflammation

Inflammation: It’s vital to our body’s natural healing process. It clots blood, fights infection and heals wounds. But certain factors, such as allergies, injury or poor diet, can keep your body in a constant state of inflammation. “Usually what happens is there’s an event, like an injury, surgery or other stressful event, that kicks...

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Facing Up to the Facts About Aging

Facing Up to the Facts About Aging

Crow’s feet and laugh lines starting to appear? As we add years to our life, the building blocks of strong skin and bones start to weaken, betraying our age. We talked with esthetician Carolyn Racke at Pharmaca in San Francisco about keeping your skin looking younger with proper nutrition and prevention. Issue: Weakening cartilage...

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New School Year, Healthier Kids

September 3, 2012
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It’s an exciting time of year–when the thrill of starting a new school year means fun new gear for little ones. Get your kids off to school in style with everything they need for a healthy, happy fall. Clean ‘em up We love the whole line of Clean Kids by Gabriel–from their Germ Busting...

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Children’s Health 101

Children’s Health 101

At Pharmaca we take pride in offering all-natural products for children, from super-nutritious multivitamins and fish oils to non-toxic baby bottles, educational games and safe body care. Over the years we’ve also done some serious research on health issues that are important to little ones—and provided some helpful advice for parents (and grandparents). Here...

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Battling Vitamin D Deficiency in Children

Battling Vitamin D Deficiency in Children

An August 3, 2009, study published in the journal Pediatrics reported that the majority of American children between the ages of 1 and 21 have insufficient blood levels of vitamin D. The report showed that almost 10 percent of children qualify as deficient, putting them at higher risk for a range of conditions like...

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Back to School Essentials

Back to School Essentials

Heading back to school can mean big changes for little ones. From new classrooms to more homework, this transition makes it all the more important to stay healthy and focused. Fortunately, Pharmaca’s shelves are filled with supplements and educational tools designed to help put your child at the head of the class. Boost their...

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Race Day: 70.3 miles

Race Day: 70.3 miles

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.   Race Day feels just like a test in school. You study and prepare, and in that moment you are asked...

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To soy or not to soy?

August 24, 2012
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To soy or not to soy?

The ubiquitous soybean has been at the center of many health discussions of late. We find it everywhere, and there’s still controversy about whether or not it’s good for us. Here’s more background to help you make a decision about soy’s place in your diet. The soybean, a legume, is native to East Asia,...

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Great Reasons to Love Garlic

Great Reasons to Love Garlic

Garlic, also known as Allium sativum, has been around for centuries. Legend says it was found in Egyptian pyramids and ancient Greek temples as an offering to the Gods. And Hippocrates, considered the father of Western medicine, was said to have used garlic to treat cancerous tumors, pneumonia, digestive disorders, as a diuretic and...

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