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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.

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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Nutrition Essentials for Healthy Kids

Nutrition Essentials for Healthy Kids

Want to give your little one a foundation for good health? We spoke with Shannon Wood, naturopath at our Menlo Park, Calif., store, about her recommendations for what every child under 12 should be taking to help keep them healthy, strong and focused. Fish Oil “My first recommendation is always fish oil,” says Shannon....

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The Healthy Benefits of Omega-3s

The Healthy Benefits of Omega-3s

The reported health benefits of omega-3s keep piling up—from boosting heart health to improving memory and concentration. Omega-3s are considered “essential” fatty acids because our body needs them for a variety of bodily functions. Since we can’t make them on our own, however, we must get them through diet or supplementation. The two main...

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The Benefits of Lactobacillus in Treating Vaginitis

July 22, 2012
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Vaginitis is one of the most common reasons for women to seek medical attention. It affects all age groups and has a variety of causes. But alone or in combination with other vaginal or oral therapies, selected combination species and strains of a probiotic called lactobacillus can provide the key to establishing normal vaginal...

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Expert Advice on Arthritis

Expert Advice on Arthritis

By Dr. Tori Hudson, ND Dr. Hudson is a member of Pharmaca’s Integrative Health Advisory Board and Medical Director of A Woman’s Time Clinic in Portland, Ore. In my women’s health practice, we frequently see cases of miscellaneous joint aches, injury-related pains, swelling of the bursa (called bursitis), and bona fide osteoarthritis and rheumatoid...

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One Simple, Life-Saving Idea

One Simple, Life-Saving Idea

The clever folks at Help Remedies have come up with a great idea: Take one handy pocket-sized pack of Help I’ve Cut Myself bandages and add a bone-marrow registry swab kit. Because if you need a bandage, chances are you’re already bleeding, right? Pick up Help I’ve Cut Myself and next time you need...

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What Do Those Expiration Dates Mean, Anyway?

July 12, 2012
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What Do Those Expiration Dates Mean, Anyway?

Chances are you’ve got a few bottles of expired medicine lying around the house. So what happens when you’re in dire need of some cold medicine and the only package you’ve got is two years old? Here’s how expiration dates work. Prescriptions and OTC drugs   In 1979, a law was passed that mandated...

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Natural Weight Management: Is There Truth Behind the Hype?

Natural Weight Management: Is There Truth Behind the Hype?

You’ve probably heard the hype about some new naturally derived weight loss supplements on the market today. Here, we explore how they work, and how they might be able to help you meet your weight management goals. Green Coffee Bean Taking green coffee bean extract isn’t just like drinking a cup of coffee: unroasted...

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Coconut: Packed with Healthy Benefits

Coconut: Packed with Healthy Benefits

What is this nut that’s so hard to crack? Coconut is cropping up everywhere these days—coconut water, coconut flour, shredded coconut, coconut milk, coconut oil, coconut cream. When I was a young girl we’d shake them to check for water inside (an indication of a good coconut, according to my mom). The next task...

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