Women’s Health

Pregnancy and Beyond: 5 Reasons Why Prenatals Can Be Beneficial

Pregnancy and Beyond: 5 Reasons Why Prenatals Can Be Beneficial

Prenatals aren’t just for pregnant women—they can be a great addition to many women’s daily supplement regimens. Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, member of Pharmaca’s Integrative Health Advisory Board, recommends them for all women of child-bearing age, since the nutrients in prenatals are vital during the time even before you get pregnant. (Learn more about...

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4 Glam Makeup Tricks for Busy Moms

February 17, 2014
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4 Glam Makeup Tricks for Busy Moms

Gone are the days of mom jeans and mom haircuts…today’s mom can be as glam as she wants to be! But if it feels like they’re aren’t enough hours in the day to keep up with looking great, take heed: In just 5 minutes, these simple solutions will help any mom look glam on...

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Women and Heart Health: Know the Warning Signs

Women and Heart Health: Know the Warning Signs

You probably know that heart disease is the number one killer of women. But did you know that a woman’s signs of heart attack don’t necessarily look the same as a man’s? In fact, the discrepancies in symptoms can result in women being turned away from hospitals when doctors are unable to diagnose it...

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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: Hot Flashes in Perimenopause and Menopause

April 12, 2012
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Expert Advice: Hot Flashes in Perimenopause and Menopause

Dr. Tori Hudson, ND, is a member of Pharmaca’s Integrative Health Advisory Board and Medical Director of A Woman’s Time Clinic in Portland, Ore.   The number of women who are affected by hot flashes in the United States is remarkable. About 75 percent of women experience them at some point, and 15 percent are...

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Dealing with Feminine Dryness

From our friends at Intimina Feminine dryness is something that most of us have experienced at one time or another. Whether it’s a rare inconvenience or a regular occurrence, there are many reasons why your body may not produce enough moisture when you need it. Typically, the vagina maintains an optimal level of lubrication...

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Ask the ND: Managing Menopause

March 3, 2012
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We asked Dr. Tori Hudson, ND, to answer some of the most common questions about menopause symptoms and treatment. Dr. Hudson is a member of Pharmaca’s Integrative Health Advisory Board and Medical Director of A Woman’s Time Clinic in Portland, Ore. What herbs and supplements should I consider to control my menopause symptoms? It...

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3 Steps to A Romantic Valentine’s Day

3 Steps to A Romantic Valentine’s Day

Make this Valentine’s Day a time to treasure… and relax. From mood-setting aromatherapy to all-natural aphrodisiacs, Pharmaca has you and your loved one covered. Here, a few steps to take for a romance-filled evening. Step One: Set the mood Use sweet-smelling candles and seductive essential oils to quickly establish a romantic atmosphere. Set light...

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Natural Ways to Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk

Natural Ways to Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk

Breast cancer is one of the most pervasive illnesses that women deal with today—one in eight women will be affected by it in their lifetimes. That’s why this Breast Cancer Month we’re focusing on some ways to reduce breast cancer risk. Reduce exposure to plastics Research suggests that the BPA found in many plastics,...

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Good Women’s Health at Any Age

September 3, 2011
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Good Women’s Health at Any Age

Our health concerns change with each passing decade. The fact is, the older we get the more important it is to pay attention to our health. To address some of women’s most common issues, we turned to China Rose Reid, nutritional therapist and herbalist at our Napa, Calif. store. Age: 20s; Concern: Good skin...

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