Herbs & Supplements

Not sure which natural health and beauty products are right for you? Turn to the experts at Pharmaca for advice on the best natural products out there. Take a look around our natural product news to find out more about popular ingredients to look for—and which ones to avoid—in your natural beauty products. Our Project Wellness blog offers specialized advice and suggestions on natural beauty that can help you look your best and fill your medicine cabinet with only the cleanest, most effective natural health and beauty products. From expert advice from our estheticians to makeup tips from our favorite brands, Pharmaca is your one-stop shop for the best information on natural beauty products and natural product news.

Nordic Naturals Extends Their Environmental Commitment

Nordic Naturals Extends Their Environmental Commitment

We’re happy to say that one of our best-selling, and most practitioner-recommended brands of omega-3s is now even more eco-friendly. Nordic Naturals just announced that their new headquarters in Watsonville, Calif. earned LEED Gold certification from the US Green Building Council. Nordic Naturals is already well-known for their commitment to sustainably sourcing their fish...

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Boost Your Exercise Potential with Nature

September 2, 2011
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Boost Your Exercise Potential with Nature

We came across an interesting story from Berkeley Wellness about how “green exercise”—as in exercising in nature—can boost the restorative effects of working out. We’re lucky here in Boulder, Colo., to be surrounded by easy (and beautiful!) places to get into nature and take a breather, and we love that doing so can help...

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Selenium May Ward Off Cancer

Selenium May Ward Off Cancer

Is there a link between the mineral selenium and cancer prevention? It seems this naturally occurring substance may be an effective weapon in the war against cancer. Multiple studies have shown that selenium may be helpful in warding off breast, stomach, prostate, liver, bladder and esophageal cancers. Since many Americans do not get the...

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Studies Show Homeopathics for Ear Infection Superior to Antibiotics

Studies Show Homeopathics for Ear Infection Superior to Antibiotics

Most children, at some point, develop an earache that’s often caused by an infection in the ear canal. Concerned parents then call the child’s pediatrician, and if the doctor does find the child has an ear infection, they’ll usually prescribe an antibiotic medicine. You may, instead, want to try homeopathic remedies for ear infections....

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Tired of Being Tired? Fall Asleep with All-Natural Sleep Aids

Tired of Being Tired? Fall Asleep with All-Natural Sleep Aids

There’s nothing more refreshing and invigorating than waking from a good night’s sleep. Unfortunately, sleeping soundly and regularly doesn’t come easily for many people. If you suffer from bouts of insomnia or have trouble staying asleep, you may be one of the millions of people who turn to medications to induce sleep. Unfortunately, there...

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“Natural” vs. “Organic” vs. “Homeopathic” Health and Beauty Products

“Natural” vs. “Organic” vs. “Homeopathic” Health and Beauty Products

You will often see the words “natural” and “organic” used on a variety of health and beauty products, and some people believe these words are interchangeable. Here’s how they’re different.   Let’s first explain what “homeopathic” means when it comes to medicine or products. Simply put, homeopathic remedies come from natural substances such as...

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Natural treatments for canker sores and cold sores

Canker sores are painful, open sores in the mouth that are white or yellow and surrounded by a bright red area. The exact cause of canker sores is not known, but stress and tissue injuries have been known to lead to the development of these often-embarrassing sores. A niacin deficiency may also contribute to...

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Ask a Practitioner: How can I naturally lower my cholesterol?

We get questions nearly every day via Ask a Practitioner from people with a variety of health concerns. Our practitioners take turns answering these questions, offering advice based on their experience and expertise. Every now and then we post some of these questions with the hopes that our practitioners’ advice can help answer some...

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Men’s Supplement All-Stars

Men’s Supplement All-Stars

Every man is unique, but there are a few common concerns that span lifestyles and generations. Sarah Cook, naturopathic doctor at our Los Gatos, Calif., store explores some universal issues–and offers some helpful suggestions–to help keep you or the man in your life on track. Men’s Supplement All-Stars Can help.* Zinc Fish Oils L-Arginine...

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Fish Oil or Flax?

Fish Oil or Flax?

The average American gets only half the daily amount of omega-3 fatty acids recommended by the World Health Organization. These promoters of heart health and brain function are sometimes called essential fatty acids because they must be obtained from dietary sources or nutritional supplements. We asked Clare Bauermeister, ND, of Pharmaca in West Seattle...

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