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Since 2000, Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy has offered traditional pharmacy services alongside holistic remedies so customers can choose how they want to approach their health care. Our staff of certified practitioners helps guide customers through our selection of over-the-counter medications, alternative remedies, and natural cosmetics and body care products for a stress-free shopping experience. Pharmaca has 24 locations throughout the western US, in California, Colorado, Oregon, New Mexico and Washington. You can also shop online at www.pharmaca.com.

Pharmaca has established this blog to share information and news on the latest topics in integrative health, from government standards to ingredient questions to advice. We hope you’ll turn to Project Wellness for expertise and inspiration.

Practitioner of the Month: Karin D, Wellness Counselor

Practitioner of the Month: Karin D, Wellness Counselor

Because Pharmaca stores are staffed with such unique practitioners–from acupuncturists to herbalists to naturopaths, every once in awhile we like to highlight one who is particularly great at their job. Our practitioner of the month is Karin D., wellness counselor and assistant manager at our store in south Boulder, Colo. Says Leslie, store manager...

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Ask a Practitioner: I need gluten-free cold remedies!

Ask a Practitioner: I need gluten-free cold remedies!

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. Each week we’ll be posting some of these questions with the hopes that our practitioners’ advice can help answer some of...

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Reserve your mini makeovers and facials now for Spa Day!

Reserve your mini makeovers and facials now for Spa Day!

It’s everyone’s favorite time of the year at Pharmaca–our Spa Day events start this week! While customers can always get skin care and makeup advice at Pharmaca, Spa Day events focus specifically on new products and trends in the health and beauty category. “Right now, with the summer months coming, is an especially good...

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Practitioner of the Month: Sarah C, Naturopath

Practitioner of the Month: Sarah C, Naturopath

Because Pharmaca stores are staffed with such unique practitioners–from acupuncturists to herbalists to naturopaths, every once in awhile we like to highlight one who is particularly great at their jobs. Our practitioner of the month is Sarah C, Naturopath and Lead Practitioner at Pharmaca in Los Gatos, Calif. According to Kathleen Lamoureux, assistant manager...

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Ask a Practitioner: How do I know which calcium to take?

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. Each week we’ll be posting some of these questions with the hopes that our practitioners’ advice can help answer some of...

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Thriving in Menopause events going on now!

Thriving in Menopause events going on now!

If you have questions about menopause (How do I sleep better? Get rid of these hot flashes?), don’t miss our annual Thriving in Menopause events, happening at a store near you. Participants can talk to practitioners about hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and symptoms, get chair massages, enter raffles and more. EVENT DETAILS >> If...

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Ask a Practitioner: What can I do to increase focus and concentration?

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. Each week we’ll be posting some of these questions with the hopes that our practitioners’ advice can help answer some of...

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Potassium iodide and radiation exposure protection

Because of the tragic earthquake and tsunami in Japan, many people on the west coast of the US are now worried that they could be impacted by the threat of nuclear radiation coming across the Pacific. The concern is that a nuclear disaster may release radioactive iodine into the air, which, when taken in...

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Upcoming webinar! Better Sleep: The Holy Grail of Good Health

February 27, 2011
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Upcoming webinar! Better Sleep: The Holy Grail of Good Health

Pharmaca is proud to be hosting another free webinar with Dr. Bradly Jacobs, Chair of our Integrative Health Advisory Board. Better Sleep: The Holy Grail of Good Health Thursday, March 17, 2pm PDT/3pm MDT Join Dr. Jacobs as he discusses a holistic approach to getting better sleep, including diet and lifestyle changes, supplements and...

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Healthy heart events are starting now!

Healthy heart events are starting now!

Our very first Healthy Heart event is taking place as we speak in our Sonoma, Calif. store. Visitors to the store will get to take advantage of cholesterol screenings with LDL and HDL breakouts (screenings are $10, but you receive a coupon good for $10 in free shopping afterward!), consultations with practitioners, free product...

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