The Gratitude Challenge: Simple Ways to Start a Gratitude Practice

April 7, 2015
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Grateful Lady

“What we think, we become.” — Buddha What boosts your mood, lowers your blood pressure and even strengthens your immune system? The answer may surprise you. It’s gratitude. Turns out, people who make a point of being thankful for the blessings in their lives feel better than those who do not. Studies show they...

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Coconut Oil’s Beauty Benefits

April 6, 2015
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Bake with it, take it by the spoonful or smear it on dry elbows: No matter how you use coconut oil, you’ll find that it’s chock full of healthy benefits, due in part to its high content of medium chain triglycerides (MCTs). What are MCTs? First, let’s talk about what they’re not—they’re not long...

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Ayurvedic Beauty: Let Your Dosha Guide You

March 19, 2015
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Ayurveda is an ancient natural healing system that teaches us how to maintain optimal health by balancing our mind, body, spirit and environment. To help achieve this balance we need to understand the three doshas, or fundamental energies, that are found in all of us. One dosha is usually prominent in each of us,...

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A Naturopath’s Guide to Treating Anxiety

March 15, 2015
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Redhead

Anxiety, in all its forms, is a common condition that affects more than 20 million Americans. It can manifest as excessive worry or unwarranted fear, or even nervousness, shortness of breath or a racing heart. If you experience any of these symptoms, read on to learn more about anxiety and how you can treat...

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Buyer Spotlight: What’s in our Supplement Buyer’s Medicine Cabinet?

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Our health care practitioners are pros at recommending natural remedies for customers. But what are the essentials they always keep on hand? We asked Don Summerfield, Pharmaca’s vice president of integrative medicine (and manager of our supplements category), to tell us about his Pharmaca favorites. Gaia Herbs Adrenal Health “I take this for general overall...

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Parenthood 101: Our “Love-It” List

March 5, 2015
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A new baby brings so much joy and happiness—and often, a serious learning curve. With so much information awaiting new parents, we wanted to provide a few can’t-live-without necessities and tips from the new mothers among our friends and family here at Pharmaca, from helpful toys to homeopathic remedies. Safe, entertaining toys Toys need...

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