Natural Strategies for Fighting Poison Ivy

June 7, 2013
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Natural Strategies for Fighting Poison Ivy

5 things you need to know to prevent or treat a run-in with troublesome plants. Leaves of 3, let it be The best way to avoid poison ivy or oak symptoms is to know what it looks like—and avoid it. The plants have three leaflets growing from a single stem, and vary in color...

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No Time for Exercise? No More Excuses

No Time for Exercise? No More Excuses

By Allen Gardner Truth is, there really are no excuses. Exercise is simply about activating muscle—and you don’t have to be in a gym to do that. It can be as simple as taking a walk on your lunch break and incorporating simple exercises like lunges, squats, etc., finding a hill to walk up...

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The Healthy Benefits of Exercise

The Healthy Benefits of Exercise

The evidence keeps piling up—exercise really is the best medicine! Whether you’re already on a regular workout schedule or need a little motivation to get off the couch, keep these benefits in mind. Adding years to your life. A study published last year in the Harvard Health Letter found that even 75 minutes of...

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The Three Ss of Good Sun Care

The Three Ss of Good Sun Care

Slather on the SPFs Before your next trip to the beach—or even before an afternoon in the backyard—brush up on the hows and whats of sun protection. Reapply often. Experts recommend applying a full ounce of sunscreen (about the size of a shot glass) to skin before sun exposure. Reapply every few hours, and...

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A Special Thanks from Vitamin Angels

Since 2004, Pharmaca has been a proud partner of Vitamin Angels, a non-profit organization that raises funds to help at-risk populations in need–specifically pregnant women, new mothers and children under 5–gain access to life saving and life-changing micronutrients. Donations to Vitamin Angels go toward distribution of prenatal vitamins, vitamin A and children’s multivitamins, which...

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Finding Natural Deodorants That Work

May 23, 2013
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Finding Natural Deodorants That Work

Everyone wants to feel fresh and keep odors in check. What we don’t want are the potentially harmful ingredients found in many deodorants and anti-perspirants—ingredients like aluminum chlorohydrate, aluminum zirconium, phthalates and triclosan. These ingredients work by killing bacteria with synthetic anti-microbials and plugging sweat glands, blocking natural toxin release. Unfortunately they’ve also been...

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