Simple Steps to Healthy Aging

Simple Steps to Healthy Aging

Support the healthy aging process with nutrition and supplements that can help keep your bones strong, your heart healthy and your mind sharp. We spoke with Karen Carleton, naturopathic doctor at our Portland store, about some of the things we should be thinking about as we age. “Inflammation is the source of so many...

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The Buzz Around Inflammation

Inflammation: It’s vital to our body’s natural healing process. It clots blood, fights infection and heals wounds. But certain factors, such as allergies, injury or poor diet, can keep your body in a constant state of inflammation. “Usually what happens is there’s an event, like an injury, surgery or other stressful event, that kicks...

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Facing Up to the Facts About Aging

Facing Up to the Facts About Aging

Crow’s feet and laugh lines starting to appear? As we add years to our life, the building blocks of strong skin and bones start to weaken, betraying our age. We talked with esthetician Carolyn Racke at Pharmaca in San Francisco about keeping your skin looking younger with proper nutrition and prevention. Issue: Weakening cartilage...

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Are You Up to Date on Your Immunizations?

September 26, 2012
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Are You Up to Date on Your Immunizations?

While vaccinations aren’t for everyone, the Centers for Disease Control recommend various immunizations for different populations. Here’s what you need to know about potential vaccinations that could benefit you and your family. Flu: Because different formulations of flu vaccines are developed each year—and everyone is at risk for getting the flu—the CDC recommends flu...

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Neti for Cold and Flu

September 20, 2012
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Neti for Cold and Flu

Going back to school and heading into cold and flu season means our bodies can use all the immunity-boosting help they can get. Don’t overlook the power of the neti pot for daily support of your nasal passages, one of the body’s first lines of defense. The neti pot is a centuries-old Ayurvedic tradition...

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The Scoop on Vitamins: Vitamin B2 – Riboflavin

The Scoop on Vitamins: Vitamin B2 – Riboflavin

This is part of our continuing series on the function of vitamins in the body. Vitamin B2 is a powerhouse of energy, and a key member of the B vitamin family. B2, or riboflavin, is comprised of two enzymes: flavin mononucleotide and flavin adenine dinucleotide, which play an essential role in the breakdown and...

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