Adaptogens in Focus: Holy Basil

June 7, 2012
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Adaptogens in Focus: Holy Basil

Each time I think about writing a new adaptogen piece I find myself saying, “Oh now this is my favorite adaptogenic herb…” I guess it’s pointless to try and play favorites when they all have their perfect place and time for use, right? That being said, this plant we’ll talk about today—holy basil (Ocimum...

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Expert Advice on Prostate Health

Expert Advice on Prostate Health

By Dr. Brad Jacobs, MD, Chair of Pharmaca’s Integrative Health Advisory Board Prostate cancer is a real concern—in the US, 230,000 men are diagnosed each year, and 30,000 die from this condition. Here are my recommendations for keeping yourself healthy.   Screening As you may know, the US Preventive Services Task Force recently recommended...

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Ask the MD: Men’s Heart Health

Ask the MD: Men’s Heart Health

By Dr. Brad Jacobs, MD, Chair of Pharmaca’s Integrative Health Advisory Board Heart disease and related health problems, such as cerebro-vascular accidents (e.g. strokes), comprise the leading cause of death in the United States. I recommend using the Reynolds Risk Score calculator to calculate your risk for developing a heart attack or stroke over...

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Your Sunscreen Buying Guide

It’s time to plan your summer fun-and your summer sun protection. Don’t forget that experts recommend replacing your sunscreen every year, since it can lose effectiveness quickly, especially when they spend time in the hot sun. Use these basics to simplify your next sun care shopping trip at Pharmaca. Mineral vs. chemical Where chemical...

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Your Body: A Well-Oiled Machine

Your Body: A Well-Oiled Machine

Want the dewy, glowy look of hydrated and nourished skin? Turn to these versatile oils, many of which can be used inside and out, to smooth, heal and repair skin–and keep it glowing for years to come. Sea Buckthorn Oil (Internal & External) Over the centuries many populations have used sea buckthorn for a...

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Boosting Your Body’s Healthy Stress Response

May 30, 2012
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We all deal with stress—and could use some extra help coping with it. Learn more from Dr. Brad Jacobs about how a variety of lifestyle changes, breathing practices and supplements can boost your body’s stress response. This video is part of a series of educational videos we’ll be posting from members of our Integrative...

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