A Solution for Every Skin Problem

A Solution for Every Skin Problem

From breakouts to skin discolorations, Pharmaca has a natural, effective solution for every one of your skin concerns. Here, our estheticians recommend their favorites. Acne Astara’s Blue Flame Purifying Treatment is a really wonderful product. It’s got salicylic acid, Tottara tree essence, witch hazel and tea tree oil that work together to kill bacteria....

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The Scoop on Vitamins: Vitamin B1 – Thiamine

The Scoop on Vitamins: Vitamin B1 – Thiamine

This is part of our continuing series on the function of vitamins in the body. The family of B vitamins is collectively called the B Complex. B Vitamins are used in many ways, from helping the liver clear toxins and excess hormones to creating energy within our cells. Every system in your body requires...

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Great Reasons to Love Garlic

Great Reasons to Love Garlic

Garlic, also known as Allium sativum, has been around for centuries. Legend says it was found in Egyptian pyramids and ancient Greek temples as an offering to the Gods. And Hippocrates, considered the father of Western medicine, was said to have used garlic to treat cancerous tumors, pneumonia, digestive disorders, as a diuretic and...

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Do I Really Need a Multivitamin?

Do I Really Need a Multivitamin?

Multivitamins are filled with nutrients—but if we eat healthfully, shouldn’t we be getting all those nutrients through our diets? According to the Harvard School of Public Health, a diet that includes plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, good protein and healthy fats should provide most of the nutrients needed for good health. Still, many...

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What’s In Your Skin Care?

What’s In Your Skin Care?

Americans use an astonishing number of different personal care products–from sunscreen to wrinkle cream–with potentially unsafe ingredients. Because the FDA has so little oversight of skin care, consumers have to be aware about what they’re putting where. Why? Here are some numbers to keep in mind: 10: The average number of different cosmetics or...

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Nutrition Essentials for Healthy Kids

Nutrition Essentials for Healthy Kids

Want to give your little one a foundation for good health? We spoke with Shannon Wood, naturopath at our Menlo Park, Calif., store, about her recommendations for what every child under 12 should be taking to help keep them healthy, strong and focused. Fish Oil “My first recommendation is always fish oil,” says Shannon....

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