Chocolate: The key to your heart?

More research on the health benefits of chocolate: Chocolate. Delicious? Yes. Superfruit? That too. Almost guiltless Valentine’s Treats The healthy glory of chocolate Looks like giving chocolate to your loved one for Valentine’s Day isn’t just a sweet thing to do—it could also help their heart. An August 2011 review published in the British...

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Give Your Love Life a Lift

Give Your Love Life a Lift

Could your libido use a little boost? For the latest on all-natural aphrodisiacs, we spoke with Gayl Hyde, naturopathic doctor at our Mill Valley, Calif., store. First and foremost, Gayl says, a good libido is about good energy. “Having adequate energy and balanced hormones makes an impact on whether you’re interested in sex at...

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Pharmaca favorites among Delicious Living’s 2012 Beauty & Body Awards

Pharmaca favorites among Delicious Living’s 2012 Beauty & Body Awards

Delicious Living Magazine just announced their 2012 Beauty & Body Award Winners. No surprise that many Pharmaca favorites made the cut. Here’s what they had to say about a few of our own. Breakthrough Company: Andalou Naturals “…sophisticated, surprisingly affordable…featuring plant stem cells and other science-backed bioactives like probiotics, enzymes, and super fruits.” Andalou...

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3 Steps to A Romantic Valentine’s Day

3 Steps to A Romantic Valentine’s Day

Make this Valentine’s Day a time to treasure… and relax. From mood-setting aromatherapy to all-natural aphrodisiacs, Pharmaca has you and your loved one covered. Here, a few steps to take for a romance-filled evening. Step One: Set the mood Use sweet-smelling candles and seductive essential oils to quickly establish a romantic atmosphere. Set light...

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Ask the MD: Good Heart Health

February 3, 2012
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Wondering about how and when to get your cholesterol checked, or how exercise can boost your cardiovascular health? We got answers to some common heart health questions from Dr. Brad Jacobs, MD, and Chair of Pharmaca’s Integrative Health Advisory Board. How often should I have my cholesterol checked? Typically we recommend you get your...

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Expert Advice: Beating Cold & Flu Symptoms

February 3, 2012
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Expert Advice: Beating Cold & Flu Symptoms

We’re still in the midst of cold and flu season. Here’s the rundown on common cold and flu symptoms–so you can make sure you know what you’ve got–before you start treating it. The common cold is caused by viruses that infect the upper respiratory tract (including the nasal passages). Most people only suffer one...

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