Medicine Cabinet Spotlight: An Herbalist’s Supplement Essentials

February 18, 2015
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HannahsPicks

Our health care practitioners are pros at recommending natural remedies for customers. But what are the essentials they always keep on hand? We asked Hannah Miles, clinical herbalist and nutrition counselor at our store in Pacific Palisades, Calif. to give us her Pharmaca favorites. Host Defense MycoShield Spray “This product is fabulous for everyday...

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Meditation: Bringing Mindfulness to Your Life

February 17, 2015
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Meditation

It’s been an essential part of religion and spiritualism for centuries, but only recently has meditation become mainstream (doctor recommended, even!). Celebrities, business executives and school children are now setting aside 20 minutes a day to simply practice stillness. Why? Fans of meditation swear it lets you focus your thoughts, make better decisions, improves your...

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Mushrooms and Long-Term Immunity

February 17, 2015
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Mushrooms and Long-Term Immunity

Looking for a way to boost long-term immunity for cold and flu season? Mushrooms may be the next big thing in the fight against sickness. “Mushrooms are used to strengthen immune function in a powerful way over a long time,” says Matthew Becker, herbalist and lead practitioner at our North Boulder store. “They have...

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Magnesium: A Cornerstone of Health

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Magnesium is essential for so many things: the beating of our heart, a positive mood, energy production, releasing tension…in other words, we can all benefit from magnesium! Identified in more than 300 processes inside the body, magnesium is a powerful building block that contributes to overall health and wellness in a unique way. A...

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FAQs Regarding Supplement Purity and Quality at Pharmaca

Folic Acid

In response to a recent investigation in New York calling into question the purity of herbal supplements on the shelves of some mass-market retailers, Pharmaca has developed the following to help answer common customer questions. Should I be taking supplements? We believe that dietary and herbal supplements can be an integral part of a...

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Natural Eczema Relief

February 2, 2015
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Playful

Science has yet to figure out the exact cause of eczema, a chronic skin condition, but those who experience it know there are variety of things that can set it off—causing red, inflamed, crusty or itchy patches. Children are especially prone; about 10-15 percent of babies will have symptoms. Heat and stress can trigger...

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