Vegan Beauty: Why We Love What’s Not There

April 8, 2014
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Vegan Beauty: Why We Love What’s Not There

No matter what your eating philosophy, vegan skin and beauty products can be a great way to take care of yourself and protect animals. Here are a few reasons to explore vegan skin care and makeup. They’re rigorously certified. Vegan products that earn the “Certified Vegan” label adhere to strict guidelines. The Vegan Awareness...

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Inside Out Beauty: Supplements for Skin Concerns

April 4, 2014
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Inside Out Beauty: Supplements for Skin Concerns

Concerned about dry skin? Perhaps wrinkles, fine lines or acne have been your concern. Read on to learn about supplements and strategies for restoring your skin to radiant health. Dryness The first step to preventing and reversing dry skin, of course, is making sure to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of healthy liquids. The...

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6 Easy, Healthy Switches for Spring

April 1, 2014
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6 Easy, Healthy Switches for Spring

Time to get back on board with those New Year’s resolutions–just in time for spring! Here are a few ideas for healthy habits that are good for you and the planet. 1.   Cook with Coconut There’s been a lot of buzz about coconut oil recently. Early studies show how using coconut oil (especially virgin...

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Frequently Asked Questions About Probiotics

Frequently Asked Questions About Probiotics

Probiotics are an important part of your supplement regimen and can support immunity, balance digestive health and more (learn more about which strains to look for based on your health concern.) Here, Tori Hudson, ND, member of Pharmaca’s Integrative Health Advisory Board, answers some of the most common questions our practitioners get about how...

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5 Reasons to Get Better Sleep

5 Reasons to Get Better Sleep

If you have trouble getting quality sleep, it can affect more than just your level of fatigue throughout the day. “We think sleeplessness actually accelerates a lot of health issues related to age,” says Dr. Brad Jacobs, chair of Pharmaca’s Integrative Health Advisory Board. It can also affect your endocrine system, carbohydrate metabolism, glucose tolerance,...

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Natural Care for Aging Joints and Bones

March 17, 2014
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Natural Care for Aging Joints and Bones

Stiff, achy joints and brittle bones don’t have to be an inevitable part of aging. Natural supplements and nutrients can help keep us strong, explains Dr. Matt Murphy, a chiropractor and practitioner at our Napa store. These remedies, along with vitamin-rich foods and exercise, can go a long way in keeping our bones and...

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