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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Aromatherapy 101: Essential Oils for Better Moods, Better Health

Aromatherapy 101: Essential Oils for Better Moods, Better Health

Why is it that certain smells can evoke strong emotions? It turns out our sense of smell is one of the most basic, primal senses. Aromatherapy uses pure, highly concentrated scents from plants in essential oils to effect changes in our emotions and body. Dr. Becky Phillips, a chiropractor and aromatherapy practitioner in Albuquerque,...

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Vitamin C: Skin Care Superhero

March 6, 2014
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Vitamin C: Skin Care Superhero

What can banish wrinkles, make dark spots disappear, save you from the sun, and keep skin healthy (and pretty)? It’s vitamin C to the rescue! Of course, vitamin C is good for us when we get it through food or supplements, but it works 20 times better on skin problems when applied topically. Here’s...

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The Truth About Phthalates and Parabens

March 3, 2014
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The Truth About Phthalates and Parabens

Phthalates and parabens are buzzwords in the natural beauty industry. As synthetic additives found in many skin care products, they came under the microscope in the late 1990s when they were first suspected to be toxic. But are they really as scary as we think? Here’s what you need to know about where you...

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Pregnancy and Beyond: 5 Reasons Why Prenatals Can Be Beneficial

Pregnancy and Beyond: 5 Reasons Why Prenatals Can Be Beneficial

Prenatals aren’t just for pregnant women—they can be a great addition to many women’s daily supplement regimens. Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, member of Pharmaca’s Integrative Health Advisory Board, recommends them for all women of child-bearing age, since the nutrients in prenatals are vital during the time even before you get pregnant. (Learn more about...

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Mix it up! Simple Smoothie Recipes

February 26, 2014
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Mix it up! Simple Smoothie Recipes

If you know that powdered proteins and greens are a good addition to your diet, here’s a little inspiration from our practitioners and Team Members about tasty ways to incorporate them. And if you can’t decide which protein powder to choose, check out our handy guide to choosing a protein powder. The Organic Smoothie...

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