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  • Preview Dr. Tieraona Low Dog's New Book: Life Is Your Best Medicine

    Integrative Health Advisory Board member Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, MD, just released her latest book, Life Is Your Best Medicine: A Woman's Guide to Health, Healing and Wholeness at Every Age. Published by National Geographic, the book weaves together the wisdom of traditional medicine and the expertise of modern-day medicine to explore the best in integrative health.

    Find the book in Pharmaca stores now, or at nationalgeographic.com.

  • Practitioner of the Month: Erik A., Naturopathic Doctor

    Because Pharmaca stores are staffed with such unique practitioners--from acupuncturists to herbalists to naturopaths, every month we like to highlight one who is particularly great at their job. Our June practitioner of the month is Dr. Erik A., naturopathic doctor at our store Madison Park, Seattle, store.

    Dr. Erik graduated in 2002 from Bastyr University in Seattle, Wash., and has been in private practice since 2003. His treatment modalities include herbal medicine, clinical nutrient therapy, diet and lifestyle counseling, homeopathy and craniosacral therapy.

    "Dr. Erik is at once an especially knowledgeable practitioner and a humble student, vigorously continuing to learn, research, and grow as a healer," says John, store manager at Madison Park. "Dr. Erik’s sincere concern with the wellbeing of our community, combined with his quite dry sense of humor, make him the perfect 'go-to' physician and source for wellness here in Madison Park."

    Thanks for all of your hard work, Erik!

    If you have a practitioner you'd like to recognize, email us with your recommendation.

  • Practitioner of the Month: Karin D, Wellness Counselor

    Because Pharmaca stores are staffed with such unique practitioners--from acupuncturists to herbalists to naturopaths, every once in awhile we like to highlight one who is particularly great at their job. Our practitioner of the month is Karin D., wellness counselor and assistant manager at our store in south Boulder, Colo.

    Says Leslie, store manager at South Boulder: “Karin is an exceptional practitioner.  She is very knowledgeable and we have many customers returning to our store on a consistent basis to report how much she has helped them.”

    Before coming to Pharmaca, Karin practiced as a naturopath in Germany, where she specialized in herbs, homeopathy and Kneipp hydrotherapy. She also has an M.A. in psychology.

    Leslie adds that Karin is a wonderful model of Pharmaca's integrative approach. “Karin goes the extra mile to ensure the health care needs of our customers are met," says Leslie. "She frequently does consultations with our pharmacists to ensure that customers needs and concerns have been addressed.”

    Congratulations, Karin!

  • Practitioner of the Month: Sarah C, Naturopath

    Because Pharmaca stores are staffed with such unique practitioners--from acupuncturists to herbalists to naturopaths, every once in awhile we like to highlight one who is particularly great at their jobs. Our practitioner of the month is Sarah C, Naturopath and Lead Practitioner at Pharmaca in Los Gatos, Calif.

    According to Kathleen Lamoureux, assistant manager at the Los Gatos store, "Sarah is a very popular and reliable expert, not only in the store, but also in the Los Gatos community. Many customers come back again and again to consult with her."

    Sarah received her training in naturopathic medicine from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2004, and certification from the Desert Institute of Classical Homeopathy in 2002. Sarah has a passion for teaching and has worked closely with the Nutrition Therapy Institute in Denver, Colo. as an instructor and mentor for students of holistic nutrition. She joined the Pharmaca team in Los Gatos, Calif. in March 2010, with expertise in allergies, children and women’s health and fertility.

    "Sarah designs the appropriate treatment path for each individual, with great results and testimonials to match," Kathleen says. "She is a walking encyclopedia and keeps abreast and on top of what's new in alternative and traditional therapies.  She can also tell you in the snap of a finger which shelf and section a supplement or remedy is on. She is one amazing woman!"

    We couldn't agree more. Congrats Sarah, and thanks for all your hard work!

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