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Carrie

Herbalist

Carrie has a Master’s Degree in Integrative Health Studies from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. Here she learned the value of abiding by one’s scope of practice and the importance of critically evaluating sources of educational information and studies. Carrie has been with Pharmaca since July 2010, and has served as store manager at several locations in the Bay Area. She takes pride in helping community members find products that contribute to their health and wellness. Carrie participates in a women’s book club, a weekly Qi Gong small group practice, and dance classes.

Country Life Gut Connection Digestive Balance

Country Life Gut Connection Digestive Balance

“This is a wonderful prebiotic that helps to relieve occasional digestive distress and bloating. I like to take two capsules after dinner. I enjoy this supplement on its own, but also as a great companion product to a probiotic if my digestion is feeling really out of balance. My gut appreciates this unique formula.”

Gaia Herbs Echinacea Supreme

Gaia Herbs Echinacea Supreme

“Echinacea is one of my all-time favorite herbs and Gaia’s combination of two botanical species, purpurea and angustifolia, is excellent. The herbs are organic and grown with expertise and care. I had the privilege of visiting Gaia’s farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and they have an impressive operation on every level. Echinacea Supreme is great to take at the beginning of cold and flu season to boost your immunity, and I like to take it when I know I’ve been exposed to people with cold symptoms. Gaia makes a liquid tincture of this same formula too, but just be aware that the taste is for more experienced herb takers!”

Pharmaca Adrenal Support

Pharmaca Adrenal Support

“This product represents a well rounded combination of therapeutic herbs and mushrooms designed to support the body during times of stress and/or fatigue. I find this product calming and supportive of my energy from the ground up—different from the buzzy energy I receive from caffeine. It helps to calm my mind and harness the energy needed to learn new tasks and to grow. If you are a daily coffee drinker, like I am, it’s a nice formula to take periodically to support your adrenal glands.”

Dr. Mercola Sleep Support with Melatonin Spray

Dr. Mercola Sleep Support with Melatonin Spray

“This product combines herbs, amino acids and melatonin to help with falling asleep and staying asleep. I like that it’s fast acting—especially when sprayed under the tongue—and that it tastes good, due to the tart cherry fruit concentrate. Six sprays contain 1.5 mg of melatonin, which is a lower dose of melatonin that doesn’t leave me feeling groggy in the morning.”

Indie Lee

Indie Lee CO-Q10 Toner

“I love this toner! After cleansing, I use it to rebalance my skin’s pH while adding hydration. It has a citrusy, floral fragrance that I enjoy, but may not be suitable for anyone looking for a fragrance-free product. This toner also primes my skin before putting on moisturizer, helping it absorb better (and I don’t have to use as much).”

Sanitas VitaRich Serum

Sanitas VitaRich Serum

“This serum includes a blend of vitamins A, C, E, D and K—the best of all worlds. I see great results in the smoothness of my skin, and it also helps to minimize the wrinkles around my eyes. I use it at night, but it can also be used in the morning for very dry skin (and alongside a good SPF). I love sharing this serum with customers!”

Dr. Hauschka Liquid Foundation

Dr. Hauschka Liquid Foundation

“This is a daily tonic for my skin. It has the perfect level of coverage for me. It evens out my tone while still allowing for a natural look. It is hydrating, super easy to apply and a little bit goes a long way. I follow it up with a little powder to decrease the shine and voila! I’m ready for the day.”

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