Essential Anti-Inflammatory Herbs, Spices, and Foods

Your body’s first line of defense against infection is your immune system. As the body attempts to rid itself of foreign substances, an immune response is triggered to help restore health. Inflammation is part of this normal healing process, but when the body doesn’t turn it off—or attacks healthy cells,which occurs with an autoimmune disease—the […]

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Why Saturated Fat Is Healthy

In the late 1950s, there was a significant paradigm shift that changed our views on nutrition and health: the idea that fat, specifically saturated fat, in foods caused heart disease. Ancel Keys, an American physiologist, led the now discredited Seven Countries Study that examined the link between dietary fat and cardiovascular disease. Keys ultimately unveiled […]

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Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine

Acupuncture is based on the belief that health depends on a balanced flow of Life Energy or Qi, also spelled Chi.  To correct any imbalances, acupuncture points are used to correct the flow of Qi along these meridians and to redirect the flow of energy to affected areas.  This is called acupuncture and has been […]

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Exercise: The Best Kind of Preventive Medicine

Exercise has long been prescribed as preventive medicine. Physical activity improves mood and well being, along with  decreasing the risk of many health conditions, including obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, among others. Individualized exercise routines are also the bedrock of treatment for most medical conditions whether one is on medications or not. Anaerobic exercise, also known as high intensity interval training (HIIT), focuses on a series of short, […]

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WFP HealthTalk Radio: What is Homeopathy?

Listen to WFP HealthTalk Radio podcast with homeopath Dr. Noel Peterson as he explains the benefits of homeopathy and what it is used to treat including neuromas, asthma, and more…. Dr. Noel Peterson owns Austin Clinic Homeopathy and received his training in classical homeopathy from Northwestern Academy of Homeopathy in Minneapolis, MN in 2008.       […]

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WFP HealthTalk: Health Headlines

Listen to WFP HealthTalk Radio podcast with Dr. Lindsey Berkson as she discusses a wide array of health topics: the best gluten-free bread, sleep and health, gender issues concerning sleep, treating insomnia in women, which fruits lower risk of type 2 diabetes, coffee: good for some men and not others, women and weight, and more…   […]

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Farmers’ Market in Full Bloom with Recipes from Lauren

By:  Nurse Practitioner Lauren Colletti Last Saturday the whole family (Sam, baby Hazel and I) checked out the Barton Creek Farmers’ Market.  We sampled some local vendors, listened to live music and ate tacos from Little Deli.  Hazel slept the whole time, but soon enough she’ll be running around learning about where our food comes […]

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Non-Toxic, Safe Baby Products Every Family Should Know About

Wiseman Family Practice reviews non-toxic and environmentally friendly baby products every family should be aware of including; paints, bedding, clothing, toys, diapers, pacifiers, bottles ,etc..  Dr. Jeremy Wiseman meets with Jim Holland, owner of Eco-Wise, a one-stop eco shop in downtown Austin, TX. This video is about the local general store Eco-Wise and the environmentally […]

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