Natural Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), also known as the winter blues or seasonal depression, is a type of depression related to the change in seasons. When Does It Happen? SAD is most common in the fall and winter months when the days are shorter and there is less exposure to sunlight. Why Does It Happen? Sunlight […]

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The Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

  For the majority of our evolutionary history, we’ve lived in some kind of “feast or famine” state. Our hunter-gatherer ancestors had to search for available food sources and as a result, experienced periods of not eating. As we’ve evolved, our food sources have become more widely available but also more processed. Though there are […]

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Video: Natural Mattresses & Bedding with Wiseman Family Practice

Hey, everyone. Jeremy Wiseman here, with Wiseman Family Practice. I’m here at Austin Natural Mattress in Austin, Texas, and what we’re going to do today is look at the importance of a healthy mattress and more broadly, healthy bedding. Now, this subject is really important because we spend approximately a third of our lives sleeping, and it’s really important for children and infants because they, not only do they sleep more than adults but they’re also more sensitive to chemicals.

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Tips for Boosting Your Immune System

Below are some natural strategies that you can implement today to strengthen your immune system: Vitamin D3: Vitamin D deficiency weakens your immune system, so have your medical provider monitor your vitamin D levels and vitamin D supplementation. Ideal levels are between 50–90 ng/ml. Maintaining healthy vitamin D levels is important year round, especially in the […]

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Tips for Choosing a Natural Mattress & Bedding

There are many key components to healthy living: exercise and staying active, drinking purified water, eating a whole-food diet, reducing sugar, getting the right amount of sun exposure, and proper sleep. Though we may incorporate many of these preventive health strategies into our wellness routine, we might not always consider our sleep environment, which is […]

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Yogurt: What’s Healthy & What’s Not

Yogurt often tops the list as a natural food that packs a lot of nutritional value. When produced in its simplest form, which is fermenting good bacteria with milk, yogurt is a great source of protein, B vitamins, calcium, and probiotics (mostly Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus, which are both required to make a true […]

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What’s the Healthiest Sweetener?

There are essentially two kinds of sugars in the foods we eat: naturally occurring sugar (for example, fructose in fruit and lactose in milk) and added sugars. The American Heart Association defines added sugar as “any sugars or caloric sweeteners that are added to foods or beverages during processing or preparation.” Processed foods, sugar-sweetened drinks (soda, juice, […]

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Why Choose a Natural Deodorant?

Clean eating and adequate exercise are both essential cornerstones for optimal health but equally important is the use of natural health and beauty products that are free of toxins and harsh drying agents. Because the personal care industry in the United States is largely unregulated — beauty companies do not have to adhere to many […]

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