True Pasture-Raised Eggs, Organic Eggs, & Misleading Egg Labels
People are motivated to buy clean, whole foods for many reasons, and the “certified organic” label aims to reassure consumers that they are indeed buying healthy foods, free of toxic ingredients and sourced in an ethical manner. However, in the egg industry, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all process. The various labels on egg cartons are […]Read More
What Is Raw Milk?
There are two types of cow’s milk that humans consume: raw milk and pasteurized (commercial) milk. Raw milk comes straight from the cow. It is untreated milk, free of any pasteurization or homogenization methods. When raw milk is pasteurized, it is typically heated to 161 degrees Fahrenheit for at least 15 seconds. Heating, or pasteurizing, […]Read More
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 […]Read More
The Healthy Approach to Smartphone Use
Why We Love Our Smartphones Not long ago our digital world consisted of multiple devices: a cell phone; camera; the iPod for music; a desktop or laptop for email, organizing calendars, and searching the web. Then the smartphone arrived. It combined all of these tech elements into one small device, thus providing an ultra convenient […]Read More
Meditation: The Mind & Body Benefits
Without a doubt, most of us lead very busy lives. Often, we depend on our electronic devices to keep tabs on our schedules and to stay current on the ever-changing daily news. This cycle of distractions, hectic daily routines, and continual stress and worry has a domino effect on our health, putting us at risk […]Read More
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 […]Read More
Traditional Chinese Medicine Food Philosophy for Healthy Digestion
Written by Robyn Brush, LAc—Licensed Acupuncturist at Wiseman Family Practice In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the organ most akin to digestive health is called the spleen. It is different from our anatomical spleen, which is part of our immune system and acts as a filter for our blood. The Chinese medicine spleen system more accurately […]Read More
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, […]Read More