The Health Benefits of Sweating

For many of us, we avoid sweating. When we do sweat, we usually make a great effort to conceal it. Yet sweating is vital to our health, just as it was for our ancestral humans. The ability to perspire while hunting in a hot environment enabled humans to adapt, survive, and become proficient hunter-gatherers. Ritual […]

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11 Tips for Vitamin D, Sunlight, & Sunscreen

For years, we’ve heard about the damaging effects of sunlight: skin damage, wrinkles, and skin cancer—all of which should be carefully considered. However, in our best efforts to avoid the negative consequences of sun exposure, most of us no longer balance getting the right amount of sunlight. Altered exposure to the sun—whether intentional or due […]

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12 Tips for Better Sleep

  Sleep is essential to our health and yet so many of us miss out on a full night’s rest. Most adults need 7–9 hours of quality sleep a night. Getting six hours or less, on a regular basis, is not ideal and puts you at risk for serious health conditions. A few nights with […]

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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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