The Health Benefits of Dry Brushing

The process of gently running a soft-bristle brush over dry, bare skin is known as dry brushing. When performed daily, dry brushing exfoliates dead skin cells on the body and also delivers some major benefits to your overall health: The skin is the body’s largest organ. It serves us well as a protective barrier, but, […]

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The Health Benefits of Gratitude

There is an old saying about gratitude: If you never learn the language of gratitude, you’ll never be on speaking terms with happiness. These may be words of wisdom, but science actually validates this very notion. Recent research supports the neuroscience of gratitude, which quite simply means the power of positive thinking and feeling grateful […]

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Texas Governor Appoints Dr. Jeremy Wiseman to State Board of Acupuncture Examiners

We’re proud to announce that Jeremy Wiseman, MD has been selected by Texas Governor Greg Abbott to serve as a member of the Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners. During his term (expiring January of 2021), Dr. Wiseman will work with members of the board to regulate the practice of acupuncture as mandated by the […]

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The Health Benefits of Indoor Plants

At Wiseman Family Practice, we often talk about diet and exercise as key components of preventive medicine, but there’s another element that is also beneficial to your health: plants in your home and workspace. The best part about bringing beautiful greenery indoors is that it’s an easy, natural strategy: one that adds great value to […]

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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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11 Tips for Sunlight, Sunscreen, & Vitamin D

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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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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14 Tips to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Most of us spend around 90 percent of our lives indoors, yet the air we breathe inside is often two to five times more polluted than the air we breathe outside. Poor indoor air quality contributes to numerous health effects, including headaches, asthma, allergies, respiratory infections, and even lung cancer, so it’s important to recognize […]

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