The Organic Egg Myth and Other Misleading Egg Labels

  People are motivated to buy organic 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 a […]

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The Dangers of Drinking Soda

Today’s soda drink has evolved since its introduction in the late 1700s. Early on, soda water was marketed as a medicinal drink. Chemists, medical professionals, and pharmacists dabbled with carbonation and medical botany, such as coca leaves (cocaine) and sarsaparilla, to create flavorful mineral water sold as “cure-alls” at drugstores and local soda fountains. Soda […]

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The Harmful Effects of Sitting: From Head to Toe

The Brain Sitting for prolonged periods of time on a daily basis, without standing or moving periodically, triggers a chain reaction of unhealthy side effects. Less blood and oxygen pumps throughout the body, which slows the release of important brain chemicals and affects concentration, mood, and decision-making. Neck, Shoulders, and Back The longer you sit, […]

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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 Fall/Winter Garden

Our fall/winter garden has been planted and is growing beautifully!  Our delicious vegetables include: Broccoli Brussels Sprouts Collard Greens Kale Lettuce Cauliflower Swiss Chard We have also added the following: Three rain barrels  attached to our building rain gutters (two in the front and one on the side).  We are using these to collect water for […]

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WISEMAN FAMILY PRACTICE HOSTS PEOPLE’S PHARMACY RADIO SHOW

Listen to our nurse practitioner Sellma Vllasi, FNP-C on People’s Pharmacy radio show with Ray Solano and Dawn Welch, where they discuss the topic of Integrative medicine, the prescribing of statin drugs to treat high cholesterol, and treatment alternatives and options. They also discuss the “millennial generation’s” diet and exercise trends and how this is […]

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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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