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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Decrease Sugar Consumption to < 30 Grams a Day

The Sugar Dilemma Processed food companies add alarming amounts of sugar and other additives to make foods taste better, yet consumers are simply unaware they are exceeding their recommended daily intake of sugar. Nutrition labels aren’t clear on how much sugar is naturally derived from the food itself and how much is actually added sugar […]

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Help Save the Bees!

  By: Courtney Rau, FNP-C – Wiseman Family Practice Summer is here in Central Texas, however, a familiar and essential lifeform is rapidly vanishing. One third of the US food supply is dependent on the pollination of crops by bees. Without bees, a majority of the fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds we eat would not […]

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WISEMAN FAMILY PRACTICE HOSTS PEOPLE’S PHARMACY RADIO SHOW

Listen to our nurse practitioner Sellma Vllasi, FNP-C as she co-hosts “Healthy Choices” and talks about new research linking a cross between Mediterranean diet and DASH diet (3 servings of whole grains, rich in leafy green vegetables and some fruit, healthy fats, lean protein, and low in sugar) to a decreased risk of Alzheimer’s disease. […]

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