5 Take Home Health Points

5 take home points from People’s Pharmacy radioshow Healthy Choices, with guest host Dr. Jeremy Wiseman Saturday Feb 8th, 2014. 1) Remember: a calorie is not a calorie as was once believed. Along with the quantity (# of calories) of food we eat, the quality of our food might be more important. Fifty calories from […]

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7 Food Practices In The U.S. That Are Banned In Many Other Countries

Remember – good health begins with “clean food”. Here are 7 unhealthy practices that should encourage us to know where our food comes from. 1. Atrazine as a herbicide What Europe did: Banned it in 2003. US status: EPA: “Atrazine will begin registration review, EPA’s periodic reevaluation program for existing pesticides, in mid-2013.” 2. Arsenic […]

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What Is High-Intensity Interval Training?

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) refers to any workout that alternates between intense bursts of activity (anaerobic activity) and fixed periods of less-intense activity or even complete rest. An example of this type of exercise is running as fast as you can for 1 minute and then walking for 2 minutes. Repeat this 3-minute interval five […]

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WFP HealthTalk Radio: How to Maintain a Healthy Gut

Listen to Wiseman Family Practice HealthTalk Radio as host Dr. Lindsey Berkson talks about the do’s and don’ts for proper gut health. Research is showing that maintaining good gut health and balance is important for a wide range of health issues including metabolism, immune regulation, brain health, energy, and disease prevention, among many others. The […]

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Substituting Common Table Salt

Common table salt is heavily processed, lacking over 80 healthy trace minerals found in natural salt. Table salt commonly contains undesirable additives such as anti-caking agents like sodium silicoaluminate or sodium ferrocyanide. We can view this type of salt like the white bread of salts – chemically stripped of all things valuable and then “enhanced” […]

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The Clean Fifteen & The Dirty Dozen 2013

Though buying organic fruits and vegetables is always important for better health and sustaining the environment, it is not always practical due to access or cost. The good news is that not all fruits and vegetables have the same toxin load of pesticides and herbicides when grown conventionally. When buying organic is not an option, […]

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What Is Oil Pulling?

Oil pulling is an ancient Indian folk remedy first mentioned in the early Ayurvedic text, the Charaka Samhita, which was believed to have been written approximately 1500 years ago. A person “oil pulls” by simply swishing a tablespoon of oil (sesame, coconut and sunflower are commonly recommended) in one’s mouth for approximately 15-20 minutes on an empty […]

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Dr. Richard’s Grand Canyon Trip

A few months ago, my wife, Diane, and I took an unforgettable trip to the Grand Canyon. A six-day journey by boat from Lee’s Ferry down the winding Colorado River, through rapids in not-so-warm water, on sandy riverbanks to camp, and up a steep, narrow canyon trail on a six-hour hike to the South Rim. […]

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