9 Benefits The Egg Has For You

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The humble egg recently received a much-deserved shove into the spotlight via Michael Ruhlman’s new book, “Egg: A Culinary Exploration of the World’s Most Versatile Ingredient.”

Ruhlman took a deep dive into the advantages of knowing the almighty egg and its versatility when it comes to making dishes stand out or excel far beyond your the average expectations – think Chawanmushi, and Eggs on Artichoke Hearts With Creamy Lemon-Shallot Vinaigrette.

We got so fired up, we wanted to take a crack at a tribute, too! (first pun…sorry)  Continue reading

5 Requirements to Get Beach Body Ready (Spoiler alert: No Sit-Up Routine Here)

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Beach body season is coming. Soon. *cue the theme song*

These days, an extreme approach is all-too-common. Our tech-centered culture and lifestyles lend itself to a mindset of instant gratification – think “Lose 30 lb. in 30 days” promises.

What’s even more eyebrow-raising are when popular health and fitness publications hand out deadlines for goals that are seemingly arbitrary in nature: “Toned abs by summer,” “Beach-ready thighs in 30 days.” Or 60 days. Or just “June.”

This is somewhat frustrating for us at WellnessFX because Continue reading

Security Update: No, Our Heart Wasn’t Bleeding! #heartbleed

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You have likely heard by this point about the “heartbleed bug” that hit the Internet this week. Many popular and secure sites (Gmail, Facebook, Pinterest, etc.) have been affected, and we want let you know that WellnessFX’s systems were not.

Several third-party services integrated with our product were vulnerable, but were quickly patched, and while our normal level of security was temporarily reduced during the window of vulnerability, we have no reason to believe that any of our customer data was compromised. Phew!

Please be assured that our engineers have assessed the impact on our systems and none appear to have been directly affected, as we’re using a different version of OpenSSL than the one affected by the bug, and due to security measures we have in place with our hosting account.

Our top priority has been to keep your data 100% private and secure, and that will continue to be a top priority for us.

For any questions or concerns, please contact us at support@wellnessfx.com.

And while we’re on the topic of bleeding hearts, have you checked out our new Advanced Heart Health panel? Get insights into your lipoprofile counts, particle sizes and more.

 

5 tips for Getting the Most out of your WellnessFX Consultation

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Did you know that  WellnessFX provides personalized advice from health professionals? We offer consultations.

After you review your lab results as a WellnessFX member, you have access to our network of licensed health practitioners for an in-depth interpretation of your biomarkers. From women’s health to endurance training to weight loss, a consultation is an opportunity to leverage the data that’s now in your back pocket and identify potential health risks or areas of improvement. Continue reading

Things We Loved At This Year’s Rock n’ Roll San Francisco Half Marathon

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The Transamerica Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon hit our neck of the woods this past weekend! The streets and neighborhoods were teeming with runners being treated to a beautiful day in San Francisco. This year’s trail took participants through the Presidio, across the Golden Gate Bridge, and through Russian Hill and across the finish line to drop them in the heart of Downtown San Francisco. Continue reading

New Healthy Eating Plan? You May Have Eliminated a Vitamin You Absolutely Need

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Everyone has a different approach when it comes to nutrition and a healthy eating plan. Whether it’s paleo, vegan, vegetarian, omnivore, raw – there is a common theme here: The element of elimination. But what about when that elimination results in a chronic disease or condition? We’re talking about vitamin B12. Or, rather, lack there of. Continue reading