Happy National Coffee Day! Why You Should be Drinking Coffee

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Credit: Wikimedia, MarkSweep

Happy National Coffee Day! Did you know that, next to water, coffee is the most consumed beverage in the world

Many people look to a caffeinated mug first thing in the morning, but then feel bad about it. How many times have you heard someone swear to quit drinking coffee? How many times have you said it?

Like many items in nutrition, coffee has gained a bad rep, and rightfully so – if taken in excess, it can cause restlessness, which leads to a slew of other complications. The added sugars and processed ingredients are a caveat as well, but the real problem with coffee goes a bit deeper.

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Are Detoxes & Cleanses Healthy? What You Need to Know

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Credit: Flickr Creative Commons; DeathByBokeh

Detoxes and cleanses have been around for a while but are picking up steam these days, thanks to popular channels like Instagram, which attract a large population of health and fitness-minded people, celebrities and their following.

This is not surprising – the way we access, consume, and engage with our health is remarkably different from just 20 years ago; We’re a lot more social, and becoming natural crowd sourcers and sharers.

The explosion of health and fitness on social channels, from juice cleanses to teatoxes, have presented us a seemingly endless amount of choices to pick from – but is there any merit to them when it comes to being effective at the claims they make, like weight loss, flushing toxins, and jumpstarting a healthier eating regimen? How safe are they? Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

We Just Made the Feature You’ve Been Asking for

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Credit: Flickr Creative Commons,
Lotus Carroll

WellnessFX’ers, bio hackers, quantified selfers, mom: We’re proud to show you the latest feature our team has been working on…

You can now download and export all of your lab results!

When you view your results, you’ll see a new option staring at you. With one click on the button marked “Export,” you can then choose to download your data as a CSV or XLSX – take your pick of either of the universally accepted formats. All your data, right to you, with little effort and no advance notice needed. Screenshots how-to here: Continue reading

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11 Healthy Foods to Add to Your Office Kitchen (and a Peek into Our Own Fridge)

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Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, jayessaitch.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the average American spends 8.8 hours (37%!) of their day working – that’s the equivalent of watching the movie Titanic almost three times! That’s a LOT of Billy Zane.

The point here is that with ⅓ of your day spent in the office, the food choices you make available to yourself matter, especially when it comes to working toward optimal health and being your best self. Continue reading

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Getting an Edge: How to Test to Enhance for Performance

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Credit: Wikimedia, Crs9740

What do endurance runners, triathletes, Pilates devotees, college athletes, obstacle course racers, olympic weightlifters, and CrossFitter all have in common? They all operate off of the same hormones and nutrients to participate in their sport and achieve maximum performance – but the question is, are they actually achieving maximum performance? Well, it depends on the data. Biometrics, to be exact.

When it comes to peak performance there is a specific list of biomarkers we recommend tracking, for those who are interested in taking their health and performance up a notch. A quick breakdown below: Continue reading

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6 Medications that Deplete Your Nutrients: How to Supplement + Foods to Help

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The Mayo Clinic reports that nearly seven in 10 Americans take prescription drugs – antibiotics, antidepressants and painkiller opioids were reported as the most common prescriptions given. A whopping 20 percent of U.S. patients were also found to be on five or more prescription medications. A quick overview: Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.