The Sunshine Vitamin: Can You Get Vitamin D From Food?

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Vitamin D, a fat-soluble hormone that controls the expression of over 1,000 genes, is sometimes referred to as the sunshine vitamin. This is because our primary source is from exposure to the sun.

While your body does create vitamin D by exposing unprotected skin to ultraviolet B (UVB) rays of sunlight, the reality is that we spend more and more time indoors under artificial lighting.

Even when we do get more exposure the sun, many wear enough clothing or sunblock to decrease the production of vitamin D.

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Want a Healthier Gut? Get the Scoop on Prebiotic Foods

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When it comes to creating a healthy gut, the goal is for both the good and potentially harmful bacteria in your small intestines to stay balanced. 

This is because the lining of your small intestines is an extremely thin layer that acts as a protective barrier as bacteria passes through. Too much bad bacteria can compromise this thin lining. Once compromised, non-nutritive materials can slip into your bloodstream. Continue reading

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Are You Staying Hydrated? Get Our 5 Tips & Tricks on How To Drink More Water Daily

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Heat wave! Temperatures are up with the hottest weather in years to hit this weekend. We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention how important it is to stay hydrated – not just during a particularly hot weekend, but every day.

Water consumption is an important part of overall health – your body depends on it. While more often highlighted as a weight loss tip, we wanted to share some key highlights of why water is vital for your body: Continue reading

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These Tests Help You Understand Your Risk For Heart Disease

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Because June is National Men’s Health Month, we’re taking a moment to talk about the #1 Men’s Health issue, often described as a “silent killer”: Heart Disease.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in U.S. males, responsible for 24.4%, according to the CDC’s most recent listing (2015). Between 70% and 89% of sudden cardiac events that occur are in men. Continue reading

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Security Update: WellnessFX Customers Not Affected

In a statement released by Quest Diagnostics, the company recently incurred a security incident in which the personal information of 11.9 million customers has potentially been compromised. While Quest Diagnostics system has been affected, we want to let you know that WellnessFX data and systems were not.

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Only Have 10 minutes? Here are 6 Things You Can Do Right Now to Manage Your Stress Better

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Even those who have nutrition, exercise, and supplementation under control can suffer from increased long-term health risks due to chronic stress.

Stress and Your Body

Cortisol is often referred to as the “stress hormone” for a good reason – your adrenal glands, perched right atop your kidneys, make cortisol in an attempt to help your body handle stressful situations.  Continue reading

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