Imagine a man. He’s been health-conscious his whole life. One day his doctor informs him things have begun to go downhill. His cholesterol–fine mere months before–has gone crazy.
“Why is this happening?” he asks.
“Life,” the doctor says. “You’re forty-five years old. Your bad genes are starting to flip on and your good genes are shutting down.”
The man remembers how his grandfather died as a result of heart surgery and how he’s been fighting to avoid that same fate. All his efforts–the countless hours in the gym, the runs in the morning, the small portion sizes at family dinners–begins to feel like they were for naught. What does he do?
WellnessFX CEO Jim Kean was that man four years ago. He didn’t know it at the time, but his routine doctor’s visit would spark a company designed to bring preventive health to the individual. Jim recently shared his story during a company visit to Krav Maga Worldwide Training Center in West LA. Check it out below:
Jim’s doctor suggested he take statins to control his cholesterol. But Jim wasn’t the everyday patient. He knew statins degrade muscle fibers: taking them would significantly hurt him as an athlete. Jim requested biomarker testing for further insight into what was going wrong with his body. Unfortunately, however, the doctor said that wasn’t possible.
Thanks, but no thanks on the statins, Jim said. He reached out to his extensive network of health professionals and compiled a list of important biomarkers which paint a holistic picture of wellness. He tested himself; over a third of his markers were in the red.
It was time for a change.
Jim consulted with a nutritionist, made changes, and ran the test again 120 days later (the amount of time it takes for the body to completely replace its blood cell population). His cholesterol levels and other problem areas were all under control. He had successfully hacked his body.
The rest, as they say, is history.
WellnessFX went on to have an engaging and informative discussion with Krav Maga around preventive measures, performance, and the state of healthcare. Stay tuned for more videos over the next few weeks!
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