Are you envisioning a healthier outside, inside, and less stress when you think of 2015? We can help you get there.
For a limited time only, WellnessFX is excited to offer an advanced look into your overall health with a specialty diagnostic package that has a little extra to get your 2015 started right: Our New Year Jump Start Diagnostics Package.
All in one convenient blood testing package.
Why We Chose These Biomarkers (and Why they Matter)
Our flagship Baseline package already empowers you to understand and improve your underlying health by combining advanced biomarker analysis with an intuitive health dashboard to track your results. Firstly, in the design of Baseline, we took great care to include some notable biomarkers that are key in tracking overall health, such as:
- Vitamin D: Over 50% of people are deficient in vitamin D, which can hinder calcium absorption, compromise the immune system and increase the risk for chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer.
- HbA1c: Considered one of the best indicators for pre-diabetes, HbA1c measures your average blood sugar over the last few months, instead of the last few days.
- ApoB: Apolipoprotein B is the protein in bad LDL cholesterol that helps particles bind to and clog blood vessels. Apo B increases this clogging, so your Apo B level may be a better indicator of cardiovascular risk than even LDL cholesterol.
Then we added these 3:
According to Rhonda Patrick, Ph.D, 56% of the U.S. population is deficient in magnesium. Magnesium plays an important role in mitochondrial function. It is involved in many biochemical reactions in the body, helping maintain normal heart rhythm, immune system, and muscle function. Low magnesium levels are linked with a variety of conditions, including hypertension, heart disease, osteoporosis, and poorly controlled diabetes. Signs you could be deficient includ body odor, constipation, muscle cramps, insomnia, headaches, and fatigue.
How did you do in 2014 with stress? Test your cortisol levels, because it may be time to bring those levels to a healthy range.
A national poll done by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Harvard School of Public Health, finds that more than 115 million people are stressed. That’s one in every four Americans! …And that’s a poll that states it captured only the stress that people are conscious of.
Your adrenal glands make cortisol in an attempt to help your body handle stressful situations. While a little spike of cortisol is good in response to short-term stressors, it starts to become a problem when the body starts making too much, too often. High cortisol is an overreaction to chronic stress. If you’re used to spending your days worrying, overworking, or just generally freaking out, your adrenals try to help out by hitting you with frequent doses of fight-or-flight energy.
Many of your body’s normal processes can get interrupted by these bursts—they’re placed on the back-burner while you tend to your “dangerous” situation. This can lead to a number of unhealthy issues, such as low immune response, systemic damage to the circulatory system, high blood sugar, weakened bones/osteoporosis, and weight gain in the form of belly fat.
Part of many new year commitments is to lose weight which can often include trying out new nutrition and a healthy eating plans. 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.
With the growing popularity of elimination nutrition plans, WellnessFX‘ers are not the only ones paying attention to the effects the good-intentioned may not be aware of, especially when it comes to vitamin B12.
It’s a necessity. Your body needs B12 to make red blood cells, nerves, and DNA. According to Harvard Medical school, the average adult should get 2.4 micrograms a day.
The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey estimated that 3.2% of adults over age 50 have a seriously low vitamin B12 level, and up to 20% may have a borderline deficiency. Vitamin B12 deficiency interferes with cellular development.
- Typically, the first sign is anemia, which can lead to a host of symptoms, such as diarrhea, fatigue, loss of appetite, pale skin, problems concentrating, shortness of breath, and a swollen or red tongue or bleeding gums.
- Over time, should vitamin B12 levels get really bad, other cells get interfered with, such as nerves and white blood cells – a key part of our immunity. Signs of this are dementia, depression, loss of balance, numbness and tingling of the hands and feet.
- Research has shown vitamin B12 deficiency can lead to Anemia and hypotension.
- Some studies have even shown that those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease were found to have severely low vitamin B12 levels.
The Last Details
We’re offering our New Year Jump Start Diagnostics Package at $282 until March 1, 2015.
At checkout, per usual, you’ll have the option to also include a 20-minute nutritionist consultation for personalized recommendations you can implement immediately.
Cheers to a healthy 2015!
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.