Author Archives: The WellnessFX Team

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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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.

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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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

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.

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

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.

Your Ultimate Cheat Sheet to Understanding Cortisol

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Healthy cortisol levels are key to living a healthy life. The hormone that responds to physical and mental stress impacts your body in a big way. Enjoy this FAQ that will help get you up to speed, and help you #OwnYourHealth. 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.

Your Cheat Sheet to Understanding Minerals and Signs of Deficiency

Whether you’re keto and counting your protein/fat/carb macronutrients or tracking only your calorie intake for weight loss, there is no shortage of apps and tools to help you track.

But what about tracking the data that plays an important role in keeping your body healthy and functioning?

We’re talking about your micronutrients. Specifically 6 important minerals! From fingernail growth and restless nights to cravings and cramps, different types of minerals have different impact to your body and total health. 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.