Author Archives: The WellnessFX Team

The 3 Incredibly Common Daily Habits That Disrupt Your Sleep Quality

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When it comes to living a healthy life there are no shortage of opinions on how to eat, what to eat, and how to exercise. You have many options to choose from, from keto and kettlebells to crossfit and paleo.

But what about the healthy life practice that is often left, quite literally, in the dark? We’re talking about sleep. Sleep is a cornerstone of good health, with the average nightly recommendation at 7-9 hours for adults. Your sleep quality impacts your:

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5 Simple Steps to Reducing Sugar In Your Diet — and Why You Need To

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Sugar is heavily scrutinized, from documentaries like Fed Up to books like Eve Shaub’s “Year of No Sugar: A Memoir,” because of its link to many potential health problems. 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.

6 Small Things You Can Do to Kickstart Your Healthier Year

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A big lifestyle change can seem daunting, but taking small steps can make your goal both manageable and possible.

You don’t have to wait until January 1 to take action, you can start right now. 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.

Traveling? 10 Tips to Boost Immunity and Avoid Getting Sick

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While you might try to protect your immunity against the cold that’s going around in the home or office, it’s less common to have such protection during travel, which can be even more hazardous to  your immune system.

You are changing your environment, which means you are adjusting your daily healthy routines and eating habits, while in physical contact with far more objects that many others have touched.

Even though traveling during the upcoming cold and flu season might make getting sick feel inevitable, falling ill have to be your fate.

By initiating a few best practices and precautions, you might be able to dodge illness.

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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.

Taking Antibiotics? Here Are 5 Ways to Maintain or Restore Good Gut Bacteria

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Nearly everyone has been prescribed an antibiotic at some time in their life, as antibiotics, in addition to preventing the spread of disease and reducing serious complications of disease, are commonly used to fight against bacterial infections like pneumonia and bronchitis.

What Exactly Do Antibiotics Do?

In short, they attack the bacteria.

When we say bacteria, we mean all bacteria – that means the bad and the good bacteria residing in your gut, otherwise known as your microbiome. The five pounds of bacteria that make up your microbiome are a complex mix of healthful and less healthful bacteria working hard to keep a healthy balance.

So while the infection may have been tended to, what also needs tending to is rebuilding and rebalancing your microbiome. Continue reading

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3 Reasons Women Should Know Their hs-CRP Levels

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For women of any age, knowing your hs-CRP levels is invaluable because of its association with living a long and healthy life.

hs-CRP as a beacon for inflammation. Because your liver produces this protein in response to inflammation, hs-CRP is one of the best indicators of inflammation. 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.