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7 Lung Health Tips (and What’s Impacting Your Breathing Right Now)

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October 22 is Lung Health Day, and it’s a great reminder to brush up on what’s essential to all of us: Breathing. While breathing is an automatic function of the body, there are a few relevant factors that can impact you and the amount of oxygen that you are getting into your body: 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.

New Healthy Eating Plan? You May Have Eliminated this Vitamin You Absolutely Need

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Everyone has a different approach when it comes to nutrition and a healthy eating plan. 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. 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.

Inflammation-fighting food: A day of meals & snacks to help you be your best self

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In the news this week was a study reporting findings from a blood test that could predict Alzheimer’s disease, which is a disease associated with inflammation. While this particular study is preliminary, it got us thinking about inflammation in general. Inflammation can happen all over the body. While there are a few ways to test for inflammation, it turns out that 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.

Webcast with Dr. John La Puma and WellnessFX Founder Jim Kean

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In our latest WellnessFX webcast, guest Dr. John La Puma, MD, FACP and author of REFUEL joined us alongside WellnessFX founder Jim Kean, to discuss “Nutrition and Hormones: What You Need to Know.”

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Credit: drjohnlapuma.com

La Puma, known for his ongoing clinical research in men’s health, covered insightful topics ranging from balancing male hormones and minimizing harmful belly fat, to how to stay fit as you age. As Jim mentioned in the webcast, “Men and women are different and they should diet differently,” Dr. La Puma also touches on the power of looking at food as fuel, as well as pleasure and convenience.

Updated 9/24/2014: Thanks for watching!  You can view additional deep dives we held with nutrition and performance innovators like our webcast with Mark Sisson of Mark’s Daily Apple, and our webcast with The Calorie Myth’s Jonathan Bailor, in Part 1 or Part 2 (lots of information).

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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.

Ross Pelton on What Women Need to Know about The Pill

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Because of the Affordable Care Act’s mandate, birth control is more accessible than ever, with contraception being covered by most health insurance companies, sans cost-sharing.

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Credit: naturalpharmacist.net/

Among the various contraceptive choices, the pill is one that has come under scrutiny, as it is a hormonal method of contraception.

Ross Pelton is The Natural Pharmacist and a WellnessFX practitioner who is passionate about women’s health. His new book, The Pill Problem, teaches women how to mitigate the side effects from birth control pills. After writing The Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion Handbook, Pelton was amazed to find that oral contraceptives deplete more nutrients than any other class of commonly prescribed drugs, creating a startling amount of side effects, including: 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.

5 Tips to Combat Holiday Stress, Aches and Pains

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Credit: rachel_titiriga, Flickr Commons

Got back pain? Try eating some eggs.

Stress in the form of stiff necks and backs and weak immune systems doesn’t sound like a fun time. While the holidays mean exciting times with friends and family, the addition of travel, parties, and overall hustle and bustle can take a toll on our bodies. While it is common to blame it on lengthy layovers, cold and flu season, and cramped airplane seats, you may be overlooking what one billion worldwide are deficient in: Vitamin D. 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.