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Less Talk, More Do: How Personal Growth and Technology Can Play Together

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Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, Mykl Roventine

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MacLain Christie, COO of Self Spark

This is a contributed blog post from MacLain Christie, COO of Self Spark. Self Spark is a lifehacking lab on a mission to create a healthier, happier, and more effective world.

Christie is a strategist and builder for high-impact projects. You can learn more about MacLain at http://www.maclainchristie.com/, and more about Self Spark and Spark Weekend San Francisco at sparkweekend.com

 

Stop for a second and think about the areas of your life you want to improve but haven’t. Maybe you’re still not getting enough sleep, your social life could use a boost, or you just can’t stick to the optimized lifestyle you want. Why is this?

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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.

Upcoming Webcast: Beth Greer on How Toxins are Affecting You on a Biochemical Level

Update 2/3/14: This webcast has been cancelled. 

WellnessFX is excited to announce that registration is open for our latest webcast! Wednesday, February 12th @ 10 a.m. PST, we’ll be welcoming Super Natural Mom® Beth Greer, author of Super Natural Home. Many common household and personal care products are filled with hormone-altering chemicals that could be wreaking havoc on your health. Greer, an award-winning journalist, green holistic health educator, and healthy home expert, will share her extensive knowledge on clean living and answer your most pressing questions.

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Register here and even submit your question early to have it answered on the day of the webcast. Securing your seat automatically enters you for a chance to win a FREE copy of her book, Super Natural Home: Improve Your Health, Home and Planet…One Room at a Time. 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.

It’s World Diabetes Day. Have You Been Tested Recently?

Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, Carol Browne

Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, Carol Browne

November 14th is World Diabetes Day,* created to spread awareness of type 2 diabetes and to bring attention to promising medical advancements that can help people avoid or manage the disease.

Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disease, and its prevalence is growing around the world. Hundreds of millions of people have the condition, and what’s worse, nearly half of them have no idea. The damage the disease does to the body puts these people at risk of developing a number of other serious issues like cardiovascular disease, kidney failure, blindness, and loss of limbs.

In the US, more than 5,000 people per day learn that that they have this life-threatening, life-long disease. But fortunately, like many diseases, it doesn’t happen overnight. Early detection and lifestyle changes often allow people to bring their blood glucose levels back into the normal range before permanent effects settle in. 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.

COMING SOON: 4-Part Webisode Series featuring Tim Ferriss: “Building the Perfect Human”

Self tracker, author, and luminary Tim Ferriss sits with the WellnessFX crew for an intimate 4-part talk about performance, longevity, and the future of healthcare. Check out the trailer!

Check back for the full-length webisodes – coming soon!

BUILDING THE PERFECT HUMAN is a trademark of Krisa Performance, LLC

 

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.

How Tim Ferriss Is Building the Perfect Human

“Tim is Indiana Jones for the digital age.” 

Tim_Ferriss-Facebook-postWellnessFX is about experimentation. The body fully replenishes its red blood cell population every 3-6 months and the biomarkers we test can be easily tracked over time to measure progress. Our members become closely familiar their personal biology to inform crucial lifestyle decisions.

Best-selling author and quantified-selfer Tim Ferriss knows all about tracking and experimentation. In fact, he’s dedicated his life to it. It all started during college when he was striving to go All-American in wrestling and tried experimenting with diuretics to cut 20+ pounds in 24 hours for weigh-ins to qualify for a lower weight-class. He would then rehydrate back to normal weight in time for the match. Talk about extreme dedication!

It’s All In The Blood

For the last decade Tim has been tracking everything from complete lipid panels, insulin, and hemoglobin A1c, to IGF-1 and free testosterone. From gaining muscle by working each body part only 80 seconds a week to binge eating without gaining a pound, Tim takes full advantage of the knowledge he collects.

Tim and WellnessFX found each other a couple years ago. Tim’s results showed he was very low in myristic acid, a common (and important) saturated fatty acid. As new WellnessFX members can see for themselves this Thursday, March 28, Tim is dedicated to building the perfect human, so being deficient in anything just wouldn’t do! He started taking coconut oil every morning to balance out his levels. His morning-time fatigue and grogginess went out the window.

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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.

Ben Greenfield’s “Become Superhuman” With WellnessFX Practitioner Dr. Justin Mager

Two weeks ago Ben Greenfield held his star-studded Become Superhuman live event in Spokane. While all the festivities are over, its spirit and vast knowledge lives on! In addition to being able to purchase an All-Access Pass to recordings, people can check out copious amounts of pictures, highlights, and invaluable health and fitness advice on Ben’s blog, which he updated all throughout the event.

Here are some of the people who presented:

  1. Ray Cronise: “The Real Truth About Thermogenesis, Cold Exposure & Weight Loss”
  2. Dr. Todd Schlapfer: “Nutrition Strategies For Superhuman Stress Control”
  3. Dr. Justin Mager: “Blood, Sweat, and Tears: Using Biomarkers to Become Superhuman”
  4. Jeff Spencer: “How To Develop A Champion’s Mind and Body”
  5. Dave Asprey: “Mycotoxins & Superhuman Performance”
  6. Phil Maffetone: “Optimizing Your Biology With Music & Sound”
  7. Dr. David Minkoff: “Fixing Your Body With Advanced Alternative Medicine Tools”
  8. Dr. Toby Hallowitz: “Epigenetics and Nature Cure: How to Modify Your Genes Naturally”
  9. Nora Gedgaudas: “Cultivating a Natural Mental Edge for Peak Performance”
  10. Monica Reinagel: “Using the Inflammation Factor to Maximize Your Potential”
  11. Jimmy Moore: “Using Nutritional Ketosis For Maximizing Weight Loss & Health”

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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.