Category Archives: Exercise

Hype or Health: Sports Drinks – Are They All They Claim to Be?

Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, Mike Mozart

Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, Mike Mozart

It’s not uncommon to see glass cases at gyms full of neon colored beverages. If you’ve been to a youth sporting event on a warm Saturday, you often see kids holding one. They’re stocked in convenience stores and are a $6.81 billion business. We’re talking about sports drinks. Are they good for you and help sports performance as much as they claim? 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.

Burned Out and Gaining Weight: One Entrepreneur’s Quest to Take Back His Health

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Meet Josh Trent

Josh Trent, WellnessForce

I live in San Diego, CA and I’m a 36 year old digital health coach, podcast host, and wellness entrepreneur at www.wellnessforce.comMy 23andMe test has me at 50% Italian and 50% English, while my north star as a wellness coach guides my passion for helping others improve their personal wellness. This post is about sharing my ongoing journey of using biomarkers and self quantification to discover how I can show up more powerfully in the way I work, live, and perform with the intention to help others do the same.

Having lost over 70 pounds in 2003, I’m no stranger to the journey of health transformation.

That very passage is what inspired me to use my weight-loss as a health professional and guide clientele since 2005. 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.

Think You’re Done with Cold & Flu Season? Not so fast

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While you are more susceptible to getting a cold or flu during the peak months (December – March), a weakened immune system can and does happen year round. Common causes of catching a cold or flu include:

  • Through your mouth, eyes or nose, since the virus can spread through droplets in the air when someone who is sick coughs, sneezes or talks.
  • Hand-to-hand contact with someone who has a cold
  • Sharing contaminated objects, such as phones, utensils, towels, or toys
  • Touching your eyes, nose or mouth after such contact or exposure

Don’t let prevention be put on the back burner simply because you’re not sick. When you are sick you do everything you can to try to get better, but the easiest way to get better is not get sick!

For many their prevention plan consists of any or all of:
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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.

Health or Hype: Why is Everyone Eating Turmeric?

Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, anuandraj

Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, anuandraj

Turmeric drinks, infused-recipes and elixirs seem to be popping up everywhere, with biohackers, food marketers, and health experts touting anti-inflammatory and immunity-boosting properties. 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.

8 Insights from a Food Researcher to Help You Make Better Food Choices

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[This is a guest blog post contribution by Jennifer Cooper. More information on Cooper is below.]

I’ve worked with a number of food brands that sell everything from beer and burgers to organic juice. My research typically involves speaking to people just like you to learn more about likes and dislikes, general shopping practices, and gastronomic experiences. Over the years, I’ve started to see some trends in our food habits that, once your eyes are open to, can help you make better dietary decisions that move you closer to your goals. 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.

Facebook Giveaway: Enter to Win a FREE WellnessFX Baseline Package and Consultation #MyWellness3

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We’ve launched our Facebook giveaway! See below for How to Enter (along with official rules).

Health is not one size fits all. We recognize that everyone has a different approach that works for them – so let’s celebrate those differences! Tell us how you #OwnYourHealth (by March 21, 2016) and we’ll choose a winner at random and announce them on March 23, 2016.

The Prize

The winner will receive one (1) WellnessFX Baseline package and Consultation. Our flagship Baseline panel empowers you to understand and improve your underlying health by combining advanced biomarker analysis with an intuitive health dashboard to track your results. The 20-minute nutritionist consultation we included will give you personalized recommendations you can implement immediately – all tools that help you to optimize your health and explore your full health and wellness potential.

How to Enter

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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.