Category Archives: Health Stories

The 8 Most Popular Health and Fitness Topics For WellnessFX in 2016

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We took a step back to take a 30k foot view of the WellnessFX blog and noticed what folks that are getting serious about owning their health enjoyed reading and learning most about. 2016 brought some specific topics front and center for our blog visitors, so let’s dig 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.

How to Be Bulletproof From a Blood Test

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One of the welcome perks of working in digital health is meeting like-minded folks who are dedicating their time and talents to getting the word out about managing your health in new, innovative ways. Josh Trent of Wellness Force Radio is one of those like-minded folks that is not only carrying the banner for living well, but living optimally. He’s the founder of WellnessForce.com, and his passion for empowering greater wellness in individuals through technology is inspiring. 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.

Cold Prevention: Do Vitamin C Supplements Actually Work?

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With the onset of winter, we may reach for cold remedies and vitamin C supplements to boost the immune system and avoid catching a virus. But, do they work?

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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.

Does Meat Cause Cancer? Identifying Science From Baloney

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As holiday meals with piping hot turkey, steak, and burgers ensue in the winter, the dinner table becomes ripe grounds for raising questions like, “Does meat cause cancer?”

According to mainstream news sources like The Guardian, yes, “processed meats rank alongside smoking as cancer causes [according to] WHO (World Health Organization).” However, recent criticisms have questioned the veracity of these claims.

Let’s explore this claim in-depth and provide an alternative to taking mainstream health news reports at face value.

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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.

Is Weight Gain Connected to Your Gut Health?

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Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, Rafael Peñaloza

A 32-year old woman received a FMT (Fecal Microbiota Transplant) to treat Clostridium difficile and experienced rapid and unexpected weight gain. Having never been overweight prior to the transplant, the woman became obese in a 16-month’s span and, despite diet and exercise to lower her weight, remains obese today, three years post-transplant.

The suspected culprit? The FMT used donor stool from the woman’s overweight but otherwise healthy teenage daughter. 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.

What Happens When You Stop Drinking Alcohol?

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If you’re a Ben Greenfield podcast listener or blog reader (or a biohacker) you may have heard about the No Alcohol challenge subject, cyclist and Endure to Cure founder, Jason Sissel. Sissel was picked back in November to experiment with, following inspiration spawned from a previous Greenfield podcast episode with James Stanwick, New York-based author and ESPN anchor on SportsCenter.

If not, here are the quick details of the N=1 experiment: 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.