Category Archives: Health Stories

The 4 Main Tests For Determining Heart Disease Risk

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Blood screening can be a vital way to gain some information about your individual risk for heart disease. Once you have the information, you can make educated, informed choices to reduce your risk factors, such as: 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.

The 5 Steps That Help You Build a Powerful Habit

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One of the unfortunate facts of life is it is much easier to create and stick to a bad habit than it is to create and stick to a good one. The whys of this go back to the origins of human nature. Suffice to say that when it comes to creating healthy habits, it pays to focus on the positive. 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.

Jonathan Bailor of The Calorie Myth: Part 2 – video & highlights

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Jonathan Bailor dropped by via Google Hangout and shared his passion and knowledge garnered from research and studies, discussing “Calories In, Calories Out” misconception a.k.a. The Calorie Myth (a NY Times Bestseller).

Updated 9/24/14: 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 REFUEL’S Dr. John La Puma. 

Part 1 of the Jonathan Bailor interview can be found here. 

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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.

Our Interview with Jonathan Bailor of The Calorie Myth: Part 1 – video & highlights

The Calorie Myth

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Jonathan Bailor dropped by via Google Hangout and shared his passion and knowledge garnered from research and studies, discussing the “Calories In, Calories Out” misconception a.k.a. The Calorie Myth, his NY Times Bestseller.

Updated 9/24/14: 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 REFUEL’S Dr. John La Puma. 

Part 2 of the Jonathan Bailor interview can be found here. 

See below to watch part 1 of the Jonathan Bailor webcast or read the highlights:

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.

Paleo, #MeatlessMondays, DASH, Low-Carb… what is the Healthiest Nutrition Plan?

There are a lot of ways (and opinions on how…) to eat – but which one is healthiest? Good news! You can now find out where your nutritional plan ranks. We’re excited to introduce WellnessFX Health Scores. (FYI: In our office full of Paleo people, Mediterranean diet devotees, Vegans and Vegetarians, we are neck and neck. It’s getting tense*).

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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.

The Testing Your Doctor Doesn’t Want You to Know About: A Story of Empowerment

Jini Cicero, CSCS, is a passionate Hybrid Circuit Specialist who has devoted 20 years to helping intermediate to advanced athletes totally transform their bodies. Along with the life-changing discoveries she made while while empowering herself with WellnessFX, we love what she has to say about regular biomarker testing and the role it plays in prevention, early-detection and the potential it has for impacting a person’s future health and wellness. We’ve shared her guest blog post below. You can visit her full website at jinifit.com:

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Last year I attended a lecture by Dr. Jonny Bowden based on his then-new book The Great Cholesterol Myth, which he co-wrote with famed cardiologist Dr. Stephen Sinatra.

In both his lecture and bestselling book, Bowden emphasized getting a particle size test. What the heck is a particle size test?  Well, it measures the subtype of HDL and LDL, which can help you better understand your risk for heart disease.

“There are several blood tests your doctor can order that will tell you just how much of your LDL cholesterol is ‘bad’ bad cholesterol,” Bowden and Sinatra write, “and how much of your LDL cholesterol is ‘good’ bad cholesterol.”

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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.