Category Archives: Lab Results/Biomarkers

Feel an Argument Coming On? Here are 4 Ways to Help Manage Physiological Arousal

Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, Randy Heinitz

Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, Randy Heinitz


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This is a guest post by Marc Fernandez, co-founder of
The HumanBluPrint. Marc Fernandez is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist working in public service as well as in private practice. He is an avid long-distance runner and IronMan triathlete-in-training. Marc has competed in several Sprint and Olympic distance triathlons as well as a Half Ironman.

 

Can you remember the last time you were in a heated argument? How did you feel? Did your body temperature rise? Did your hands start sweating? Did you possibly say things you regretted saying? 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.

WellnessFX and Petrichor Analytics Introduce Home Testing Kit – Advaned Blood Diagnostics, Hormone, Genetics and Microbiome

credit: istockphoto_Manuel Faba Ortega

credit: istockphoto_Manuel Faba Ortega

WellnessFX is excited to announce we’ve partnered with Petrichor Analytics to introduce 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.

You May Be Testing Your Blood Sugar Wrong – Here’s How to Do it Right

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Image Credit: Creative Commons Phillip Jeffrey

The Missing Pieces of Blood Sugar Lab Tests

Sometimes, standard biomarkers don’t tell the entire story about health risks.

Aside from blood sugar (glucose), consider these two additional biomarkers for assessing risk of diabetes — a chronic elevation of blood sugar that can increase risk of heart disease, and dysfunction with the kidneys, nerves, and eyes — (1) insulin and (2) hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c). The tests are performed concurrently on the same individual, and tracked over time.

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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.

5 Benefits of the WellnessFX Loyalty Program

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Just in time for 2016: The WellnessFX Loyalty Program.

Whether you’re looking to lose weight, gain muscle, lower cholesterol, or just be an overall healthier person in the new year, you can now receive up to 20% off of our most popular diagnostic packages when you bulk purchase them in groups of 2 or 3. (and yes, you can still add consultations with our licensed health practitioners; It’s an easy one-click option at checkout).

We’re offering these to new and current WellnessFX members, and here’s how you benefit: 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.

Health or Hype: Is Adrenal Fatigue Real?

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Image: Umberto Salvagnin

Ever wonder why you feel more or less stressed than others around you? Your adrenal glands, a pair of grape-sized glands sitting atop the kidneys, may have something to do with your ability to handle stress.

For such a small sized organ, adrenal glands and their effect on the body when damaged have been subject to much dispute in the medical and wellness communities. Books are written by medical practitioners, popular bloggers are talking about it, it seems like around the world people are wondering the same two things: “What exactly is adrenal fatigue?”, and “Is it real?”

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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.

Do You Have Brain Fog? Take This Quiz to See…

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Foggy thinking and lack of focus can affect all of us at one point or another. The question is whether you have a persistent case of “brain fog,” a loosely defined colloquial term that represents a set of symptoms related to decreased cognitive function, that warrants a deeper look into your health. In that case, there may be certain underlying chronic conditions as the root cause.

Take this quick quiz to see if you have a case of brain fog that warrants further investigation.

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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.