Category Archives: Lab Results/Biomarkers

Is it Responsible to Give Consumers Access to Blood Testing?

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Credit: iStockPhoto

The personalized medicine and quantified self movements have created the opportunity to measure our bodies on-demand. Mobile apps, online platforms and direct-to-consumer services dive into various aspects of our health and well-being, 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.

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.

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

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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

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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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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.