Category Archives: Personal System Biology

4 Lifestyle Changes to Lower Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

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Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, Carlos let´s go

For those with a high risk of Type 2 diabetes — 86 million Americans over the age of 20, according to the American Diabetes Association — glucose is the name of the game.

Glucose, the main type of sugar that circulates in your Continue reading

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A Special Offer from Ben Greenfield (Have You Taken This Challenge Yet?)

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Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, Faisal Akram

The recent 30-Day No Alcohol Challenge experiment Ben Greenfield conducted with Jason Sissel was so inspiring that we wanted to offer a special deal for those that want to conduct their own 30-day no alcohol experiment and test their biomarkers just like Jason did.

For a limited time, if you purchase two Baseline packages, you’ll receive:

Why two? One for the start of your experiment, one for the end.

How to take advantage of this special offer from Ben Greenfield

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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.

How to Build An Active Workspace (and Why It’s So Important)

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I, like many people I know, want to seek balance in my life between work, family, and personal health. And yet our culture and habits often keep the three separate. So why is it important to have an active workspace?

The workplace is increasingly becoming a voracious consumer of our attention and time. And as it currently exists, the average workplace does little to promote time with our families, more sleep, or physical health. 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.

We Just Made the Feature You’ve Been Asking for

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Credit: Flickr Creative Commons,
Lotus Carroll

WellnessFX’ers, bio hackers, quantified selfers, mom: We’re proud to show you the latest feature our team has been working on…

You can now download and export all of your lab results!

When you view your results, you’ll see a new option staring at you. With one click on the button marked “Export,” you can then choose to download your data as a CSV or XLSX – take your pick of either of the universally accepted formats. All your data, right to you, with little effort and no advance notice needed. Screenshots how-to here: 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.

Your Ultimate Cheat Sheet to Understanding Blood Sugar

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Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, Bill McBain

We’re back this week on the blog with more resources to educate and decode how to best manage (and digest) all of the health information flying around out there.

If you’re currently rocking an activity tracker (such as a Fitbit or a Jawbone UP band) you’re not alone – one in 10 Americans use devices like these (known as wearables) to track their day-to-day activity and help quantify their efforts to stay active, healthy, and/or fit. You’ll no doubt see the rise in this “one in 10” number over the next few years, but it won’t be limited to step counters and run trackers. Consumers can look forward to an explosion of sensors that will monitor important body information, such as breathing and heart rate. 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 Tips on How to Be a Successful CEO of Your Own Health 

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Credit: Flickr Creative Commons_Faramarz Hashemi

When it comes to your health, have you ever stopped to notice if you’re managing for optimal health or to just simply “not be sick”?

It’s no surprise that health somehow gets scooted lower on the priority list. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American spends 8.8 hours (37%!) of their day working. If 7.7 hours are spent sleeping, that leaves 7.5 of waking life time left – that time can easily be monopolized by everything else: House chores, snacking, Netflix binge watching, more work we swore we wouldn’t do over the weekend, Facebook, Pinterest, Candy Crush…obviously, the list is endless.

What if you thought of your health as though it were a company, and you were the CEO? 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.