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Bio-Hacking with the Bulletproof Exec

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Eat. Sleep. Work. Essential aspects of life we’re all familiar with. Having any one of these off track can mean big problems. Yet it can be difficult to get everything right, especially when so much of what might be wrong is going on inside of us.

Bio-hacking expert Dave Asprey has been using his own body as a walking laboratory for years to find out how to best optimize his health and performance. In our webinar last month he teamed up with WellnessFX CEO Jim Kean to offer tips and techniques that anyone can use to obtain laser focus, better sleep quality, and less body fat.

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Optimal Health Webinar Series – Nutrition at the Cellular Level (12/11/12)

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What do you do when you have relationships with several awesome individuals with so much knowledge to share, and an equally awesome community of active learners? Well, you bring the two together, of course!

WellnessFX is doing just that in a series of webinars starting next month. The Optimal Health Webinar Series will feature some of the hottest names in health, fitness, and prevention. Here’s who you can look forward to:

Our first of the series, Nutrition at the Cellular Level, will be with health innovator and author Ashley Tudor. Fresh off the release of her new book Sweet Potato Power: Smart Carbs, Your Body Your Rules, she’ll talk with us about the pillars of optimal health – food, hormones, inflammation, and activity. WellnessFX CEO and Founder Jim Kean will moderate. You will be able to ask questions during the event, or you can send them beforehand via Facebook, Twitter, or comment right here on the blog!

Optimal Health Wellness Series: Nutrition at the Cellular Level will take place on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 10:00AM PT.

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In this 60-minute webinar you’ll learn:

  • How to listen to the messages your body sends
  • How your cells respond to hormones like insulin and how insulin levels contribute to weight gain more than fat
  • How to track health markers in order to address and treat warning signs before they become problems

Be sure to sign up and get your questions ready! We hope you join us in our never ending quest for health, wellness, and knowledge!

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.

Bulletproof Tea, Quantified Self, The End of Fad Diets, and More….

There’s a lot of new developments happening all the time in the world of nutrition, health, and fitness. We know it can be hard to keep up with, so here’s a few things we think are noteworthy:

The Nutrition Science Institute

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Atkins? Keto? Primal? Cabbage Soup? Zone? Eat-Whatever-I-Want-For-15-Minutes-Out-The-Day? Any of these diets sound familiar to you? The newly formed Nutrition Science Institute is setting out to take the guess work out of nutrition and end ‘fad diets’ once and for all. It plans to do this by bringing together scientists with one goal in mind: find out what’s healthy for people, and what isn’t. Tim Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Workweek and member of NuSI board of directors, labels it nicely: “The Manhattan Project to End Fad Diets.”

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Why Butter Is Good For You

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In the 50s and 60s the American government went on a campaign against dietary fats. Representatives of the American Heart Association appeared on national television to inform the general public that the consumption of butter, lard, eggs, and beef leads to coronary heart disease.

The man responsible for this movement was Ancel Keys, an American scientist who dedicated his life to studying the effects of diet on health. He conducted the Seven Countries Study, which followed more than 10,000 men spread out over the United States, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, and Japan. Over 40 years, the study found that the risk and rates of heart attack and stroke was related to the level of total serum cholesterol. Dr. Keys concluded that saturated fats (like those found in butter) were responsible for these results. Sounds good, right? But there’s just one thing . . .

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Surviving Sleep Deprivation with the Bulletproof Executive

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It’s 3 o’clock in the morning. You’ve been at your layover for five hours, waiting for a delayed flight. You have a presentation at 9 o’clock sharp. You’ll make it, but there won’t be time for sleep. The last thing you want is to give a sluggish, tired presentation, or to look like you just dragged yourself out of bed after a restless night. So what can you do?

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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.

Why We Need Vitamin D with the Bulletproof Executive

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“Have you had your Vitamin D today?” This could one day be a retort as common as getting leafy greens or your multivitamin.  With our lives mainly spent inside in the sunniest hours, we are missing those crucial rays to make a difference in our health. Studies have shown its correlation with reduced inflammation, cancer risk, and increased cardiovascular health.

Dave Asprey, the Bulletproof Executive and upcoming author of The Better Baby Book, and our CEO, Jim Kean, sit down to discuss these benefits, specifically the effects on inflammation. In recent years the recommended amount of daily Vitamin D intake has been deemed inadequate, causing people to take in as much Vitamin D as possible to reap the health benefits. However, there exists a level at which the benefits of Vitamin D supplementation reaches its peak, and more can actually be detrimental. The optimal intake level is called a ‘set point,’ and recent literature has shown that set points can be different for everyone. Learn more from Dave and Jim in the video below.

Dave and Jim discuss how you can find out your own Vitamin D set point with periodic testing of the high sensitivity C-Reactive Protein (hs-CRP) inflammation marker using varying levels of Vitamin D supplementation. For example, Jim’s hs-CRP marker reading was on the cusp of inflammation. After upping his Vitamin D intake, testing showed a drop in his hs-CRP to a healthier reading. However, when he increased his Vitamin D even further, his hs-CRP shot up higher than before, pushing him into the inflammatory range. From these series of tests, he was able to find his personal prescription for Vitamin D, or his ‘set point’. Considering that the hs-CRP inflammation marker is associated with risk of diseases such as cancer, dementia, cardiovascular disease, and many other chronic diseases, “if you have to take one test, this might be the one.”

What insight did you take away from this discussion of Vitamin D?

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.