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credit: Steven Depolo

credit: Steven Depolo

You’ve probably heard physical therapists, chiropractors, and other bodyworkers say that the spine is the key to living pain free—and they’re right. A healthy spine, coupled with a healthy nervous system, is crucial in terms of maintaining whole body health. A strong spine can also make you look taller and thinner, and feel more powerful.

On the other hand, though, your spine in many ways is the command center for your physical self—it’s connected to so many other systems in your body that that slightest change to that equilibrium can lead to problems. Rounded shoulders and discomfort are frequently the first noticeable issues, but by no means are they the only problems. Thankfully, simply knowing your way around your spine can help avoid many of them.

Your spine has three distinct parts, each with different functions and different methods of self-care. So consider this a guide to that part of yourself you never see, but could never do without. 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.

Double Checking Your Doc Could Change Everything

natI first learned about WellnessFX last fall through the Bay Club and my husband’s CrossFit box. Having learned about this cutting-edge approach to the democratization of healthcare, I was thrilled when they approached me about a consulting opportunity. I decided to give the product a whirl for myself.

At the time, I was on a strict workout regimen and a clean diet, but still found myself plagued by severe fatigue, sore muscles, and more oddly, noise sensitivity. I mean, I remember wearing earplugs to Thanksgiving dinner – it got that bad. 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 Basics of Eating for Endurance

6942604078_f4f89b427e_oMaybe you’re new to exercise.

Maybe you enjoy team sports, but you’ve been feeling like you want to get out on your own.

Or maybe you’re just tired of the rote 45-minute treadmill/resistance machine combo at the gym, and you need to break out of your rut.

For extended bouts of exercise, you’ll need to fuel yourself not just for performance, but for recovery. You’ll need to keep your mind sharp. And most of all, you’ll need to know what to eat when your performance suffers.

Here are some simple guidelines for inputs to help you optimize your output.

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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 Rebooted Body Interview With WellnessFX CEO Jim Kean – Part II

Earlier this week we shared an informative and thorough interview with CEO Jim Kean, conducted by Kevin Geary of the Rebooted Body. There’s so much content, we had to break the summary up into three parts!

In the first section of the conversation, Jim and Kevin discussed the WellnessFX process along with the origins of the company. For the next twenty minutes they went into detail about the different panels offered and how people can decide which is best for them.

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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.

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Will Inactivity Kill Today’s Kids 5 Years Earlier?

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Nike collaborated with more than 70 other companies and organizations to fund a study which found some eyebrow-raising results: today’s 10-year-olds can expect to lose 5 whole years off their life-spans. The study is called Designed to Move and is focused on bringing awareness to the increasing sedentary lifestyles worldwide and the importance of physical activity from a young age.

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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.

Biomarker Series: The Wrap-Up

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Over the last several weeks, our Medical Director Doctor Murdoc Khaleghi has walked us through the ins and outs of WellnessFX Baseline. From the latest and greatest predictor of heart disease to the connection between the sunshine vitamin and chronic ailments, we’ve given you the tools to interpret your personal numbers even beyond the consultation that comes with Baseline.

However, we know it can be a lot of information. Don’t worry, though. This isn’t college, and there won’t be any tests or examinations. So here’s a cheat sheet with all the biomarkers tested in WellnessFX Baseline, and why they’re important. So in case you missed the Biomarker Series, or just want everything in one digestible package, this is for you:

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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.