WellnessFX Annual Checkup has landed and sure has made a big splash! Our new service (FREE for a limited time) lets you take control of your health by accessing and owning your data.
But what is the experience really like? Sure, it’s free, getting your blood drawn is quick and easy, and you’ll be able to access your health data from the palm of your hand, but is it worth your time?
We say YES. But, of course, do you expect us to suggest any differently? The best way to tell if WellnessFX is for you is through customer experience and word of mouth. We continually bring you these member stories right here on our blog. We encourage you to assess the data for yourself. It’ll be practice for when you get your blood results back!
Junk food is a slow killer. It’s making you diabetic, raising your blood pressure, and threatens to shut down your heart before the age of 50. No one really argues with how important diet is to long-term health. You are what you eat.
The question is, then: What is junk food?
Think about five foods you consider junk. Was chocolate one of your choices?
Should it be?
More and more we are learning that it’s less the what of the food we eat, but the how in the way it’s prepared. A hamburger from McDonald’s is bad, but what about a homemade grass-fed burger with gluten-free bread, and organic cheese? French fries are the worst, right? How about some sweet potato strips baked to a crunchy crisp in the oven?
Maybe it’s time to have another look at chocolate. While a Snickers bar a day won’t keep the doctor away, could this ‘guilty pleasure’ food be misunderstood?
Dave is all about the quantified self movement. He sleeps with a Zeo, tracks his movement with a pedometer, and has a subscription to 23andMe. He recently left his day job and is now self-employed. But because of a pre-existing health condition, he hasn’t been able to get affordable insurance. Since he has to pay for services out of pocket, he wants the most bang for his buck. He’d heard about WellnessFX, thought it could be a good value, and decided to check it out.
Here was his experience:
Finding a lab nearby Dave was super easy. He was in and out in 15 minutes, including the time it took to fill out necessary paperwork.
Dave went in for his blood test on a Tuesday. He had his results by Friday.
Metabolic syndrome is becoming more and more common in the United States. According to PubMed, metabolic syndrome is ‘a name for a group of risk factors that occur together and increase the risk for coronary artery disease,stroke, and type 2 diabetes.’ The two most important risk factors are extra weight around the middle and upper parts of the body, and insulin resistance.
We recently came across a blog post written by an individual who has been living with metabolic syndrome for a while now. He was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes at the age of 17 which, understandably, came as a big shock. Like many kids, he wasn’t paying that much attention to his health or what he was eating. Just 50 years ago, this might not have been a big deal. Now, however, with kids becoming more and more sedentary with video games and computers, and the declining quality of our food, metabolic disorders are catching up with us quicker.
If you’re an avid reader of our blog, you might have noticed that we have a special place in our hearts for the Paleolithic Diet. Not only has many of our staff adopted the diet, but we’ve also seen our member’s numbers change as they’ve cut out the carbs, chucked the processed foods, and switched to grass-fed meats.
Whether or not you’re still skeptical of this way of eating, you can’t deny the Paleo Diet, based on the way humans originally ate, has become wildly popular. With popularity comes misconception and confusion, so the people over at Medical Billing and Coding recently released an informative infographic on the diet’s origins, little known facts, and which foods are allowed. It’s so good we just had to share it! You’ll find it at the end of this post, but first we wanted to highlight a few of the key take-aways.