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Over Half the U.S. Population is Deficient in This Critical Mineral: Maximizing Your Mitochondria with Magnesium Part 1

In this post, we’ll delve into how optimizing your magnesium levels, an essential mineral that 56% of the U.S. population is deficient in, can help you maximize your mitochondria in order to enhance your performance.1 (Note: Magnesium can be tested by the WellnessFX Performance package.Your mitochondria are what give you energy through the process of oxidative phosphorylation – the consumption of oxygen to generate ATP, the energetic currency of your cells. They supply fuel to every single type of cell in your body, from muscle to neuron, to keep your cells functioning at their best. Your mitochondrial health is strongly tied to your fitness both in terms of physical performance and even longevity. It is your mitochondria that provide nourishment during injury to speed up wound healing and recovery.

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Tim Ferriss: “Building the Perfect Human” – Episode 2

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Last week we brought you the first of four episodes from Tim Ferriss’ phenomenal Building the Perfect Human fireside chat. Part One focused on turning back the clock on aging, tracking the human body, and how medicine will evolve in the next 20 years.

This week’s episode continues the conversation. In classic fireside-style, our CEO Jim Kean, best-selling author Tim Ferriss, and Dr. Justin Mager go on wonderful tangents and side-stories but hold on to the central theme throughout: personalized peak performance.

Specifically, tune in this week to learn about: calorie restriction, antioxidant cycling, food allergies, using whole foods to heal, the master regulatory gene, mitochondria and microbiome, and performance enhancement for the future.

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Tim Ferriss: “Building the Perfect Human” – Episode 1

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Tim Ferriss is a best-selling author, dedicated quantified-selfer, and will most likely be tracking all aspects of his body for the rest of his life. He recently joined WellnessFX CEO Jim Kean and Dr. Justin Mager in San Francisco to talk about all he does to stay young and slow the aging process. People traveled from all over the West Coast just to hear Tim’s hard-earned wisdom and, as one audience member put it, it was more than worth it!

Jim Kean opened up with the question: In 20 years, I’m willing to bet you’ll look the same. How will you do it? An awesome conversation followed.

If you weren’t able to make it out, don’t fret! We had our cameras ready to go and captured the whole talk. Get instant access to what Tim thinks about joint health, hormone levels, optimize performance verses longevity, tracking your biomarkers, and deciphering your diagnostics.

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The Body’s Fuel System with CrossFit Endurance

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What would you say about an athlete who shows up for an endurance event after months of eating hardly any carbs?

I hope he’s on my team.

Ultra-marathoner Tim Olson recently won theWestern States 100-mile Endurance Run and beat the course record by 21 minutes! How did he do it? By training his fuel system.

CrossFit Endurance founder Brian MacKenzie recently sat down with WellnessFX CEO Jim Kean. They talked about Tim, his diet, and the body’s fuel system. Brian then goes on to share tips from his own diet during training and leading up to a competitive event.

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WellnessFX Practitioner Ben Greenfield on Training and Winning

Depending on your health hurdles, your triumphs and any lofty fitness goals you may have, your health guru may be your family physician, your acupuncturist or your personal trainer. At WellnessFX, we offer a network of practitioners that range from medical doctors to dieticians and nutritionists, all with a variety of backgrounds and specialties.

One of our wellness gurus is Ben Greenfield, a WFX practitioner, sports nutritionist and personal trainer. Ben helps his clients with weight control, sports performance, holistic medicine and lifestyle management. A triathlete himself for the last nine years, Ben demonstrates a devotion to health, quantified living and the victory that comes with working toward your goals.

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Fats As Fuel Help Runner Win 100-Mile Race

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Still unsure whether a low-carb diet can coincide with an athletic lifestyle? Last month we talked with CrossFit Endurance founder Brian MacKenzie extensively about using fats as the body’s primary source of fuel and turning on  PGC-1α, the gene responsible for the efficiency of the body’s fuel system. Brian shared with us his experiences with his own athletes and how they’ve benefitted from low-carb diets. If this wasn’t enough, we’ve recently caught wind of even more proof that you don’t need extra carbs to fuel for performance.

Ultra-marathoner Tim Olson recently won the Western States 100-mile Endurance Run, and he did it on a low-carb/high-fat diet. Not only did he finish the race 15 minutes before the next competitor, he beat the course record by 21 minutes! Many people were shocked to hear about his diet, and hopefully performances like his will inspire more people to activate their fuel efficiency gene.

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