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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.

N=1—The Well-Tested Self-Experiment

notebooksAfter last week’s post, you already know a little bit about self tracking. Now you’re ready to take it to the next level—to add a bit more discipline and set up some structured experiments to see how changes in lifestyle can lead to changes in your body.

For this example, we’re going to try something pretty elemental: we’re going to try to increase our day-to-day energy. 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.

Six Ways to Beat Back Brain Fog

yawning_catMaybe you’ve nodded off during a meeting or fallen asleep at your desk. And maybe you’ve even done it more than once. Or you might just suffer from reduced concentration, and have trouble learning new things and finding the right words. In any case, your work performance is definitely being affected.

Even though you might not get fired for your offenses (co-workers may have been too nice and/or embarrassed to mention them at all), there’s a good chance that the office gossips are keeping the memories alive for you. So instead of letting a reputation as a lazy layabout silently haunt you as you sleepily climb the corporate ladder, here are six ways to stay sharp and alert all day. 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.

Can Glutamine Supplements Help Protect Your Body from Wear and Tear?

woman_arm_flexWhen you’re browsing the aisles of your local vitamin store or natural pharmacy, you’ve probably walked past the amino acids section, taken a look at all those substances ending in “-ine” and wondered, “should I be using these?”

Amino acids are the building blocks of protein—they’re used in every cell of the body to create the proteins your body needs to function. Because of the fundamental role they play in your body’s function, it’s worth taking a look this class of supplements.
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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.

Be Your Best Self: Get More Sleep

WellnessFX wants you to Be Your Best Self. To help you along the way, we will be giving away one $50 gift-card to Whole Foods, REI, or Lululemon each week! All you have to do is click here and sign-up!

While you wait to see if you’re one of our lucky winners, we’ll be sharing daily tips on how to Be Your Best Self through small changes. It only makes sense to start with where most Americans are seriously lacking: sleep.

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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.

Guest Post: The Importance of Detoxification

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credit: iStock @adlifemarketing

Never before in human history have we been exposed to such high levels of toxins. There has been an explosion in the number of studies showing the effects of these environmental chemicals on human health. There are estimated to be approximately 100,000 chemicals now in commerce, 30,000 of which are in common use and only 3,500 of which have been safely tested. Throughout our daily life we are in constant contact with environmental toxins. It isn’t hard to believe they are playing a role in modern illness like birth defects, nervous system disorders, strokes, heart attacks, diabetes, and cancer.

Where are these toxins coming from?

We absorb toxins through our skin, from the air we breathe, the chemicals in our foods, and from the chemicals released in our homes and workplaces. They all add to our body’s toxic load. Ideally, on a daily basis, our bodies break down these toxins and clear them away. Detoxification is simply normalizing the body’s ability to process and excrete toxins.

To support the detoxification process, the body requires a variety of nutrients. If these nutrients are in low supply, the toxins re-circulate. These unneutralized, fat-soluble toxins can be stored in body tissues such as fat, brain and nervous system causing systemic symptoms and future disease processes.

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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.