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Hype or Health: Sports Drinks – Are They All They Claim to Be?

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Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, Mike Mozart

It’s not uncommon to see glass cases at gyms full of neon colored beverages. If you’ve been to a youth sporting event on a warm Saturday, you often see kids holding one. They’re stocked in convenience stores and are a $6.81 billion business. We’re talking about sports drinks. Are they good for you and help sports performance as much as they claim? Continue reading

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Are These 3 Popular Sugar Alternatives Healthy?

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In the pursuit to consume less sugar and stabilize blood sugar, we may use sweeteners like aspartame (“Equal”), sorbitol, sucralose (“Splenda”) or saccharin (“Sweet n Low”). Although these sweeteners have been approved by the FDA as “Generally Recognized As Safe” (GRAS), they are also known to present significant health costs.

Health Costs Associated with Artificial Sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners also make a difficult baking substitute. Due to different sweetness-to-volume ratios than sugar, they aren’t necessarily compatible for certain recipes, making

Fortunately, there are more natural alternative sweeteners available. Here are a few that are growing in popularity and increasingly found in products and cabinets.

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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.

4 Lifestyle Changes to Lower Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

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Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, Carlos let´s go

For those with a high risk of Type 2 diabetes — 86 million Americans over the age of 20, according to the American Diabetes Association — glucose is the name of the game.

Glucose, the main type of sugar that circulates in your 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.

Your Ultimate Cheat Sheet to Understanding Blood Sugar

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Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, Bill McBain

We’re back this week on the blog with more resources to educate and decode how to best manage (and digest) all of the health information flying around out there.

If you’re currently rocking an activity tracker (such as a Fitbit or a Jawbone UP band) you’re not alone – one in 10 Americans use devices like these (known as wearables) to track their day-to-day activity and help quantify their efforts to stay active, healthy, and/or fit. You’ll no doubt see the rise in this “one in 10” number over the next few years, but it won’t be limited to step counters and run trackers. Consumers can look forward to an explosion of sensors that will monitor important body information, such as breathing and heart rate. 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.

WellnessFX Releases New Dating App For Finding Your Perfect Match

Every year, hundreds of people find love on sites like Match.com, OkCupid, and It’s Just Lunch. But how well do these REALLY give you insight into knowing if you and your potential partner are a good match? Today, WellnessFX announces The Complete Package ®, our new dating app that matches you to your perfect soul mate using your biomarkers.

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The Complete Package

While other dating sites waste your time on banal details such as common interests, passions, and values, WellnessFX digs one level deeper. 

Using our unique, ground-breaking, comprehensive, super fancy, and innovative algorithm, we leverage influential biomarkers such as Glucose, Triglycerides, and Cortisol, to give you insight beyond the traditional Google/Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/un-signed in LinkedIn search n’ stalk.

Whether you’re looking for Mrs. Right, or Mr. Right Now, to find biomarker trend commonalities in a future mate, or just deciding if someone with high hs-CRP is right for you, with WellnessFX’s robust, cloud-based, synergistic game-changing platform, you can’t go wrong. Even our most basic package includes more tests than the routine checkup:

  • Personalized biomarker matchmaking – mobile and web access!
  • Quality matching of LDL and HDL cholesterol levels
  • Consulting appointments tailored to what you’re probably doing wrong on that 1st date
  • Guaranteed and personalized understanding of your health plus actionable ways to achieve optimal health.

Ready to get started? Great! We match you with WellnessFX members we we think you’ll enjoy enhancing your performance with.

WellnessFX’s The Complete Package* ®: When you still aren’t sure after creeping 33 Facebook photo albums and profile pictures. Twice.

Tweet us and let us know what you think. Your feedback is an important part of our process.

P.S. Happy April Fool’s Day, WellnessFX’ers. 

*Really not a product, guys. 

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.

Ben Greenfield on the 4 Dangers of a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet

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Credit: Flickr Commons, Adam Wyles

I personally have experimented with very low carbohydrate diets combined with extreme amounts of exercise and have certainly noticed issues on my biomarkers of which I would have never been aware if I weren’t testing and tracking – and these were serious issues that threatened 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.