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2012 – A Year of Wellness

Jim Kean

Jim Kean | CEO

If the 20th century was a time of reductionism, then the 21st is all about system biology. How do all the individual parts we’ve spent the last century learning about work together, affect each other, and dictate our health? For WellnessFX, 2012 has embodied this crucial shift. WellnessFX Baseline has made personal biological data accessible to the layperson. By providing essential diagnostics on a broad range of biomarkers and a personal consult with a trained practitioner, our members are able to put together their own puzzle pieces to create a holistic picture of lasting wellness.

2012 was a big year for WellnessFX. In just a year’s time, the company has become a pioneer in nationwide diagnostics networking. Since releasing WellnessFX Baseline this past April, we’ve opened in 14 states with plans to be in a majority of states by the end of Q1 2013. Our partnership with LabCorp has made expansion seamless and easy. Even though we’re based in San Francisco, our members as far as Florida and Pennsylvania are able to receive the same quick and easy results, benefit from the same in-depth consults, and track their progress over the same platform. Gone are the days of having to travel and spend time in a waiting room to receive the best care, the best opinions, or the best advice.

T1In this way, WellnessFX is also changing the definition of telehealth. With WellnessFX, customers receive tailored results, advice, and priceless knowledge, all on their time and their schedules. And with our mobile app, an individual’s personal biology can be accessed anytime, anywhere.

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Best of #AskGreatist – In Case You Missed It!

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With outlets like Twitter and Facebook, social media is not just a way to keep in touch with old friends. Now, more than ever before, the world is at your fingertips. Want to know the guidelines for ‘organic’ food? Google it. Think you felt an earthquake but not quite sure? Check Twitter. Need some quick health advice? #AskGreatist.

Last week WellnessFX teamed up with Greatist to answer many of your health questions on Twitter–in real time!  Our Medical Director Doctor Murdoc Khaleghi tackled questions about exercise, supplementation, and fighting the common cold. AskGreatist is hosted by Greatist and various guests every Tuesday at 7pm. Just log-in to Twitter at that time and search for the #AskGreatist hashtag! 

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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.

Well(nessFX) of Health: A Review

WellnessFX is easy, fast, and empowering.

Your words, not ours. Kasey, one of our newest members, recently immortalized her WellnessFX experience in the written word. Not only does she share some interesting biomarker results, but detailed advice from her consult as well. If you ever wanted to know what working with WellnessFX is like, read on.

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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.

Holiday Recipe Series – Appetizers: Spark Your Appetite, Not Your Glucose

credit: Sarah Brett, RD

Happy Holidays WellnessFXers! Thanksgiving is just a few days away, and what better time to kick off our Holiday Recipe Series? In this post you’ll find four appetizers sure to start off right any holiday dinner. The only bad side? Get used to explaining to your health-conscious friends that ‘These are okay to eat, I swear!’

Our first recipe includes a very useful side treat: Paleo Mayonnaise. When searching around for appetizers to make your Holiday Party healthy and fun, we ran across a LOT of recipes calling for mayo. Glance just once at the labeling on a generic brand and you’ll see why homemade mayo is the way to go.

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Biomarker Series: Avoiding Diabetes with Glucose and HbA1c

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Diabetes. In America, nearly 80 people a day will sit down with their doctors and be told that they have this life-long and life-threatening disease. Like many diseases, however, it doesn’t happen overnight. No one goes to sleep perfectly healthy and wakes up the next morning with diabetes. You develop it from gradual changes in your body due to diet and lifestyle. Fortunately, those changes can be detected before permanent effects settle in – years before.

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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.