Tag Archives: hs-CRP

Statins for Everybody? A Closer Look at the New Statin Guidelines.

spilled_pillsIf you’ve been following the news, it’s likely that you’ve seen the controversy raging about the new statin guidelines for cardiovascular health, risk, and treatment.

In short, the new guidelines have changed dramatically, moving away from using LDL as the key measure of CV health, and instead focusing on age, lifestyle, race, and other factors to determine who is most at risk. What’s alarming to many is that the new recommendations make millions more people eligible for long-term preventive treatment with statins. 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.

HDL 146 and TG 39 on a High-Fat Diet? How Ben Greenfield Does It (and More).

Ben Greenfield Tri RunningJoin Ben Greenfield—sports nutritionist, coach, and Ironman triathlete—as he shares his tips on using blood work for maximum health and performance in a short video walkthrough. Smart and methodical, his advice and methods will get you to Superman-status in no time. 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.

3 Ways You Can Reduce Inflammation for Better Health

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When you’ve been injured or have an infection, your body will likely respond with an increase in C-reactive protein, also known as CRP. Let’s take a closer look at why.

Zooming into the blood on a microscopic level, when there’s injury or infection, or if there’s anything in your bloodstream that’s not supposed to be there, macrophages will show up in droves. Macrophages are specialized white blood cells that chase, chomp down, and destroy foreign substances, cancer cells, and infectious bacteria. (See a macrophage in action here—after giving chase, it finally engulfs the invaders at :19 This is a good thing. 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.

Wheat Allergies and Cholesterol: A WellnessFX Member Success Story

Drina BobanA person can be shaped good, but not in good shape . . .

The Problem

Virtually everyone who works at WellnessFX is a health nut (as you can imagine, we love what we do). As the saying goes: we eat our own dogfood, and we eat it well! Our Wellness Network Development Director Drina Boban is no exception. She was a serious triathlete for many years and even competed in the 2004 USA National Championships. While she no longer races, Drina has maintained her commitment to living a healthy and active lifestyle. She eats well, is an avid runner and cyclist, and swims or lifts weights several times a week in addition to teaching boot camp classes on the side.

When she had her first draw at WellnessFX back in May of 2011, she expected her numbers to reflect how she felt: darn good. Her only problem was a mild wheat allergy, but seeing as how she didn’t experience any of the common GI issues that comes with it, it was easy to forget about. She had no complaints. In short, she was super healthy, and her numbers were going to be super healthy. But that wasn’t quite the case.

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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.

Customer Story: The Road to Optimizing My Health

credit: RunningAtDisney.com

We love hearing about our customer’s awesome experiences. We’ve been getting a lot lately from the participants of the recent FitFluential campaign. We just got wind of Sarah’s feedback on her blood draw and consult from her post on her blog, Running at Disney.

While many people may be surprised to learn that they’re bodies aren’t scoring as perfectly as they feel, Sarah has ulcerative colitis and is prone to tendonitis, so she knew her inflammation would be higher than normal. Still, there’s something to be learned for everyone. Here’s a summary of Sarah’s experience:

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.

Biomarker Series: The Wrap-Up

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Over the last several weeks, our Medical Director Doctor Murdoc Khaleghi has walked us through the ins and outs of WellnessFX Baseline. From the latest and greatest predictor of heart disease to the connection between the sunshine vitamin and chronic ailments, we’ve given you the tools to interpret your personal numbers even beyond the consultation that comes with Baseline.

However, we know it can be a lot of information. Don’t worry, though. This isn’t college, and there won’t be any tests or examinations. So here’s a cheat sheet with all the biomarkers tested in WellnessFX Baseline, and why they’re important. So in case you missed the Biomarker Series, or just want everything in one digestible package, this is for you:

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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.