Tag Archives: inflammation

Ask the Practitioner: How Your Gut Affects You As an Athlete

The 5 lbs of bacteria that reside in your body, known as your microbiome, are key to living a healthy life. For athletes that want to be on top of their game, the health of your gut can mess with your path to success – researchers continue to make discoveries about its connection to a variety of diseases and conditions, from anxiety and mood to obesity and IBS.

Tyler Lafleur 2nd degree connection2nd Owner/Coach at HPHI

Tyler LaFleur, RN, CCEP, CFMP

We asked WellnessFX practitioner and Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner Tyler LaFleur to weigh in on his thoughts when it comes to how athletes should consider caring for their gut health. 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 Reasons You Need to Be Tracking This Biomarker Now

inflammation

credit: iStock photo

There are many insightful markers that give a more comprehensive picture of what your body is up to and what is going on behind the scenes, beyond the routine tests you’d find in an annual physical or check-up. High-sensitivity C-reactive protein, hs-CRP, is one of the most important.

Knowing this marker is invaluable when it comes to living a long and healthy life. Here are 3 reasons why you need to be tracking this key biomarker. 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.

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

Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, Mike Mozart

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

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.

Health or Hype: Why is Everyone Eating Turmeric?

Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, anuandraj

Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, anuandraj

Turmeric drinks, infused-recipes and elixirs seem to be popping up everywhere, with biohackers, food marketers, and health experts touting anti-inflammatory and immunity-boosting properties. 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.

Inflammation-fighting food: A day of meals & snacks to help you be your best self

Credit: Instagram, @courtneypong

Credit: Instagram, @courtneypong

In the news this week was a study reporting findings from a blood test that could predict Alzheimer’s disease, which is a disease associated with inflammation. While this particular study is preliminary, it got us thinking about inflammation in general. Inflammation can happen all over the body. While there are a few ways to test for inflammation, it turns out that 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.

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

Credit: Flickr Commons, Adam Wyles

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.