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Customer Story: The Road to Optimizing My Health

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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.

Biomarker Series: Love Your Liver

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Three guesses to what’s the largest internal organ in your body and has more than 500 functions? (don’t look at the title) Yep, that’s right: the liver! Many people wouldn’t be able to tell you why the liver is important off the top of their heads. This is because it has so many functions that it’s not known for any one thing. Some of the awesome functions your liver is carrying out right now include (but is not limited to):

  • Making all types of blood cells to carry out various activities throughout your body. Red blood cells to carry oxygen to your tissues and white blood cells to fight infection.
  • Metabolizing the cholesterol in your body
  • Helping to digest and store sugar for use as energy
  • Ridding your blood of nasty toxins before they can run amuck all over your body
  • Producing a new batch of bile to help you digest all those healthy fats you’ve been eating lately
  • Manufacturing nifty enzymes and proteins that will go out and be apart of most of the chemical reactions in your body. One example is blood clotting.

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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: Don’t Throw Your Liver Into a Spiral

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In today’s fast-paced world, many of us are forced to juggle a multitude of priorities in our daily lives that compete for our time. Between meeting deadlines at work, demands at home, recreation, and personal time, we often compromise on sleep. While most of us can recover from the occasional sleepless night, those who habitually don’t get enough sleep over the course of months or years may face more long-term health consequences. It’s no wonder then that we find ourselves fatigued, stressed out, irritable, and maybe even battling a nagging cold or cough that just won’t go away. Not only does sleep deprivation impair cognitive functioning, memory, and mood, it also is linked to a weakened immune system and increased risk of chronic diseases like high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes.

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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.