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The IGF-1 Trade-Off: Performance vs. Longevity

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During the relatively recent fireside talk put together by WellnessFX Tim Ferriss brought up the point that in some cases there may exist a trade-off or a “faustian bargain” (as he called it) between longevity and performance. Watch the fireside talk here.

Optimizing for IGF-1, otherwise known as insulin-like growth factor-1, is one such case where more performance driven goals like maximizing growth and maintaining muscle and neurons may, to some degree, come at odds with ones desire for longevity. Continue reading

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Be Your Best Self: Get More Sleep

WellnessFX wants you to Be Your Best Self. To help you along the way, we will be giving away one $50 gift-card to Whole Foods, REI, or Lululemon each week! All you have to do is click here and sign-up!

While you wait to see if you’re one of our lucky winners, we’ll be sharing daily tips on how to Be Your Best Self through small changes. It only makes sense to start with where most Americans are seriously lacking: sleep.

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Fireside Chat Video Series with Tim Ferriss: Episode 4

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All good things must come to an end. Over the last few weeks we’ve shared video and summaries from the amazing Building the Perfect Human event WellnessFX held last month in San Francisco.

In classic fireside-style, our CEO Jim Kean, best-selling author Tim Ferriss, and Dr. Justin Mager have discussed how to slow aging as much as possible in the next 20 years by tracking your health, reducing injuries, eating holistically, and embracing your bacterial self. This last iteration continues with questions from the audience, with everything from The 4-Hour Musician to the problems with the current supplement market.

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Fireside Chat Video Series with Tim Ferriss: Episode 3

The conversation from Tim Ferriss’ phenomenal Building the Perfect Human fireside chat is just about done, but that doesn’t mean the show’s over! After discussing how to turn back the hands of the biological clock, our WellnessFX trio of experts tackled questions from the audience.

In classic fireside-style, our CEO Jim Kean, best-selling author Tim Ferriss, and Dr. Justin Mager have covered topics such as using whole foods to heal, the master regulatory gene, mitochondria and microbiome, and performance enhancement for the future. We gave our audience members a chance to be part of the conversation. Get ready to hear enlightening stories, what to do when you’re trying to maintain your weight, and if we can expect The 4-Hour Brain any time soon.

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Will Inactivity Kill Today’s Kids 5 Years Earlier?

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Nike collaborated with more than 70 other companies and organizations to fund a study which found some eyebrow-raising results: today’s 10-year-olds can expect to lose 5 whole years off their life-spans. The study is called Designed to Move and is focused on bringing awareness to the increasing sedentary lifestyles worldwide and the importance of physical activity from a young age.

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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.