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How to Get The Best and Easiest Access to Your Supplements

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Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, kaniths

We talk a lot about all the cool things you can do with WellnessFX – from exporting your lab results and accessing your practitioner recommendations, to storing your health records digitally, and much more. 

Did you also know that all WellnessFX members, regardless of where you live, have access to the full Thorne Research line of high quality, premium dietary supplements, shipped right to 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.

5 Simple Ways to Enjoy Fall Fruits & Vegetables in Season

Credit: Wikimedia, Jean-noël Lafargue

Credit: Wikimedia, Jean-noël Lafargue

Summer produce season is long gone (boooooo) but the fall is ushering in some tasty fruits and veggies that can help keep you healthy and thriving, and maybe even pass on that cold that’s about to go around. (when isn’t it?)

To get the full scoop, we liked this handy seasonality chart from CUESA, since we’re in Northern California, but if you’re not a neighbor of ours, you can use Epicurious’ Peak Season Map (which is really cool) – it lets you pick where you are the the month you’re in, since every region differs.

We’ve picked a few of our faves below that are generally available in the fall, along with a couple of simple recipes that can help you incorporate them into meals and snacks. Happy munching! 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.

Swap Outs, Tips & Tricks for Healthier Lunches

Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, US Embassy Canada

Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, US Embassy Canada

September is upon us and the push for healthier lunches is prevalent, from the school lunch line to the workplace cafeteria. Why? Because more and more, we are realizing that the contents of our food matters – from hidden sugar to food additives, and even how it affects our mood.

While a popular opinion is that there is a pre-determined range of calories one should aim to fuel their bodies with and use to manage their weight, this opinion is controversial. With this approach, our complex bodies have been reduced down to sheer math regarding nutrition, reasoning that “calories in, are calories out.” When it comes to optimal health – metabolic, cardiovascular, liver, kidney, bone, and blood –  this couldn’t be further from the truth.

The quality of your food matters.

When it comes to re-imagining your lunches (or any meal, really) for the benefit of your health and wellbeing, a big change can be overwhelming. Large adjustments have the potential to be difficult to adopt all at once – but small changes can lead to healthy habits over time that are sustainable.

Lunch: A few small changes you can make

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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.

4 Vitamins & the Important Signs that You Could Be Deficient

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Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, U.S. Department of Agriculture

We recently discussed how micronutrients, specifically minerals, play an important role in keeping your body healthy and functioning. You can read that post here.

When it comes to micronutrient deficiency, signs such as fatigue or cramps are often your body’s way of alerting you of potential bigger problems. Next on the micronutrient discussion list? Vitamins. 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.

7 Important Minerals and the Signs that You Could Be Deficient

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Just 2.5 cups of spinach per day are enough to satisfy the daily magnesium requirement. Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, robbplusjessie

Have you ever had a few leg cramps and figured, “I just get those from time to time” ? What about poor fingernail growth or restless nights? While these daily observances can be easily written off when it doesn’t interrupt your busy day, the reality is that they are your body’s way of alerting you of potential bigger problems. 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.

Three Main Causes of Magnesium Deficiency (Part 2)

Body Odor-In my last post, we learned that 56% of the U.S. population is deficient in magnesium. We also learned about the important role magnesium plays in mitochondrial function and how this relates to exercise performance by ensuring your muscle cells have the highest oxidative capacity (ability to produce ATP or “energy”) possible.

In this post we are going to talk about:

  • The OTHER consequences of magnesium deficiency that are not strictly related to mitochondrial function … and…
  • Why over half of the U.S. population is deficient

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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.