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6 Reasons Why Even Healthy People Get Regular Blood Tests

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Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, Wouter de Bruijn

Health is progressively in the hands of consumers. From Doctor/Patient matching services and medical record storage, to nutrition tracking apps and activity monitoring devices and sensors, more people every day are gaining access to health management tools that help them take control.

When it comes to blood tests, however, old stigmas seem to die hard. Continue reading

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Our 27 Improvements That Will Change How You Move at Work

 

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Stand to read this blog post. It will most likely be a part of a much needed 10-minute break in your work day.

Why? Because The National Institutes of Health recently reported that Adult Americans spend on average 7.7 hours a day engaged in “sedentary behavior.” As a result of sitting longer, it’s more difficult for your blood to circulate. 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.

Upcoming Webcast: Nutrition and Hormone Need-to-Knows with REFUEL author Dr. John La Puma

WellnessFX is excited to announce our next webcast! Wednesday, January 8 @ 10 a.m. PST, we’ll be welcoming Dr. John La Puma, MD, FACP and author of REFUEL, to discuss “Nutrition and Hormones: What You Need to Know.”

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Credit: drjohnlapuma.com

You can register here (it takes 7 seconds) and even submit your question early to have it answered on the day of the webcast. Securing your seat automatically registers you for a chance to win a copy of Dr. La Puma’s new book + a FREE WellnessFX Performance Package.

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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.

It’s World Diabetes Day. Have You Been Tested Recently?

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Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, Carol Browne

November 14th is World Diabetes Day,* created to spread awareness of type 2 diabetes and to bring attention to promising medical advancements that can help people avoid or manage the disease.

Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disease, and its prevalence is growing around the world. Hundreds of millions of people have the condition, and what’s worse, nearly half of them have no idea. The damage the disease does to the body puts these people at risk of developing a number of other serious issues like cardiovascular disease, kidney failure, blindness, and loss of limbs.

In the US, more than 5,000 people per day learn that that they have this life-threatening, life-long disease. But fortunately, like many diseases, it doesn’t happen overnight. Early detection and lifestyle changes often allow people to bring their blood glucose levels back into the normal range before permanent effects settle in. 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.

When in Stockholm: Sweden Goes Low-Carb High-Fat for Health and Weight-Loss

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credit: Google CC

The independent Swedish Council on Health Technology Assessment (SBU) looked at 16,000 studies published through May 31 of this year, and the publication of their surprising findings led to a national change in dietary advice.

This marks the first time that a country has developed national dietary guidelines based around low-carb high-fat nutrition. It’s taken them a while to get there, but their success in changing the national discussion is the result of dedication, careful research, and self-experimentation. Continue reading

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Be Your Best Self: Keep Off The Pounds At Social Gatherings

 

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credit: Instagram @ssarahlee__

Family dinners, potlucks, traveling, and even just a long day of meetings at work are sure-fire ways to get off track. When visiting family on vacation, offering to do the grocery shopping can ensure a gathering over fresh, organic, and natural ingredients. It’s also an extremely nice gesture.

Although we debunked the snacking myth a while back, it is still a good way to keep up the healthy routine while on the go, and can save you from succumbing to fast-food while away from home. If going on a trip, a three-pound bag of mixed nuts, dried fruit, and dark chocolate pieces is both healthy and delicious, fits easily in your carry-on, and will last you a week. Before leaving on your trip, grab a handful and weigh it on a scale. Now you’ll always have a rough idea how much you’re snacking on!

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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.