WellnessFX Annual Checkup has landed and sure has made a big splash! Our new service (FREE for a limited time) lets you take control of your health by accessing and owning your data.
But what is the experience really like? Sure, it’s free, getting your blood drawn is quick and easy, and you’ll be able to access your health data from the palm of your hand, but is it worth your time?
We say YES. But, of course, do you expect us to suggest any differently? The best way to tell if WellnessFX is for you is through customer experience and word of mouth. We continually bring you these member stories right here on our blog. We encourage you to assess the data for yourself. It’ll be practice for when you get your blood results back!
There is good reason that a paleolithic diet may serve you. Let me back up and explain. The paleolithic diet is based on the principle that we should be eating the same foods that our ancestors ate thousands and thousands of years ago. Why? There has been a dramatic change in our food over the past fifty years and while our DNA and our biology has changed very little, these changes in our food supply has led to an ever increasing rate of obesity, chronic degenerative diseases, allergies, and especially food-related reactions.
Our ancestors developed a certain biology to accommodate the foods that were available to them. For thousands of years they ate in much the same way; relatively little changed in their diet. The diet consisted of wild game, root vegetables, and berries. The result? Our ancestors were lean, fit and free of chronic disease. Today, we no longer eat the same foods that our ancestors ate, and we are no long lean, fit or free of chronic disease.
Our diets are constantly falling victim to the same arbitrary whims as other parts of American culture: the inescapable phenomena of fads. Yet, deciding to wear skinny jeans probably won’t have any long-term affects on your health. The way we eat, on the other hand, is essentially the way we fuel every aspect of our lives, so it’s important to get it right!
This begs the question: what is the best diet? This Thursday we look at the most popular diets out there today and our Medical Director, Dr. Murdoc Khaleghi, weighs in on the pros and cons of each.
In 1984 the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute set out to do a noble thing: fight heart disease, obesity, and all the complications that come with it. They launched a massive campaign to promote low-fat diets. Saturated fat consumption certainly went down, but obesity and diabetes levels went up.
This raised the question: is it really fat consumption that makes us fat? Researchers from Stanford University attempted to answer just that. The study was simple: one group ate all the fat and protein they wanted, but were restricted to 20-50 grams of carbohydrates per day while the other group was put on a calorie-restricted low-fat diet where carbs made up 55-60 percent of all calories. Both groups lost weight, but the low-carb group saw nearly twice the benefits in weight loss, triglyceride levels, and blood pressure.
Morning workouts. Sets and reps. Mile markers. Best times. Pushing yourself to the limit. Pushing your limit.
All connotations with the word ‘training.’ Finding out how far the body can go and then taking it there and further again . . . and again . . . and again.
But that’s only half of it. Athleticism isn’t just muscles flexing and extending, coordination of movements, and pushing for more speed. On a cellular level, the body is also converting fuel into energy to support these processes. So shouldn’t we train that system, too?