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Kevin Kelly Thinks We’re Cool

credit: Ed Schipul

credit: Ed Schipul

When Kevin Kelly, co-founder of Wired magazine and all-around tech guru, decides that something is cool, people listen.

That’s why we were thrilled to see that Kelly gave a nod to WellnessFX on his Cool Tools website. Cool Tools is a expertly curated site, providing a daily writeup of what the editors have determined to be the best tools available.  From gadgets and machines to services and websites, Cool Tools is a compendium of the tried and true. 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.

N=1—The Well-Tested Self-Experiment

notebooksAfter last week’s post, you already know a little bit about self tracking. Now you’re ready to take it to the next level—to add a bit more discipline and set up some structured experiments to see how changes in lifestyle can lead to changes in your body.

For this example, we’re going to try something pretty elemental: we’re going to try to increase our day-to-day energy. 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.

Know Yourself—Turn Your Curiosity Into a Self-Tracking Routine

wfx_appIf you’re a biohacker or self-tracker, you’re likely familiar with Larry Smarr. If not, then consider him the pinnacle of The Quantified Self: a man who tracked nearly every measurable aspect of his life, from CRP levels to the contents of his colon. He started by monitoring food intake for weight loss, and as he got more curious, he worked his way up to broader analysis, eventually detecting the early stages of Crohn’s disease well before his doctors. 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.

The Rebooted Body Interview With WellnessFX CEO Jim Kean – Part I

Want to learn more about WellnessFX? Who better than from the man who started it all: CEO Jim Kean. He recently sat down with Kevin Geary of the Rebooted Body to discuss the WellnessFX process, the variety of panels we offer, and the current healthcare revolution to take control of your own health data.

The Rebooted Body is an online program that helps you reach your fitness goals through natural, holistic methods. They upkeep a regular and informative blog and podcast to share health news, tips, and methods for leading a healthy life. We are very grateful for the opportunity to discuss how we’re setting out to change preventive medicine and hope you take the time to check out the Rebooted Body’s awesome platform!

The interview is long (a whole hour!) so we’re splitting the summary into three parts. Today we’re talking about the background of WellnessFX. In parts two and three, we’ll dive into the various panels you can choose from and how WellnessFX is trying to improve the system.

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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.

How Much Can The Body Take? Ben Greenfield Looks To Find Out

de8214a8ae1811e2b4ef22000a1fbd4d_7As you may already know, the wildly popular Wildflower triathlon festival kicks off on May 3 – just a couple of weeks away.

And a special feature new to this year is Wildflower Squared (WF2) – the ultimate, slightly insane challenge of completing the long distance triathlon (1.2 m swim, 56 m bike, 13.1 m run ) followed by the Olympic distance triathlon (1.5k swim, 40k bike, 10k run) on Sunday, May 5.

From an exercise science standpoint, it’s well-known that stand-alone events such as a marathon or an Ironman triathlon can create a metabolic firestorm in the body that results in long term oxidative stress, inflammation, immune system deficits, and joint damage that persists for up to several weeks after a extreme endurance effort (check out studies like this and this to see just how much stress these events can create).

In other words, these type of sufferfests aren’t exactly healthy, but they sure as heck can be fun, challenging, and a great way to get extreme bragging rights.

But what about taking it to the next level and not just settling for one hard event, but doing back-to-back tough triathlons like WF2? Are you curious what happens to the human body when put through such a rigorous one-two-punch protocol?

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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.

Tim Ferriss: “Building the Perfect Human” – Episode 1

credit: Lifedev.net

credit: Lifedev.net

Tim Ferriss is a best-selling author, dedicated quantified-selfer, and will most likely be tracking all aspects of his body for the rest of his life. He recently joined WellnessFX CEO Jim Kean and Dr. Justin Mager in San Francisco to talk about all he does to stay young and slow the aging process. People traveled from all over the West Coast just to hear Tim’s hard-earned wisdom and, as one audience member put it, it was more than worth it!

Jim Kean opened up with the question: In 20 years, I’m willing to bet you’ll look the same. How will you do it? An awesome conversation followed.

If you weren’t able to make it out, don’t fret! We had our cameras ready to go and captured the whole talk. Get instant access to what Tim thinks about joint health, hormone levels, optimize performance verses longevity, tracking your biomarkers, and deciphering your diagnostics.

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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.