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5 Tips to Avoid Getting Sick

You’ve heard it before – the “cold that’s going around” that seems to manifest overnight in the workplace. Add in door knobs, community break room appliances, open office work spaces and the seemingly unavoidable bathroom door handle, and you’ve got yourself a gauntlet of opportunities that can wreak havoc on your body. The only thing worse than the gauntlet? Going through it without armor. That’s right – we’re talking about a weak immune system. 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.

WellnessFX Now Offers Direct Access to Thorne Supplements

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WellnessFX is pleased to offer the newest in member-exclusive benefits since our merger with Health Elements, LLC, in partnership with Thorne Research: WellnessFX and Thorne Research have come together to offer practitioners and their patients the most comprehensive medical blood lab testing platform along with the highest quality nutritional supplement solutions.

Through our Licensed Health Care Consultants, WellnessFX members have access to the Thorne Research line of high quality, premium dietary supplements. Signing up for Thorne (it takes less than a minute!) will give you access to supplements right from Thorne’s categories, including:

  • Aging
  • Weight Loss
  • Detoxification Support
  • Immune Support
  • Multivitamins
  • Skin Care
  • Men’s Health
  • Women’s Health 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 Protective Power of Antioxidants

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So you’ve been eating dark chocolate and drinking red wine for their antioxidant health benefits, but do you know exactly how they’re helping your body? And what other foods and supplements contain them?

Like glutamine or other amino acids, antioxidants are thought to protect your body from wear and tear. They work in different ways: while glutamine acts as fuel, antioxidants defend against damage on a molecular level.

Because of how antioxidants work—by adhering to damaging atoms called free radicals—they are thought to help combat cancer, intercept the damage of environmental pollution, and prevent age-related degenerative disease.
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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.

Can Glutamine Supplements Help Protect Your Body from Wear and Tear?

woman_arm_flexWhen you’re browsing the aisles of your local vitamin store or natural pharmacy, you’ve probably walked past the amino acids section, taken a look at all those substances ending in “-ine” and wondered, “should I be using these?”

Amino acids are the building blocks of protein—they’re used in every cell of the body to create the proteins your body needs to function. Because of the fundamental role they play in your body’s function, it’s worth taking a look this class of supplements.
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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.

Guest Post: Supplement Overload

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credit: Instagram @bryanethridge

Caffeine? Glutamine? Omega-3s?  What’s your plan?

Whether you’re training for a 5K or planning to play a game of soccer, you may be looking for a supplement to help you get one step ahead of your competitor. With all the information out there about supplements claiming to improve your performance, how do you know you’re on the right track?

Before you visit your local health food store to purchase an ergogenic aid, do your homework. You may want to research whether or not there is any evidence to back up the claim about a particular supplement. In a recent abstract review of supplement claims, it was noted that 52.8% of the websites making performance-enhancing claims did not provide any references and there was no systematic review process for almost half of the references that were noted.

An athlete’s main concern is to improve physical performance, so he or she does not typically take the time to analyze or review studies. Most don’t even know where to start.

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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.

WellnessFX Comes To The Tar Heel State!

Now Available In North Carolina. Click Here!

600px-Seal_of_North_CarolinaOne week into 2013 and WellnessFX has already opened up in three new states! In case you missed it, we’re now available in both Georgia and Washington, DC, and we just got confirmation that North Carolina can be added to that list.

Let it be known: even though we started in the West, we’re making a bold presence in the East!

If you live in North Carolina, maybe you’ve only skimmed over the site after finding out it wasn’t yet available in your state. Or maybe this is your first exposure to WellnessFX. Either way, we have a lot of resources to get you up to speed on the WellnessFX experience. Sign-up is easy, the blood draw is easy, and before you know it you’ll have the data you need to take control of your health, right at your fingertips! 

If you’re completely new to WellnessFX, check out what some of our members have to say about their potentially life-changing tests and consults:

This is a great way to start off 2013–and we don’t plan to stop anytime soon!

*If we haven’t made it to your state yet, don’t fret! It’s good you’re here! Leave us a comment. We’re constantly expanding and the more we hear from you, the sooner we’ll be available.

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.