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The Testing Your Doctor Doesn’t Want You to Know About: A Story of Empowerment

Jini Cicero, CSCS, is a passionate Hybrid Circuit Specialist who has devoted 20 years to helping intermediate to advanced athletes totally transform their bodies. Along with the life-changing discoveries she made while while empowering herself with WellnessFX, we love what she has to say about regular biomarker testing and the role it plays in prevention, early-detection and the potential it has for impacting a person’s future health and wellness. We’ve shared her guest blog post below. You can visit her full website at jinifit.com:

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Last year I attended a lecture by Dr. Jonny Bowden based on his then-new book The Great Cholesterol Myth, which he co-wrote with famed cardiologist Dr. Stephen Sinatra.

In both his lecture and bestselling book, Bowden emphasized getting a particle size test. What the heck is a particle size test?  Well, it measures the subtype of HDL and LDL, which can help you better understand your risk for heart disease.

“There are several blood tests your doctor can order that will tell you just how much of your LDL cholesterol is ‘bad’ bad cholesterol,” Bowden and Sinatra write, “and how much of your LDL cholesterol is ‘good’ bad cholesterol.”

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Learn About Your Thyroid With the New WellnessFX Package!

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credit: iStock @Eraxion

Twelve percent of people, 1 out of every 8 people, will have a thyroid condition at some point in their lifetime.  Of those with thyroid disease, sixty percent are unaware that they have it.  Considering these numbers, you have a 1 in 14 chance of having thyroid disease without even knowing it.

So what is the thyroid and what problems can a dysfunctional thyroid cause? The thyroid gland is a hormone in the neck that controls how quickly the body uses metabolizes energy. Simply put, the more thyroid hormone you have working, the more you will metabolize energy.  Thyroid dysfunction comes in the forms of both too much and too little.

  • Hypothyroid: An under-active thyroid metabolizes less energy, which can cause you to gain weight, suffer chronic fatigue, or often feel cold. This is more common in women and can also contribute to feelings of depression.
  • Hyperthyroid:  An over-active thyroid will metabolize more energy, making you feel restless, causing undesired weight loss, and feeling hot.

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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.