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Kevin Kelly Thinks We’re Cool

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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.

Your Blood Holds Answers to Your Health – A Member Experience

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credit: BodyAide.com

Up until 2009, Natalie lived a sedentary lifestyle. She sat at work, she sat in her car, and when she got home everyday she sat some more in front of the television. All this inactivity caught up with her in the form of unsightly weight gain. It was time for a change!

Natalie started small: one yoga class a week. Gradually, however, fitness became an integral part of her lifestyle. In fact, she benefitted so much from exercise and healthy living that she wanted to share the great feeling with others. As a health coach and a certified personal trainer, she now dedicates her time to teaching others how to “assess their health, develop goal-setting skills, and find pleasure in healthy activities to make positive change so that they may live the lives they desire.”

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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.

Member Follow-up: Healing the Thyroid, Beat Cholesterol

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credit: Instagram @lovedayyy

We hoped you’ve enjoyed our week of testimonials! We really do have awesome members and just wanted to take some time out to highlight them, their awesome achievements, and give a real picture of what the WellnessFX experience is all about.

To cap off the week, we have a post from a veteran! Kristin Newman wrote about her experience nearly a year ago, when our blog was just a baby, which you can find here and here. We believe WellnessFX should be used as a way to track an individual’s on-going progress to achieve and maintain wellness, as the body is a constantly changing entity. So we’re happy to congratulate Kristin on getting her first follow-up!

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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.

What is YOUR action plan?

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credit: Instagram @marinaaav

What does it take to lose 85 pounds? One of our newest members is on a quest to find out! Recomp Hacks is a personal fitness journal with weekly reviews of diet, exercise, and commentary on general progress. Recently the author had a blood draw and consult with WellnessFX; he’s now using his results to bring himself closer to his goal.

His numbers turned out quite well. Specifically, there were no visible problems with cholesterol levels even though he expected them to be slightly higher. His Vitamin D levels were a little low, and his ALT (a biomarker for the liver) turned out a bit high.

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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.

Another Positive (read: #Gutsy) Experience at WellnessFX

No, you’re not the only one #Gutsy Girl.

When certain recommendations are made for your health (whether it’s new medications or supplements or a new workout plan), it’s important to know the underlying reasoning. Understanding the various ways our organs work, how they can go wrong, and the biomarkers that alert us can help a person be more motivated, confident, and overall more successful in turning their health around for the better.

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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: Juliet Starrett’s Experience

We often hear praise from our customers for the WellnessFX platform changes people’s lives, but this time we saved someone’s life. Juliett Starrett, recounts her experience. Juliet Starret is a CrossFit athlete and the co-founder of San Francisco CrossFit.

Since receiving a blood transfusion with the birth of her first child, Juliet Starrett had ongoing health problems. Ongoing fatigue, chronic headaches, and two-months of a cold were noted as temporary by doctors and to be cured with antibiotics. As a health conscious individual and a competitive CrossFit athlete, Juliet had never experienced these symptoms before in her life. Despite the doctors’ prescriptions, Juliet’s situation kept deteriorating – she was surviving the day with 8 cups of coffee, her athletic performance was waning and her sleep was fitful.

Seeking a more meaningful and comprehensive diagnosis, Juliet began researching the growing field of biomarker testing, noting only the executive program available at the Mayo clinic for $10k with lower priced options possessing only a small fraction of the information she needed. Luckily, she met Jim Kean in the summer of 2011 who introduced her to WellnessFX.

With the WellnessFX platform, Juliet finally found a number of answers explaining why she was experiencing chronic fatigue and general ill health. For example, her ferritin levels – testing optimal levels of iron in blood – were chronically low at 5 when they should be around 25-35, an indicator of low energy. Her homocysteine levels were high – resulting in an array of increased heart and brain health risks, such as Alzheimer’s. Her Vitamin B12 and D levels were also in the high-risk range, resulting in her current fatigue and putting her at risk for future health issues.

Juliet and her care team put together a treatment plan which included supplements, diet changes and lifestyle suggestions. Over the course of a few months, Juliet saw marked changes. She had better sleep, more wakeful days, cut down her coffee use to only a cup a day. More importantly, she returned to peak performance as an athlete with her exercise capacity and workout recovery time significantly improving. She just felt better all day.

“WellnessFX saved my life,” says Juliet. “Without it, I would have struggled through more specialists, different drug treatments, and continued fatigue and ill health. Now, I’m in control to optimize my health.”

Juliet’s control over her health can be seen in the dramatic improvement of her biomarkers in just six months, which she thanks her wellness team for providing a plan which fit her health goals.

Juliet showed significant improvement between draws in significant red cell biomarkers, moving many of her red markers into green zone.

Her homocysteine levels fell dramatically over the course of several months, in part influencing her recovery times for workouts.

Juliet’s Mean Cell Hemoglobain, an indicator of anemia, drastically improved over 6 months. Juliet could not only feel herself improving over time, she could see the impact at a biological level.

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.