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4 Causes of High Triglyceride Levels and Ways to Lower Your Own Levels

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Triglycerides are the main type of fat (lipid) in your blood.

Too high a level of triglycerides can make you more resistant to insulin and can result in such diseases as heart disease, diabetes, fatty liver, and stroke.

Triglycerides are also closely related to HDL cholesterol (a.k.a. the “good cholesterol”), because having higher amounts of HDL can help carry these fatty deposits of triglycerides away from blood vessels and be protective. The clogging of blood vessels commonly associated with triglycerides is called atherosclerosis, in which plaque builds up inside your arteries. Because your arteries are blood vessels that carry oxygen-rich blood to your heart and other parts of your body, it is important to have the proper balance of triglycerides with artery-clearing HDL cholesterol.

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10 of the Best Ways to See How Fast You’re Aging (or How Young You’re Staying!)

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When it comes to the discussion of longevity and aging, you’re no doubt familiar with the so-called Blue Zones1 – environments in which unique characteristics and lifestyles seem to produce the world’s longest-lived people. Elements such as high intake of wild plants, absence of smoking, legume intake, conscientiousness, gratitude, tannin-rich beverages and a handful of other qualitative markers are associated with these zones. And while these markers are indeed valuable subjective measurements of longevity or risk of mortality, I’m a fan of combining such measurements with quantitative, objective data and biomarkers that truly allow one to marry ancestral wisdom with modern science. Continue reading

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Burned Out and Gaining Weight: One Entrepreneur’s Quest to Take Back His Health

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Meet Josh Trent

Josh Trent, WellnessForce

I live in San Diego, CA and I’m a 36 year old digital health coach, podcast host, and wellness entrepreneur at www.wellnessforce.comMy 23andMe test has me at 50% Italian and 50% English, while my north star as a wellness coach guides my passion for helping others improve their personal wellness. This post is about sharing my ongoing journey of using biomarkers and self quantification to discover how I can show up more powerfully in the way I work, live, and perform with the intention to help others do the same.

Having lost over 70 pounds in 2003, I’m no stranger to the journey of health transformation.

That very passage is what inspired me to use my weight-loss as a health professional and guide clientele since 2005. 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 Ultimate Cheat Sheet to Understanding Triglycerides

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When it comes to something so personal and unique as health, the WellnessFX team likes to find new ways to help educate and decode how to best manage (and digest) all of the information. Enjoy this FAQ we made for triglycerides 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 Releases New Dating App For Finding Your Perfect Match

Every year, hundreds of people find love on sites like Match.com, OkCupid, and It’s Just Lunch. But how well do these REALLY give you insight into knowing if you and your potential partner are a good match? Today, WellnessFX announces The Complete Package ®, our new dating app that matches you to your perfect soul mate using your biomarkers.

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The Complete Package

While other dating sites waste your time on banal details such as common interests, passions, and values, WellnessFX digs one level deeper. 

Using our unique, ground-breaking, comprehensive, super fancy, and innovative algorithm, we leverage influential biomarkers such as Glucose, Triglycerides, and Cortisol, to give you insight beyond the traditional Google/Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/un-signed in LinkedIn search n’ stalk.

Whether you’re looking for Mrs. Right, or Mr. Right Now, to find biomarker trend commonalities in a future mate, or just deciding if someone with high hs-CRP is right for you, with WellnessFX’s robust, cloud-based, synergistic game-changing platform, you can’t go wrong. Even our most basic package includes more tests than the routine checkup:

  • Personalized biomarker matchmaking – mobile and web access!
  • Quality matching of LDL and HDL cholesterol levels
  • Consulting appointments tailored to what you’re probably doing wrong on that 1st date
  • Guaranteed and personalized understanding of your health plus actionable ways to achieve optimal health.

Ready to get started? Great! We match you with WellnessFX members we we think you’ll enjoy enhancing your performance with.

WellnessFX’s The Complete Package* ®: When you still aren’t sure after creeping 33 Facebook photo albums and profile pictures. Twice.

Tweet us and let us know what you think. Your feedback is an important part of our process.

P.S. Happy April Fool’s Day, WellnessFX’ers. 

*Really not a product, guys. 

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 Trans-fat Ban. A Nationwide Step in a Healthier Direction.

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credit: Don Partlan, Flickr

In the early- to mid-1900s, the use of trans-fats skyrocketed, because they were easy to use, had a long shelf-life, and were extremely cost effective to produce. And far from making consumers feel deprived of saturated fats, trans-fats gave foods a taste and texture that many craved. It was even believed that trans-fats were a healthy substitute for saturated fat, but over the years evidence has proven that exactly the opposite is true.

As early as the 1950s, rumbles in the scientific community began, wondering if the trans-fats boom was leading to the large increase of coronary artery disease seen across the country. But it wasn’t until the 1990s that the potentially negative effects of trans-fats were given serious attention.

Now, in 2014, we’ve reached another milestone. The FDA is removing trans-fats from the Generally Regarded As Safe (GRAS) list—making the unhealthy fats effectively banned. This proposal eliminates the loophole that let manufacturers label their foods as having 0 grams of trans-fats per serving if they contain less than half a gram. With multiple servings, those levels of trans-fats add up, meaning that consumers would be able to eat dangerous levels without even knowing it. 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.