WellnessFX Annual Checkup has landed and sure has made a big splash! Our new service (FREE for a limited time) lets you take control of your health by accessing and owning your data.
But what is the experience really like? Sure, it’s free, getting your blood drawn is quick and easy, and you’ll be able to access your health data from the palm of your hand, but is it worth your time?
We say YES. But, of course, do you expect us to suggest any differently? The best way to tell if WellnessFX is for you is through customer experience and word of mouth. We continually bring you these member stories right here on our blog. We encourage you to assess the data for yourself. It’ll be practice for when you get your blood results back!
You might wrinkle your nose at the idea of doing yoga. Or maybe you’re doing yoga while you’re reading this. The point is, you probably have preconceived notions on the activity. Some people never try it, and other people live by it. Despite your experiences thus far, yoga’s stress-relieving properties deserve your attention. Science says so.
For those of you who only know yoga from passing a class at the gym or laughing at a spoof in a comedy, it might seem that twisting your body in such positions would be the opposite of stress-relieving. While some of the movements can be a little uncomfortable at first (okay, very uncomfortable), over time yoga becomes more about letting the mind roam free and less about struggling to hold hard poses.
One of the hardest journeys a person can be forced to take is a fight against cancer. Depending on the type, the survival rate in American can be pretty good when caught early, but the treatments are devastating for the body. Chemotherapy sessions, surgeries, and therapy can all take their toll.
Though many people think of the disease as one for the elderly, cancer can be surprising and devastating for people of any age. Ping, pictured above, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Stage 2 cancer six months ago. Lymphoma is a cancer of the white blood cells, which are responsible for a broad range of immune responses in the body (i.e., they help to keep us from getting sick). Cancer is usually classified in four different stages depending on how much the diseased has progressed. For lymphoma, Stage 2 means that two or more lymph node regions are affected. This can be especially dangerous because the lymph nodes are like a highway for the rest of the body: once the cancer gets here, it can hitch a ride in the blood stream and plant itself in different organs.
There is good reason that a paleolithic diet may serve you. Let me back up and explain. The paleolithic diet is based on the principle that we should be eating the same foods that our ancestors ate thousands and thousands of years ago. Why? There has been a dramatic change in our food over the past fifty years and while our DNA and our biology has changed very little, these changes in our food supply has led to an ever increasing rate of obesity, chronic degenerative diseases, allergies, and especially food-related reactions.
Our ancestors developed a certain biology to accommodate the foods that were available to them. For thousands of years they ate in much the same way; relatively little changed in their diet. The diet consisted of wild game, root vegetables, and berries. The result? Our ancestors were lean, fit and free of chronic disease. Today, we no longer eat the same foods that our ancestors ate, and we are no long lean, fit or free of chronic disease.
Another great month at WellnessFX! We had an awesome Fireside Chat with Tim Ferriss and Dr. Justin Mager, we opened up in Michigan, and we were named one of the top health apps by Greatist.
Most importantly, we’ve continued offering awesome services to our members. We take feedback very seriously and are grateful to have such a smart, vocal community. All feedback is shared with the entire WellnessFX staff, from engineers to bloggers to even the CEO himself. This encourages everyone to push towards great new ways of putting healthcare back in the hands of the patient. As a bonus, it also encourages and reminds us of WellnessFX’s awesome impact!