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Guest Post: Back to our Roots – Paleo Style

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Courtney Jonson, L.Ac. is a preventative healthcare practitioner and is available for WellnessFX consults in California. Visit her site here.

Are you familiar with THE PALEO DIET?  

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.

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WellnessFX Makes Kombucha!

IMG_3730At WellnessFX, we try to help our members and readers achieve optimal wellness from a variety of angles: advanced diagnostics and practitioner consults, weekly news about the revolution of healthcare, and webinars and talks featuring top experts in the field. And every once in a while, we like to give a small glimpse of the people behind the movement.

We spend a lot of time at our San Francisco office working to offer you the best service possible. Some people may think so much time in the office is a burden to our health, but we say it doesn’t have to be! With standing desks, nutritious food options, and daily physical challenges, WellnessFX knows how to make work enjoyable and healthy.

Our latest initiative? Office-made Kombucha.

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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.

“It’s Such A Powerful Tool For Healing”

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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!

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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.

COMING SOON: 4-Part Webisode Series featuring Tim Ferriss: “Building the Perfect Human”

Self tracker, author, and luminary Tim Ferriss sits with the WellnessFX crew for an intimate 4-part talk about performance, longevity, and the future of healthcare. Check out the trailer!

Check back for the full-length webisodes – coming soon!

BUILDING THE PERFECT HUMAN is a trademark of Krisa Performance, LLC

 

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: Discover the Nutritional Story in your Blood Test

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Courtney Jonson, L.Ac. is a preventative healthcare practitioner and is available for WellnessFX consults in California. Visit her site here.

I think it is important to point out that each year Americans continue to spend more out-of-pocket money on health services beyond those offered within the traditional health-care system. There’s a very important message being sent here.  People are actively searching for “more” when it comes to their healthcare.  Gone are the days that patients are routinely given comprehensive detailed laboratory assessments.  In fact, the average health care practitioner spends very little time with his or her patients.  A 45-minute office visit to the doctor that includes 5 minutes with the doctor and 40 minutes waiting is dangerous to one’s health.  This poses a serious problem and, I believe, is one of the main reasons why people end up in an office like mine.

People are seeking healthcare solutions and practitioners that can provide them with comprehensive evaluations, carefully thought out treatment plans and non-invasive, early detection screening options.  It is this transformed mindset that sets up the stage for “functional” medicine, and comprehensive evaluations in which people seek objective analyses such as lab tests with conservative support that includes nutritional therapy, diet, and lifestyle change.

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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.

Sleep, Health, and Performance

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credit: iStock @diego_cervo

WellnessFX practitioner Dr. Ruchir Patel knows the value of a good night’s sleep. After practicing internal medicine for several years, Dr. Patel began specializing in sleep disorders and after serving as the medical director in an Arizona sleep clinic, started thinking about opening his own practice.

“The most challenging part of getting started was the decision to do it,” Dr. Patel said about venturing out on his own. Once he made the decision, there was no going back. After six months of construction, Dr. Patel opened the doors to the Insomnia and Sleep Institute of Arizona this February. When we spoke to him, he’d already generated 150 patients in four weeks, with more than 30 overnight stays in his six-bed sleep lab.

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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.