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August 31, 2016

Birth Control In Your Body: How It Works and Why You Need to Know Now


You take the pill every day (or wear a patch, ring, or IUD) but do you know how and why it even works? For that matter, do you know how your cycle works? I'm writing this from a slightly disgruntled point of view. I managed to make it almost all the way through my doctorate (IN HEALTH CARE) without actually knowing how my own cycle worked. No one taught me, and if they tried I was in that "4 coffees can't keep me awake after this many exams in a row" zombie haze. Did you know that there's only about 4-6 days out of the month you can even get pregnant? I was spending all 30 days freaking out because I didn't know about 4 days. So I did what I thought was the only option, and I went on the birth control pill during college (later than most of my friends)... because what else do you do when you don't want to get pregnant? Turns out, there's a lot more to it. So here it is: how birth control works, why you need to know, and what other options do you have?

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July 26, 2016

The All Natural Sick-Day: 6 Smart Ways to Recover Faster

My summer holiday plans were ruined by 3 of the most aggressive sick days of my life. Yes, I know, waahh wahh... poor me, like I'm the only person who gets sick. But here's the thing -- I like to think of myself as some sort of special health unicorn, who hops over illness at every turn, just defusing it with magical glitter sparkles. That's what you get for working in the health and wellness field. You do tend to be healthier, but when you eventually get sick (I'm apparently not a unicorn 100% of the time) you're completely ashamed. Here's 6 ways that I recovered fast. It looks a little different than your sick-day, but this all-natural option might help you kick the junk bugs faster!

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June 29, 2016

5 Signs You Have a Food Sensitivity, and Why Your Allergist Won't Find It.

"I'm totally addicted," is a phrase you throw out about food all the time. That new pizza place, having ranch on everything, and your daily vanilla latte. Personally in a moment of weakness, illness, or sadness, if you handed me freshly made mac and cheese I would devour it like a wild beast. Your playful addictions might actually be a sign of a more serious issue (first step is admitting you have a problem... or something like that, right?). Food sensitivities are much different than allergies, AND much more common. Food sensitivities may be behind your headaches, sleep troubles, runny nose, joint pain, stomach ache, or those last 5 lbs you just can't freaking lose. The rough news? Even an allergist won't typically find them. Here's why:
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June 07, 2016

Stressful Times? Keeping a Routine Could Save Your Sanity

Have you ever felt overwhelmed? Worried? Spread too thin? I was recently spread too thin (and not the kind that helps you fit into last year's swim suit) when I moved miles away from home and started a new business. This middle-of-nowhere Kansas belle decided to pack up her boots and head to the Jersey Shore. Intentionally. To stay for a while, if not forever. I did it for love, my career, excitement, and happy hour on the beach. I got all of that and more, but I didn't expect it to take as long, or be so damn stressful. Let me fill you in on how keeping a routine during one of the most stressful times in my life saved my sanity, and my productivity.

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June 01, 2016

Protein: The good, the bad, and how much we really need

I have to admit, my life goals don't involve "max reps" or "big gains" at the gym. It mostly involves "work really hard", "don't say or do anything super embarrassing", and "remember to brush your teeth - even if you have to use the back up toothbrush in your desk at work." Oddly enough, those less muscle minded goals of mine require protein too. We need protein for more than just building muscles. Cartilage, skin, blood, and hormones need protein to function normally. Now, not all protein is created equal. There's a difference between good proteins, bad proteins, weight lifter protein, and "normal person, not even a gym rat" protein. The truth is, we all need it. Did you know the whole point of having DNA is that it makes blueprints for... protein?! It's very valuable to our bodies, but how do we know the best sources, and how much we should be eating?

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May 25, 2016

A 3 Step Approach to Boosting Fertility in Men and Women

Name one thing that everyone wants to talk about, but no one wants to talk about. If you said "sex" you nailed it (pun intended... in fact, all puns from here on out -- totally intended). Now, we won't be getting into the nitty gritty of baby-making, but we will be talking about 3 big steps towards making you fertile. Also, ahem... MAN FRIENDS: I don't care you jacked you are, where you got your MBA, or how sensual your hipster beard is -- 50% of the fertility burden lands on you. Mostly, because you're required to make half of the baby, and also because the world wide sperm count has dropped by 30% over the past 10 years. Guy or gal, take these 3 leaps; not only for fertility, but for general wellness and a higher quality life!

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May 16, 2016

WTF is MTHFR: Why You Should Stop Taking Folic Acid

You know that feeling? That feeling when you read something on Facebook or Instagram, and whether you literally slap yourself in the forehead or not... you have the over whelming feeling of ... face palm. Someone has not only missed the theoretical boat, but you're not sure they even know what a boat looks like. I have that feeling repeatedly about one topic in particular: MTHFR. Say what? I know it looks like we let a toddler play with our keyboard, but "MTHFR" is a gene that has a huge effect on our health. This is gene can be mutated and it's especially important for anyone who has, or plans on having kids (males AND females). In this post we will explain WTF this MTHFR mutation actually is, how it affects you, and why it's important to switch from Folic Acid to Folate.

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May 03, 2016

Unlocking Nutrition For Autism

My cousin can recite the entire credits from a Disney movie from start to finish. He can tell you the day of the week you were born if you tell him the day and year (Sept 13th was a Wednesday the year I was born... I was unaware until he told me). He can make an exact replica of every state flag with just magic markers and his expert fine motor control. He's autistic, and awesome, and talented, and nutrition can HUGELY improve his quality of life! Here's how...
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April 27, 2016

Know Your Numbers: What the Lab Values from Your Doctor Actually Mean

If you're playing nice (or trying to be proactive) you show up to your yearly physical with a weary, yet understanding mindset. Your inner monologue might go like mine: "Ok, I'm probably fine. They'll run some tests, and tell me I'm normal. I'll have to smell like disinfectant for a few hours and wear a stupid paper dress, then I can go on with my life." I hate to break it to you, but this is how lazy people do the doctor's office... and sometimes it can be destructive. You may have years and years of everything "coming back normal" and all of a sudden...

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April 19, 2016

Using Nutrition to Get Your Best Skin Yet

It might be a little cheesy... but in each of our orders we send a little card with a quote that inspired us to form Well Labs. (Also, if you spend as much time on social media as I do, your life becomes all about inspirational quotes written in pretty fonts. Not ashamed!) My favorite of these quotes is "healthy outsides start with healthy insides." Although that might not inspire you (my hair is practically standing on end just re-reading it now), it's definitely true! Nutrition can help you get your best skin yet. Let's face it: dull hair, red skin, and cracked lips are the pits. They suck. There's no way around it. So let me fill you in on how to heal your skin from the inside out using proper nutrition!

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