Are your testosterone levels low? You may be over-training

By Perrin Braun Apr 03, 2013

As an athlete, you work hard to improve your physical performance. But more training is not necessarily better training. Without enough rest and recovery, intense training regimens can actually backfire and compromise your ability to perform well. Exercise breaks down your muscles; rest stimulates growth and repair. The combination of too much exercise with too little recovery time can result in over-training syndrome.

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High white blood cell count? What you should know

By Perrin Braun Mar 13, 2013

White blood cells play an important role in your body’s immune system, searching the blood for invading viruses, bacteria, and fungi. When a foreign virus or bacteria enters your blood, the white blood cell, or leukocyte, recognizes and destroys the invading particle before it can cause disease. There are several different types of white blood cells, each with their own function. Some directly destroy the foreign bacteria, while others attack cells that are infected by viruses. Other types of white blood cells can even play a role in allergic reactions!

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How is your taking care of your body like maintaining your car?

By Perrin Braun Nov 28, 2012

 

To keep your car running well and to extend its life, you take it to your mechanic every 5,000 miles or so. With the assistance of computer diagnostics, your mechanic checks the engine, brakes, and other systems. The diagnostics software tells your mechanic which parts need to be fixed or replaced. After maintenance, the car should run pretty well until the next scheduled check-up. But, if you skip the regular oil change, the oil will become thick and dirty, and eventually the engine will seize.

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What Supplements Do You Need?

By Perrin Braun Oct 24, 2012

 

Do you take a vitamin or mineral supplement? Are you getting enough nutrients and should you worry about certain deficiencies? Or are you taking too many vitamins? Deciding whether to take a supplement and which one to take is tough because there are so many different types dietary supplements out there that it can be difficult to distinguish between misinformation and scientific advice. 

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Chocolate: Is it good for you?

By Perrin Braun Oct 10, 2012

 

Do you love chocolate? If so, you may be excited by recent news about your favorite treat. Several studies have suggested that chocolate is good for recovery from exercise, heart health, even losing weight. Before you grab the nearest Hershey bar, though, it’s important to learn more about chocolate.

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Check Your Progress with a Follow-up InsideTracker Test!

By Perrin Braun Aug 14, 2012

 

What were the results of your first InsideTracker blood analysis? If some of your biomarker results were out of the optimal range, did you change your diet and exercise regimen to improve your health and athletic performance? If you want to know how much progress you have made, sign up for a follow-up InsideTracker blood test!

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Interview with Professor David Sinclair from Harvard Medical School

By Perrin Braun Jul 24, 2012

 

Dr. David Sinclair has spent the past 20 years trying to answer the question “Why do we grow old?”  He is a renowned scientist best known for his research on lifespan extension and treatment of diseases related to aging, and his expertise on health and longevity make him an integral part of the InsideTracker team.

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Getting on the Inside Track in the Comfort of Your Own Home!

By Perrin Braun Jun 26, 2012

 

I’ll admit it: for the past year, I had been negligent about completing my bloodwork for InsideTracker to analyze. As a full-time graduate student in Boston who was working two jobs, it was difficult for me to find the time to get myself over to the blood center in between class and work. To make matters worse, the nearest blood center in the Boston area was inaccessible via public transportation…and I don’t have a car. So, what’s a time-strapped, car-less girl to do?

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The Hidden Dangers of Inflammation

By Bobby Robins Mar 28, 2012

 

What can influence how quickly your injuries heal, whether or not you catch the flu, and the health of your cardiovascular system? The answer: inflammation! Inflammation is part of the vascular system’s complex response to harmful stimuli. The tissues and blood cells that keep your body healthy are intertwined in a complex network that makes up your vascular system. It plays a critical role in maintaining your body’s immune system and heart function. Inflammation affects everyone –

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