How To Naturally Improve Your Digestive Health

Most of us can recognize the symptoms of an off-kilter digestive system: acid reflux, bloating, stomach pains, discomfort, constipation, excess gas, etc. But once they set in, do you know how to get back to neutral? Two foods that have been getting the limelight lately to help? Kombucha and kimchi. But are these ‘gut healthy’ foods just enjoying their 15 minutes of fame, or are they here to stay?

Stressed out? Cortisol and Creatine Kinase Play Big Roles

Being stressed out is a 21st century trend. If you're not stressed, you must be doing something wrong.If you're sleep-deprived, over-working, and constantly busy, then you are deemed “super(wo)man.” When did this become the norm, and why do we think we can keep charging full speed ahead? While we may tell ourselves that more is better, it is important to check in and see if our bodies can tolerate the way we are living. Ever been tired, but once you hit the bed you're suddenly wired? What about ...

Top 5 Tips From the Los Angeles Olympic Marathon Trials

Many of you may know me as the Sales Manager here at InsideTracker. What you may not know, is that when I'm not at my desk, I can frequently be found hitting the pavement alongside many of our users. I run to and from work most days, actively participate in November Project workouts (more on that later), and have run 3 marathons with another on the horizon. Having recently spent a week in Los Angeles leading up to the Olympic Marathon Trials, I wanted to share the top five lessons I learned ...

A Practical and Scientific Approach to Meditation

People always ask us for that one magic supplement that can help them manage stress and stay calm. Unfortunately, we haven’t been able to find one. But what if we told you that meditating for as little as five minutes a day can address both of these things as well as lower blood pressure, improve immunity, and make you more agile than ever? Learn how this often overlooked Eastern tradition can benefit you and how anyone — from a peace-loving hippie to a corporate lawyer — can easily add it to ...

How I Reclaimed 20 Years & Lost 9 Pounds with InsideTracker

Yes, that title is accurate.  No, it’s not part of a cheap marketing gimmick or get-young-and-skinny scheme. I won’t be asking you to fork over cash for a bottle of dubious pills or useless bags of tea. But it did make you stop and look, right?  Whether we want to admit it or not, most of us care very much about the process of aging. Particularly, about how our bodies look and feel. There’s nothing wrong with caring about appearance if it means that looking healthy on the outside is reflective ...

Whey Protein's Impact on Mood and Stress

We get a lot of questions about the uses of whey protein. As a result, we did some nitty-gritty research on how this protein can potentially impact levels of the 43 blood biomarkers that InsideTracker monitors. In this first blog post of a three-part series, we will explain research examining how the consumption of whey protein may be a valuable intervention in reducing chronic stress by regulating levels of cortisol and serotonin. Before we do that, we'll define what chronic stress actually is ...

Cortisol: How the Stress Hormone Affects You

Cortisol, also known as the stress hormone, is a steroid hormone (specifically, a glucocorticoid) produced by the adrenal glands. It is responsible for responding to both physical and emotional stress, and plays a key role in a number of essential physiological functions.
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