Lab Testing for Your Diet & Nutrition

When it comes to diet and nutrition, you need the right plan to get healthy. That’s easier said than done sometimes because many people aren’t aware of the challenges that lay in front of them. A number of factors can contribute to weight gain and poor health. Lab testing helps pinpoint potential problems so you can live a happy, healthy life going forward.

A number of factors can contribute to weight gain and poor health. Lab testing helps pinpoint potential problems so you can live a happy, healthy life going forward.

As we’ve said before, lab testing can be very beneficial for personal trainers and dieticians looking to help their clients get healthy. But as an individual you have the power to order clinical bloodwork to be done yourself — and then take the results and make sound conclusions about what to do.

Here are some of the main lab tests we recommend for those wanting to improve their health.

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Learn the Basics on Congenital Heart Defects

Since Valentine’s Day is the holiday of love, it only makes sense that the week leading up to the day is Congenital Heart Defects Awareness Week.

We’ve written extensively about heart disease in general — from the basics to prevention to heart healthy foods — but never more specifically about congenital heart defects. Since they are the most common form of birth defects, affecting 40,000 babies in the US annually, it’s important that people know about congenital heart defects.

Today, we’re providing basic information on congenital heart defects, including prevention.

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Do You Have Any Prostate Cancer Risk Factors?

According to the American Cancer Society, in 2014 alone the United States should see 233,000 new cases of prostate cancer and 29,480 deaths from the disease.

Although most men who have prostate cancer do not die from it, it’s still important to know prostate cancer risk factors so that you’re aware if you have a heightened risk of developing the disease. After all, prostate cancer is the second most common cancer found in men and the second leading cause of cancer death, with 1 in 7 men diagnosed and 1 in 36 dying of the disease.

Today, we’re examining the main prostate cancer risk factors you should monitor.

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4 Ways to Change Daily Habits That Hurt Your Health

Taking the elevator and not the stairs. A morning cup of coffee doctored with cream and sugar. Staying up late to watch that TV episode you missed.

Certain choices you make each day might not seem like a big deal, but they can add up and end up affecting your health.

Here are 4 ways to change your daily habits and improve your overall health.

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Heart Disease 101: What it Is & How to Prevent It

Valentine’s Day isn’t the only reason that we associate February with the heart. It’s also American Heart month, which means it’s the perfect time to educate yourself and your loved ones on heart disease.

You’ve probably heard of heart disease before, but do you really know what it entails, what the risk factors are, and how you can work to prevent heart disease? Here are the health basics on heart disease.

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