The first wealth is health. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
The whole process of blood testing unnerves me.
It’s not so much the needle as it is the waiting for the results.
My mind races…
“What if I have an incurable disease?”
“What if I only have thirty days to live?”
Every time the phone rings, I imagine a doctor on the other end delivering the fateful news: “Seneca, you have XYZ disease and you need to come in.”
Yes–I’m a bit of a hypochondriac. Doctors offices and endless wait times just aren’t my thing.
The Power and Ease of WellnessFX
WellnessFX lets you monitor and measure different bio-markers of health without ever having to physically see a doctor. It’s basically for people (like myself) who have control issues and hate meeting with people in white coats.
Once you test, the different biomarker (cardiovascular, metabolic, etc.) results are sent to you online. From there, you can consult with a doctor (remotely) and retest as needed to measure your improvements over time.
Why I Tested and You Should Too.
I really don’t like giving blood. The thought of having a needle plunged into my body by a stranger kinda terrifies me.
But things like heart disease, diabetes, and the other nasty things that run in my family (thanks dad!) terrify me more. Oh, and The American Heart Association suggests getting a full cholesterol profile done every five years if you are over the age of twenty. I was behind, way behind…
Most people are reactive when it comes to their health. They wake up one day and realize they are sick. If only they took action sooner… That wasn’t going to be me. And it doesn’t have to be you, either.
I went to the WellnessFX website and signed up for the annual baseline checkup. Next, I made an appointment with my local LabCorp location, and BOOM–I had an appointment the next day.
The day of the test was a great experience. The nurse was friendly, and the blood draw was quick and easy. The whole thing took less than thirty minutes.
This was the best part. In less than 24 hours, I had confirmation I wasn’t going to die of a heart attack at any given moment. I didn’t need to schedule an appointment with a doctor or anxiously sit around the phone waiting for the results. All the individual biomarkers and measurement results were right there along with a detailed description.
In the event that something is out of range, you have the option of consulting with a doctor (Remote) for advice.
Take Control of Your Health
Knowing you are physically healthy feels amazing. This experience was about more than just my health. It was about peace of mind.
I plan on keeping up with my testing and improving my markers as I go along. WellnessFX takes the mystery out of health by giving empowering you to take ownership of it.
I recommend WellnessFX to anybody looking to take control of their health without the hassle of a doctor’s office. It’s definitely a company in the wellness space I expect to see big things from in the future.