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The MVV: Most Valuable Vitamin

While most of our vitamins we get from food, the one we do not primarily get from food may also be the most important one. Vitamin D, otherwise known as “The Sunshine Vitamin,” earned such a title through our primary source of the vitamin being the sun. More specifically, UVB sunlight causes a chemical reaction in our skin that converts a form of cholesterol into the active form of Vitamin D. But why is Vitamin D such a big deal?...

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Why We Started EverlyWell: Redesigning Health Testing

Think about the last time you had a diagnostic test: sitting in a waiting room, seeing a doctor, waiting in another waiting room, getting your blood drawn, and then receiving a list of numbers – and little else. I had a similar story of my own, spanning several months and thousands of dollars. After multiple specialist visits and blood draws, I ended up with a 15-page, black-and-white packet with little information. I spent days on WebMD and Google looking at every...

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