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The surprising fitness-gut health connection that could take your workout to the next level

The surprising fitness-gut health connection that could take your workout to the next level

How it works is that 12 key markers in the blood are analyzed, and the findings can tell you what foods truly work best for your physical—and mental—health. As an experiment, Dr. Angle had all the members of Team Oracle USA, an American yachting team, take the test and then follow the recommended individualized diet plans. Collectively, their athletic performance increased by 48 percent—no small difference!

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Oracle Team USA helmsman Jimmy Spithill and crew compete in race two against Emirates Team New Zealand in America's Cup Finals. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Oracle bank on gut reaction in America's Cup

They are using advances in gut testing to boost health and fitness as they gear up to battle back against New Zealand and win the oldest trophy in international sport.

Improving their internal health has improved the number of days the team can sail and train and cut illness rates as they ramp up training in a bid to cut a 3-0 New Zealand lead.

Oracle’s gains could also have implications for other sports, businesses and general health and wellbeing as the focus shifts to preventative medicine.

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Digital expected to have greatest impact on the travel vertical

Connected Consumers and the Disruption of the Vitamin and Dietary Supplements (VDS) World

In the years to come, the world will become increasingly more connected. Over half of the world’s households will have access to the internet by2020. Many of these connections will be driven by the fast rise of the smartphone with 51% of all mobile telephone subscriptions globally containing internet access by 2020. Greater digital connectivity equates to more opportunities for consumers to browse and buy both goods and services in digital channels. While the growth of digital commerce is a universal concept, digital has and will continue to manifest itself different depending upon the industry vertical and its level of digital maturity.

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“I can’t just be on a trip and think, I’m hungry—oh, there’s a hot dog,” says skier Cody Townsend. “I have to plan ahead.” (Peggy Sirota)

Does Your Gut Hold the Secret to Performance?

The microbes in our digestive systems can affect everything from our mental health to our weight and vulnerability to disease. So why not athletic performance? New science is set to revolutionize the way we eat, train, and live.

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Microbiome – Does Your Gut and its bacteria Hold the Secret to Performance?

The microbes in our digestive systems can affect everything from our mental health to our weight and vulnerability to disease. So why not athletic performance? New science is set to revolutionise the way we eat, train, and live.

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Ixcela has been featured as one of the companies on RedCrow, a crowd-funding platform linking potential investors to healthcare startups

Biochemists Dr. Erika Ebbel Angle and Dr. Wayne Matson share Ixcela's focus on the human body's internal fitness and describe how a simple pin-prick blood test can be an easy, accurate way to measure internal fitness. Explore this curated investment opportunity at redcrow.com

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Ixcela / Orcale Team USA Partnership

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Ixcela announces partnership with Oracle team USA to improve athletes' internal health and performance.

Ixcela Announces Partnership with ORACLE TEAM USA to Improve Athletes’ Internal Health and Performance

The Internal Fitness™ Company focusing on gut health and wellness, launched today and announced a collaboration with ORACLE TEAM USA in its campaign for the 2017 America’s Cup. Ixcela worked closely with the defending champions to improve the internal fitness and overall performance of its sailing team. After months of development and working with ORACLE TEAM USA to improve the health of the athletes, Ixcela is excited to announce the general availability of its solutions at the America’s Cup.

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Dr. Erika Ebbel Angle, CEO of Ixcela, Talks Microbiomes and Women in STEM

"I think that's what makes true mentors really exceptional. They're able to guide you to learn these different things, even if they know that what you're doing isn't going to work, but they know how to inspire you. They know how to help you build confidence and they know how to help you to think the right way. Ultimately, science is not about memorizing facts. We live in a society where we can look anything up online, but how do you use that information in a way that is productive, that builds something. Those are the critical thinking skills that everyone is talking about."

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