One of the worst things about the current healthcare system in the United States is the lack of choice we have as consumers. Most of us aren’t able to choose our own doctors or to have a say in the care that we receive. If Matt Reimann has his way, personalized health will change this.
Matt Reimann is the Australian-born founder of ph360. His goal is to create a system of personalized health that will give each of us control over our medical future.
The United States consistently ranks second worldwide in terms of dollars spent for healthcare, yet we are ranked 24th by the World Health Organization for life expectancy. Our system [...]
The Teen Brain
Not only is Frances Jensen a neurologist, and an expert on the adolescent brain, she is the single mother of two boys who are now in their 20’s. She set out to learn about the teenage brain from the perspective of a scientist and as a parent.
When they get to a certain age, teens undergo physical changes that trick us into seeing them as adults. In fact, until the early 20th century, economic factors caused us to treat them like junior adults. The old assumption was that brain growth was complete during childhood and that the adolescent brain was the same as the adult brain.
They may look older, but…Synapses and [...]
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is challenging what Americans believe about charity, community, healthcare, and the proper role of government. It was meant to deal with a broken and inadequate safety net for people needing healthcare. Many people believe that it is failing at this job. Part of the problem is that we are dealing with something that is more aptly termed the “Sick Care System.”
Few people would argue that a humane society must provide healthcare for those who are unable to provide it for themselves. Consensus falls apart when you ask people whether the ACA achieved that. Many people are finding that their [...]
Dr. Susan Pierce Thompson is no stranger to addiction. In her own words, she has “had to live [her] life through the lens” of addiction. As a teenager, she began to use drugs as a means to combat weight gain, ultimately leading her to drop out of high school.
Thankfully, at the age of 20, Susan was able to kick her addiction and hasn’t had a drink or drug in 21 years. She was able to go back to school and excel in both her academic and personal lives. Sounds like a success story right? Unfortunately, the lack of drugs gave way [...]
Dr Mark Hyman has been ahead on the curve of a very powerful conversation around fat. He’s been a strong voice in Functional Medicine and has written several best selling books. He is famous for his crusade against sugar- highlighting the addictive qualities of it and how sugar actually gets stored as fat.
In his new book, Eat Fat, Get Thin, Dr Hyman dives into how the fat we eat and the fat we store are not the same thing. This misnomer has led to lots of confusion and a terrible “fat free” diet craze that’s totally backfired on us. In fact, eating healthy fats helps us burn fat better. It helps power the brain, synthesize hormones, not be hungry all [...]