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June 23, 2016

The Future of Personalized Health – Matt Reiman


Personalized Health

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 [...]

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December 30, 2015

Will the Farms of Tomorrow Ship Off to Sea?

Living On a Water-World

The earth is predominately covered in water and, since time immemorial, marine life has made important contributions to the progression of human civilization. Just for examples’ sake, we call to mind how important aquatically derived products have been to different peoples across times and places. The ancient Greeks and Romans used shellfish to create vibrant dyes for beautiful fabric. Native Americans along the East Coast of what is now the U.S. practiced supplementation of their crops with clamming, while Inuit peoples to the far north made clothing, shelter, food, and oil alike from seals and whales. Indeed, entire civilizations in Polynesia and other parts [...]

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December 12, 2015

Bee Ecological: How To Save The Bees By Creating A Pollinator Haven In Your Backyard

Wasps give their fuzzier, buzzier cousins a bad name. Because of their propensity to sting, bees have historically suffered a bad rep. I’m not an official tree hugger (or indeed bee hugger) as yet, but I do think we ought to make a concerted effort to save our bee population.

Without bees, we wouldn’t live a very fruitful life

Bees pollinate the world’s food crops. This means, without bees we wouldn’t be able to sustain the production of much of the food and beverages in our modern diet. Or, put in a more comprehensible way:

We probably wouldn’t have wine (or beer).

There. I said the unspeakable.

The extinction of bees would pose an extremely grave [...]

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December 3, 2015

Meet Them Where They Are To Help Them

In this follow-up interview with Lt. Col. Scott Mann, we delve deeper into the wounds of the Middle East and how we can look at fixing this situation. Part of it is a battle of ideology. Mann’s opinion is that certain elements can’t and won’t change because they believe they’re ushering in the apocalypse. Not much sense in having a rational conversation with that it seems.

What about women and elders? How can we strengthen communities? How can we learn more about the local history of the places we have issues?

We covered a lot of topics and, as a former Green Beret, he brought some powerful insights back from 14 years of war he has waged against [...]

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