Life with ph360: Staying Healthy on Halloween
Oct31

Life with ph360: Staying Healthy on Halloween

Halloween means dress-up, fun, parties, trick-or-treating, and regardless of your age, candy. The ritual of eating candy on Halloween is so deeply ingrained in our culture it’s difficult to imagine the holiday without mini Snickers bars. And it’s one thing to fight your own personal battle against sugar, and an entirely different thing to try to bring your whole family with you. Especially since we started using ph360, my husband and...

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How to Avoid the Halloween Sugar Trap & Stop Aging
Oct30

How to Avoid the Halloween Sugar Trap & Stop Aging

Americans eat a lot of sugar, it turns out—and if we weren’t already well aware of this, John Oliver’s piercing commentary on HBO’s Last Week Tonight shook audiences awake to the issue. What’s more, new findings that show sugar causes aging similar to the way smoking does. While studies have previously shown that sugar has similar effects to cocaine on the brain, research from the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) now...

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Lose Weight Fast Before the Holidays Hit
Oct29

Lose Weight Fast Before the Holidays Hit

When you think of November and December, does your stomach clench in anticipation of all the hard food choices you’ll have to make in the kitchen and at countless holiday parties? How do you stay trim during a two month glut of feasting? And if you’re on a diet, how do you stay motivated, focused, and fulfilled while the people around you are throwing dietary caution to the wind? Two words: Personalize it. When you personalize your...

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How to Eat for Productivity: Your Brain on Food
Oct28

How to Eat for Productivity: Your Brain on Food

Last week, the Harvard Business Review blog published an article that emphasized the importance of eating foods that will be metabolized for optimal mental fuel. Ron Friedman, Ph.D. wrote, ”Not all foods are processed by our bodies at the same rate. Some foods, like pasta, bread, cereal and soda, release their glucose quickly, leading to a burst of energy followed by a slump. Others, like high fat meals (think cheeseburgers and BLTs)...

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Epigenetics: Scary Word or Key to Your Health?
Oct27

Epigenetics: Scary Word or Key to Your Health?

If you’ve had an ear to the ground about the personalized health revolution, chances are you’ve heard the word “epigenetics” being tossed around. Of course, simply hearing the word and actually understanding it are two very different things. Let’s take a deeper look into what epigenetics actually is—and what it means for you. First, let’s break down the word itself. The prefix epi is Greek, meaning “over” or “outside of.” Epigenetic,...

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