How to know what’s best for you as an individual.
Health advice is everywhere and it can be overwhelming and sometimes, contradictory. Log onto the internet or open any newspaper and you will be bombarded with information about which foods can cause cancer, which can prevent it, which new exercise trend is taking off, some new secret to weight loss, as well as advice from government and education sectors on what we should all try to do and not do when it comes to health. How are we supposed to know what to believe?
The best place to start untangling the mess of pervasive health advice is to recognise that we are all unique. It is staggering to think that in a world of over 7 billion people, there aren’t two exactly alike. Yet, this is the beauty of life. This is what makes us human. We all have different DNA, different lifestyle influences and live in different environments. It then makes sense that we all have completely different and entirely unique needs when it comes to health and wellbeing. What works for one person, may not work for another.
This is why fad diets come and go; why health advice is constantly changing. Nothing works for absolutely everyone. The one-size-fits all approach to health simply isn’t good enough any more. A personalized approach is ideal, and one man is on a mission to make personalized health easily accessible.
Matt Riemann is a personalized health expert and the founder of ph360 – a personalized health platform. After his own experience with chronic pain and disease, Matt spent 10 years researching and developing ph360 with an international team of doctors, scientists and researchers. The result was an Epigenetics based program that takes into account how unique we all are and provides completely individualized advice.
Epigenetics looks at how external or environmental factors can affect and change our genes. This is why each unique individual within a unique environment and set of circumstances needs a completely tailored approach to health. Epigenetics is key to how ph360 works and why thousands of its users are seeing amazing, positive results.
The main difference, and what makes ph360 so effective, is the bespoke nature of the system. When signing up, you, as the user, are asked many questions about your environment and health, as well as inputting several body measurements. It is much more information than any other diet or exercise plan takes into account – using over 10,000 data points and 500 algorithms. Taking many and varying factors into the equation, and using the complex algorithms, ph360 is able to generate information specific to you in six key areas:
- Mind – your unique mental predispositions, strengths, and challenges and how to optimize your natural tendencies.
- Food – a wealth of nutritional information on hundreds of different foods with customised information on which foods you should eat and which you should avoid.
- Fitness – personalized workouts which meet your needs and can be customized further for focusing on specific body parts, weight loss etc.
- Place – the best places for you to live or vacation, suggesting the environments most beneficial to your overall health and wellbeing.
- Social – social environments and interactions that you will get the most out of and which kind of social situations you thrive in.
- Talents – your natural talents and how to get the most out of them, especially in a work setting.
Whether we are talking about nutrition, staying fit, working out, mental health, social wellness or anything related to the overall health and wellness of a human being, one thing is indisputably true – we are all completely unique. Each and every one of us is singularly unique due to a combination of our genetics and our environment (epigenetics). Therefore general health advice simply can’t apply to everyone.
The key is recognizing that health is not about just diet, or just exercise, or just the mind. True health and wellbeing is about all aspects of what makes us human. It’s about the food and the fitness, the mind and the environment, the genes and the society we live in. And if you are your healthiest self it is naturally reflected in your appearance. It’s everything we are as human beings and everything we are part of as members of the human race. The sooner we recognize this, the sooner we can start doing the things that are best for our health. Best for us as individuals.
To find out what’s right for you and for more about ph360 visit www.ph360.me
Matt holds a Masters in Applied Human Sciences, is a lecturer and clinical educator at several universities in Australia, and has been recognized for his passion and excellence in educating doctors, health professionals and fitness experts globally over the past 10 years. He has been consulted by the United Nations, World Health Organization and the United States Army on Personalized Health and has been featured as a speaker online and at conferences around the world including a TED talk in 2015.
In 2013, Matt founded the Ultimate Human Foundation, a non-profit with a mission to transform world health and assist in eliminating chronic pain and disease from the planet. Matt has founded several businesses in health and medicine over the past 10 years, most recently launching ph360.me, the world's first smart health app based on personalized epigenetics and gene expression.