SAN DIEGO, July 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced studies in human genetics suggest that when it comes to risk for disease, your genes play a role; however, the latest research in the emerging field of epigenetics is revealing that you can also alter how your genes work through simple changes to your environment and lifestyle, offering hope for millions around the world suffering from genetically-based illnesses.
Because epigenetics - the phenomena that exist outside of our genes - play a major role in determining which of our genes are activated, or expressed, it is now believed to be the greatest factor influencing health and disease. "Our genes represent possibilities but are not our destiny because their expression can be altered with our lifestyle choices - food, movement, environment, and how we view and interact with the world around us. For instance, an individual can change their diet to reverse Type II diabetes or obesity," says Matt Riemann, personalized health and epigenetics expert and Founder of ph360. "Epigenetic influences like our environment and lifestyle are incredibly important. They play a role in how strong the immune system is, how well the body is digesting food and absorbing nutrients, and how well the cardiovascular system is functioning, thereby influencing the overall health of the body," Riemann explains. "This is good news for those who want to make lifestyle choices to improve their health and bad news for others who want to believe that diet, exercise and the environment don't matter."
For those who do want to make improvements to their health and lifestyle, emerging technologies such as ph360, and its future counterpart Shae, guide a person through specific health and wellness protocols that are best suited for their body considering their body type, age, ancestry, and health history, among many other factors. The program applies both modern and ancient sciences to determine the best lifestyle choices for each individual to help them change their gene expression. "A single diet and lifestyle solution does not benefit each person in the same way. Every person needs their own personalized health regime based on who they are at a particular time," explains Riemann.
"This pioneering health technology is already improving sleep and stress and enhancing digestion and weight loss for individuals in 17 countries through simple and natural changes to their lifestyle. ph360 walks you through, step by step, how to eat and move according to your unique epigenetic blueprint to allow your good genes to be turned on, allowing smoother skin for example, while silencing those genes which can lead to obesity, diabetes and heart disease," said Riemann.
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About ph360: ph360 is a personal health platform that provides health and lifestyle insights based on scientific calculations of gene expression. It provides a personalized guide to food, fitness, environment and lifestyle for optimal wellness.