Imagine a world free from chronic pain and disease. I believe this is achievable for everyone and I’m on a mission to make it happen. Personalized Health is an exciting frontier that could determine the fate of humanity over the coming generations. Continuing scientific advances have revealed some important information:
- Our environment and lifestyle influences our gene expression – how we look and feel. This is called Epigenetics.
- We can now measure our gene expression and identify the ‘epigenetic’ factors that influence it.
- We now have the knowledge and power to find out exactly what our cells want, harness these personalized insights and take control of our genetic expression!
Our genes don’t determine our future. Our genes don’t determine our health. Learn more about Epigenetics and health. Find out how unique you are. Become empowered with the knowledge of what is right for your body and take ownership to live a happy and healthy life. For me, spreading this knowledge is the path to a world free from chronic pain and disease.
The Personal Journey
In late 2007, I left a well-established career as a physical therapist working with Olympic athletes and my lifelong home in Adelaide, Australia, to move to Brisbane, 1300 miles from almost everything I knew and loved. I felt happier and healthier there within just a few days of the move than I had in almost a decade. The wisdom of epigenetics had changed my life.
I suffer from familial amyloid polyneuropathy, a disease triggered by a mutation of the TTR gene. The disease is both neurodegenerative and autoimmune. It’s a diagnosis that, on average, is fatal within 10 years. By the time I moved to Brisbane, I had already had symptoms for almost a year. Did I only have 9 years left? The symptoms began suddenly for me with sharp stabbing pain in my chest in early 2007, which quickly spread to my spine. I had never in my life experienced pain so severe and unrelenting. Without many options for effective treatment, I tried what was offered: pain and anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, hydrotherapy, and mobilization exercises. Nothing helped.
I began researching genetics, and whether my mutated TTR gene could be changed. My research led me to a few geneticists and researchers in the field of epigenetics, which studies the factors that can influence the expression of genes. Epigenetic factors include elements like diet, exercise, stress, and the environment in which we live.
Discovering the power of my lifestyle and environment to harm or to heal, I was inspired to found The Ultimate Human Foundation, a nonprofit organization aimed at utilizing epigenetics and personalized health to improve wellness around the world. Alongside a global team of doctors, researchers and scientists, I developed a wellness platform that applies epigenetics and geomedicine to deliver personalized health insights, and inspire the rise of health as a priority in societies across the globe.
Read more about Matt’s story in his book: The ph360 solution, Your personalized path to optimal health. Available soon.
The Professional Man
Matt is a speaker, author, educator and leading expert in Personalized Health and the prevention of chronic pain. His vision is to see a world free of chronic pain and disease. Matt is entrepreneurial by nature and backs up strong intuition with solid grounding in systems, strategy, leadership and exposure. After founding and building over 5 successful businesses in the past 10 years, he has now founded the Ultimate Human Foundation, a nonprofit organization devoted to transforming world health.
- The holder of both a Bachelor and a Masters in Applied Human Sciences
- A lecturer & clinical educator at multiple leading Universities in Australia
- Recognized for his passion, excellence, skill and reputation in furthering the education of health professionals internationally.
- An expert who regularly trains doctors, health practitioners and fitness experts globally in the art and science of the human body
- An avid surfer
Matt is currently focused on launching a Personalized Health Revolution, bringing ancient and modern philosophies and medicines together to identify, classify and optimize Personal Health, specifically for each human. He is working with visionary leaders from around the globe to incorporate the entire mindbodyspirit connection into this experience while conducting scientific, evidence based research to enable global acceptance and implementation that will improve the health and future of humanity. Matt is available for keynotes and speaking engagements internationally, please click here for more information.
First and foremost, my vision is to do my best to contribute towards a humanity free from chronic pain and disease. To end needless suffering of individuals, communities, nations, of the world with the necessary evolution of future health concepts, strategies and interventions. To see the integration of ancient and modern wisdom, science and technology to provide user-friendly models and engage global participation in P5 Health – predictive, preventative, personalized, participatory and promoted. To inspire others to live a full and passionate life. To educate and empower each and every person across the globe to know what is right, specifically for their body, to take control of their future health. To speak a message that resonates with all of our different neurotypes in order to create behavioural change that is sustainable. To be a leader, and a leading learner, of the things that really matter. To appreciate my existence and be in awe of the intricacies of the art that is the human body. To be grateful for my friends, my family and the opportunities that present yesterday, today and tomorrow. To live, laugh, love, have fun and enjoy every moment in the moment. Click here to access Matt’s Media Kit .
“If we can shift the world’s focus to prevention and sustainability we will be successful in eliminating pain, disease and illness in the coming generations.” Matt Riemann 2008