September 19


Epigenetics & Personal Health: Can We Control Our Own Future? | Matt Riemann | TEDxVeniceBeach

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September 19, 2020

NOTE FROM TED: Please do not look to this talk for medical advice. We’ve flagged this talk, which was filmed at a TEDx event, because it appears to fall outside TEDx’s curatorial guidelines. The speaker makes claims about the phenotypic representation of health that are not supported by legitimate scientific evidence as well as assertions about epigenetics that oversimplify the current understanding of how lifestyle choices affect gene regulation and long-term health. TEDx events are independently organized by volunteers. The guidelines we give TEDx organizers are described in more detail here:

What if you could control the fate of your future health? What if you could alter the hard wiring of your genetic expression with your behavior and surroundings? Matt Reimann shows us the exciting new field of epigenetics and how it will change your stars.

Matt is a social entrepreneur in the fields of personalized health and future medicine. 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 7 businesses in health and medicine over the past 10 years, most recently launching, the world’s first smart health app based on personalized epigenetics and gene expression.

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  1. So this may be long winded and arbitrary but maybe interesting for some. Michael Jordan is 6'6" tall, his father and brother are 5'8" tall, mother avg height for a female. If I remember correctly no one in his close and extended family was over 6'. But as a young kid Michael had an extreme desire to be tall. He would often do things in the hopes of making himself taller; exercises, hanging upside down, anything he thought could help.

    His father said Michael willed himself tall. Through the years I've thought about this and I'm convinced he did in fact do just that. Now with the understanding of epigenetics it seems even more convincing. Also I think he somehow had harnessed the ability to influence his own gene expression, to become the greatest athlete of all time(imo). Perhaps this is the case for many top level athletes, achievers in general. I could be just out of my mind, but it's interesting to think about.

  2. Very interesting and epigenetics are definitely going to benefit the future, but that raises the question as he mentioned a healthy generation without illness, is that what we really want in an overpopulated world? I know it sounds cruel but it is only to start a discussion of what will happen with the world when humanity because so healthy.

  3. they say gmos are in our dna now.. plastic is in our bodies…water isnt safe neither is air quality.. but we can do what we can to eat right n exercise etc.. work on our emotional baggage n find spiritual fulfillment. The bible sums it all up …do not worry about what you will eat or what you will shouldnt live on bread alone..etc but also the verse altho old testament which states His people die for their lack of knowledge.. another OT passage by another JOB.. thou He slay me yet will i trust Him…

  4. We use a tiny, tiny part of our brain. What does the rest do? Can we be psychic? Are we linked to energies that science only touches upon but our brain uses anyway. Who are we, why are we here? Does any other animal think the way we do? Are we the most intelligent animal on earth, or just the most dextrose. We weir beautiful music sing beautifully write deeply prophetic stories and poetry. Make wonderful movies inspirational in any subject you want to explore that’s been imagined or already experienced. Mankind explores the boundaries of the mind, our physical and mental limitations and miracles. So what are meant to use all this potential for? To destroy our world selfishly and use our universe arrogantly. Can we really harmonious with nature to live together in peace rather than war. That’s the real question. The right question to ask, as one film impressed upon us. Are we already extinct, because it’s too late to reverse the damage we’ve done to our beautiful like gem, earth. Or have we got just enough intelligence to turn the tide now, not in the next generation, but now. Even when I was 8 years old and we landed on the moon. The powers that be were saying our earth is ill, we are ill, the elephant and lion and whales will soon be extinct because we slaughter them for money. But aren’t we slaughtering ourselves for prophet.

  5. So now the big question, how can we tie certain genes to healthy lifestyles, and how can we target certain genes that are beneficial for us to improve our health?

    It seems to me that epigenetics is simply the reason why living healthy is good for us, because it allows for those 'good' genes to open up. But it doesn't seem to offer any other insight than that.

  6. ".. or let's just convert to Mac already.." (knowing ha haaa haaaw from audience of the wiiiiise)
    Exactly the kind tell you might think a talker at the TED smugfest might be bright enough to avoid akshully saying. Epigenetics and brown rice for narcissts anyone?
    b.t. fkn w. .. Windows XP is just dandy shiTed.. ha ha haaaaw!

  7. greetings everyone, epigenetics sounds like a modern twist/name for Ayurveda. Did anyone else catch this? and just added in depth DNA research, fascinating. Also just proves that this knowledge has existed from the beginning of time. Love this <3

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