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May 23, 2015

A few weeks ago, I got an email from a podcast listener who said I had to get a guy named "Matt Riemann" on the show. I had never heard of Matt.

So as I often do, I had a brief Skype video conversation to "vet" Matt and see if he would be an informative guest for the show, or, as so often happens when some random person solicits a guest to me, a charlatan. Turns out, Matt is the former. Within the first 5 minutes of our Skype conversation, he could tell by my manner of speech and my facial expressions what my cognitive dominance and dominant frequency brain waves were (don't worry, we delve into what that means in today's show). He also told me a high protein breakfast is really not the right thing for many people, and what he really thinks about genetic testing to determine the best exercise or nutrition. We also address these topics on today's show. So who is Matt? Matt describes himself as "a social entrepreneur" in the fields of personalized health and future medicine. He is specifically focused on changing the entire health trajectory of the human race. Seems like small beans, hey? Matt has a masters degree 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. In 2013, Matt founded the Ultimate Human Foundation, a non­profit 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 p​,​ a smart health app based on personalized epigenetics and gene expression.

In our podcast, you'll discover: -How you can use the field of anthropometry and body typing to determine your cognitive dominance and dominant frequency brain waves... -The real reason why some people do very well on a vegan diet while some people do not... -How to choose the correct diet based on whether you're an overmethylator or undermethylator... -How to plan vacations according to your body profile and circadian rhythm, including the time and place to go for rapid rejuvenation... -How to use genetic testing to determine the best exercise or nutrition plan without actually getting a salivary test for genetics... -How your genes influence the social interactions that will energize you, and those that will drain you... -And much more!

Resources we discuss during this episode: -The website... -Matt's TedX talk "Epigenetics & Personal Health: Can We Control Our Own Future?"... -Get Fit Guy's Guide To Achieving Your Ideal Body Type book... -The previous podcast I did with the folks from DNAFit... -Professor John Burn, who oversees genetic analysis for the royal family...

Do you have questions, comments or feedback about personalized health and epigenetics? Leave your thoughts at and either myself or Matt will reply! You can also click here to check out the site that Matt and I discuss.