Epigenetics: the key to holistic health

By Aisha Branch, April 27, 2022

From fads to facts

For decades, health and wellness products have been sold as a “one-size-fits-all” approach, only to find that results are minimal and short-lived. Thanks to cutting-edge advancements in science and technology, we’re learning that no single solution meets the health and wellness needs of every individual. Each person is unique and has differing needs based on factors like ancestry, genetics, environment, and lifestyle.

Optimizing health with epigenetics

Every individual holds within their cells a wealth of valuable information, just waiting to be unlocked; vital insights into optimizing the human body, sharpening the mind, achieving peak athletic performance, boosting health, extending lifespan, and reversing the aging process. The science of epigenetics, which studies how external factors affect the way your genes work, holds the key to accessing this information.

While our genetics tell us that we might have a predisposition towards a particular disease, epigenetics shows that our lifestyle choices around diet, sleep, exercise, stress management and alcohol or tobacco also play a critical role in our health and longevity. But perhaps the most exciting thing about epigenetics is the way it can empower us to make educated choices that have a measurable impact on our personal wellness and quality of life.

A holistic approach to longevity

Because every body is unique, the most effective approach to health and longevity is both personalized and proactive. Developing such an approach could potentially benefit from a holistic view of wellness, considering how the harmonious balance of factors within the individual can influence overall health.

Holistic wellness is the belief that the whole person is made up of interdependent parts that encompass the body, mind, spirit, and emotions. If any of these parts are not working correctly, all the other parts will be negatively impacted. So though you may be making significant strides toward improving health in some areas, such as diet and exercise, if you neglect other areas, like mitigating stress or getting adequate sleep, your efforts may be for naught. The primary goal of holistic wellness is to bring all parts of the self into optimal balance to increase health and maximize longevity. 

Epigenetics provides a holistic view of your health

Through cutting edge technology, epigenetics allows us access to valuable information once hidden within our cells. We can use this information as a baseline to help guide decisions regarding nutrition, exercise, sleep habits, stress reduction and more. Addressing this wide range of considerations lets you take a more holistic approach to your health and wellness, helping to make sure all areas are in balance. Coming soon: FOXO’s Longevity Report will provide personal insights into Biological Age, metabolic health, cardiovascular health, inflammation, and indulgence scores that can empower you to make decisions that benefit your holistic health and wellness. Sign up now to get early access and be one of the first to see for yourself.

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