ph360 Health Professionals is a provider of education for evidence-based personalised health and medicine. Learning opportunities are presented through online content, webinars, and both national and international workshops and conferences. The educational content is coupled with ph360.me; a fully functional web-based platform that allows quantification of an individual’s genotype and phenotype, which in turn allows application of personalised medicine and health interventions.

 

Personalised healthcare is utilizing the latest scientific and clinical research, tools and technologies to identify the unique genetic and epigenetic protective factors and risk factors of each individual and by doing so providing evidence based modifications in these factors to prevent and reverse disease states.  Ph360 continually reviews and updates its content through the application of the latest developing technologies and research.  The overarching mission for ph360 is to lead to major breakthroughs in the reversal of chronic disease and pain by the year 2050.

 

There is established and significant evidence from scientific literature and clinical experience indicating that certain lifestyle and environmental factors can alter the expression of genetic code, otherwise called epigenetics.  The challenge has been to identify the specific genetic tendencies of each individual and collating the evidence for the different epigenetic factors that relate to them.  Ph360 has been built over 15 years with an international team of professors, doctors, allied health, health scientists and software developers to be a solution to this modern conundrum.

 

Understanding and applying personalised health is appropriate for all levels of health professionals. The level of ability for each practitioner to apply these principles are guided by their professional scope of practice. Practitioners currently applying personalised health through the use of ph360 include:

 

  • Medical Practitioner (GPs and Specialists)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner
  • Physiotherapist
  • Psychologist
  • Dietician
  • Exercise or Sports Physiologist/Scientist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Chiropractor
  • Diabetes Educator
  • Naturopath
  • Nurse, Practice Nurse or Midwife
  • Nutritionist
  • Osteopath
  • Chinese Medicine Practitioner / Ayurvedic practitioners
  • Personal Trainers
  • Other clinical educators/workers

 

 

Training for health professionals is provided through national and international courses and workshops.  Once the primary courses are completed we provide ongoing professional development through online content, webinars and advanced training workshops.  The level of training eventually acquired depends on your existing professional position and scope of practice.

Why do we need personalised health?

Most countries now face a growing and costly chronic disease burden.  Chronic diseases are the leading causes of death and disability worldwide. Disease rates from these conditions are accelerating globally, advancing across every region and pervading all socioeconomic classes. The World Health Report “2002: Reducing risks, promoting healthy life” showed that the mortality, morbidity and disability attributed to the major chronic diseases currently account for almost 60% of all deaths and 43% of the global burden of disease. By 2020 their contribution is expected to rise to 73% of all deaths and 60% of the global burden of disease. Moreover, 79% of the deaths attributed to these diseases occur in the developing countries (1).

 

Health care costs are not only direct costs of treatments, drugs or services which are currently counted but can be borne by a range of stakeholders across the community, including community support groups, local businesses, families, carers and individuals within region.  The costs are tangible to people in such things as out-of-pocket costs and gap payments, travel and accommodation costs, loss of income to individuals and families etc.  But costs are also intangible, both to our community and individual families including areas such as family unit stress and social disadvantage. The resulting social impacts including mental health, domestic violence, addictions, chronic disease, and the resulting increased dependency and reliance on welfare payments and associated community support.

 

It is becoming increasingly clear that a development in our modern health care is required to match the growing disease burden and health needs of a rapidly changing and complex world.  Evidence based environmental and lifestyle modification is proving to be the most clinically and economically effective therapeutic tool for prevention and treatment of many chronic diseases.  For example; hypertension, coronary artery disease (CAD), atherosclerosis, type 2 diabetes, obesity, metabolic syndrome, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), chronic pain disorders and even early prostate cancer have evidence to show that they can be completely or partially reversed with lifestyle and environmental modifications.  The current body of evidence for disease prevention is more substantial with estimates that 80% of CAD and type 2 diabetes are preventable and conservatively at least 33% of cancers (2). These are outcomes that no pharmaceutical agent can achieve at a fraction of the cost of current therapy regimes.  Evidence is growing rapidly for the treatment and prevention of further chronic diseases like  a range of cancers, autoimmune disorders, alzheimer’s disease and  gastrointestinal disease using cost effective and evidence based environmental and lifestyle modification.

 

Throughout history the practice of medicine has largely been through trial and error.  We have not fully understood the genetic and environmental factors that cause major diseases and hence our efforts to prevent and treat these diseases are often imprecise, unpredictable and ineffective.  The therapies we devise are tested on broad populations and are prescribed using statistical averages. Consequently, they work for some patients but not for many others, due to genetic differences among the population. On average, any given prescription drug now on the market only works for half of those who take it.

 

By collating the latest research and utilising the latest technologies personalised health care has the capacity to identify the genetic tendencies to identify the onset of disease at its earliest stages and identify therapeutic high-yield areas.  By correlating these tendencies with epigenetic and environmental modifications of individuals we can increase the efficiency and cost effectiveness of the health care system by reversing chronic disease pathology and improving quality, accessibility, affordability and avoiding the adverse effects of modern drug and procedural interventions.

 

  1. http://www.who.int/chp/about/integrated_cd/en/
  2. http://www.who.int/cancer/prevention/en/

 

What is ph360?

 

ph360 is a the world’s first platform that delivers evidence-based personalised health guidance for individuals based on their current gene expression. ph360 does this by understanding an individual’s genetics, which are then paired with their current phenotype (genetic expression).
The various filters that are employed by ph360 take into account embryology, anthropometrics, endocrinology, neuropsychology, nutrigenomics, semeiotics, exposomics, ancient medicine, geomedicine, chronobiology, ancestry lineage and epigenetics.

Once the phenotype has been quantified in relation to the genes, and cross correlated with the filters listed above, the optimal nutrients/foods, exercise type, psychosocial profile and other environmental factors that relate to that individual’s health at that moment in time are predicted.

 

ph360 is not a new science. Rather, ph360 is the culmination of the current scientific literature and filters that science for relevance depending on an individual’s current condition and genetic background. As the literature base grows, so do the outputs of ph360 to ensure validity and currency.

 

The genetic information held within our DNA can be seen in our physiology in some form or another. Genes code for the size and thickness of our bones, how much and where we hold fat & muscle tissue, the colour of our eyes, hair, skin, the way we physically develop as children, the diseases of which we are at greater risk, and many others. When these and other factors are assessed through specific combinations of correlations, the gene variants within an individual can be calculated. This method has been complex to establish and requires advanced technology to process and integrate, however, an international team working for 2 decades on research and software development have informed the basis for what are now trusted methods of determining phenotype and the resulting individual requirements.

 

Both the measures and the questionnaire used as part of the assessment in ph360 have been mapped to the genome using existing data from an international consortium focussing on genetic research. The combination of genetic mapping and quantifying phenotype gives information on neural activity correlated to EEG measures, hormonal dominance, nutrigenomic requirements and chronobiological and biomechanical considerations. This information is used to inform a more comprehensive picture of both disease risk, current health state, and recommended actions for improvement of condition.

 

The calculations performed are constantly updated and revised using new findings as they come to light to adjust and add quantifiable metrics and therapeutic recommendations.

 

For a more comprehensive overview of the science involved in the quantification on please view our webinars, or attend one of our courses here:

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