SALVAGEN NEWSpresented by PROF.DR. ROBERT HESS
Along with the media and the general public around the world, we were fascinated by the publication of the human genome in 2001. The findings were revolutionary in their implications: not only are our genes unique but also the process by which we can maintain our health. There is an infallible method: Identifying the right way of living for our genetic predisposition. This involves a combination of data processing, biological sciences, nanotechnology and computerised proteomics that will allow new interventions (not always predictable in their consequences) in the development of homo sapiens, a species that is not the final stage of evolution but only an intermediate product along the way.
But it is not only the first genetic code that has such great influence on our health and wellbeing; the second code has probably a much more decisive say in how we age and what influences we have on this process. As a result of changing dietary habits and of permanent access to calories, the epigenetic regulatory mechanisms have changed, the insulinogenic ‘second messengers’ have been over-expressed and thus also the anthropomorphic parameters. And last but not least, our understanding of gestation, as more and more details become known of the signal molecules that are necessary in the critical development phases for certain organs. Prolactin and progesterone are typical examples. And here, science has been enriched by a new and fascinating area: after the decryption of the genetic code and after the exploration of the epigenetic function marking of our genome (a work still in progress), we are now turning to the decryption of the third code, namely that of gestation. Taking all of this together and adding the latest biochemical markers such as telomere lengths, it is now possible to develop a sophisticated individualised age prevention strategy, and that is precisely the target that we have set ourselves on behalf of each and every one of our clients.
salvagen is one of the leading healthcare providers in Europe. With our access to major universities and research institutions, we can use the most modern testing methods. Our special telomere analysis was developed by the scientist Elizabeth Blackburn, who recently received the Nobel Prize for Medicine. We also use in our investigations the latest scientific tools, such as genetic polymorphisms, transcriptome analysis, epigenetic analysis, as well as proteomics and laboratory tests such as nitro or neuroendocrine stress profiles.
Why do some people stay into old age very healthy and others do not? The secret lies in adapting our way of life to our genes. So for certain people certain foods are beneficial to their health, but not for others. The same is also used for medicines and even choosing the right sport. The human genome decides what is healthy for our bodies and what is not. salvagen therefore develops for each person,based on his or her genes, and the laboratory data, a personalized health program. Learn about the new dimension of the optimization of your health! More...
To support the salvagen health program, we offer customized coaching. Our monitoring controls your current health status. You know at any time, what progress you are making and what adjustments may be needed. The consulting services include:
- Your personal contact person
- Optimal frequency and appointment grid
- Continuous assessment (scoring)
- Communication according to your needs (email, phone, Skype, etc.)
- Organisation of screening tests