Silverberry Announces Wellness Ambassador Program

Silverberry Genomix designed the Wellness Ambassador Program to offer an opportunity for proactive wellness enthusiasts and friends to participate in the growing genomics market, and receive compensation for introducing DNA assessments to anyone with wellness goals.

San Francisco, August 24, 2018 - Silverberry Genomix, a pioneer in the use of DNA assessment for health and wellness, announces its new program, Wellness Ambassador. The Wellness Ambassador program enables individuals interested in health and wellness to play an active role in the genomics industry and earn revenue advocating health.

“As we witness a rapid growth in the use of genetic assessment for wellness, the need for educating consumers, fitness professionals, industry managers, and healthcare providers is imminent,” said Shayan Mashatian, CEO of Silverberry Genomix. “Many of us wellness and health enthusiasts always share useful tips and resources with each other. This program enables everyone with a proactive wellbeing mindset to inform the population about DNA services and monetize on their efforts”, he continued.

Those with existing relationships can benefit quickly, like personal trainers, registered dietitians, physicians, nutritionists, insurance brokers for health plans, wellness coaches, HR and employee benefit managers, and social influencers can leverage their existing platforms to become a Silverberry Wellness Ambassador.

The Structure of the Wellness ambassador Program is simple: Anyone can register, then introduce DNA assessments for health and wellness to individuals and entities. Once a provider or partner join and start using the services, the ambassador receives a percentage of the entire account, while managing it. Depending on account size or total revenue, program has made it possible for the residual income to exceed that of a full time job.

All active members of communities, wellness forums, websites, gyms, fitness centers, spas, and rehabilitation centers are well positioned to lead their networks forward in the genomics innovation. Especially those with existing relationships can benefit quickly, like personal trainers, registered dietitians, physicians, nutritionists, insurance brokers for health plans, wellness coaches, HR and employee benefit managers, and social influencers can leverage their existing platforms to become a Silverberry Wellness Ambassador.

For more information and sign up visit Silverberry Wellness Ambassador page.

About Silverberry Genomix
Silverberry Genomix, is a pioneer in DNA Wellness and Health Services. We use Machine Learning (AI) and genetic assessments to help people optimize their fitness plans and daily wellness decisions. By analyzing thousands of genetic variations, Silverberry provides more than 100 DNA Health and Wellness Reports that include: an assessment, recommendations, and additional resources to learn about their genetic traits. Silverberry also offers genetic testing to those who haven’t yet had a genetic test. The DNA Test Kit can be ordered directly from the Silverberry website and is also available for purchase on Amazon. Users who have taken their DNA test with other services can upload their file and receive 10 Free DNA Test Health Reports. For more information visit silverberrygenomix.com

Silverberry Newsletter, August 10th, 2018

To our fellow genetics enthusiasts,

This week newsletter is about your privacy and we review some "cheesy genes"! Plus top news in the genomics world.

Gene Spotlight

All about Lactose Intolerance 🍼

Whipped cream, milk, and ice cream: delicious dairy products that up to 65% of the world’s population cannot easily digest.

Is your body sensitive to lactose? Learn about the science and genetics behind lactose intolerance and check your genes for this common trait!

Celebrate Summer with 10% Discount

Join us to celebrate the summer with 10% discount on all Silverberry packages. Protect your skin from sun by choosing the best DNA-Based advise, optimize your diet and focus on exercise that has the most benefit for you!

Use SUMMER as discount code on checkout.

Offer ends on August August 19, 2018, 11:59 pm. Discount doesn't apply to previous orders and can not be combined with other promotions. Applicable taxes and shipment excluded from discount.

Couple & Family Edition

We understand how important it is to know about the wellness and health of loved ones, so we are pleased to introduce the new Couple and Family Editions of our packages! These bundled products are designed to make the DNA reports accessible to all family members by offering group discounts.

These new editions are available for our most popular package — DNA Kit & Comprehensive Reports — which provides a complete DNA  health profile with recommendations along with ancestry reports.

The Couple Edition

13% Discount: 2 DNA Kits with the Comprehensive Reports for $499

The Family Edition

20% Discount: 4 DNA Kits with the Comprehensive Reports for $92

The Comprehensive Wellness Reports include ~140 genetic trait reports.

Your DNA Data Privacy

Last week we released a new page that outlines the principles we follow to protect your DNA file and personal information.

You can find all the details you need to know in a simple format, from what personal data we collect, data sharing policies and more.

click on below button if you missed it.

 

 

 

Genes Making Waves

Could blockchain technologies help US healthcare companies better manage patient information?

US health care companies are beginning to explore blockchain systems, most commonly known in connection with cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. Such technologies could securely store updated patient data across different health care providers and be easily shared with other providers when needed. [The Conversation]

Genome editing to pick characteristics of future children deemed “morally permissible” by ethics group.

Human genome editing is “morally permissible” in certain cases according to the Nuffield Council on Bioethics. This has sparked a debate around “designer babies”, preventing the lives of people with genetic conditions, and the impact of such technology on the future of our society.
[The Independent]

23andMe's pharma deal has customers angry.

23andMe has announced a deal with one of the world's biggest pharmaceutical companies, GlaxoSmithKline, giving them exclusive rights to the behavioural, health, and genetic information of 80% of their customers.  [Wired]

Silverberry Genomix Joins Blockchain

Silverberry Genomix Joins Blockchain

As the first step in the use of blockchain technology, Silverberry announces the acceptance of cryptocurrencies in its store for DNA Testing Kit and Health Reports.

San Francisco, August 16, 2018 - Silverberry Genomix, a pioneer in the use of DNA assessment for health and wellness, announces its first use of blockchain technology.

Due to the rapid development of the genomics market and the use of DNA assessment by a wide range of consumers, Silverberry announced its use of blockchain for the next generation of the Silverberry platform.

“As our services in the DNA market continues to grow, we are focused on developing innovative approaches to advance the technology underlying the service” said Shayan Mashatian, CEO of Silverberry Genomix”. At almost every turn, we find alignment and very useful applications of blockchain technology, from hosting the DNA files on a decentralized network to offer greater control, ownership, and privacy to users, to the use of smart contracts in engaging with our users”, he continued.

As the first step on its road-map to adopt blockchain, Silverberry has added acceptance of popular cryptocurrencies to its online store, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, and Litecoin.

“Understanding exchanges and cryptocurrencies is the first step in our ability to develop tools to test various blockchain-based usecases. These technologies lay the foundation for full implementation and adoption of blockchain end-to-end. The next phase will include hosting the DNA data on blockchain, implementing smart contracts to engage with the platform, and pilots to scale the technology, including the development of customized algorithms to process and analyze large scale DNA files to produce recommendations based on DNA assessment." announcement concluded.

About Silverberry Genomix

Silverberry Genomix, a pioneer in DNA Wellness and Health Services, uses machine learning (AI) and genetic assessments to help people optimize their fitness plans and daily wellness decisions. By analyzing thousands of genetic variations, Silverberry provides more than 100 DNA Health and Wellness Reports that include an assessment, recommendations, and additional resources to learn about their genetic traits. Silverberry also offers genetic testing to those who haven’t yet had a genetic test. The DNA Test Kit can be ordered directly from the Silverberry website and is also available for purchase on Amazon. Users who have taken their DNA test with other services can upload their file and receive 10 Free DNA Test Health Reports. For more information visit silverberrygenomix.com

 

 

Lactose Intolerance

 

 

Whipped cream, milk, and ice cream: delicious dairy products that up to 65% of the world’s population cannot easily digest. Is your body sensitive to lactose? Learn about the science and genetics behind lactose intolerance and check your genes for this common trait!

A (brief) summary of lactose intolerance

The sugar found in dairy products like milk is called lactose. In order for it to be used as an energy source, it must be broken down into two simple sugars: glucose and galactose. The enzyme that accomplishes this is called lactase. Without the production of lactase in the small intestines, an individual cannot digest lactose and it passes undigested to the large intestines (or colon). Here an individual's bacterial colonies, or gut microbiota, make use of the energy source, but their metabolism of lactose produces gas and other byproducts. The diminished ability to produce lactase and the symptoms of bloating, abdominal cramps, nausea, and diarrhea are referred to as lactose intolerance.

The influence of genes

DNA contains regions that code for enzymes, as well as regions that regulate genes. The lactase enzyme is produced from the LCT gene and has at least one regulator — MCM6. The MCM6 gene that is upstream from, or ahead of, the LCT gene plays a role in regulating the gene. Several genetic variants (or SNPs) in the MCM6 gene have been linked to lactose intolerance.

Check your genetic variants for the “Lactose Intolerance

 

Global genetic varaiations

Interestingly, the SNPs related to lactose intolerance vary widely by ethnicity.

 

In people of European descent, two genetic variants in the MCM6 gene that have been linked to lactose intolerance. [R1]

In people of African descent, research has identified three different SNPs in the MCM6 gene. [R1R2]

In people of Asian descent, studies have identified three additional SNPs in the MCM6 gene. [R1R3]

 

These variations suggest that the mutations developed separately, but for similar reasons — a process called convergent evolution. In other words, the ability to digest milk was incredibly valuable for populations that relied on domesticated animals for food. In times of famine and reduced food availability, those in pastoralist communities who could digest milk were more likely to survive and produce offspring. These strong evolutionary pressures existed primarily in the pastoralist populations in Africa and Europe.

For more, watch this video: “Got Lactase? The Co-Evolution of Genes and Culture”

 

Two types of lactose intolerance - Genetic vs acquired

While pastoralist populations developed the ability to digest lactose throughout the lifespan, all infants have the ability to digest the lactose in human breastmilk.

Primary lactose intolerance is the most common type, and is determined by genes. Normally, an infant’s body produces a substantial amount of lactase to break down all the milk being consumed. As other food begins replacing milk in a child’s diet, the production of lactase decreases. This sharp decrease results in too little lactase for the amount of dairy consumed by a typical adult.

Secondary lactose intolerance on the other hand occurs when the body decreases lactase production following an injury, illness, or surgery related to the small intestine.