Biohacking is all about getting to know yourself better.
Use what moves the needle the most for you to tap into the body-mind-spirit for greater potential.
In all areas of life.
Biohacking is not about quick fixes and gimmicks.
Experiment with these simple ways and see what works for you.
Find your baseline. Pay attention and be mindful.
Biohack your way to wellness + a happy/happier existence this new year.
① Be good friends with Superfoods
② Hydrate with lemon-infused filtered water.
Upon rising. Sip throughout the day. Drink before meals and not chase food with water.
Use your energy level + pee colour as your gauge.
③ Eat fruit on its own.
Food combine to minimize fermenting your food inside your gut.
④ Include fermented foods in your diet.
Make your own. Know the source to minimize mycotoxins.
⑤ Eat as organic + natural as possible.
No more Macdonald’s. Forget about the low-fat diet. Fresh + local is best. Go grass-fed, wild-caught, and free range.
⑥ Eliminate all foods that cause you issues.
Allergens, inflammatory foods, preservatives, sugars, gluten, processed seed oils, artificial colourings, GMO, “frankenfoods”.
Unsure? Get tested – Bioresonance is a good way.
Get high quality protein. Many do not consume enough protein. Pink slime from McDonald’s doesn’t count.
⑧ Eat less + Eat well.
Calorie counting/cutting and low-fat diets do not work. Eat mindfully. Chew. Chew. Chew. ie Drink your food. Do this, and you will find you will be eating less.
Eating good-quality nutrient-dense foods goes a long way.
⑨ Have something raw every day – soak your cold-stored nuts!
Raw is not just salads. Dehydrated foods are also raw, and less “cold”.
⑩ Have more good fats
Coconut, Olive Oil, Avocado oil, Cocao Butter…
⑪ Flavour your foods with Herbs + Spices (aka Nature’s Medicine)
Ginger, Tumeric, Thyme, Parsley…
⑫ Eat foods with seeds. As nature intended.
⑬ Have probiotics.
Grow the friendly gut bacteria. Bad gut bacteria is toxic and wrecks havoc in more ways than we initially understood. Think sleep debt, mood swings, depression, eczema…
Check out Donna Gates’ Body Ecology
⑭ Forget the old food pyramid.
Turns out grains aren’t such a great thing for us. Think plant-based.
⑮ Remember your vitamins.
Vitamin D is needed by every cell and affects over 1000 genes. Vegan/vegetarian? Watch your Vitamin B12. Vitamins work in tandem.
⑯ Watch out for fungus, mold + mycotoxins.
Common culprits? Corn, coffee, bananas, and yes chocolate. Fungus impacts sex hormones, thyroid levels, and pancreatic function. Could mycotoxins be the real cause for celiac, food intolerances, allergies, sinus problems, infertility, etc?
From Dave Asprey – vodka + grapefruit seed extract to prevent mold.
① Be Flexible.
Stretch. Try yoga, qi gong or tai chi. The foam/bamboo roller is fantastic.
② Train Smart.
This does not mean hard + long. Train high intensity + short duration. Think bursts. Yep, burpees are your friend.
Try these top 3 from Level‘s Alex Salihin – Olympic weightlifting (snatch, clean & jerk), squats, and pull up/chin up variations. Go for technique. Aim for doing it well, not lots. 20% – 50% of maximum effort is a good place to start.
Note: Get a good trainer to get your technique right.
③ Move your body.
Sitting too long is not so good. Stand up more.
“The next position is the best” – Kelly Starrett. Instead of a static position, opt for movement. Change-up your position consistently and constantly.
④ Get to know your body.
⑤ Go outside and play.
⑦ Connect movement with the breath.
⑧ Use your bodyweight. Kettle balls are fun too.
⑨ Walk more.
⑩ Play more.
⑪ Laugh more.
⑫ Dance more.
⑬ Travel more.
⑭ Pick up a new hobby or interest to create new synaptic pathways.
The brain is plastic + changeable in all the best sense of the words.
⑮ Stack up your spine. Long neck.
⑯ Be in the flow.
① Breathe deeply. Direct the breath and prana throughout your body.
② Take 3-Deep-Breath breaks throughout the day.
③ Meditate – this is rejuvenation on the physical level (Thanks Steve R).
Meditation rewires your brain + genes. Deepak Chopra: 10 minutes of meditation a day for 30 days changed 516 genes.
④ Think good thoughts. Leverage the placebo effect.
⑤ Find a good teacher + learn pranayama.
Done properly, amazing things happen eg the nervous system resets, the immune system gets a friendly boost, and your brain just works better.
⑥ Use earth-friendly and non-toxic cleaning products.
⑦ Have more plants in the house.
Have pets? Make sure they are non-toxic for animals.
⑧ Diffuse essential oils to ramp up indoor air quality.
⑨ Understand stress and find your ways to release it.
More Relaxation Response. Less Stress Response.
⑩ Exhale. Let go.
⑪ Hit the pause button.
⑫ Use a dehumidifier to control mold level.
Air test if necessary. Use a HEPA filter in your vacuum. Dust often – use a mask.
⑬ Get a massage. Get a foot reflexology.
⑭ Take a half- or full-day off.
Disconnect and recharge. Have a digital detox.
⑮ Try Buteyko for asthma.
Train yourself not to cough too much.
⑯ Come back to the breathe.
When you are scared, distressed, stressed, confused, in pain…
① Be in the Sun more. Safely.
Make more Vitamin D (just don’t shower right after sunbathing). Still deficient? Supplement. Vitamin D is best taken in the morning. Get tested to know your levels.
Use safe chemical-free sunblocks driving or sitting behind glass which filters out UVB rays (what we need) but not the UVA rays. Good levels of Vitamin D and fats = sun-protective.
② Give more hugs. Get more hugs.
③ When in doubt, smile or laugh.
A good cry is good too.
That’s when your body does its repair work. Sleep is essential. Don’t fight your shut-eye.
⑤ Minimize EMF + Dirty Electricity exposure.
Remove radio clocks, mobile phones, wifi routers, cordless phones etc from at least a 6-feet radius from your body. Especially during sleepy time. EMF mucks around with melatonin.
Consider using EMF filters.
⑥ Ground. Earth.
Go barefoot on grass, concrete…
⑦ Connect with your Heart.
⑧ Massage your lymph nodes.
Note: Lymphatic Drainage Massage is not the massage you think it is. Designed to stimulate drainage, this massage is not meant to release muscle tension etc.
⑨ Practice gratitude.
⑩ Get your Omega-3s.
Krill Oil + wild-caught salmon.
⑪ Deworm your whole family, family pet + all.
Twice a year or more. Check out this wormwood complex.
⑫ Detox + Declutter
⑬ Go organic with your cosmetics, skincare + personal care products.
Or go natural with coconut oil for moisturizer, papaya for mask, castor oil to grow your eyebrows + lashes, and cleanse with a few drops of Argan or Olive oil on a moistened organic cotton pad. Deodorant? Lavender essential oil!
⑭ Always forgive.
⑮ Show up in your own life.
Hang out more with people who make you laugh.
⑯ More pleasure. Always more pleasure.
These are only a few suggestions to eat, move, breathe, and glow more in your life. The trend for 2014 is self-responsibility + self-knowledge.
Know Thyself is ancient and time-tested wisdom. We know ourselves best and because we are all unique, living well means finding what works for us.
It is always more simple than we think. Get back to nature, and where nature is not so natural anymore, supplement with superfoods.
Check out biohackers Dave Asprey, Tim Ferriss,Dan Pardi, Josh Whiton, Jolly, Abel James Bascom, and Darryl Edwards