5 Simple Biohacking Ideas To Supercharge Wellness

biohackingThe hacker is a person who wants to take complete control of a system. This can be anything from technological to social. Biohacking, therefore, is a process a person undertakes, when he or she wants to take complete control of their own biology and of course their wellness.

I think the biggest innovations of the 21st century will be at the intersection of biology and technology… A new era is beginning
Steve Jobs

The goal of biohacking in most cases is to be the absolute best version of oneself. The big thing that separates biohacking from the rest of the self improvement genre thinking systems approach to ones own biology.

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Many people also use the term as to altering something in or about their bodies like increasing IQ, dramatic weight reduction or other potentially experimental benefit that has yet to be proven scientifically by experts.

 

Easy BiohackQuick Description BenefitsHelpful Source
Easy BiohackQuick Description BenefitsHelpful Source
Intermittent Fasting Taking intermittent times of fasting -no food- and incorporating them into your lifestyle. This can be done daily or a couple times every week Reduces blood glucose and insulin levels Lowers inflammation Keeps metabolism strong and healthy

The FastDiet - Revised & Updated: Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, and Live Longer with the Simple Secret of Intermittent Fasting

Putting organic, grass-fed butter and coconut oil in your morning coffeeFuel for the brainAdds energy and focus. Gives greater mental clarity. Gives a coffee buzz without the jitters or acid-stomach feeling. Sustains your energy over longer period of time (up to six hours). Tamps down hunger. Helps in weight loss. Triggers high performance

Bulletproof Upgraded Coffee Starter Kit- Brain Octane Edition

Human Rewilding Getting in touch with our most intrinsic selves via natureDiscovering a life much more thrilling and fulfillingHow Stuff Works
Heart Rate Variability TrainingUsing brain and breathing to control heart rate Alleviates stress and allows you "to portal" into the zoneEmWave2 App
E SleepSleep tracking app to monitor the quality o sleep and detect disruptionsImprove sleep habitsSleep Cycle App

 

 Biohacking with Intermittent Fasting

biohackingMost popular intermittent fasting methods are the daily 16 hour fasts, or fasting for 24 hours, twice per week.

Our ancestors have been fasting throughout the ages. Many times it was done naturally because food was not readily available. It has also been a part of many religions, including Islam, Christianity and Buddhism.
Remember our hunter-gatherer relatives could not go to supermarkets, or have refrigerators or food available all times of the year.

Sometimes, in ancient time, they couldn’t find anything to eat. Their bodies evolved to be able to function without food for long periods of time.

Fasting, therefore from time to time anyhow, is more natural than constantly eating 3 or 4 meals per day.

 



Biohacking with Butter in Coffee

Melting butter

The idea of putting butter in your morning coffee is not a totally new concept. In Tibet for example, you’re offered Tibetan tea , where the ingredients are butter, tea, and salt or black pepper.
This butter in coffee is touted as to give you energy throughout the day, and an elixir that will not only motor up my mind and body, but also keep my appetite sedated all morning long.

The coffee labeled “bulletproof coffee,” is a brand by David Asprey, and a coffee recipe with butter that many people have ritualized as part of their morning programing. It is hugely popular with the paleo diet crowd.

One ingredient in bulletproof coffee is MCT oil. This is a common supplement is all natural from compressed oils of palms and coconut. Like butter, it act as a fuel that helps energize your body and rev your metabolism.

 

Biohacking with Human Rewilding

Human rewilding is mashup of several already existing (and often at odds) philosophies. Survivalists and the doomsday preppers gravitate to human rewilding for its focus on wilderness and survival skills. The eco-activists crowd like the notion of low impact living and removing oneself from the grid utilizing basic DIY ideas. And the hippie type embrace things that frees them from culture chains of repression.

 

Biohacking with Heart Rate Variability Training

Heart Rate Variability, also known as, HRV is a way to measure the time gap between individual heart beats when our body’s are at rest. The heart speeds up when we inhale, and slows down when we exhale. This difference is known as HRV. A good, healthy, well rested body will produce a large gap, and higher HRV, than will a stressed out, over trained body.

 

Biohacking with E Sleep

Sleeping Cat

 

Regarding the sleep cycle app:

“The result is so gentle and lovely it feels like being woken up by a mermaid stoking your hair or a unicorn nuzzling your toes”

theguardian 

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