Biohacking: The Big Picture
We’re not doctors, nurses or nutritionists. We’re just a regular family. We work in STEM fields, we like to know the "why" behind things and we have an interest in participating in our health and wellbeing. We use this page to accumulate resources and thoughts on the topic. It serves us, perhaps it will serve you as you study how to participate in your own health and wellbeing.
"The population will become split between the smart and the dumb. The smart ones will begin taking their health into their own hands because they’re already seeing that what we are doing now is not working. Our diet is not working because 70 percent of us are overweight and obese, we have 29 million diabetics and 75 million more prediabetics, and the rest of us don’t even know we’re prediabetic! People are realizing that what we are doing is not working and they are looking for other ways around this. That’s where do-it-yourself healthcare and self-monitoring will become the norm."
What is Biohacking?
Biohacking is being an active and rational participant in your health and wellbeing. Fasting, ketogenesis, nootropics, diet, exercise and behavior are just some of the tools that biohackers can use to measurably change the course of and optimize their health.
"Biohacking is using an engineering mindset and systems approach to manipulate the human body and its performance. The end goal of biohacking is to be an active participant in modulating and enhancing one’s own performance (both cognitive and physical) and longevity."
What can be Biohacked?
Another way to ask this question is
"what can we take measurements of,
then make changes to?"
- Blood chemistry
- Bacterial Biome
What can we measure?
Do it Yourself:
- Anthropometric measurements
- Blood Pressure, Heart Rate
Get from a Lab
- Blood Panel
- Bacterial Biome Analysis
- DeXA scans
Fasting *is* Biohacking
Fasting is not a diet. Fasting is biohacking. It is something you can do to effect change and then measure the results of yourself. Fasting should be accompanied by and followed with an intentional, purposeful diet and an intentional, purposeful lifestyle.
"My fasting increases my insulin sensitivity and decreases ambient cholesterol, glucose, and triglycerides. These are all markers that reduce my susceptibility to metabolic syndromes like diabetes. My fasting accelerates the growth of new neurons and elevates my natural human growth hormone production. This makes me a stronger, smarter version of myself."
"Fasting and starving live on opposite sides of the world. It is the difference between recreational running and running because a lion is chasing you."The Complete Guide to Fasting by Jason Fung and Jimmy Moore, page 39