If you want to live healthier, perform better, age slower and avoid expensive treatments in the future then keep on reading…
A new word’s been added to the English dictionary: biohacking. But before I explain what it means, let me tell you a story.
Imagine a world where treatment to metabolic and autoimmune diseases, which are caused by poor lifestyle choices, didn’t exist. A world where there are no pills, pain killers or antibiotics to fix your heartburn, diabetes or depression. A world where prevention was the only way to avoid long-term pain and suffering.
Would you be more careful at what you did to your body? Would you say no to sugar and processed foods more often if you knew there was no medication to help once you fell ill?
There’s a problem in our society today
We are more reckless than ever with our health and take it for granted. Knowing that we have the option for treatment creates this sense of safety, thinking even if I overdo this, I know there’s someone, a doctor per se, who will treat me, even if it means treatment for life or thousands of dollars in expenses.
We rely on pharmaceuticals, yet our body has its own chemistry lab with chemicals and hormones that ensure its proper function.
You might wonder, if we have all these chemicals, why do we still get sick?
All the bad health decisions you make, whether small or big, add up and slowly wreak havoc on your lab. It’s like sealing the medicine cabinet shut.
Here’s when biohacking comes in the picture. Biohacking means having control of your biology and making sure your body functions at its best potential. In other words, it’s all about health optimization.
I attended the Biohacking Conference in Beverly Hills this past weekend, and I can’t emphasize enough how grateful I am to have had the opportunity to be there and learn about health from experts who’re best in their field of study.
The father of biohacking Dave Asprey said that biohacking may be a new word, but the practice goes back thousands of years. Societies in the Eastern world have practiced many of these habits daily because they recognized the power of the human body and mind.
Some basic hacks that can make a big difference in your life and health are as simple as spending time on the sun, moving, eating and hydrating well, getting good sleep, grounding and meditation. But you can also take these practices to next level.
We live in a world where we have access to technology and supplements, so we can really maximize our health. I call them high-tech hacks.
At the Biohacking Conference, I tried a bunch of gadgets that were meant to help optimize your health more efficiently. As Dave would say it “there’s a bigger return on investment (ROI) by using these.”
This ARX Fit machine matches the resistance you apply, lowering the risk of injury while maximizing your performance.
The good and the bad news
There’s also an increasing number of studies finding genes and pathways that play an important role in aging and inflammation. We’re understanding a lot more of what happens on the cellular level. And, that comes with bad news and good news.
The bad news is that all the harm we cause by taking our body for granted, goes deeper than we used to think. We can mess up a whole lot more than just carrying extra weight, therefore, healing must being at the cellular level too.
The good news is that it’s not too late to change. Your body can heal if you give it time. It has all the tools to rid you of toxins. And no, you don’t have to buy a detox juice plan for that. That’s why fasting has been found to be so powerful.
In fact, Dr. Daniel Pompa, the author of the book “Beyond Fasting” and “The Cellular Healing Diet” mentioned a client of his, who had late-stage cancer and was given up on by doctors. Yet, a few months later, he’s gone into remission. How? He fasted…for 120 days. I know this is an extreme example, but I just wanted to show you the power of the body, and its ability to heal itself under the right circumstances.
You already have all the tools you need to be healthy, so it’s not too extreme to say that both being healthy and being sick is an option. It’s entirely your choice whether you deteriorate or develop your body as you age.
Jim Kwik, the world’s leading brain performance coach, said at the conference on Sunday, that “be the life you live the lesson you teach to other people.