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Biohacking For Longevity 

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What is Biohacking?

Biohacking is a process of making lifestyle changes in order to “hack” your body’s biological responses and create a healthy, quailty life.

As the saying gooes "You are what you eat," biohacking involves the diagnosis of all of the things we put in our bodies. Humans have the great responsibility, as advanced beings, to understand the multiple layers of why we are the way we are. 

 

Being cogniscent of what we consume, including physical, emotional, and mental things, can show us why we may behave the way we do. Biohacking allows us to unlock the individual portals of wellness, potentially creating a more energized, productive and vibrant life!

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It doesn’t have to involve being a mad scientist and running crazy experiments with your body. Instead, it means using various hacks to see what works best for you (which could be very different from what works for Susan down the street!) and using it to live your best life.

Now, some people will tell you that all sorts of gadgets and measurements are necessary to biohack yourself, but there’s something to be said for the good old-fashioned way — making small changes to your lifestyle, giving your body time to adjust and then seeing how you feel.

You stick with the things that work for you, and ditch the ones that don’t. After all, when it comes to how your body feels, you’re the expert!

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Types of Biohacking

Typically, biohacking falls into three categories: nutrigenomics, do-it-yourself biology and grinder biohacking. Here’s an explanation of these biohacking meanings:

  • Nutrigenomics: This is described as the study of nutritionally manipulating the activity of your body. Nutrigenomics is also related to other sub-categories in biohacking like sleep manipulation, exercise, attention hacking, adjusting environmental triggers (like sound and light) and stress management. 

  • This type of biohacking is really just building on the concept that our bodies are ever-changing and using these discoveries to live better. Food, activity and various stimuli alter your body’s function, and nutrigenomics involves learning how these interactions work.

  • Do-it-yourself biology (DIYBio): DIYBio is a biohacking subculture of people who conduct biological experiments and study life sciences outside of conventional means. It’s a movement that started in the early 2000s.

  • Many “teachers” in this crusade are formal educators or scientific researchers who want to show the average Joe how to conduct experiments. While it’s a fascinating movement, this subset of biohacking is focused more on studying and testing unproven science and is often criticized for having no official oversight.

  • Grinder biohacking: This is a subset of DIYBio that fixates on technology implants or chemical manipulation of the body. Grinder attempts to push the limits of technology and the human body to their limits, practicing body modification to improve their “hardware.”

  • These are typically very risky techniques that aren’t recommended. 

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