Biohacking is getting the best out of your body and life by adapting your environment, lifestyle and diet. Sometimes it involves technology, sometimes it involves getting back to a more primal state.
Many say Bulletproof’s Dave Asprey invented biohacking. There are interviews with him below - find out how he has biohacked every part of his body, including stem cells into his unmentionables!
Have an open mind, and play around with some of the techniques and tools below. You’ll find supplements, gadgets, practices and lots more, so go ahead and start biohacking.
Biohacking is a weird phrase for some, so if you rather, you could just call it optimising your mind and body. And to make it helpful, I’ve interviewed the top biohackers around. I’ve been a radio and TV presenter for a number of years, but it was only when I started my podcast Zestology when I really got into this stuff. Now I’ve interviewed some of the world’s top biohackers, and I suppose almost by accident have established the UK’s top biohacking podcast.
If you’d like to listen to my interviews with some of the world’s top biohackers then here’s a line up to savour.
New to biohacking? Here’s some top interviews you might enjoy.
Dave Asprey, the grand-daddy of biohacking, creator of Bulletproof Coffee - the man who intends to live to 180 years old.
Ben Greenfield, well-known speaker on health, longevity, fitness and nutrition - 39 biohacks to optimise your health and life
John Gray, author of Men Are From Mars... - biohack your relationships with the biggest selling non-fiction hardback author ever.
ABC News Anchor and NYT bestselling author Dan Harris - biohacking your mind with meditation.
Stylist to the stars and The LifeStylist Luke Storey - your best night’s sleep ever
You can find a list of my best biohacks here, hacks, biohacking products and tweaks. There are lots of biohacking examples you might like, including the Oura Ring, the Berkey Water Filter, The Muse Headband, the Joovv infrared light and more. As far as lifestyle practices go, you could also try some stuff I haven’t necessarily listed; cryotherapy, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, or even good old-fashioned forest bathing.
Hmm, a question I get asked quite a lot, and it’s hard to answer. The short answer is, it depends what you do. You can try all sorts of different biohacking supplements, tweaks, lifestyle practices, but try not to be too militant about it.
Not always. Sometimes it involves gadgets and biohacking technology, and sometimes it involves getting back to a more primal state. Sometimes it involves gadgets, tech and supplements to help you get back to or mimic a more primal natural state, which can be hard otherwise. For instance, it’s very natural to sunbathe, but when you’re sitting at a desk all day you might not be getting much good quality light, therefore some time in front of an infrared light can help. (In some ways it’s a bit sad, but this is the reality of our lives which are mostly deskbound and indoors. Writing this sentence hunched over my laptop has done the trick for me, I’m now putting the computer down and getting outside for a few hours.) The same thing goes for biohacking supplements; sure it’d be nice to get 10 hours of sunlight a day, but here in damp old London that doesn’t always happen, therefore taking a good quality Vitamin D + K2 supplement, for example, might help.
It depends on your definition of the word. The way I do biohacking, yes!
Of course. It’s anything that helps you to optimise your body, mind and performance, so really anything will do, but here are some of the things I use in my day-today life. So here are those biohacking examples.
Meditation (my number one hack. Not exactly original, but it does give me a little extra oomph.)
Berkey Water Filter (incredible quality water filter, gets rid of ammonia, chlorine, chloramine and so on.)
Molybdenum supplements (good for my gut. Maybe yours too? Do the research…)
Joovv infrared lights (great for skin, joints, energy)
Blood testing (to see where I’m at).
Chilipad (to cool the bed down, not the cheapest biohack but like sleeping in an air-conditioned bed)
Alitura skincare (good stuff. I know Andy the founder of Alitura and love his products.)
Oura Ring (I’ve tested a lot of trackers, and this is my favourite. Plus you can turn the bluetooth which is important.)
Muse Headband (for meditation.)
Sam Harris Meditation app (on the subject of meditation - this is very good and I’ve been subscribing for 6 months now.)
Heartmath (for improving HRV levels.)
Ice cream maker (this may sound basic. But it’s hard to buy low-carb, high fat, delicious ice-cream and I like ice cream. So I make my own.)
Eye Mask (when the blackout blinds don’t work quite so well.)
Blue-blocking glasses (night-time melatonin creation. See picture above for smug night-time look.)
Blue-blocked nightlights. Hard to find, but if the quality is good, creates a lovely ambient night-time vibe in living rooms/hallway/bedroom and so on)
Plug timer (to turn off the wifi at night and cut those pesky EMFs)