Is Biohacking Bad? Ancestral Living Vs. Modern Science: Should We Return To Our Roots?
My life is a little bit…strange.
As an immersive journalist, self-experimenter and self-professed “biohacker”, I do relatively unconventional things to upgrade my body and brain.
For example, I have this blood glucose monitor installed in my arm. It monitors my blood sugar 24-7. I wear a cognition-enhancing laser light helmet at work during the day and stand naked in front of a giant red light panel while I’m replying to emails. I give myself weekly IVs full of a cocktail of special vitamins. I’ve also had the fat sucked from my back and the marrow from my bones to concentrate my own stem cells and had surgery to have these cells placed into every joint of my body and mainlined into my bloodstream. I have tens of thousands of dollars of advanced medical technologies housed in my basement. You get the idea. I’m not normal.
But as a man who spends much of my life immersed in the modern health and longevity movement, attending anti-aging conferences and researching all the newfangled things people are doing these days to upgrade their bodies, I often survey the landscape of fringe supplements, biohacks, and anti-aging technologies and wonder…
…would our ancestors laugh at us?
When it comes to living a long and healthy life, would their ancestral wisdom beat our modern science, hands down?
After all, despite our modern infatuation with longevity and optimized bodies and brains, we are not strikingly healthier or longer-living than previous generations.
In today’s podcast, adapted from my recent TedX Coeur D’ Alene talk, I’ll tackle this topic in detail.
-Why modern medicine, for all its marvels, may not be all it’s cracked up to be…4:10
-Popular current fads to extend human lifespan…7:43
-Supplements and medicines used by our ancestors…19:25
-Natural ways to enhance our vision…22:45
-Natural hearing enhancement…24:45
-The natural “sixth sense” within us to navigate to true north…26:42
-Natural ways to enhance our brains…27:30
-Natural alternatives to things like photobiomodulation, light therapy, PEMF, etc…29:15
-And Much More!
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