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Biohacking on a Budget: Affordable Upgrades You Can Do Right Now

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Biohacking doesn’t necessarily mean getting stem cell injections or hopping in a cryotherapy chamber. Anything you do that helps you take control of your biology qualifies as biohacking. That includes affordable upgrades like improving your sleep quality, reducing stress, and moving more. I plan to live to 180. Yeah, I’m using advanced anti-aging methods to make that goal a reality, but you don’t have to break the bank to improve your quality of life. Biohacking is the art and science of changing the environment around you, and inside of you, so you have full control of your own biology. It […]

14 Biohacking Tips From The Brand New Biohacker’s Handbook.

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Last year, in the post, “11 Indispensable Lessons I Learned From The Biohacker’s Handbook Of Exercise,” I introduced you to my biohacking friends from Finland – a pioneer of holistic medicine in Finland, human technology and self-quantification specialist, Teemu Arina, superfood hunter and nutritionist, Jaakko Halmetoja, as well as Dr. Olli Sovijärvi, MD. At that time, the exercise chapter was the only chapter of their epic book on biohacking that had actually been translated into English. But I’m happy to announce that their entire, 544-page “Biohacker’s Handbook” has now been released in the English language and boy-oh-boy – it’s an […]

Is biohacking ethical? It’s complicated. A new Netflix series explains why.

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With the CRISPR-Cas system, scientists just made a giant leap toward genetic engineering humans — but there’s still a lot of work to be done. | Thorsten Schmitt/Shutterstock Unnatural Selection tackles tough questions about CRISPR gene editing, designer babies, and more. Is it ethical to edit your child’s DNA — or your own? Does the answer depend on whether you’re perfectly healthy or have a condition like vision loss or are dying of a degenerative disease? And does it matter whether you’ve got a PhD or never set foot in a college classroom? A new four-episode Netflix documentary series, Unnatural Selection, […]

This Biohacking Vibrator Is Like a Fitbit for Your Vagina | InStyle.com

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Copyright 2018 Alexey Kuzma/Stocksy Kayla* sits on the edge of her bed scrolling through Lioness, the app she’s been using to track and improve her orgasms. The 29-year-old social media manager tells me she had a particularly good one yesterday, and hands me her phone so I can see. On the screen, there’s a graph of rolling peaks and valleys whose high points represent the repeated vaginal contractions of her climax. Beginning promptly at 8:10 a.m., her orgasm, which she gave herself using Lioness’s dual-stimulating G-spot and clit vibrator, lasted a jaunty eight seconds. From her app, she sees that she […]

This Week in Biohacking Health: MSG Is in Everything You Eat, Alcohol Linked to Dementia, and New Study Says Stop Counting CaloriesThis Week in Biohacking Health: MSG Is in Everything You Eat, and It’s Causing Chronic Pain

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Why is restaurant and packaged food so dang good? Secret ingredient MSG enhances flavor, for sure, but a new study finds it’s linked to chronic pain — and it’s hiding in everything. Speaking of inflammatory culprits, another study shows conclusive evidence that alcohol causes dementia. If you drink two glasses a day, it could spell trouble. And on the topic of consumption, a survey reveals that humans grossly underestimate the amount of calories they eat. Get the details below, plus find out what other health headlines we clicked this week.   MSG Is in Everything You Eat, and It’s Causing […]

Opinion | You Call It Starvation. I Call It Biohacking. – The New York Times

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It’s clear I’m not the only one — and not the only guy — who sees something appealing here. If fasting started as a life hack for the billionaire class, which in turn saw would-be billionaires follow suit — as if food was the thing that was holding their start-ups back — today, run-of-the-mill bros everywhere are studying how to eat only during six-hour windows in the pages of Men’s Health and Men’s Journal. We live in a time of wellness not as health but as transcendence. It’s not a coincidence that all of the supposed cures of wellness-adjacent diet […]

The Beginner’s Guide to Biohacking

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Warning: This is going to be interactive.Biohackers believe in experience-based learning. Or in plainer terms… we like to touch stuff. If you don’t try it, how do you know it works?If you have a coffee near you, pick it up and chug it. Your Challenge To read this article FAST.Jim Kwik, accelerated learning expert and conference keynote, asked the audience to remember FAST learning. Forget: Forget your preconceptions. Active: Read actively and participate in the demos. State: Feel the excitement and curiosity to learn. Sit up, lean forward. Teach: Read as though you must teach this to others. Jim teaches […]

What Is Biohacking? 8 Ways to Biohack Yourself for Better Health

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From earning enough miles for a trip around the world to getting free goods at the grocery store, these days it seems like you can hack nearly anything to get the most bang for your buck. If only we could hack our own bodies, right? Figure out just how they tick so that we can feel our best and have our bodies performing optimally all the time. What a treat that would be. Except … it already exists. Welcome to the world of biohacking. What Is Biohacking? Biohacking is the process of making changes to your lifestyle in order to […]

Biohacking for beginners

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3 easy changes you can make today to improve your health Posted by: Kerry Song You’ve heard of hacking computers, hacking smartphones, hacking email. You’ve even heard of hacking elections. But what about hacking your body? The concept is called biohacking. At first, it sounds like something out of WHAT IS BIOHACKING? Let’s start with the fundamentals. Biohacking is essentially the practice of changing our chemistry and our physiology through science and self-experimentation. It’s a broad definition, but that’s also because the idea of “biohacking” is constantly evolving. It can be as simple as implementing lifestyle and dietary changes that […]