Updated: Jun 3, 2020
“Biohacking simply put is understanding the body’s natural processes and working in accordance to these processes as opposed to against.”
The first level is understanding or awareness of these processes. Then we can begin to work with them, and once we do that, the benefits are extraordinary! We can see less mental fog, more focus, improved memory, increased vitality and energy, less lethargy, and even heightened senses.
A great tip for biohacking one’s diet is increasing the nutritional density of the meals by increasing the micronutrient content through various superfoods like microgreens, sprouts, seeds and legumes, avocados etc.
Biohacking for muscle gains can look like being very intentional about nutrient timing. Nutrient timing tells us, what we consume isn’t the only factor as to how we will absorb and utilize it, but also when! A diverse collection of amino acids and high-glycemic carbs are much more beneficial for muscle gain than protein and low glycemic carbs. Immediately after a workout you want simple carbs and the building blocks of protein to help build up the muscle. Otherwise the body has to work to break them down before they can be properly utilized.
Biohacking for weight loss is much simpler than many think. It involves intermittent fasting, hydration, and breathwork. Starting the day with a lot of fluids (making sure to sip slowly) and deep diaphragmatic breathing can have a huge effect not only on detoxification but on hunger levels and awareness around cravings throughout the day. Herbal teas, the morning mineral cocktail (water, lemon, celtic salt), or just plain water stimulates the digestive system and metabolism. Filling up on oxygen with practices like Wim Hof Method breathwork floods the brain and body with oxygen which helps us at every level of performance.