How to Start Your Own Biohacking Journey

Biohacking is a term we hear more often nowadays. With the rampant upgrades in health and technology, experts have come up with ways to “hack” life. Most of us are aware of computer hacks or even the viral life hack videos on the internet, but what is biohacking? 

As much as it sounds too futuristic and advanced, it’s simply all about self-development but with cool gadgets. Biohacking is when you want to improve a certain aspect of your life. It can be your weight, mindset, skin, genetics, or gut health- the possibilities are endless. 

Essentially the practice involves changing our chemistry and physiology through science and self-experimentation. All this for the goal of becoming smarter, healthier, better human beings.

So for someone who’s never done any form of biohacking before, where does one start when the concept is too broad? Here are a few great tips I learned from my interview with the Father of Biohacking, Dave Asprey. 

1. Start with just one thing you’d like to change with your body. Doing a health overhaul all at once might be too steep for a beginner. Try to focus on what you want to deal with first. If it’s your weight you’d like to improve, work your way there first before taking things up a notch. 

According to Dave, if you want to become an official biohacker, make sure your body is in good shape first. This is how you can successfully implement more complex biohacking techniques. 

2. Research, research, and do more research. There are so many ways to help you boost whatever you want to boost in your system. There’s stem cell therapy, cryotherapy, red light therapy, sensory deprivation tanks, etc. Some of these might be something you’ve never done before.

Do remember that you are the one who knows your body best. Don’t do something to it without prior knowledge of what you’re about to jump into.

3. Make sure your mindset is in the right place. Biohacking can become intense. Sometimes too intense. If you are not 100% there mentally, the journey may become too challenging to deal with like Stem Cell Therapy, for example. It’s the process of getting cells from your bone marrow and injecting it into the affected area you’d like to treat. 

My husband and I tried this a couple of years ago, and it was similar to a surgical procedure. The process took a while, and I was weak and in pain for a few days. Here’s a video where Stephan explains the procedure.

4. Meditate. Speaking of mindset, meditation helps improve your self-awareness. There are advanced stages like the 40 Years of Zen, but for starters, a 5-minute session with the help of some meditation apps would do. Even a walk alone in nature is considered one as long as it helps you find solace and peace within the day.

5. Be more mindful of what you eat. Dave suggests eating “wild foods.” These are foods that directly farm to the table. Vegetables plucked out of the ground, eggs hatched on the day, and fruits picked from its tree. 

If this isn’t possible at the moment, eating mostly organic will boost your immune system. 

These are just some of the awesome tips from my interview with Dave. There’s so much to learn from him! To get the rest of the advice and more revelations about biohacking, tune in to our stellar conversations on the Stellar Life Podcast.

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