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I'm 32 and spent $200k on biohacking. Became calmer, thinner, extroverted, healthier & happier.

Questions to ask before trying biohacking

  • Is it scientifically sound?
  • Is it logically sound? (i.e. is there a sound explanation behind the tactic?)
  • Is the estimated cost (risk, money, time/energy) worth the estimated benefit?
  • Do independent smart experts (e.g. doctors) agree with the approach? Do they actually practice the approach themselves and with their families?
  • Do I track my objective/subjective 

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I'm 32 and spent $200k on biohacking. Became calmer, thinner, extroverted, healthier & happier.

I'm 32 and spent $200k on biohacking. Became calmer, thinner, extroverted, healthier & happier.

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Questions to ask before trying biohacking

  • Is it scientifically sound?
  • Is it logically sound? (i.e. is there a sound explanation behind the tactic?)
  • Is the estimated cost (risk, money, time/energy) worth the estimated benefit?
  • Do independent smart experts (e.g. doctors) agree with the approach? Do they actually practice the approach themselves and with their families?
  • Do I track my objective/subjective 

Sleep Hygiene

Objective: Get plenty of restorative deep and REM sleep on a regular basis.

Key tactics

  • Measure the stages of your sleep
  • Block blue light 3-4 hours before sleep
  • Have your bedroom dark and humid
  • Wake at exactly the same time each morning
  • Evaluate things that seem to help or disrupt sleep.

Optimal nutrition

Objectives: Minimize insulin levels, maximize glucose disposal, optimize various growth factors towards things we want (e.g. muscle) and away from what we don’t want (e.g. cancer).

Key tactics:

  • Do not eat sugar in any form. Sugar is poison
  • Do not eat processed foods. Eat natural food instead
  • Do not eat cheap industrially-farmed animal products
  • Eat mostly plants
  • Eat organic when possible, especially when discussing animal products
  • Try keto diet.

Optimal Exercise

Objective: Maximize metabolic benefits (hormones, insulin sensitivity). Minimize time spent and risk of injury.

Key tactics:

  • Warmup
  • Spend majority of your gym time on hip-hinge exercises — deadlift, squat, leg press.
  • HIIT - high-intensity intervals: they deliver greater metabolic results.
  • Minimize sitting. Get a standing desk for e.g. 

Mental Health

Objective: Maximize stress resilience, social support, sense of purpose. Eliminate bad moods.

Key tactics:

  • Daily meditation
  • Psychotherapy
  • Never, ever lie about anything to anyone.
  • Have more sex.

Medical Testing

Objective: Discover your bugs and fix them if possible. 

Key tactics:

  • Blood testing.
  • Genetic testing.
  • Other (fat %, CIMT, heart tests, CGM, Toxins, microbiome, allergies). 

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