Even if you haven’t heard the term “biohacking” before, you’ve probably encountered some version of it. Maybe you’ve seen Wim Hof, aka “The Iceman”, extolling the benefits of extreme breathing and cold exposure techniques. Maybe you’ve heard about Dave Asprey, head of Bulletproof Coffee, who has spent more than $1 million on supplements, devices, and equipment for his in-home laboratory. Maybe you, like me, have a friend who had a detailed DNA exam in order to know what gene-related diseases he should be aware of.
These are all types of biohacking, a broad term for a lifestyle that’s growing increasingly popular, and not just in the Silicon Valley, where it really took off. In general, the task of biohackers is to squeeze out of the body, maximum efficiency with minimum effort in order to extend life and improve its quality. The implementation of this plan can be very different. It all depends on the degree of involvement and financial costs. While biohackers may invest hundreds of thousands of dollars in their own health, there are equally effective ways to improve your own health and quality of life much less expensively. Check out these five easy ways to “hack” yourself in order to become a superhuman.
Our health expert is Guy de Boo – an incredibly knowledgeable health expert and international speaker, who has served in the Special Forces for 27 years as a Colonel in NATO and a pilot for the Air Force, unknowingly dealing with cosmic radiation day to day. His life path turned 180 degrees after he began to study the relationship between cosmic radiation and brain tumors, and began to look for the most effective ways to prevent cancer (In 2019, roughly 1.8 million people will be diagnosed with cancer in the United States). Through trial and error, Guy has found a unique nutrition product, which he proudly promotes and has been taking himself for over 25 years. He is also a member of the Rotary Club of Roseville. Rotary is famous for its international programs to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, as well as its efforts to promote peace.
Guy’s life’s passion and mission is to “fight diseases” using simple and easy programs and products. “Health is Wealth” is his motto, and he has helped thousands of people in their journey towards a better, more successful and healthier life. He motivates thousands of people to push their limits in order to live longer, smarter, and healthier. Guy shared with us his amazing, easy to follow advice that produces visible results.
Did you know that over 70% of diseases are linked to your nutrition? If you want to change your lifestyle, it’s definitely time to say ‘NO’ to sugar. And, of course, this does not only mean giving up your favorite sweets. Sugar is everywhere. It is in bread, buns, cereals, granola, different sauces that you find on supermarket shelves and even in delicacies that may not seem so sweet to the taste. The sugar epidemic has already affected our children; the latest statistics shows that 35% of kids in the U.S. are obese. That is why if you want to change your eating habits and choose a healthier lifestyle, you definitely need to reconsider your sugar intake.
HUMOR & GRATITUDE
The link between humor and intelligence is obvious to scientists — it takes not only emotions, but also cognitive processing to laugh. We all know that positive emotions improve the work of the brain. Humor isn’t a cure-all, but it’s a proven way to ease stress and relieve pain. More and more research findings support this. Finding the humor in things can create positive thoughts. That releases a type of molecule in the body that helps fight stress and perhaps has the potential for fighting illnesses such as depression, sleep disorders and cognitive disorders — for example, dementia. Another extremely important attitude is gratitude. Pay attention to what’s around you and notice what’s good about your days. You’ll get in the habit of being grateful for even the little things such as snuggling with a pet, listening to the birds or savoring a tasty meal. Doing that creates new pathways in your brain, which can help build new patterns of positive thinking and may steer your life in a happier direction.
Believe it or not, one in three Americans have trouble sleeping. Sleep helps the brain commit new information to memory through a process called memory consolidation. In studies, people who’d slept after learning a task did better on tests later. Chronic sleep deprivation may cause weight gain, increase stress hormone levels, and may result in irritability, impatience, inability to concentrate, and moodiness. In order to relax properly – forget about having a meal right b-efore going to bed, and put your smartphone as far away as possible. The optimum temperature for falling asleep is between 64-68° F. Also, be sure to ventilate and humidify your bedroom well.
If you exercise for six pack abs or a firm butt, you may be a fitness model rather than a biohacker. Biohackers train in order to generate metabolic processes as much as possible. And one of the best ways to accomplish this is HIIT or high-intensity interval training.
HIIT alternates your training regimes with short periods of intense exercise followed by less-intense recovery periods. HIIT incorporates both a warmup prior to training and a cool down after each workout.
Eating a well-balanced diet, exercising regularly and getting enough sleep are the best ways to maintain your natural energy levels. I believe that we should all be getting most of our nutrients from foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, and healthy fats. I do think it’s realistic for some of us to meet most of our nutritional needs through food alone. But, most of us don’t live in ‘perfect eating’ worlds. Our food supply, busy lifestyles, and simply our choices make that task very difficult. This is why I say that there’s a time and place for supplementing your diet. In my opinion, the best supplements for maintaining your health are those that are scientifically proven and made from real fruits and vegetables without artificial and synthetic ingredients.
My top three nutrition products are:
– Fruit, vegetable and berry-blend capsules.
– Plant-based combinations of the omega 3, 5, 6, 7 and 9 fatty acids, which are derived from fruits, algae and seed oils.
– Tower Garden – amazing and incredible aeroponic growing system,
the same technology NASA uses. With a Tower Garden you can grow plants using only water and nutrients, and they grow up to three times faster. Great investment for such a super convenient farmer’s market at your backdoor.
If you want to learn more about the unique health supplements and programs which Guy de Boo is proudly offering in more than 25 countries, you can visit his website: www.guydeboo.net or give him a call at (310) 292-6147