Where does biohacking fall into health optimization?
The Biohacking Lifestyle
Biohacking is all about tracking your biology and gathering enough data to make informed decisions to optimize your health. But when we think of biohackers, business leaders, pro-athletes, and other top performers are often what come to mind. Increasingly, however, we are seeing more people take a casual interest in this lifestyle.
This trend shouldn’t be surprising, considering that biohacking gives people the information and tools they need to improve their health. And with skyrocketing levels of chronic illness and diseases of aging, we should all be utilizing whatever tools we have at hand to monitor and optimize our health. So why hasn’t medicine caught on?
Biohacking Versus Medicine
In his interview on the Rachel Varga podcast, Caspar Szulc lays out the similarities between biohacking and medicine and concludes that at their core, both involve improving your biology to get you to your highest level of health and performance.
But where medicine ends, biohacking begins. For a biohacker, prevention is key—as all health decisions are based on metrics as well as intuition. Similarly, biohacking seamlessly converges mind, body, and spirit, where medicine deals solely with the physical.
Conversely, technology is also a key component of biohacking, and tools like Viome and Oura rings exist to measure our gut health and sleep score so that we can improve our diet and sleep quality. But the best part of biohacking? Some of the most effective biohacks are completely free!
Simple things like earthing, drinking structured water, meditation, and breathing techniques are all effective biohacks that can make all the difference whether you are a top-performer, chronically ill, or just looking to get more out of your daily stores of energy.
Free and Easy Biohacks
While many biohacks do involve the latest technology and expensive equipment, here are some you can do from the comfort of your own home, without much direction or any money to get started.
- Avoid Blue Light
- Avoid Processed Foods
- Drink Structured Water
- Practice Gratitude
- Take Cold Showers
- Practice Grounding/Earthing
- Intermittent Fast
About Rachel Varga
A Board Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist, Rachel Varga is an internationally recognized celebrity skin expert and trainer/lecturer for physicians and nurses.
With over 20,000 procedures performed, Rachel helps inspire others with her unique toolkit to navigate and strategize aging impossibly well – using the holistic “science of beauty” in one on one sessions for at-home and in-clinic skin rejuvenation.
Through education on skin care, skin and laser rejuvenation, non-surgical solutions, healing lifestyle and biohacking practices, Rachel helps inspire others with her unique toolkit to navigate and strategize aging impossibly well – using the Holistic SCIENCE of BEAUTY at RachelVarga.ca where one on one sessions for at-home and in-clinic skin rejuvenation are available.
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