Biohacking is a proactive approach to using breakthrough technologies and treatments in healthcare efforts. The biohacking wellness trend has been booming in recent years. What’s all that about?
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What Is the Biohacking Wellness Trend?
These days, the word “biohacking” may be found everywhere. And, because it generally involves viewing the body as a system and then changing that system for optimum wellness, it has gained the interest of those seeking longevity and better health.
For many “biohackers,” this means making tiny, incremental changes to your diet or lifestyle to improve your health and well-being. Some researchers utilize it on their own bodies in stunning ways, as seen by recent examples of biohackers altering their own DNA.
Everything from fast weight loss to enhanced cognitive function is discussed by biohackers. However, the best biohacking results come from being well-informed and cautious about what works for your body. This is why, due to its amazing benefits, it is becoming increasingly popular.
Biotechnology and Biohacking Wellness Trend
Biotechnology is a broad term that refers to the study of biological processes with the purpose of guiding technological advancement. Biotechnology may range from brewing beer using bacterial strains to editing genes with CRISPR.
Biotechnology breakthroughs and discoveries frequently have an impact on biohacking experiments and vice versa. Biotechnology discoveries, for example, are used by many biohackers to create ideas and data. Biotechnologists frequently use biohacker experiments to guide future directions in biotechnology research.
Furthermore, you don’t need biotechnology to get started with the biohacking wellness trend. Grinders are the most active biotechnology users for biohacking purposes. Changes in behaviors or nutrition, on the other hand, do not necessitate the application of biotechnology.
Side Effect of Biohacking Wellness Trend
Some biohacking approaches may be entirely risk-free. Taking supplements, for example, or making dietary changes can both be risk-free. Some physiological changes, such as RFID implants, may be safe if done under the supervision of a medical professional.
DIY bio and grinder experiments are occasionally centered on actions that are not regarded as safe or ethical in scientific institutes. Even if only on oneself, experimentation on humans is still considered a significant taboo in biology owing to the potential for adverse consequences or damage.
According to a 2017 Brookings Institute study, biohacking makes science accessible to everyone while also posing a host of new safety concerns. Understanding the long-term effects of altering genes or experimenting in other ways on humans can be difficult without conventional, controlled studies.
Simple “Biohacks” you can do now
Here are 3 simple “Biohacks” you can do right away and gain benefits for your health:
Start a Food Elimination Diet
It is just what it sounds like. An elimination diet involves removing something from your diet and then gradually reintroducing it to observe how it affects your body.
This is a common choice if you believe you are allergic or sensitive to a food or are concerned that food, such as dairy, red meat, or processed sugar, is causing inflammation.
An elimination diet consists of two major steps:
- Remove one or more items entirely from your diet.
- Wait around two weeks before gradually reintroducing the items you’ve been avoiding back into your diet.
Keep a watchful eye on any symptoms that arise during the second, or reintroduction, phase, such as:
- Break out
- Stomach pain
- Other unusual symptoms
Which can be the result of a food allergy or sensitivity. You may wish to contact us about getting a blood test to see what foods you are sensitive to.
Try Intermittent Fasting (aka Time-restricted Feeding)
Continue with changing your diet. Intermittent fasting is a dieting technique that includes eating only between specific periods, then fasting for an extended period until the next time to eat is set. Using this technique of fasting is more correctly known as time-restricted feeding.
For example, you might eat for eight hours from midday to 8 p.m., then fast from 8 p.m. to noon the next day.
This kind of fasting regimen has various proven benefits:
- Decreasing insulin levels to allow your body to burn fat more efficiently
- Assisting your cells in the healing of any damaged tissues
- Defending you against illnesses such as cancer
Get Some Blue Light
The sun’s blue light can assist you to improve your mood or cognitive performance. Try getting a few more hours of sunlight each day (roughly 3-6 hours, or whatever is practical for you) and see if you notice any differences. And remember to wear sunscreen.
However, keep in mind that sunshine emits the same blue light as phone and computer screens. By interfering with your circadian clock, this light can keep you awake. One way to help with this is to experiment with wearing blue light blocking glasses.
If you have questions about the biohacking wellness trend or any health problems discussed here, connect with us and learn more.
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