When it comes to nutrition optimization, it is going to be one of the essential steps on your journey to improving your overall health and life quality. When it comes to your personalized nutrition in the form of biohacking, your diet is not only going to be a tool that is used to maintain a healthy lifestyle, but rather be a tool that will support your overall health, lower your biological age, and even advance your brain functions.
With that being said, you may be wondering what exactly biohacking is and how it can help you with your personalized nutrition? Here is everything that you need to know about your personal nutrition and biohacking.
Biohacking: What it is?
Biohacking is going to be considered a form of ‘do-it-yourself biology’. What this means, is that you are going to be making smaller sized lifestyle and diet changes in order to make multiple small improvements to your overall health. Biohacks are going to be able to give you anything that ranges from an enhanced brain function to some very quick weight loss. But be sure that you are always keeping in mind the fact that the best biohacks are going to result from being well-informed and knowing what works for your particular body.
Different Types of Biohacking
Biohacking is going to come in many different forms. However, the three most popular types are going to be either nutrigenomics, DIY biology, or grinder. Here is what you need to know about each one and what they can do for you.
- Nutrigenomics Biohacking
Nutrigenomics is going to be focused on how the different foods you eat will interact with your specific genes. While this is going to be a somewhat popular method of biohacking, it is also going to be a very controversial one as well. Essentially, nutrigenomics is based on the idea that the genetic expression that your body has can be mapped out. You can then optimize your body through the testing of different nutrients and how they affect your overall health over time. It is also going to pay attention to how the different nutrients you eat are going to affect how you think, behave, and feel.
- Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Biology Biohacking
DIY Biology, which is also referred to as DIY bio, is a special type of biohacking that is going to be used by those who have education and experience in certain scientific fields. These biohackers are going to be the ones who are sharing their different tips and techniques in order to help the ‘non-experts’ to conduct different structured experiments on themselves. These experiments are going to take place outside of any controlled experimental environment (such as a medical office or a lab). Essentially, you will have people trying to enhance their nutrition by doing testing on themselves from the information given to them by those who have some sort of education in the field.
- Grinder Biohacking
This is going to be a type of biohacking that is done by those who feel that every part of the body is able to be hacked. Basically, a grinder is working to become a ‘cyborg’ if you will, doing this through the optimization of their body. These optimizations can include nutritional changes, chemical injections, adding different gadgets to their person, implants, and just about anything else that you can think of in order to make their body better.
Now that you are aware of the top 3 methods of biohacking and how you can do it with your personalized nutrition, the big question is going to be if it works or not?
Does Biohacking Actually Work?
The answer to this question is going to be both, yes and no. This is because it is all going to depend upon what it is that you are actually doing. With that being said, here is how you can safely biohack in the comfort of your own home.
- Drink More Caffeine
There is no discounting the fact that caffeine is known as a productivity booster. If you are not currently drinking any, you are going to want to start with about one 8-ounce serving of coffee (black), caffeinated foods such as dark chocolate, or green tea. Be sure that you are having these at the same time every single day, taking notes in a journal of how you feel in both the minutes and hours after you have taken them. Do you feel like you are more focused? Do you feel more anxious? Are you feeling tired? Consider tweaking the does you are taking until you have found an amount that meets your personal goals.
2. Try a Type of Elimination Diet
An elimination diet is going to do exactly what it sounds like. You are essentially going to be getting rid of something that is currently in your diet, eventually re-introducing it in order to see how it will affect your body. This method is going to be more popular among those who feel that they are allergic to a particular food or feel that a food may be causing inflammation in the body.
To do this, remove any one food from your body completely for about two weeks. After two weeks, start to slowly introduce that same food back into your regular diet. Be sure that you pay attention to any signs or symptoms that may appear during reintroducing that particular food into your diet.
When it comes to your personal nutrition and biohacking, it can seem to be very complicated initially. Just be sure that you follow the tips that have been mentioned above and you will have no problems becoming the best you that you can be!