What Are The Best Biohacks From The Bulletproof Forum Community?

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  • Lift.do has been a gamechanging lifehacking tool for me!


  • edited March 2014

    Best personal biohack:


     


    -Eye patching my dominant right eye to improve logical, left-sided brain activity while reducing distracting lateralization (personal fix)


     


    3 best general Biohacks of my design but inspired by others:

     


    -Daily, 2 cup epsom salt baths for a week to eliminate social anxiety and discomfort with eye contact


     


    -Being OK with just a little bit of exercise. Push yourself too hard and it won't be fun. If it's not fun, you won't do it again. 


     


    -The dungeon nap: Mid-day fatigue killer. Bring pillows and a blanket into your bathroom/closet. No lights, no phones. Take a krill oil pill and drink a bottle of water. Set your phone alarm to go off in 22 minutes and leave it outside the dungeon. Close the door and meditate while lying down. You'll fall asleep if you don't try, waking up fully rested and happy. 


     


    For more follow me on twitter @Biologyhacks


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  • As a Japanese, I used to eat natto all the time. Unfortunately, it only tastes good with soy sauce, which is not BP.




    Eating Natto to get my K2 is my latest one.  I am not sure I will ever grow to like it but I now consume this with rice as my post workout 'treat'.  If you should aim to get supplements by real food as much as possible you can't beat Natto for getting K2.  I think I will be getting a yogurt maker and start making my own natto, getting to the japanese store is not easy.



  • HazakinsHazakins Graveyard shift putting me in the Grave!

    Have you ever tried MCT and coconut aminos?


     


     




    As a Japanese, I used to eat natto all the time. Unfortunately, it only tastes good with soy sauce, which is not BP.



    Trying to get a grasp on Ketosis? Watch this!

  • NickatNickat
    edited March 2014

    Please elaborate and is this the stuff you use like soy source but is n`t?


  • Yessir. I have a pantry full of cococnut aminos. 


     


    Yeah, I've started to put CA on my natto and mochi.




    Have you ever tried MCT and coconut aminos?



  • NickatNickat
    edited April 2014
    Here`s the verdict from Mark`s Daily Apple on Coconut Aminos.

    Coconut Aminos

    Coconut aminos are the soy sauce replacement du jour, a gluten-free, soy-free combination of aged coconut sap and sea salt that tastes somewhat like soy sauce. It’s not an exact match, but it’s not really trying to be an exact match. Coconut aminos are their own beasts, and these happen to be tasty beasts.

    That said, there’s nothing really remarkable or magical about them. Its purveyors like to talk about the presence of 17 amino acids, but so what? Trace amounts of certain amino acids in a sauce that you’ll consume by the tablespoonful probably aren’t going to amount to much of anything. Consume it for the unique taste and the lack of soy and wheat.

    The verdict was it`s Primal with a 5g serving giving 113mg sodium.

  • HazakinsHazakins Graveyard shift putting me in the Grave!

    So I get the Coconut Secret Raw Coconut Aminos to avoid soy and MSG. Been using it on my "Carb refeed day" take the wife to all you can eat sushi and we mix the coconut aminos with MCT, sea salt, and whatever wasabi they have at the joint.


    Not sure if it is bulletproof but helps me avoid the soy sauce headaches  


    Trying to get a grasp on Ketosis? Watch this!

  • hzahza ✭✭

    Wasabi is also great in natto with a little turmeric and vinegar.


  • Interesting.


    Chilli cucumin and vinegar with fermented food.
  • NickatNickat
    edited June 2014
    Would like to air your attention to the Mint Asure Breath Capsules.

    Not just any old breath freshener for those that suffer from ketosis breath etc ... works from the inside out and without just masking fumes. It works on the digestive gases within and bad breath in the mouth. It`s all natural, sugar free with the use of Xylitol. It`s unlike a mouthwash in that it uses a mint-coated "parsley oil" capsule that you hold in your mouth and then swallow.

    An easy occasional breath fresh hack.
  • NickatNickat
    edited July 2014
    http://forum.bulletproofexec.com/index.php?/topic/11529-salutaris-drops/#entry90496



    The Best Biohack From The Bulletproof Forum Community....quite possibly.
  • You are too kind.  I suppose only time will tell if CBD will ever hit the mainstream.


  • Shout out: http://forum.bulletproofexec.com/index.php?/topic/5614-earthing-yourself-multimeter-test-application/page-3


    Not that thread really needs one as Ian has documented it so well but it has to be an awesome hack from our community member.


    Earthing might not be so costly after all.

  • High level performing athletes need to record and adjust their food intake to facilitate current and changing goals in training and output says Jason Miller. His method and calculation can be adapted to support your goals in the bio hacking sphere of our community. If you missed the pinned thread take a look: http://forum.bulletproofexec.com/index.php?/topic/2156-bulletproofing-the-athlete-a-fully-customizable-template-for-tracking-and-changing-food-intake-based-on-changing-goals/


     


  • I was asked to place this here:


     


    I did a personal experiment based on this studyhttps://www.sciencenews.org/article/oxytocin-stimulates-repair-old-mice%E2%80%99s-muscles


    PUBMED Abstract here  http://www.ncbi.nlm....pubmed/24915299


     


    The study showed that older mice that were administered an exogenous dose of oxytocin regained their muscles youthful ability to repair itself.  I found out about it though our company's chemist whose blog is here http://patrickarnoldblog.com/making-old-muscles-new-again-with-oxytocin/


     


    I am nearing 50. I work out intensely and had noticed a decline in my recuperative powers so this study intrigued me enough to see if I could replicate it on myself.  II will point out at this point that this is an extreme biohack and involves self injecting a research chemical/peptide. I am not recommending nor condoning it for anyone else. I am only giving my personal experiences. 


     


    The Protocol:


     


    One daily subcutaneous injection post workout of 100 mcg of Oxytocin in bacteriostatic water. On not workout days injection before breakfast. 


     


    After 13 days here are my findings and results:


     


     


    Side Effects: Headaches and minor flushing are the only unpleasant side effects I've noticed. Minor heart racing but barely noticeable.


     


    Apparent Effects:


     


    Without taking muscle core samples all I can give are anecdotal observations. I have been at this for a long time and know my body pretty well so take it for what it is worth.


     


    Going in I had a nagging left forearm muscle strain in my brachioradialis. It has been bothering me since before I moved to Champaign in July. I was having to use hooks on my second set of chins and curls were painful. It would not heal even after a two week layoff. Well, its now pain free. Got through my entire back and bi routine pain free.


     


    For the last two months I've had a nagging teres minor strain and it also is pain free. I cannot say with certainty that this is due to the oxytocin but it it the only change that I have made to my regimen.


     


    The most noticeable change for me though, is the lack of DOMS following heavy leg days. I've cranked out 3 pr setting leg days in a row. usually such days would leave me sore and nearly crippled for the next 3-4 days. Leg day was day before yesterday and I pushed hard, and incorporated deep stretching movements. Usually a recipe for extreme pain the next few days . Today barely any noticeable soreness. I've been doing leg presses, heavy ones, for about a month now. I'd stopped doing them because they were causing back soreness. Thanks to a tip from Dr. Squat himself Fred Hatfield, I can do them with no back pain and am getting triples with 1000lbs. I can no longer get my thighs into all but two pairs of my jeans. Its working.


     


    So I am calling oxytocin a great biohack for those of us above 40. Keep in mind that I am almost 50 so I fit the ageing muscle qualification. If you read the study you will find young mice did not benefit from the exogenous oxytoxin. I am going to run the stuff for approx 2 months, its cheap enough. I think this would have great potential treating muscle injuries in an aging population.  Sanssoucish asked me to post my results here. You can find the full account in the regular forum 


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  • Best personal biohack:


     


    -Eye patching my dominant right eye to improve logical, left-sided brain activity while reducing distracting lateralization (personal fix)


     


    3 best general Biohacks of my design but inspired by others:

     


    -Daily, 2 cup epsom salt baths for a week to eliminate social anxiety and discomfort with eye contact


     


    -Being OK with just a little bit of exercise. Push yourself too hard and it won't be fun. If it's not fun, you won't do it again. 


     


    -The dungeon nap: Mid-day fatigue killer. Bring pillows and a blanket into your bathroom/closet. No lights, no phones. Take a krill oil pill and drink a bottle of water. Set your phone alarm to go off in 22 minutes and leave it outside the dungeon. Close the door and meditate while lying down. You'll fall asleep if you don't try, waking up fully rested and happy. 


     


    For more follow me on twitter @Biologyhacks




     


    @Biology Hacker just an fyi--eye patching your right eye would cause your left hemisphere to receive no visual input, not your right hemisphere. If you want to improve logical, left-sided brain activity you should eye patch your left eye. Or practice visualization techniques to bring blood to the front of your brain (prefrontal cortex is located behind your forehead and is responsible for rational thinking, focus, etc.) 

  • NickatNickat
    edited March 2015

    From a woman-specific point of view, Skye St. John's book makes the BP diet simple and easier to understand. Has she Biohacked and refined some specifics that relate to woman?
    http://www.amazon.com/Fail-Fat-Burning-For-Women-ebook/dp/B00MNRJVWG
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss/279-4710244-8023408?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=No+Fail+Fat+Burning+For+Women%3A+Get+the+weight+loss+edge+for+your+optimal+physique


     


     


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  • I was asked to place this here:


     


    I did a personal experiment based on this studyhttps://www.sciencenews.org/article/oxytocin-stimulates-repair-old-mice%E2%80%99s-muscles


    PUBMED Abstract here  http://www.ncbi.nlm....pubmed/24915299


     


    The study showed that older mice that were administered an exogenous dose of oxytocin regained their muscles youthful ability to repair itself.  I found out about it though our company's chemist whose blog is here http://patrickarnoldblog.com/making-old-muscles-new-again-with-oxytocin/


     


    I am nearing 50. I work out intensely and had noticed a decline in my recuperative powers so this study intrigued me enough to see if I could replicate it on myself.  II will point out at this point that this is an extreme biohack and involves self injecting a research chemical/peptide. I am not recommending nor condoning it for anyone else. I am only giving my personal experiences. 


     


    The Protocol:


     


    One daily subcutaneous injection post workout of 100 mcg of Oxytocin in bacteriostatic water. On not workout days injection before breakfast. 


     


    After 13 days here are my findings and results:


     


     


    Side Effects: Headaches and minor flushing are the only unpleasant side effects I've noticed. Minor heart racing but barely noticeable.


     


    Apparent Effects:


     


    Without taking muscle core samples all I can give are anecdotal observations. I have been at this for a long time and know my body pretty well so take it for what it is worth.


     


    Going in I had a nagging left forearm muscle strain in my brachioradialis. It has been bothering me since before I moved to Champaign in July. I was having to use hooks on my second set of chins and curls were painful. It would not heal even after a two week layoff. Well, its now pain free. Got through my entire back and bi routine pain free.


     


    For the last two months I've had a nagging teres minor strain and it also is pain free. I cannot say with certainty that this is due to the oxytocin but it it the only change that I have made to my regimen.


     


    The most noticeable change for me though, is the lack of DOMS following heavy leg days. I've cranked out 3 pr setting leg days in a row. usually such days would leave me sore and nearly crippled for the next 3-4 days. Leg day was day before yesterday and I pushed hard, and incorporated deep stretching movements. Usually a recipe for extreme pain the next few days . Today barely any noticeable soreness. I've been doing leg presses, heavy ones, for about a month now. I'd stopped doing them because they were causing back soreness. Thanks to a tip from Dr. Squat himself Fred Hatfield, I can do them with no back pain and am getting triples with 1000lbs. I can no longer get my thighs into all but two pairs of my jeans. Its working.


     


    So I am calling oxytocin a great biohack for those of us above 40. Keep in mind that I am almost 50 so I fit the ageing muscle qualification. If you read the study you will find young mice did not benefit from the exogenous oxytoxin. I am going to run the stuff for approx 2 months, its cheap enough. I think this would have great potential treating muscle injuries in an aging population.  Sanssoucish asked me to post my results here. You can find the full account in the regular forum 




     


    Does oxytocin affect Testosterone levels?

  • edited October 2015

    Regarding breathing...


     


    Not to be flippant, but JUST BREATHE is my mantra. One can buy an Incentive Spirometer for under $10 to increase lung capacity and improve exhalation capacity (which increases net tidal volume). As an Advance Practice Nurse I keep a few different respiratory training devices(tools) in the house. The kids love 'playing' (I make all training a 'play' time...they are usually 20 before they get it).  The BreathSlim is a high priced repurposing of the same IS concept at 6x the price.   


     


    I recommend ten minutes of breathing exercises as a prequel to one's evening meditation time, and yoga breathing in the mornings with one's yoga stretches or before/with that morning walk (runners should do some yoga breathing before heading out).


     


    when life gets busy and kinda crazy it is easy to lose focus. I lost myself for a few years (stopped exercising, ate carbs, drank wine, and even stopped meditating) and paid a hefty price which served to remind me of what is my real truth.  Wellness is more than the absence of disease. Oxygen and water (both pure) are life. Oxygen through our lungs, enhanced flow to our muscles (exercise), revitalizes us.  Ultimately, we are genetically meant to be fruitarians. Yes, some times in history we have been carnivores and grazed on local flora but we are designed to live healthiest and longest on low sugar fruits, a variety of nuts and vegetables, eating in line with our anatomic systems' designs. That being said, however, many people have let themselves become too sick from a lifetime of bad habits (much through naivety), and using the BP diet with IF will get them back on track.


     


    Once weight lose is complete, stay off all white sugar, wheat and artificial sweeteners. Transition to a diet where you eat lightly, (which you will want to do by then), and live primarily on vegetables, berries and occasional other proteins. We are but genetically modified apes, so must eat their diet with a few additions. 


     


    Don't forget to breathe (well and often). 

  • edited December 2015


    Does Dave ever actually get on and comment?

    I am a member in Jack Kruse's forums and he seems to read them all and contribute.....




    Never seen Dave post personally - he has far more important things to do that his minions (many of whom know just as much as Dave does) cannot do - i.e podcasting/marketing.


  • Just a quick post here. I'm an HRV geek big time. Tried dozens of apps & toys. emWave, InnerBalance, Sweetbeat HRV with a chest strap,LifeTrak Zoom HRV band, HRV4T, and countless iPhone apps.

    I have a new favorite that I haven't seen posted about yet. It's called Welltory, and it's a surprisingly accurate app for iOS/Android that has replaced all of my other gear over the last month. The company has good backing and solid science. It's a freemium model, which generally I don't love, but I get the data I'm looking for without a subscription. Essentially a measurement they call "Stress" which is a composite of sympathetic nervous system HRV data, and one called "Energy" which is the same thing for parasympathetic. I find the app really good at helping me estimate how much fuel is in my tank at a given time.

    Aside from being accurate without an external sensor for my needs, as a bonus it got me to cut back on my coffee. I had been pushing myself too hard with caffeine and I kind of knew it but wasn't doing anything about it. The app reminded me that overcaffeinating is false energy. You have to recover sometime. Forced me to look at my diet and sleep, and now I'm feeling much better without nearly as much of my caffeine on board (like 1/2 or less).

    Fantastic! https://welltory.com/

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