Even if you haven’t heard the term ‘biohacking’ before, you’ve probably encountered some version of it in your day to day life. But what is biohacking, and can it really help to manage cancer?
What Is Natural Biohacking?
Biohacking can be described as the process of making changes to your lifestyle in order to ‘hack’ your body’s biology, helping you to feel at your best. Making positive changes to your diet and lifestyle can “optimize your body’s biological processes, promoting a state of health and wellbeing,” says nutritionist Kim Pearson. It’s also known as do-it-yourself biology, improving your health and wellbeing using tools outside of the traditional medicine system.
Put simply, imagine yourself before coffee. You’re tired and sluggish. Post coffee, you’re wide awake and ready to go. The only difference? The coffee in your stomach. This shows that what you put into your body, and how you manage your body, has a huge impact on how you feel. Biohacking is measuring and taking advantage of this to be the best you can be.
This all sounds great, but how can we biohack ourselves?
Some of the most straightforward biohacks are increasing nutrition (perhaps by eating more fruit and vegetables), optimizing hydration (drinking more water!), getting good quality sleep and meditating. You could also spend more time in nature and exercise more (known in the biohacking world as ‘rewilding’). All of these are great ways to naturally biohack your body and ensure that you’re feeling your best. Changing your lifestyle to include some or all of these will help to improve your general health.
Who doesn’t want to feel like their best self? Using natural biohacks will increase your mental focus, give you drive and energy and help your body to work efficiently, making it easier to fight illness. What’s not to like? In fact, the biohacking trend is now so huge that the types of therapies you can access are getting more innovative and exciting.