While peptides and biohacks can often give you an edge and help you overcome healing hurdles, you have got to do the work if you’re going to get optimal results. The following very brief description of foundations are critical for performance, health optimization, and longevity in ways that biohacking simply cannot replace. So here’s where you start:
1) Sleep and circadian rhythm
Sleep and circadian rhythm are two of the most important things for optimal health. Whether you are working on brain fog, fatigue, weight loss, hormone imbalances, or anti-aging, getting enough high-quality sleep is essential.
Chronic mismanaged stress, or a hyper-activated stress response, can be your kryptonite. Just like poor sleep, this can contribute to hormone imbalances, gut problems, chronic pain, and weight gain.
We all know that for our body to work well we have to eat right, the tricky bit is that there is no one diet for everyone although there are universal truths, such as:
-The importance of following a low glycemic diet to minimize spikes in glucose and insulin which have been shown to be extremely harmful to health
-Eating sufficient protein (roughly 1gram/lb of ideal weight), especially as we age, to ensure we maintain and build muscle mass to support metabolic, cognitive and physical vitality for the long term
-The absolute necessity of consuming sufficient healthy fats to fuel energy, brain, and cellular function
-Avoiding processed foods and excessive sugar.
4) Movement, Posture, and Exercise.
The human body was designed to move throughout the day, not to sit in a chair for hours on end. Getting enough movement is vital to optimize energy, sleep, metabolic health, and, of course, body composition. A properly constructed program can help you achieve these goals without requiring you to spend hours a day at the gym.
Few other Biohacks to consider…
These other biohacks work as hormesis—the low-dose stressors that make you stronger. They have anti-aging properties. Applied properly, they can and will improve your health, sleep, stress resilience, energy, and overall performance.
-Fasting (both intermittent and longer term)
-Photobiomodulation (red and near infrared)
-Infrared sauna or heat exposure
-Certain herbal supplements
-Breath work and/or meditation
These biohacks act as natural signalling molecules that are normally present in your body. But at higher doses, they can be leveraged to support your health goals or to support your metabolic health, weight loss or body composition goals:
-Nutritional supplements and neurotransmitter-supporting nootropics
Pulsed electromagnetic frequency (PEMF), Float Chambers, Vibration Plates and other interventional therapies can also promote a healing state in your cells and tissues.
Yet another category of biohacks, such as electromagnetic field (EMF) modulators and blue light blockers, also help shield you from the harmful effects of modern lifestyle things.
To learn more about optimizing the foundations, click here to read more on Nathalie’s blog.
This covers the foundations and this is what brings us to the conversation of Peptides. There are so many amazing peptides so this is not going to be a comprehensive list, but Nathalie’s top 3 you should consider for optimizing your metabolic health, so let’s jump right in!