Published on June 30th, 2017 | by Jonas A.
4 Valuable Biohacking Tips
Be One With Nature The puppy doesn’t kill you because we’ve domesticated our animals over generations to treat humans as friends and live a comfortable, indoor lifestyle. Modern humans are like the puppy: we’ve treated ourselves to generations and generations of comfortable, indoor living. That’s great for being lazy, but not so great for being mentally and physically active.
One of the main tenants of biohacking is to improve your connection with nature. No, that doesn’t mean you should go pitch a tent in a city park and sell your home. Vitalis talked about how every dog in the world today– from Chihuahuas to Great Danes– are descendants of the Gray Wolf.
In other words, that puppy curled up on your lap ready for a cuddle had a great-great-great-great grandfather that would kill you for trying to pet it. One of the best examples from the recent Bulletproof Biohacking conference was given by Daniel Vitalis. Instead, it means you should try to interact with nature more regularly in your daily lifestyle. Our bodies were built to be outdoors.
For hundreds of thousands of years, humans basically “camped” from birth to death. They never settled down in an area and they depended on nature to provide food and shelter. We need to “rewild” ourselves with the natural world to achieve major biohacking benefits. Vitalis outlined four simple things you can do to be more attuned with nature:
1) Eat Wild Foods Cut off a chicken’s leg and eat it. Forage, hunt, and do what ancient peoples did to survive.
2) Drink Unprocessed Spring Water City tap water is heavily processed, and bottled water is even more so. Biohacking advocates recommend finding a natural spring near you and drinking that pure water instead of tap water. Think finding a spring near you is difficult? At FindASpring.com, somebody has crowd sourced the process of finding a spring near virtually every major city in North America.
3) Breathe Fresh Air in Nature If you live in a big city, then the air you breathe is slowly killing you. Cars are putting toxic chemicals into the air, and all those trace elements add up over long periods of time. Breathe deeply and enjoy nature’s fresh air.
4) Enjoy Natural Sunlight Sunlight is more than just a pretty thing to see: it’s a critical part of our body’s chemistry. Sunlight regulates our sleep cycles and provides valuable energy. Go outside and expose your skin to the warm rays of the sun.