What I discovered at Dave Asprey’s Biohacking Convention


This publish is about what I discovered on the Biohacking Convention, hosted by Dave Asprey, in Dallas, TX. I’m grateful {that a} media move was supplied to attend this wonderful expertise. You may learn my first assessment in regards to the Biohacking Convention right here.

(and sure, this consists of issues you are able to do at house!)

Hello buddies! How is the weekend going? We’re in full dance recital mode over right here. Don’t neglect to go over to this week’s giveaway!

Right this moment, I needed to share a recap of a number of the prime issues I discovered from the Biohacking Convention. As you’ll be able to think about, I discovered a LOT, and felt like my mind was buzzing for days afterwards. I’ve lastly had an opportunity to let every thing simmer, and time to type via the 19 pages of notes. After all, I can’t share EVERYTHING right here on the weblog – you want to go in particular person!! – however listed below are a few of my favourite factors from a number of the talks I attended whereas I used to be there. (I may publish a lot extra however like I mentioned, you actually should go in particular person!)

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What I discovered at Dave Asprey’s Biohacking Convention

The Finish of Psychological Sickness with Dr. Daniel Amen

I’ve been an enormous fan of Dr. Amen for years and years, so I used to be thrilled for the chance to be taught from him in particular person. Throughout his speak, he shared that psychiatry is the one medical trade that doesn’t truly have a look at the organ itself earlier than prescribing remedy. If in case you have coronary heart points, they take a picture. If in case you have kidney ache, they take a picture. Together with your mind, they take an informed guess, and prescribe remedy with out truly your mind.

At his clinic, they carry out SPECT scans that allow suppliers to have a look at the floor of the mind, blood circulate, and mind activitity. It’s fairly fascinating – they’ve a brand new clinic in Scottsdale! – and it was unbelievable to see photos of brains that had been healed after trauma, drug use, OCD, and many others. via way of life, dietary supplements, and medicine, if it was truly wanted.

The principle message of his speak was that you’ll be able to heal your mind, and also you’re not caught with the mind you at the moment have.

Elements that HURT your mind:

– Altered blood circulate, via issues like hypertension, caffeine, sedentary lives, low choresterol, nicotine, caffeine

– Head trauma

– Retirement/getting older – now not having a function, or affected by lonliness

– Toxicity – alcohol, mould, heavy metals, THC, medicine, merchandise

– What he refers to as “diabesity”: excessive blood sugar, pre-diabetes, diabetes, being chubby or overweight

– Irritation- from processed meals, sugar, leaky intestine, gum illness

– Poor sleep

– Genetic elements, like methylation points

– Infections/immunity

– Gluten and dairy had been additionally talked about right here with a query mark. I do know that for me, these meals are inflammtory and don’t make my physique blissful basically, so I skip them

Habits that may HEAL your mind:

– Check and optimize neurohormones

– Safety from head trauma

– Enhance blood circulate via train and diet

– Detox – sauna, hydration, fiber

– Retirement/getting older: be taught one thing new, donate blood

– Scale back irritation

– Stress discount and psychological well being

– Good high quality sleep, 7-8 hours per night time

– Know your genetic danger

– Promote wholesome immune system operate

*A number of the dietary supplements and meals he talked about included B nutritional vitamins, vitamin D, lion’s mane, Omega-3s, ginko, beets, cacao, garlic, and onion

He’s been on a ton of podcasts (linking my faves right here and right here), and has written many books. I added The Finish of Psychological Sickness and Elevating Mentally Sturdy Children to my assortment.

I additionally had the opporuunity to satisfy him! It’s value mentioning right here that I used to be on the END of a line that was about 2 hours lengthy, and he was nonetheless sort, real, and great, even after signing books for about 2 hours.

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Dave Asprey on Be Untriggerable

The daddy of Biohacking himself led us via a strong meditation on the best way to let go of triggers. The elements of the meditation included:

– Remembering the final time you had been triggered and the way you felt inside

– Discovering a small second of gratitude in that second – something you can be grateful for

– FORGIVING the opposite particular person. “It’s a them downside, not a you downside.”

– Breathe into your coronary heart as you forgive them. Let it go, and share this calm, forgiving power.

He additionally went via a full rundown of his present routine, however I don’t wish to publish the spoilers right here because it’s possible in his subsequent guide.

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Jim Kwik on being Limitless

It was my first time seeing Jim Kwik reside and he was AMAZING. He’s devoted to serving to others enhance their studying skill, together with studying pace. He additionally has a guide (including it to my assortment), and a prime podcast with fast suggestions.

My favourite quote from him was “in case you struggle on your limitations, you get to maintain them.”

He taght us the acronym ALPHA:

A- consciousness; realizing who you might be, having a transparent imaginative and prescient and rules

L- studying

P- prioritize; thoughts and precedence managment

H- well being (meditation, train, eating regimen, dietary supplements, sleep)

A- motion – “data itself isn’t energy)

He additionally talked about animal brains and the way our leanring kinds can correlate to numerous animals. This made SO a lot sense to me, and I took his quiz to search out out I’m a cheetah. I’m excited to be taught his methods to learn sooner… I got here house from the convention with 9 new books.

A number of the choice:

One other glorious tip: While you get up, quick ahead to the top of the day once you’re going again to mattress. What are three issues that you simply wish to accomplish personally and professionally earlier than that occurs?

Dr. Jill Carnahan talked about Constructing Resilience in a Poisonous World

I’m at the moment within the technique of devouring her guide, however she has an unbelievable story of resilience after poisonous publicity throughout childhood and a breast most cancers analysis in her early 20s. 

She talked loads about poisonous load, the best way to cut back poisonous load, promote detox, biotoxins, intestine and lymph assist, and toxis stress.

Some takeaways that you are able to do at house:

– Eat at house as a lot as attainable

– Filter your water and air

– Intention for meals that’s natural, chemical-free, and pesticide-free

– Eliminate nonstick pots and pans. Use chrome steel or forged iron.

– Keep away from microwaveable popcorn and pop common corn on the stovetop

– Transfer your physique

– Follow gratitude

– Search sunshine

– Set boundaries

I really like that so lots of the audio system gave actual world examples of issues you are able to do at house. Certain, a few of them might sound extra *on the market* than others, however I believe biohacking is basically about taking issues to the following stage once you’ve mastered the foundations. I’m all the time excited to be taught new methods and concepts to probably improve longevity and healthspan.

My subsequent Biohacking Convention publish will probably be on the devices I attempted, plus some simple issues you’ll be able to check and do at house, in a spread of worth factors.

Have a beautiful weekend and I’ll see ya quickly!




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