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Top Biohackers and What to Learn From Them
Biohacking has become increasingly popular over the last few years. What is biohacking? It is basically using science and biology to improve your body and brain functions, as well as general health, by changing the environment inside and around you. It covers a wide range of practices, from supplementing to gene therapy. In this article we have a look at the top biohackers, where you can follow them and what to learn from them.
Tim Ferriss’ Biohacks:
One of the most famous in the field and clearly a precursor, Tim Ferriss is the author of several books, including “The 4 Hour Body” which was a small revolution in the field. It was his first book and became a bestseller.
Shortly thereafter, he published a few more popular titles including “The 4 Hour Chef” and “Tools of Titans”, which all had a lot of success. Tim Ferriss had been experimenting with biohacking for years and described himself as a human guinea pig. His books cover various topics such as biohacking workouts, diets, supplements and more.
One of the most popular section of “The 4 Hour Body” was the “Slow Carb Diet”. This is a diet plan that allowed thousands of people to lose weight and change their eating habits in the long run. We will be reviewing this diet here in the future. Stay tuned!
While “The 4 Hour Body” covers a lot when it comes to biohacking space, “Tools of Titans” provides tips and tricks from hundreds of celebrities, health professionals and more, as well as his own personal routines. One of the protocols he describes is a 3 day fasting that he does regularly. We have covered this routine here.
If you want to learn more about Tim Ferriss’ preferred supplements and smart drugs you are in luck. We already reviewed in a previous post what he takes and why.
His net of influence has grown substantially. He now is the host of a very popular podcast, The Tim Ferriss Show, where he interviews people in various fields of expertise about topics ranging from work, to biohacking, to social topics. It is a very good production and worth a listen.
Dave Asprey’s Biohacks:
Dave Asprey is the creator of the famous Bulletproof Diet and the author of various books on the topic including “Superhuman”.
Dave Asprey recommends this coffee as part of a ketogenic diet or the Bulletproof diet, which is a high fat and low carbohydrate diet.Like Tim Ferriss, he also is a fan of fasting and promotes various supplements and smart drugs as part of his biohacking routine.
Dave Asprey’s Bulletproof Diet is very similar to our Low Carb and Intermittent Fasting diet that we featured here.
Anthony DiClementi’s Biohacks:
Nutritional specialist and wellness coach Anthony DiClementi is the author of The Biohacker’s Guide, and the host of Biohacking Secrets podcast. On this podcast he discusses biohacking tips with his guests and discuss trend leading developments in the biohacking space. His clientele includes pro athletes, entrepreneurs and celebrities.
He advocates for temperature training including sauna treatment. DiClementi has explained his use of saunas:“If we’re completely honest with one another, the reason I love the sauna is because I am lazy by nature. I don’t really like working out, I’m not the type of person that jumps out of bed in the morning and can’t wait to throw my sneakers on and go for a run or hit the gym. I do it a lot because it makes my day better, and I feel better, and I like the way I look more.”
Who doesn’t love benefits from limited effort? Not a fan of the heat? Well, DiClementi has a solution for that too….how about cold plunges?
Interested in his top supplements? Here is a quote from a podcast where he runs down his “biggie” list of supplements. “So I’ll take a product called Thorne Methylguard Plus, I’ll talk a bioactive B12, either methylcobalamin or hydroxocobalamin or adenosylcobalamin sublingually along with some sublingual methylfolate and tons of magnesium, either magnesium glycolate or magnesium malate. I take a good amount of DHA. I love a product by Nordic Naturals called 1000, I take four of those every day.”
Dr. Dominic D’Agostino’s Biohacks:
Dominic D’Agostino is a scientist in physiology and neuroscience and the man behind the fame and rising success of the ketogenic diet.
By switching the body’s main energy source from glucose to fat, it is believed to improve brain energy while lowering blood sugar levels. He has collaborated on several research studies on nutrition and its impact on illnesses such as cancer.
As part of a high fat, low carbohydrate diet such as the keto diet, Dr Dominic D’Agostino recommends quite a few food supplements including MCT Oil products and collagen supplements (check out the link we shared above).
Dr. Rhonda Patrick’s Biohacks:
She got popular thanks to her detailed YouTube channel videos where she deep dives into all things health and wellness. She has a great skill where she is able to explain complex topics in a simple way.
You can follow her on Twitter.
Ben Greenfield’s Biohacks:
After studying physiology and biomechanics, Ben Greenfield opened several personal training studios and gyms, gaining a lot of popularity as a personal trainer.
Having completing 12 Ironman triathlons and dozens of other races, he is also an accomplished athlete and a gold medalist for the USA.
He now has moved to writing and consulting, and is the author “Beyond Training” and his newest book, “Boundless“, in which he covers topics such as biohacking for his workouts and his mental performance, as well as diet.
He is also the co-founder of Kion, a supplement and smart drugs manufacturer.
His website covers a lot, including a detail on his supplement choice such as multivitamin supplements, creatine and magnesium amongst a lot of others.
Like his colleagues, he also hosts a podcast where he covers a wide range of topics related to biohacking and general health and fitness.
Dr. Jack Kruse’s Biohacks
Dr. Jack Kruse is a neurosurgeon and the CEO of a health and wellbeing company. Somehow controversial, his experiments and research mainly focus on reversing diseases and the effects of age on the body.
He is the author of a diet book, Epi Paleo Rx., that advocates for a Paleo diet. This book doesn’t solely focus on the Paleo diet but also discusses cold therapy and other very useful biohacks.
While other top biohackers focus more on diet and supplements or nootropics, he advocates, amongst other things, for reducing exposure to artificial blue lights, which he believes is detrimental to our health.
If you want to learn of Dr. Jack Kruse’s teaching, he runs a podcast and a blog, which you can find on his site
Peter Attia’s Biohacks:
Peter Attia MD studied medicine and is the founder of Attia Medical, a company dedicated to the steady improvement in our quality of life and increased lifespan.
He hosts a podcast where he discusses with his guests many aspects of biohacking, whether it is about sleep, nutrition, brain performances and more.
His website is packed with articles about fasting and nutrition, mental health and disease prevention, amongst other topics. Peter Attia is an advocate for fasting, and has participated in the development of the fasting app Zero.
Mark Sisson’s Biohacks:
Mark Sisson was the biggest influence behind the huge success of the paleo diet (and its many variants). His book, “The Primal Blueprint”, was published over 10 years ago was one of the first on this theme that has since gained huge public success.
He has since then published more books and runs a website where he shares a lot of resources about the primal and the keto diets, but also about fitness routines and other tricks.
You can follow Mark Sisson on Instagram.