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The term biohacking really does cover a wide range of approaches to improving your health, from optimising exercise, diet, supplements and lifestyle, through to DIY biology where people are experimenting on themselves with unproven drugs and gene therapies.
Here, we define biohacking as those pushing the boundary with new and, probably, unproven therapies, devices and supplements. Once proven, these approaches become either lifestyle or medical choices.
Good advice from LEAF's Steve Hill - "if you are not recording your biomarkers and doing things scientifically, you risk hurting yourself and are taking things on faith rather than evidence; this also has potential to harm the field and set research back, so please hack responsibly."
Some famous biohackers include:
- Kevin Warwick – often called the world's first cyborg for his experiments on himself
- Josiah Zayner – known for his public demonstrations of DIY genetic engineering
- Elizabeth Parrish – CEO and patient zero of BioViva treated herself with gene therapy to reverse aging
- Tim Gray - aka the UK’s leading biohacker and founder of the Health Optimisation Summit
See also Nootropics
Biohacker Ari Rastegar is only 5 years old biologically
New York Post - 20-May-2021
Stem cell therapies, meditation in hyperbaric chamber are few of his extreme health practicesRead more...
The Naked Scientists interviewed a biohacker, Josiah Zayner
The Naked Scientists - 09-Feb-2021
Sums up his thoughts on self-experimentation in the process of turning into superhuman himself.Read more...
Group of Russian biohackers perform the first human plasma dilution
Lifespan.io (LEAF) - 22-Dec-2020
Results aren't published in any journal but might be the first step towards more human studiesRead more...
Meet Kris Gethin - a Welsh biohacker
WalesOnline - 04-Oct-2020
From coffee enemas to pants blocking EMF radiation - his routine is straight out of a sci fi movieRead more...
Biomarkers and techniques in biohacking for longevity
Longevity Technology - 18-Feb-2020
Gray states biohacking is much beyond techniques and tests, rather more simpleRead more...
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