Eat. Sleep. Work. Essential aspects of life we’re all familiar with. Having any one of these off track can mean big problems. Yet it can be difficult to get everything right, especially when so much of what might be wrong is going on inside of us.
Bio-hacking expert Dave Asprey has been using his own body as a walking laboratory for years to find out how to best optimize his health and performance. In our webinar last month he teamed up with WellnessFX CEO Jim Kean to offer tips and techniques that anyone can use to obtain laser focus, better sleep quality, and less body fat.
When you hear the word testosterone, you probably think of masculinity, working out in the gym, and how efficiently someone can put on muscle and lose fat. Turns out, that’s only half the story.
As science dives deeper and deeper into these biomarkers, we’re finding that nothing is as cut and dry as we might have once thought. The body is a huge, complex, integrated system.
WebMD recently did an informative article on the correlations between low testosterone levels in men and a number of metabolic disorders, from diabetes and obesity to high blood pressure and heart disease.
Your body as a living process didn’t start with you. It’s been continuing on for generations and generations and generations. Is it an individual process? Yes. Is it also part of a bigger one? Absolutely.
It may seem daunting, but understanding this process can put control over health back into the hands of the individual. Being aware of physiological biomarkers is essential. Biomarkers come in a variety of forms. Some are easy to pinpoint: fitness parameters, benchmarks, how you feel physically. Others you can’t see, like homocysteine levels, inflammation, and cholesterol.
If the 20th century was one of reductionism, the 21st century is all about system biology. Knowing the function of individual parts is important, but so is looking at the body holistically. Every piece affects the other in complex ways.
Think of the body as a factory. DNA, the architect, draws up daily instructions (RNA) to build protein. The body can only use what it’s supplied for this process. Give a factory bad supplies and it will make a bad product. You are what you eat, as the saying goes.