PREVENTATIVE CARE

What is Biohacking?

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Parsley Health
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November 6, 2018

You don’t have to be a powerlifter willing to live on lettuce-wrapped sardines all week with one “cheat day” to biohack. Biohacking is just about using the latest science and practical guidance to improve how you feel every day.

While Bulletproof took biohacking mainstream, it doesn’t have to be all butter coffee and vibration plates. According to Dave Asprey, “biohacking is the art and science of changing the environment around you and inside you, so you have more control over your own biology”. It allows us to optimize the body’s potential and become the “absolute best version of ourselves”. Basic biohacking can be simple. No fancy gadgets, no expensive gear, and no butter coffee necessary.

It could be argued, that women are the original biohackers. We have been manipulating our hormones to control pregnancy starting thousands of years ago using lunaception (tracking cycles to the moon) and more modern ways via birth control pills. Generally, women are more in tune with their bodies which makes us prime candidates for biohacking. So what’s the difference between biohacking for men vs women? It’s all about those hormones.

When our hormones are working with us rather against us, we see a decrease in mood swings, food cravings, fatigue , cramps, and an increase in energy. Who doesn’t want more energy, more vitality, more time to do the things they love?

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Parsley Health
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Parsley Health is the doctor that helps you live healthier, longer, by treating the root cause of symptoms and conditions. Our medical teams—staffed by leading clinicians and health coaches—spend more time with you, order the right tests, and prescribe food, sleep and movement alongside medications so you can get better—and feel better.

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