Final week Heather from MommyPotamus.com and I had the prospect to attend Dave Asprey’s Bulletproof Biohacking Convention in California. We seen some enjoyable new traits, tried some uncommon well being remedies and met some unbelievable folks. We additionally bought to strive a bunch of remedies that we might by no means have the ability to strive within the regular course of day by day life as mothers.
Listed below are a few of our key takeaways…
Biohacking Tendencies We Seen
There have been dozens of distributors on the convention displaying and demonstrating their merchandise. We had been acquainted with many of those merchandise already but in addition discovered some enjoyable new issues to strive. There have been additionally some noticeable recurring traits among the many distributors.
We noticed a LOT of merchandise that concerned crimson mild or infrared indirectly. We’ve each shared about the advantages of sure varieties of crimson lights in our posts about saunas (see Heather’s publish right here and mine right here).
That is the sauna we each have and love.
I’ve additionally talked about the advantages of Crimson Mild remedy on this podcast and on this weblog publish. That is the crimson mild I’ve and use at dwelling.
A lot of good vibrations occurring on the biohacking convention… actually. There was a particular recurring theme of biohacking with excessive velocity vibrations of various sorts. This included every part from Dave Asprey’s personal wave vibration plate to numerous vibration expertise gear.
We beloved the Speedy Launch device that’s utilized by docs and bodily therapists for serving to muscle ache and enhancing mobility. I used it just a few instances on the convention on my Achilles that has been sore since a extremely lengthy hike earlier this yr and I’ve been ache free ever since.
One other device I’ve been utilizing these days, (that’s a lot inexpensive and in addition nicely examined) is the Myobuddy Massager.
Each of those instruments work on the fascia and deeper tissue. Athletes use them for restoration and improved muscle efficiency and people with continual sicknesses can use them for elevated lymphatic circulate and improved sleep.
Mushrooms had been additionally a recurring development on the convention. Sure varieties of mushrooms like Lion’s Mane, Chaga, Cordyceps and others are well-studied for his or her mind advantages.
We’ve been ingesting mushroom enhanced prompt espresso from 4 Sigmatic for a very long time (use the code “wellnessmama” to get 15% off at this hyperlink) and some of these shrooms had been displaying up at many cubicles across the convention. In actual fact, one group even had mushroom printed pants!
It’s no shock that there was an emphasis on mind enchancment at this convention. We had a blast making an attempt out among the mind coaching gear, and Heather bought to strive the Rolls Royce of mind training- the 40 Years of Zen program that Dave hosts. There have been additionally gadgets designed to enhance the mind for sleep or to assist psychological focus in different methods.
Ben could have been in Finland at one other convention, however he definitely made an look on the Bulletproof convention too! We seen no less than 5 distributors who had an image of him of their advertising and marketing, together with a life-size image of him on the Joovv sales space.
Countdown of Our Favorites
We tried to strive each remedy on the convention however couldn’t make it by way of all of them. We in all probability tried no less than 80% and counted down a listing of our high favorites:
Four. ARX Machine
This machine is a computerized exercise machine that creates essentially the most intense exercise of your life in underneath two minutes. Actually. We tried it however gained’t present photograph proof as a result of we seem like we had been pushing out infants. It was that robust.
The fundamental thought is that the machine creates resistance on the up and the down motion of any motion. For example, in the event you do a curl, lifting the load is at all times more durable than reducing it again down. That is the character of muscle groups nevertheless it makes it robust to successfully work the down motion. This machine affords resistance on each and matches your power so it at all times will get more durable as you get stronger. It introduced my muscle groups to fatigue in solely Four-6 reps. Loopy.
three. Hydrogen and Oxygen Bar
There have been fairly just a few machines and coverings that allow you to breathe some kind of concentrated substance. We tried the oxygen bar which supplied oxygen infused with important oils. It was enjoyable however not floor breaking. We additionally tried the hydrogen bar and each seen an enormous rush of vitality and focus from that.
2. Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber
A extremely promising well being remedy however definitely not one we will strive each day! The fundamental thought is that you just go right into a pressurized chamber with added oxygen. The strain (starting from 1.three to 2.5 instances common atmospheric strain) permits oxygen to enter cells extra shortly and successfully. This in flip improves cell exercise and promotes therapeutic.
This remedy is being utilized in treating traumatic mind accidents, lyme illness, and plenty of different issues.
1. Mind Coaching- 40 Years of Zen
We bought to strive a number of mind coaching gadgets and the clear favourite was the one Heather tried- 40 Years of Zen. The fundamental thought is that it trains your mind to create Alpha waves (liable for “circulate” state) extra successfully. This occurs throughout meditation as nicely, particularly with prolonged coaching, however this system drastically quickens the method. Thus the title.
Biohacks to Do At Dwelling
As enjoyable as all of the issues we tried on the convention are… most of them aren’t issues most of us can do each day or at dwelling. On the identical time, lots of them had been good reminders of extra fundamental and cheaper issues we must always all be doing day by day at dwelling. Listed below are some high biohacks to strive at dwelling with none costly gear:
A number of audio system on the occasion spoke concerning the significance of gratitude in day by day life to shift our psychological focus. The advantages are nicely studied and that is a simple factor to implement. Take a couple of minutes a day with your loved ones to share issues you might be grateful for and make it a degree to start out specializing in what you’re grateful for as a substitute of the issues that stress you out.
Most of the costly machines there have been designed to stimulate lymph circulate. You already know what else does that? Dry brushing! And it’s cheap and simple to do at dwelling.
Right here’s the complete tutorial and the right way to get began.
Crimson mild remedy and infrared therapies like saunas have their place and are day by day components of each of our lives, however mild remedy might be rather more easy. Simply get some solar!
The solar naturally incorporates these spectrums of sunshine and has so many advantages. My physician recommends getting no less than 30 minutes of outdoor mild each morning inside an hour of waking. Even on a cloudy day, the daylight is many instances brighter than indoor mild and incorporates many extra wavelengths of sunshine. This helps sign our circadian cycles and enhance sleep and focus.
There have been so many remedies designed to enhance sleep. However many people aren’t getting the fundamental beneficial sleep. We all know it is vital however we simply don’t do it. If sleep is hard for you, strive these assets:
- Pure Methods to Get Extra Sleep (Even As a Mother)
- Why I put on Blue Mild Glasses at Night time
- The best way to Create a Excellent Sleep Surroundings
- Four Pure Sleep Cures
What do you assume? Tried any of those? Will you?