Biohacking? That’s right, “hacking” your biology to improve your mental and physical performance.
As Anthony DiClementi, author of The Biohacker’s Guide to Upgraded Energy & Focus puts it, “The method of Biohacking is to strategically change your internal and external environment to rapidly enhance the body, upgrade the brain, and create an epic life. It is the art and science of optimizing human performance.”
Right now, let’s solely focus on optimizing brain power. The idea is to explore tactics you can implement daily to improve focus. You are the hacker.
Your mission—should you choose to accept it–is to rewire your brain for improved cognition. So, how can you “hack” your biology for on-demand cognitive performance and long-term brain health? Let’s dive right in!
Step #1: Mama Nature, Your Biohacking Expert
The greatest resource of all time when wanting to improve anything is the loving, caring embrace of Mother Nature. She’s compiled an incredible list of ingredients to fuel your focus known as Nootropics.
Green Tea Extract
A natural caffeine source that gives your brain the buzz its needs to support mental focus, decision-making, and working memory.*
Known for its natural components that support overall blood flow and brain health.*
Known to support markers of cognition, general vitality, and neuroprotection.*
An essential component of brain tissue that helps memory and cognitive capacity when taken daily.*
This ancient plant has been used for centuries as a health-promoting nutraceutical with brain-supportive properties.*
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Step #2: Biohacking Your Mood
Energy is everything. Without it, neither your brain nor your body will function the way you want them to. Think about it like this, have you ever had days where you:
• Didn’t get enough sleep and no amount of caffeine helped?
• Couldn’t focus on what was being said in important meetings?
• Forgot what your spouse just said or the name of someone you just met?
• Had no idea what you just read for the last 5+ pages of a book?
• Started zoning out while reading lists like this? (caught ya!)
• Surfed social media mindlessly for 30+ minutes?
• Could only think about what it would be like to lay in your bed and go back to sleep?
• Lacked any motivation, passion, or brain power?
As Tony Robbins puts it, “The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.”
Z is for Zombie
Without energy, your mood suffers. And just looking at the list above, is it any wonder why? It gets worse, your lack of energy doesn’t just impact you…
You’ll find it hard to connect with your spouse or if you’re single, connect with anyone. You won’t be present for the moments that matter, like playing with your kids, kicking butt on a major work project, going above and beyond for a client, or talking to friends and family members.
There’s a word for people with extremely low energy: Zombie.
5 Tips to Fix Your Energy to Hack Your Mood
Here are 5 quick tips to help you with biohacking your mood to restore your energy.
Typically, when it comes to energy, articles will simply say “lose weight” (right, because it’s so easy). But really, we want to get our metabolism firing on all cylinders again. We’ll get more into this in hack #3.
Adapt to Stress
We’ve all heard “reduce stress” or “combat stress” but that of course is easier said than done. Since we’re talking about biohacking here, the better option is to adapt to stress. That’s where Mama Nature comes back into play with her brilliant assortment of Adaptogens!
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Cut Back on Alcohol
I know, I know, but there are a lot of energy, mood, and brain benefits to reducing your alcohol intake. Plus, like anything else, when you take a break and limit your consumption, you’ll actually find that you enjoy it more. So really, it’s a win-win.
Get Some Sun
That’s right, get outside and move! If you can’t, or it’s looking pretty gloomy out there, consider looking into naturally sourced Vitamin D supplements. It’s a mood booster.
Build Your Posse
Being around people who ignite your mind, your passions, or your physical well-being is a great way to boost your energy and improve your mood. Get a group together and meet up weekly. Look at this as an accountability group you all enjoy being part of.
Step #3 actually connects to both Steps #1 and #2 but is so important when it comes to biohacking your brain, that it gets its own section.
Step #3: Biohacking Your Nutrition
You are what you eat, right? Well, your brain health, physical performance, and energy levels can be hacked through these 3 steps:
1. Nature’s Help
2. Mood and Energy
3. What You Eat
We’ve talked about #1 and #2. Now, let’s get into #3: What You Eat.
This will help you naturally hack your brain power. Between the individual foods and nutritional programs, you will typically be what you eat.
And of course, what you eat can balance your metabolism as well. Whether your goal is to lose weight, put on muscle, or just feel confident in your own skin, hacking your metabolism (energy use/regulation) is key.
Biohacking with Individual Foods
Foods like avocados or fish (which is rich in omega-3 fats) have been shown to help improve brain health, overall well-being, memory loss, and are also considered to be heart healthy.
Speaking of good fats, studies show that nuts, which are high in vitamin E, can help slow cognitive decline.
Eat your way to vitamin K. Research shows that vitamin K can help with overall cognitive function and brain power.
Foods like oranges, bell peppers, and blackcurrants appear to help with mental vitality and protect against brain degeneration.
Along with beetroot extract found in Mother Nature, beets are considered a superfood for a reason. They’re nutrient-dense, loaded with antioxidants, and the nitrates appear to increase blood flow to our brains, reducing inflammation and improving cognitive performance.
Studies like the one done at Tufts University support the idea that eating blueberries may help in limiting short-term memory loss.
Hope you’re excited to start biohacking your brain and that you feel you have all the tools and tips necessary to, as Anthony DiClementi says, “upgrade your brain and create an epic life.”
Remember, you’re the hacker and your mission is to rewire your brain for on-demand cognitive performance when you want it and long-term brain health when you need it.
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