Biohacking is a weird name for something not so weird at all – the desire to be the absolute best version of yourself. The word ‘hack’ is used to indicate any improvised solution. So then doing something out of the ordinary, in a way that works for you, is a hack. And with biohacking, we’re essentially hacking our own bodies.
The things we put into our stomach – actually everything our five senses encounter – are inputs into our biology. As humans, we are complex systems. What goes into us will inevitably affect what comes out of us, and I’m not just talking about your poop! Our behaviors, our health, and our performance in all areas of life are outputs. If we want optimal outputs – enhanced energy and focus, limited disease, improved memory, and increased production in business and fitness – then let’s modify the things we put into our body and mind to gain an unfair advantage.
The main thing that separates a biohacker from any New Age practice or self-improvement model is a systems-thinking approach to our own biology.