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Welcome to Biohackers Toronto!

We are a community of health nerds who get together to learn about health topics and share our biohacking experiences. Our mission is health optimization!

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What is Biohacking?

Biohacking is the art and science of taking control of your own biology, changing the environment inside and outside yourself to achieve the health and performance outcomes you want. Biohackers aim to influence their body’s biology and physics, by altering their environment or the things they put into the body.

For many of us, biohacking is the next wellness frontier. It is an umbrella term for applying different modalities to our lives and observing which ones get us the outcomes we want.

Such modalities might include (but are not limited to):

Cold Therapies (like a cold plunge)

Grounding barefoot on the beach at sunrise

Wellness therapies (like ozone therapy)

Fitness (like functional movement)

Meditation practices (like yoga)

Herbal remedies (like elderberry)

Repurposed drugs (like Low-Dose Naltrexone or LDN)

What Outcomes Do You Desire?

Body-builders are possibly the earliest biohackers. Body builders have experimented with different weight lifting methods, low-carb diet and supplements in order to get the biological outcomes they want. What biological outcomes do body builders want? They usually want huge muscles and very low body fat.

But a body builder’s goals may not be the same as mine or yours. So while it is interesting to learn about how they applied different biohacks to help them reach their desired outcomes, I may apply only part of their strategies to achieve my own desired outcomes.

There are doctors out there, doing just that!

  1. Type 2 Diabetes: Toronto’s own Dr. Jason Fung shows how therapeutic fasting may be used to reverse insulin resistance in patients, resulting in the cessation of insulin therapy while maintaining control of their blood sugars. Here is an overview of how that works and here is a peer reviewed article Dr. Jason Fun and others published on the subject.
  2. Autoimmune Diseases: Dr. Terry Wahls put her own Multiple Sclerosis (MS) into remission through a series of strategies that included dietary intervention, and describes her journey in a TedX Talk. Here is one of her peer-reviewed journal articles on the subject.
  3. Food Sensitivities: Can food sensitivities be reversed? Dr. William Davis‘ latest book, Super Gut covers some of the latest studies on probiotics, our microbiome and the downstream issues of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). We held a talk on this!

While one approach to obesity and type 2 diabetes can be to follow the story of insulin in the body, Dr. Jack Kruse overcame his obesity by focusing on the leptin story in the body. Dr. Jack Kruse’s Leptin Prescription is available on his website. Dr. Jack Kruse is a respected neurosurgeon and CEO of Kruse Longevity Center, a health and wellness company dedicated to helping patients avoid the healthcare burdens we typically encounter as we age. As a neurosurgeon, Dr. Kruse’s research has been published in respected dental and medical journals.

In his 2012 Ted Talk, Dr. Jack Kruse described his investigations into leptin the creation of his cold thermogenesis protocol and how his focus on the leptin story helped him lose weight dramatically and quickly. He also tells the story of his own epic biohacking, self-experimentation. Since then, Dr. Jack Kruse has focused on the biophysics of light, water and magnetism and how these affect our biochemistry and our health outcomes. You can find a list of Dr. Jack Kruse’s protocols on his website.

Biohackers Sunrise Meetup

Circadian biology pays attention to circadian (or 24-hour) rhythm. At Biohackers Toronto, we love to first explore the free biohacks available through getting back to mother nature, understanding our own biology as being a part of nature and looking at what we can correct with a few habit changes. These free and powerful biohacks include: seeing the sunrise every day, getting plenty of sun, not just for the vitamin D benefits but also for increased melanin and increased nitrous oxide benefits from UV, getting grounded by walking barefoot, especially in water, like the ocean or a lake.

We have no affiliation with any of these doctors. We are a social group of health nerds who follow these developments and introduce changes into our own lives to see what outcomes we can achieve.

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