As you might know, I’ve recently visited the Biohacker Summit in Toronto. Before that, I wasn’t able to attend the Summit in Europe (I think it was in Tallinn), but I bought the web access, so I was able to see what was going on. I’m very happy I can be part of the Biohacker Community – not only as a small contributor but also a spectator. This is one of the most fascinating topics I’ve ever heard about and it’s developing with a rocket speed.
When I heard that there will be a Biohacker Summit in Toronto, I immediately bought a ticket from Europe to Canada, booked a room and made a plan on how I can get the most out of the event.
There are 2 reasons for that – the first one is the fact that I am very involved in the community because I want to maximize my performance.
The second reason is that I want to share the best know-how with you.
So I went to the Summit open-minded with a clear goal: Gather as much useful info as possible.
In this blog post, I want to share my top findings, ideas and conclusions I made after the event.
1. Optimal performance is not about being bigger, faster, better…it is about finding the equilibrium.
I always thought that biohackers want to go beyond the 100% performance, achieve an inhuman-like performance, hack themselves beyond possible. While some people want to do it, the majority of this community seems to search for an equilibrium – “the optimal performance.”
Hm, quite interesting and unexpected.
2. Keto-diet vs Vegan diet
There is a huge debate in the community of which diet is better? Science is leaning towards the vegan diet, while a part of the community is leaning towards the keto diet. Sadly, there is no clear answer.
In my opinion, vegan is healthier, but I love eating meat too, so….it’s hard to say.
P.s. Did you know that if you do intermittent fasting you won’t lose your muscles? That’s what someone mentioned at the summit. Sweet.
3. Unbroken – A World War II Story of Survival….
This book was recommended to me. Sounds interesting!
4. Do you know the difference between brown vs white fat?
Honestly, I have to do my research…apparently, it’s a big thing.
5. Did you know that if you give people psilocybin only once, a year after, people can still report being in a better mood?
There was a study quoted, but I cannot find it…
6. Ben Greenfield (greenfieldfitness.com) was one of the speakers. Check him out, he seems to be a cool dude.
Ben shared 12 basic rules and 15+ advanced rules for a great life. I’ll share them with you in one of the next blog posts.
P.s. He also mentioned to “live your purpose.” But do you?
7. Neurohacker Collective introduced Qualia Mind Focus
You know I’m a big fan of Qualia Mind, right? Well, they have a new product on the market – Qualia Mind Focus. Similar quality, better price.
I’ll try to make a review in November.
P.s. Here you can read more about Qualia Mind >>
8. Humancharger…what the heck?
I’ve tried a device named Humanchager. It’s a “simple” device that uses light to improve your mood and energy. You can read more about it here: https://humancharger.com/
My experience was all right – nothing spectacular, but I’d love to try it for a longer period to see how it really works.
9. Don’t know what’s happening, but it looks cool
10. FlowVR – experience meditation in virtual reality
That was a blast, honestly. The quality of the video could be better, but apart from that, I was fully focused for 4 minutes WITHOUT any issues. I see a lot of potential here.
Check out more: www.flow.is
I didn’t have the chance to try this system, but it’s another solution to improving your performance.
12. Best picture of the event
I talked to one of the founders of Chronomics, a company offering epigenetic testing. I haven’t tried it yet, but it’s definitely on my to-do list.
14. We talked a lot about psychedelics and weed
Btw, weed became legal in Canada on my last day before I left Canada… :O
15. Dr. Klatz shared 15 ways not to die
Some of the tips I remember:
- Vegan / vegetarian diet
- 20-min workout/day (4 times per week)
- Antioxidant vitamins, 2x/day
- 8 glasses of water/day
- Use Berberine/metformin
- 12-hour intermittent fasting per day
- Use probiotics
And that’s about it.
We talked a lot about more advanced biohacking strategies, nootropics, smart drugs, sleep hacking, advanced training, and whatnot.
It was definitely worth going to the event, I met some fantastic people and I’m really happy to see how this community is growing and growing. Longevity is a big topic nowadays and with the interest growing, I can imagine more funds being available for more advanced research.
Yup, it was fun.
But what’s happening next?