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What is biohacking?

Nikita LeeComment
What is biohacking?

Biohacking (verb, noun):

(v): changing your environment from the inside-out so you have full control of your biology; using your body as your personal laboratory, finding the exact hacks that work for you.

(n) The art and science of becoming superhuman.


In 2015 I contacted a behavioural therapist

I wanted help with my high-functioning-depression

I realised I’ve been using biohacking for a couple of years without knowing there was a name for it. For as long as I can remember I’ve always had a innate desire to push myself, in order to find out what my limits are, not only physically but also mentally, spiritually, sexually… (you get the point) So I tracked my most memorable biohacks in my past and found that:

  • In 2008, at the age of 16, after visiting the doctor to test my blood for gluten intolerance (Swedish doctors only know how to test for celiaki) and lactose intolerance, which both tested negative, I stoped eating gluten and dairy (and sugar for some time) in-spite of what the doctors said, due to my never ending stomach aches, to see if i’d feel better. Ever since then I have been fascinated by nutrition and tried pretty much every type of diet (apart from calorie restrictive ones) and gone from carb-munching-meat-eater to brokes-ass-vegetarian which developed into gluten&grain-free-vegan and currently light-pescatarian going in and out of ketosis whilst intermittent fasting.

  • I quit using traditional birth control in 2014 and started using Natural Cycles that is built on data around your basal body temperature (which was before it was CE marked for use as a contraceptive in Europe…)

  • In 2015 I contacted a behavioural therapist after realising that I wanted help with my negative emotions that had taken over my life that resulted in destructive relationships, panic attacks and exhaustion (a.k.a high-functioning-depression).

  • In 2017 I met with a nutritionist and took blood-, urine- and saliva samples to FedExed to a laboratory in Wisconsin in order to measure my current state of health (which was very expensive, highly questioned and really weird according to my social circle).

All of these magical steps, that back then seemed at random, has led me to my ultimate life hack yet: moving back home to Bali. I will be sharing my newfound knowledge (and current obsession) around biohacking together with my personal experiments in order to understand what works for me and what doesn’t.

Questions I’m seeking to answer:

  • Is celibacy good or bad for you?

  • Can you cure a kidney infection without antibiotics?

  • Can I enhance my cognitive function through food?

  • Could homeopathy heal “adrenal fatigue” and a “leaky gut”?