What is Bio-Hacking?
The word “bio-hack” has become very trendy over the years in the wellness industry, but what does it actually mean?
Bio-hacking is the practice of hacking your biology to work better, faster, and stronger using tools, strategies, or practices. It involves using “hacks” to control your biology. That’s why we have named our education category “BIO-HACKS”, because we are here to share hacks to evolve your mind, body, spirit and skin.
These practices can have a profound impact on your physical health, energy levels, and even your spiritual and emotional well-being. By implementing simple and affordable bio-hacks, you can enhance your body's performance and elevate your vibrational state. Think of the body like a human computer, and the bio-hacks as the healing software.
The body is connected as a whole, so these practices can also have an impact your energy and vibration (which we love to do at eyeam). By optimising your physical health and well-being, bio-hacking can contribute to a higher vibrational state. When your body is functioning at its best, it can positively influence your energy, frequency and vibration to allow you to be the best version of YOU.
Easy and Affordable Bio-Hacks:
Sunlight/Infrared Light Therapy
Sunlight and infrared light therapy can help regulate your circadian rhythm and reduce inflammation. It has been shown to have positive effects on mood and mental health. Exposure to natural sunlight during the early morning can help reset your internal clock and improve sleep quality. On the other hand, infrared light therapy (which mimics sunlight), involves the use of specific wavelengths of light that can penetrate deep into the skin and provide various benefits such as pain relief, improved circulation, and enhanced muscle recovery. It has also been studied for its potential in treating conditions like depression, arthritis, and skin disorders.
Earthing and Grounding
Earthing and grounding involve connecting with the Earth to benefit from negative ions, which act as antioxidants in the blood. This practice aims to restore the body's natural electrical balance by absorbing electrons from direct contact with the Earth's surface. This can neutralise free radicals (toxins) and reduce inflammation in the body. By walking barefoot on grass, sand, or soil, or by using grounding mats, people aim to restore the body's natural electrical balance. It has been associated with improved sleep, reduced pain and stress. While scientific studies on its effectiveness are still limited, individuals hope to experience physical and mental benefits by reconnecting with nature and allowing the body to interact with the Earth's energy.
Hot and Cold Therapies
Frequent exposure to intervals of hot and cold can make your body more resilient. You can achieve this by alternating between a really hot shower followed by a really cold shower or by spending 30 minutes in a sauna followed by a 1-minute cold plunge. Saunas help decrease the chances of disease by aiding the detoxification process, while cold plunges increase blood sugar stability, help burn fat, and convert white fat (stubborn fat) into brown fat (breakable fuel). These therapies also help strengthen your nervous system.
Natural herbs have been used for healing since ancient times. Our Hormone Check Drops contain a bio-hacking superfood called RESVERATROL 2.0, which helps produce sirtuins, the family of signalling proteins involved in metabolic regulation. This helps your metabolism function better and your keep your hormones in check. Thus activating SIRT1, also known as our longevity gene, this ingredient is clinically proven to be high in anti-inflammatory antioxidants, as well as cardio and neuro-protective.
Bio-hacking should always be approached with caution and in consultation with a healthcare professional if you are unsure. Remember, bio-hacking is not a substitute for proper medical care and should be used as a complementary approach to support your health journey. Remember to consult with a healthcare professional before incorporating any new practices or supplements into your routine.