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Biohacking Made Simple!

By Dr. Bart Precourt

When we use the phrase biohack, don’t think “shortcut”—think “proven effective.” When we stack our proven and effective health habits, we begin biohacking. This concept is built on the idea that the body is a self-healing mechanism. It wants to function optimally and feel good. Often our best action is not to interfere.

One of the most common questions I get these days is, “What’s the best biohack for (fill in the blank)—weight loss, longevity, energy?”

What’s great is that we are in a time when science and health strategies are finally starting to come together. Often health strategies are years in front of science, or sometimes even decades. Ultimately, these biohacks are valuable because they help eliminate the guesswork. They are proven, tested and helpful.

The downside is that many newer biohacks can be expensive and often only available to some. However, the list you’re about to read has virtually no obstacles to prevent you from incorporating them immediately. Essentially, they come at no cost but the cost of effort.

Let’s first clear up some myths about biohacks. They are not shortcuts; they are just proven effective. Mostly they are not “one-and-done” actions. They are designed to become habits, and then they can be life-changing.

As you read the list, think about stacking. Stacking one simple biohack onto the next is how we become superhuman—one good health habit stacked on top of another.

Ultimately, these biohacks are valuable because they help eliminate the guesswork. They are proven, tested and helpful.
Prema and Balance Health Studio owners Kelli James Precourt and Dr. Bart Precourt | Photo courtesy of Balance Health Studio

7 Simple Bio-Hacks:

Watch the sun come up.

Watching the sunrise each day is an old-school habit of getting grounded and resetting your circadian rhythm. This helps balance hormones, improves sleep cycles, elevates mood, and boosts immune function. Better said, you are happier and healthier when practicing this simple habit.

Drink water first thing when you rise.

It’s instant liver support! Your liver is the most important organ for energy. By drinking water first thing, you help detox the liver, clear your lymphatic system, and boost metabolism. Every cell in your body needs water; give your cells something to be happy about. Adding a little lemon or sea salt raises the bar even more.

Try intermittent fasting and cut snacking.

Give your gut a chance to heal. If we are constantly snacking and eating, our gut is always working, with no healing time—instead, fast daily for at least twelve hours. With experience, you can increase over time. Fasting starts from the last time you eat at night until you eat the next morning. Stick to just two or three meals per day with no snacking. The significant side effects include weight loss, balanced hormones, more energy, mental discipline, and a clear mind.

Practice nose breathing.

This is powerful! Take at least three minutes per day and practice inhaling and exhaling through your nostrils. Eventually, build up to where you are predominately a nostril breather, not a mouth breather. This improves brain focus, calms the nervous system, filters the air, and can even reduce snoring. Exhaling via your nostrils requires a calmer state of being—the reason this biohack is part of many anxiety protocols.

The greatest biohacks are the fundamentals. Foundations are the key. Choose to take deliberate action for your mind, body, and overall wellness. Be awesome!

Move daily.

Movement changes lives! The more flexibility, strength, and balance you have, the longer and better you live. Conversely, the more sedentary you are, the faster you age. Tightness is massively overlooked as a key marker in the aging process. Being able to move is a gift, so don’t waste it. Movement promotes health. Simple movements like walking are often overlooked. People who exercise and get outside have fewer doctor visits. That should say enough.

Uplift others daily.

This is one of my favorites. Plan on uplifting at least three people every day. If you want to help make the world better, put this biohack into action ASAP! Choose to become great at edifying and complimenting others. Choose to see something great in everyone you encounter and tell them! It’s been shown that when you’re kind and spread love, both the sender and the receiver reap health benefits. It’s especially beneficial for people experiencing high blood pressure or anxiety. Spreading love is contagious.

Eat real food.

This is the fastest-acting biohack on this list. Change your diet to eating real foods and remove the toxic processed foods. Essentially, get out of the way. You will quickly be reminded of how great your body truly is. You were created to have plenty of energy and to be self-healing, creative, and passionate. Yet if we fill our vessels with toxins and chemicals, eventually, those attributes slowly slip away. Our energy dips, we become less passionate about life, and pain, sickness, and disease often enter our life. Toxins and chemicals crush human vitality. Fortunately, at any point, you can move in the direction of eating cleaner, and good things are on the horizon. Start small and start today!

The greatest biohacks are the fundamentals. Foundations are the key. Choose to take deliberate action for your mind, body, and overall wellness. Be awesome!

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Keep up with Dr. Bart and learn more at Balance30a.com.

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