What is a “Biohacking Social” – and what in the world do people talk about there?
Good questions. But first it might help to explain:
What is Biohacking?
My simple definition of biohacking that I came up with years ago was
biohack: a strategy or technique for optimizing (your) human life.
(Click the link above to learn more about biohacking – what it is, where it came from and some examples.)
Biohacking Social in Chiang Mai
The social part should be obvious… but from my perspective, we are increasingly disconnected from meaningful human connection – so many of us feel more lonely and isolated. This leads to stress, depression, poor health and perhaps even early death.
Thus, by the (seemingly simple) act of getting together with other like-minded people, we are already taking a BIG step to biohacking our health for the better.
Interested in learning more and joining us? You can learn more about the Biohackers Chiang Mai meetup here. And we’re part of a bigger Biohackers Collective meaning that we’re connected to like-minded people around the world!
What did we talk about during the meetup?
Keep in mind that every meetup is different – with different people in different states of minds (moods) – so don’t expect your meetup to be like this one.
For this meetup we had just three of us who seemed to already have a good handle on progressive health concepts and biohacking. Thus the conversation teetered from something as simple as what we eat for breakfast – all the way to the possibility of living forever.
And there were MANY topics in between: Dave Asprey, Mark Hyman, David Perlmutter, Bulletproof, healthy foods and supplements in Chiang Mai, artificial intelligence, finance, community, relationships, living in nature, exercise, biohacks, fasting, nootropics, and more!
You’ll get more detail on a few of these topics so read on to learn more…
Bulletproof Coffee at Basecamp
I failed to mention to the guys that you can get Bulletproof coffee at Basecamp where we hosted the meetup. So keep this in mind for the next one!
The Bulletproof Diet Roadmap
I shared the Bulletproof Diet Roadmap. In my (biased!) opinion it’s the best visual for understanding healthy and unhealthy foods.
You can download your copy of the Bulletproof Diet roadmap here – or ask me for one of the posters.
Where do you get healthy products in Chiang Mai?
As one member lamented, there is no Costco or Trader Joe’s here in Chiang Mai where we can get healthy foods for cheap.
But one suggestion was to get grass-fed beef at Makro, as well as supplements online from iHerb.
Is jackfruit a superfood?
It’s a good question and for me and, because I like jackfruit, I certainly hope it is a superfood!
For an answer with the benefits of jackfruit.
A study from 2016 indicates that jackfruit contains lignans, isoflavones and other phytonutrients with wide-ranging health benefits, including anticancer, antihypertensive, antiulcer and antiaging properties.
I’m not sure it has any super-food properties beyond other fruits (like the versatile coconut) but, as long as you’re not on a low-carb diet (or in moderation), this seems to be a great healthy food option!
Can nature and community improve your health?
We often got away from topics of pure biohacking and went to the other extreme when discussing how we can greatly improve our healthy by doing things like getting out in nature and connecting with community.
While they’re not really biohacks, I think we all agreed that they are very effective ways to relieve stress and live a much happier, healthier life.
One great resource on this that came up was The Blue Zones, a book by Dan Buettner that explores places in the world where people live the longest. One commonality among them was a tight-knit community.
What are your top biohacks?
We talked about some of our top biohacks for health. One that came up that I didn’t really dive into much was fasting.
When we live in a world where everyone is looking for a quick-fix to their health, often with some diet or pill they can take, I like to point to the radical idea of dong quite the opposite: nothing. Take nothing. Eat nothing. And fast. As I’ve written and discussed fasting at some length, this helps you not only burn fat but also do some often much-needed clean-up (cleansing and detoxing if you like) to help you live a long, healthy life.
Where can you find a doctor and healthcare in Chiang Mai?
One recommendation came up for Absolute Health. It just so happens that I’m on the lookout for a good doctor (who hopefully understand the idea of biohacking!) so I may be checking them out very soon…
I gave away a bag of Healtholicious’ Mushroom Coffee to the first person to arrive at the meetup.
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If you’re in the “neighborhood”, click here and come join us for our next Biohackers Chiang Mai meetup.
Questions or comments?
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