“The Six Million Dollar Man”
When I was a kid, the television show “The Six Million Dollar Man” with Steve Austin was always the highlight of my week. I am 49, for those of you in your 20’s, look it up its pure awesomeness. It was also decades ahead of its time technology-wise. The idea that we could use technology to overcome our inherit weaknesses, human frailties and allow us to live longer healthier lives has captured our imagination for thousands of years. Mine too. I want to be running, swimming, working out, hiking and basically kicking ass when I am 85. Not barely able to move and have someone change my depends diapers simply because that’s the way it’s supposed to be. There are a lot of things we can do to effect this on our own – diet, exercise, supplements, etc but that only gets you so far.
We live in an age where technology and bio-science has finally begun to make huge advancements in improving our mental, physical and longevity performance. Those that are on the forefront of this are the Bio-Hackers, the Pioneers not sitting around waiting for FDC or the Governments Food Pyramid to somehow make me better at 49 than I was at 29.
I am a self-professed Bio-hacking, performance and longevity chasing Geek. I have been lucky enough to have surrounded myself with friends, professionals and experts who are on the forefront of improving human physical and mental performance and obsessed with increasing “healthy” longevity. We are very frail and weak creatures compared to the rest of the animals that we share the world with, as we age it gets even worse.
What we have learned over the past 15 years is we cannot rely on the current “generalist” medical doctors, hospitals, Government agencies or the slow pace of regulatory bodies to come to our rescue. 80% of the doctors I have visited in my lifetime are in worst physical shape than their patients. We now know there are safe, reliable and true science backed drugs, therapies and technologies that not only extend your “healthy” lifespan, but can help you be stronger, faster, healthier and with more energy and focus than you had when you where 30.
I am not talking about steroids or PED (performance enhancing drugs). They reduce your lifespan and kill you faster. Not smart. I have never tried or taken them. You don’t have to. Like I said, technology, science and “real” efficacy studies have come of age. Wonder-compounds like Metformin, Rapamycin, and Modafinil “smart” Hormone Replacement Therapy for men and women – are now shown to be as safe as Aspirin and have dramatic effects on aging, cancer, cardiovascular disease and healthy lifespan. It’s good to be alive in 2017, as 10-20 years ago we did not have the technology or science to properly ascertain whether this stuff works and why. We do now.
Personal hacks like Ketone dieting, low carb lifestyles, HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training), Yoga and high-dose supplements also make a big impact. Not a small one but a huge impact. We can now go to a number of speciality clinics (I go to the Princeton Longevity Center) where you can get a 64-slice CT scan of your heart and arteries, measure calcium buildup, bone density, genetic markers and a hundred other points of data that no hospital or regular doctor can even dream of.
Today, anyone who cares enough to do their own research, build the self-discipline to change the basics (diet, exercise, supplements, get data), take it upon themselves to get genetic testing (23 and me) and take the step of using bio-technology to make a huge impact – are becoming the dominant humans. Plain and simple.
I will follow this up with my next post on my personal hacks and the system I use, along with some recommended links and today’s top experts.