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Using NanoVi to Lower Oxidative Stress, Improve Body Composition, and Boost Mitochondria

by Bob • September 6, 2017
in Body, Data / Analytics, Experiments, Tech

Modern living wreaks cellular havoc within our bodies – polluted air and water, food, EMFs, and toxins we are exposed to from indoor and outdoor environments, air travel, solar radiation, smoking, and even intense exercise all produce cellular damage. If not addressed, damaged cells lead to lack of energy, aging, and poor health. A major cause of cellular damage is free radicals. A ... [ Read more ]
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Ketones for Optimal Cognitive Performance and Deep Ketosis

by Bob • September 3, 2017
in Body, Data / Analytics, Experiments, Mind

I’ve previously written about some experiments I’ve conducted involving ketosis, from intermittent fasting to longer five-day fasts and caloric restriction, to help my body kick-start production of ketones. However, in these cases getting into ketosis involved a lot of work so I was looking for ways to shortcut/“hack” the process. In recent years, exogenous ketone supplements have become very popular. ... [ Read more ]
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How to Build a DIY Near Infrared Sauna for Under $150

by Bob • September 3, 2017
in Body, Tech

I’m a huge fan of infrared saunas, and I’ve written previously about benefits I’ve experienced from using them. I recently hacked together my own DIY near infrared sauna for home/personal use, and it was so easy and affordable that I wanted to share! Infrared saunas come in several varieties, with the main difference being the wavelengths they produce, and in term ... [ Read more ]
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Using Sauna and Niacin Detox to Reduce Heavy Metals and Toxic Burden

by Bob • September 6, 2017
in Body, Environment, Experiments

tl;dr version: About two years ago an Organix Comprehensive Profile urine test revealed that I had some suppressed neurotransmitter function. I had a theory that this was in part due to exposure to toxic metals like mercury and lead. Toxic metals burden has been linked to lower levels of neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine. [1] The body is quite capable of providing ... [ Read more ]
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Mimicking the Fasting Mimicking Diet – My 5-Day Experiment

by Bob • September 1, 2017
in Body, Data / Analytics, Experiments

There are numerous studies that demonstrate the benefits of periodic, short-duration fasting, such as weight loss, improved insulin sensitivity and brain function, immune system regeneration, and longevity. I’ve been a fan (and practitioner) of intermittent fasting for several years, but other than an occasional 24-hour liver cleanse or protein fast, I had never done any extended fasting. My original plan was to ... [ Read more ]
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Analyzing a Year of My Sleep Tracking Data

by Bob • September 3, 2017
in Body, Data / Analytics, Experiments

Below is a chart I made showing all of my sleep tracking data for last year collected using my Basis Health Tracker. Each day shows a stacked bar consisting of each major sleep stage (Light, REM, Deep) as well as any time I woke up during the night (“Interruption”) or the device was unable to get readings (“Unknown”): Note that Basis didn’t enable ... [ Read more ]