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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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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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Hacking (and Tracking) My Glucose

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

I never paid much attention to my blood sugar (aka blood glucose, or as I will simply refer to it, glucose) until a few years back, when I started getting more interested in self-tracking/biohacking and my 23andMe DNA analysis showed that I had a genetically elevated risk for type 2 diabetes, which has been shown to be preventable by maintaining ... [ Read more ]