Dr. Sonja Stilp’s 3 FAVORITE BioHacks to increased ENERGY and VITALITY.
As life becomes increasingly more hectic and we age- we start to lose our energy, recovery is slower, and we can get weaker faster. Fortunately, there are products available to help boost baseline energy levels. There is also biohacking.
This search for maintaining vitality and the fountain of youth has people looking into biohacking. Some of these biohacks could be a possible way to stunt, stop, or even reverse the physical and chemical degradation that comes with increased stresses of life and aging.
Biohacking as a concept continues to morph and change so does the definition of biohacking. That said, biohacking is anything that consists of changing your chemistry or physiology through science, technology, and self-experimentation to increase energy and vitality. Small diet or lifestyle changes can be considered biohacks like intermittent fasting or taking supplements. Wearing an Apple Watch and drinking caffeine could also be considered a biohack. Orthobiologics and regenerative medicine are considered incredible biohacks for healing and maintaining tissue integrity. And the list goes on and on (with things being added all the time).
There are numerous biohacks, Dr. Stilp has her three favorites for increased energy and vitality if you’re interested in dipping your toe into biohacking.
BIOHACKING YOUR CELLS: RED LIGHT THERAPY
Studies show that there our bodies benefit from red and near-infrared light. Red light therapy (RLT) is a relatively straightforward procedure that exposes one’s body to low wavelength red light. This type of light can get deep into our skin where cells can absorb and use it as an energy source. The extra energy may give cells the ability to help the body respond to damage and restore itself. Potential benefits of RLT may include:
- Improving skin health and acne
- Wound healing
- Hair growth
- Pain reduction
- Bone recovery
- Anti-inflammatory benefits
BIOHACKING YOUR CIRCULATORY SYSTEM: CRYOTHERAPY
Cryotherapy is a biohacking treatment that exposes the body to very cold temperatures. The cold temperatures cause blood vessels to restrict and limit blood flow. Once out of cryotherapy, the blood vessels expand and a rush of blood comes back to the tissues—bringing nutrients and minerals. Potential benefits of cryotherapy may include:
- Pain relief and muscle recovery
- Weight loss
- Reduced inflammation
- Pain reduction
- Reducing anxiety and depression
- Improving eczema symptoms
- Treating migraines
BIOHACKING YOUR MUSCLES: DYNAMIC SEQUENTIAL COMPRESSION
Compression therapy uses controlled pressure in targeted areas to increase blood flow to your lower limbs and heart. Benefits of compression therapy may include
- Boosting blood circulation
- Alleviating muscle pain
- Removing exercise-related waste, like lactic acid
- Speeding up muscle recovery
- Increasing flexibility and range of motion
- Decreasing muscle fatigue
However you get started in biohacking, it’s best to be well-informed and staying vigilant about what works best for your body by consulting with a physician knowledgeable in this field.
For help or questions on biohacking your body to INCREASE ENERGY, VITALITY AND COMPREHENSIVE WELLNESS schedule an appointment with Dr. Sonja Stilp. Dr. Stilp is the medical director at Golden BioHack in Golden, Colorado. She offers expertise in biohacking for human optimization. Call/Text: 303.448.8843