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This Blog At A Glance…

  • The term ‘Biohacking’ is a broad term that can refer to many things these days. The first mention of the term was used back in 1988 in an article in the Washington post. This article actually discussed how biotechnology could be bought to the masses by ‘fiddling with the genetic code of a living organism’

  • Biohacking as it applies to your nutrition falls into the ‘Nutrigenomics’ category and involves everything you eat and drink which has a positive effect on how you think, how well you sleep, how much energy you have, how quickly you age, how you look, how you feel and how you perform.

  • The bottom line with nutritional biohacking is that it really just builds on the premise that our bodies are constantly changing, evolving and improving, and using what we have discovered through biohacking and nutrigenomics helps us do this better.

  • The right supplements, taken at the right time can be the cornerstone of the most dramatic of nutritional Biohacking transformations. They should never be used as a complete substitute for other more powerful ‘hacks’ but as the name would suggest, they should be used to ‘supplement’ them.

  • By using resources such as the ha’k:d website, our YouTube channel and various other social media channels available, our mission is to allow you to achieve your best transformational results through the most effective biohacking strategies, hints, tips, cheats and of course ‘hacks’.


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Biohacking….a brief history  

Whenever I speak to someone about Biohacking or mention in one of my conversations, podcast or videos that I am a ‘Biohacker’ I get most peoples reaction of …

“You do what?”

So, If you are new to the world of biohacking, have never heard the term before, are just slightly intrigued into how much this could be of benefit to you, or want to know if it is even a ‘thing’,  please let me explain some more….

‘Hacking’ is everywhere today, and I am not just talking about the maleficent business of stealing other peoples personal details, identities, credit card details or breaking into someone computer and making them pay £££ to get it unlocked again.

‘Hacking’, to give it the modern sense and understanding of the word is all about finding new, easier, more cost effective and better, clever ways of doing things.

These days this can range from getting more miles per gallon out of your car, slashing home heating bills, cutting your grocery shopping in half, getting more done in less time and of course improving your health by making changes to your daily sleep, exercise and nutrition habits.

Of course, the type of hacking we are interested in here at ha’k:d is all about this last one…. making changes to your lifestyle and nutrition in order to ‘hack’ your body’s biology to improve how it performs, grows, adapts and develops…. I give you Biohacking!!!

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The term ‘Biohacking’ is actually quite a broad term that can refer to many things these days. The first mention of the term was used back in 1988 in an article in the Washington post. This article actually discussed how biotechnology could be bought to the masses by ‘fiddling with the genetic code of a living organism’ [1]

Biohacking actually falls into three main categories. These are;

  • Do-it-yourself Biology

  • Grinder Biohacking

  • Nutrigenomics (Nutritional biohacking)

Biohacking, as it applies to your nutrition, falls into the ‘Nutrigenomics’ category and involves everything you eat and drink which has a positive effect on how you think, how well you sleep, how much energy you have, how quickly you age, how you look, how you feel and how you perform….

Don’t worry - I won’t blow your mind or confuse you further by going into the other two right now.

Nutritional Biohacking has come a long way since this early mention and ideas, and experts such as Dave Asprey and, of course, ha’k:d are developing a simple but effective way everyone can follow a positive biohacking lifestyle which will benefit them greatly, especially with regards to their nutrition choices.

But, in reality, nutritional biohacking is nothing new and has been around, although not in name, since our early forefathers started studying the effects of herbs and nutrients on the human body.

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. “— Hippocrates (460BC — 370BC)


At ha’k:d we try and sharing our experiences, results, what some refer to as ‘secrets’, hacks, hints or tips to help our followers manipulate their body weight, body image, fitness, physique, performance and health all through their nutritional choices.

Trusts me, Nutritional Biohacking done properly will enable you to ensure all of these things not only become more positive in your life, but also allow you to do it far more easily, more quickly and more effectively.

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Why we need to ‘Biohack’ our nutrition today

Food is a huge part of our lives and of course provides all of the fuel and nutrients we need to grow, develop and survive.

If you do nothing else, you can improve the quality of your whole life by just paying more attention to what you put into your body, and of course what you leave out of your body.

Modern farming has changed dramatically over the last one hundred years, mainly to keep up with consumer demand, and this has had a massive impact on the quality of the nutrients we now consume, especially with the addition of chemical fertilisers and other toxic chemical sprayed onto the crops and injected into the meat we now eat.

It isn’t just farming, mass production manufacturing has now created ‘food like substances’ which don’t even resemble what even our grandparents wouldn’t recognise as real food. All these products are packed full of artificial colours, flavours and preservatives or crammed with toxic levels of sugar, whilst all of the naturally beneficial nutrients, such as fat, are removed, with fat free everything!

It really should be no surprise that we are experiencing mass epidemics in poor health conditions, obesity, food intolerances, IBS and a rise in even premature deaths, and a lot of this can be traced back to our food and eating habits.

By being more aware of what you are eating and drinking, what’s in it and where it has come from, eliminating things like artificial ingredients and refined sugars you can go a long way to reducing and reversing any negative effects your diet may be currently having and begin to thrive.

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What results can you get by ‘Biohacking’ your nutrition?

As I have mentioned, if you learn the secrets (or should I say ‘hacks’) to Biohacking your nutrition properly you can improve your results, and get them quickly and more efficiently in many different areas such as;

  • Quicker and more permanent weight and fat loss

  • Increased muscle and strength gain

  • Greater, more balanced energy levels

  • Better athletic performance

  • Increased growth hormone and testosterone levels

  • Better endurance

  • Better Sleep

  • Clearer Skin

  • Improve digestion and digestive issues such as IBS, Leaky Gut Syndrome, etc.

  • Balanced hormones

  • Better mood and motivation

This list, of course, is not exhaustive and continues to expand the more people experiment and the more we study and understand how different foods, herbs and compounds interact with our bodies.

The bottom line with this style of biohacking though is that it really just builds on the premise that our bodies are constantly changing, evolving and improving, and using what we have discovered through biohacking and nutrigenomics helps us do this better, quicker and a little easier.

Biohacking also offers us the freedom to explore our own biology, without the pressure of having to listen to the ‘experts’, the doctors, traditional nutritionist and personal trainers. Nutritional Biohacking allows you to dig deep into the results you can get for yourself, just by becoming interested in how small changes in what you eat can make a huge difference to you.

Food, exercise, sleep and supplementation can change your body’s function and nutrigenomics involves learning how these interactions work for the best for you.

No matter how deep you decide to explore into this nutritional rabbit hole, everybody can get something from this form of biohacking. It doesn’t have to be complicated, restrictive, expensive or invasive.

It’s more just about being a little smarter with our nutrition and fuelling our bodies in creative new ways, and most of all taking more responsibility for our own biological development.

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How to begin your nutritional biohacking journey.

The good news is, and what makes nutritional biohacking so popular, is that you don’t need to employ the services of a dodgy chemist, mad scientist or techno-nerd who who’d love nothing more than adding implants into your brain or running crazy experiments on your mind and body to get these positive results.

In reality, it really isn’t that glamorous, instead it means learning and using various shortcuts or ‘hacks’ with what you eat, drink and supplement with to see how it can change and improve your physique, your performance and overall biological foundation (otherwise known as your health).

As complicated, technical and futuristic as it may sound, gadgets and technology are also not necessary to make the most out of your nutritional Biohacking experience. On the contrary, I find that the best way is to actually strip back what you are currently doing to its very basic level and question everything by always asking yourself ‘why’.

By looking at what you are eating and drinking and asking yourself the simple question of ‘why am I doing this’? and ‘Why does this effect my body, mood, energy levels, mind, digestion, etc. etc. in this way’? you can then begin to make even the smallest, but necessary changes to get the specific, or overall, improvements you are after, such as fat loss or muscle growth.

You should also be asking yourself if there is a better, quicker or easier way to achieve what you want and what are the pros and cons of adopting this new way?

This can cover everything from using caffeine to your advantage, adding more fat to your diet or adopting an intermittent fasting style of eating for faster fat loss and a whole host of improved health benefits.

The basic rule is;

“If it is working for you then stick with it….If it isn’t then ditch it and find a better way’”

..and yes, this is despite what anyone else will tell you that you should be doing!

Move onto the next area you want to improve and do the same. Do your research from sources you can trust and adopt a new nutritional lifestyle little by little and you will be sure to make the positive differences you want and need - quicker, better and more effectively.

Of course, this can be time consuming and a bit of a minefield when first starting out, knowing where to begin for the best.

This is where nutritional Biohackers and coaches like me can help and advise you - to get you on the right path to Biohacking greatness and the best, easiest, most effective results you may have ever achieved, all through the benefit of our experience and already tried and trusted ways.

By using resources such as the ha’k:d website, our YouTube channel and various other social media channels available, our mission is to allow you to achieve your best transformational results through the most effective biohacking strategies, hints, tips, cheats and of course ‘hacks’.

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The role of supplements for Biohacking.

Whether you love them, hate them, use them or avoid them like the plague, the right supplements, taken at the right time can be the cornerstone of the most dramatic of nutritional Biohacking transformations you will experience.

They should never be used as a complete substitute for other more powerful ‘hacks’ but as the name would suggest, they should be used to ‘supplement’ them.

Of course, as everyone will tell you, supplements are not essential to transform your physique, performance or biological foundation and health but then neither are any of the ‘hacks’ in the world of Biohacking.

If you haven’t caught up already, nutritional Biohacking is about doing the things that make your efforts to achieve improvements in your body quicker, easier, more cost effective and better, and this is where really effective supplements really come into their own.

With supplements, there comes a bit more of the ‘pros and cons’ balancing act which will determine what types and what brands of supplement you include into your Biohacking regime.

To give an example of just two very popular types of supplements which people use - Whey protein and Fat burners - they may help you achieve what they say they will, such as helping to build muscle and strip body fat, but if they do this by negatively impacting on your digestive system (which a lot of cheap Whey proteins can do) or do irreparable image to any other part of your metabolism or body’s normal way of functioning then they are actually probably best avoided for the sake of your long term biological health and sustained results.

Without going too deep into what I consider to be the most effective supplements that you should try to help Biohack yourself (as I think this deserves an article all of its own) a few that have been shown to be the most effective include;

  • Nootropics

  • Probiotics

  • BCAAs

  • Creatine

  • Thermogenic Fat Burners

  • Testosterone boosters

Which supplement you choose will obviously depend on what results you want and a number of factors, including type and amounts of specific, and proven to work, ingredients. Also combining specific supplements together can give a greater effect than if used on their own, and provide you with more bang for your buck if used properly.

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In summary.

There is a belief (and certain skepticism) especially amongst some scientists, doctors and medical professionals that researching and altering your nutrition, sleep and exercise routines beyond the basic ‘eat less and move more’ mentality has actually very little effect on your body compared to the difference modern medicines or drugs can provide.

In my opinion and experience, I am here to tell you that this is, of course, a completely false assumption to make, and although not always proven in a way to satisfy ‘scientific research’ there are plenty of anecdotal studies and personal experience stories proving that nutritional Biohacking can be an extremely effective way of improving your physique, your performance and even give you the answers to health concerns that you may have suffered from for years.

“You already have everything you need, you just need to work out how to use it”

Figuring out easier, quicker and more effective ways of getting to your goals should be a fun and interesting process too, it should be exciting to see how you may be able to maximise your physical potential through more natural means, working with your body instead of against it all of the time, It is important to remember that this is a process, which is there to improve your life not dominate it to the point of obsession and anxiety around everything you are eating, drinking and supplementing with.

There is also no need to go to extremes and seek out weird, wacky and probably very expensive ways of hacking yourself, particularly if it involves pushing your body to extreme limits or using chemical and technological enhancements to do things your body may not have been designed to do.

To begin this process properly, I would always recommend taking a completely natural approach to your nutritional and supplementation Biohacking. Start asking questions and do your research - note down how some foods and supplements make you feel and what effects they have on your results - this can take anywhere from a few days to a few months to really understand the true effects. Also try experimenting with when you eat (and when you don’t) as you may discover that eating in a particular ‘eating window’ such as in an intermittent fasting style makes you far more productive with work and training.

Finally you should remember that transforming yourself through experimentation and nutritional biohacking is a journey of experience and finding what works for you. It will take time, may become a little frustrating at times and may require a bit of effort, It is not an exact ‘science’, but it is a journey that could make your life so much more phenomenal and will be so worth it.

Start (bio)hacking into your true potential and see how much better you will look, feel and perform - in 6 months from now you will wish you started today!

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