Best Practices in Biohacking

My adventures in bio-hacking began at the deep end. I was facing inexplicable health problems and had just gotten genetic results that raised more questions than answers.

But my survival was at stake, so I dove in and studied. In a few weeks I knew more about my issues than my medical experts did.

Your needs might not be as dire as mine were, but whatever your reasons for bio-hacking—to optimize cognition, heal, address mysterious health issues—you have the same challenges I had, and still have: how do you know what works? What doesn't? What's real? What's not?

Let me tell you what I figured out.

THE BASIC PROBLEM

No one is average. Our bodies are complicated, and each of us are unique systems. We're multifactor microbiomes, affected not only by what we consume, but also by our environments, history, genetics, and even (believe it or not), our belief systems.

Everything we do to ourselves—foods, supplements, drugs, meds, light therapy, intermittent fasting, and all the rest—works along side, or at odds with, all the other things we're already doing. Like it or not.

And the kicker: we only have one test subject to try things out on, one that we can't afford to break.

So: how to assess what's working, track progress, and to decide who to believe? And stay safe?

Here's how I do it.

KEEP RECORDS

Navigating the world of bio-hacking can be daunting. Your records can help you figure out not only where you've been, but where to go.

A daily log

In your log, you track the things you introduce to your system, and what results you notice. This could include focus, cognition, sleep, mood, energy, and any other key indicators that you're hoping to change.

A log might seem like overkill when you're only picking up your first blue glasses, but in three years, when you've been all over the blue-red light map and back again, and your supplement stack is 30 deep, you'll wish you had records to answer questions like: what happened day one? When did the effect fade? What else were you taking? What did you notice? A month later? When did you stop? Why?

Ask questions. Write your speculations and uncertainties in the log. It's a living document, a place to put data, questions, and answers. Got a science background? It's your lab book.

Train your brain. Writing daily about observations in body and mind trains your brain to notice those things. Better internal assessment is a learnable skill. That is, the more you do this, the more you'll notice.

Start simple. A text file with date and notes is perfectly sufficient. Keep it simple so you'll really do it.

What to track? You could track everything—meals, external events, weather, illness, your mother-in-law's visit. But you probably won’t. It's more important that you log daily than that you try to be thorough.

Hashtags: Changing something? Tag it. For example, #dayone for the introduction of something new, or #dropped for a day when you stop using something. Now you can search for just those changes.

A daily log can tell you a lot. As you accumulate data, there will be more and more opportunities to see interesting patterns. I have repeatedly been able to figure out some puzzle or correlation by going over my log. 

First establish the habit. That is, get started. 

A current stack

Your stack is your master list of everything you're taking. It's a handy reference, and you'll want it when talking about your protocol to collaborators or medical experts.

Include everything: supplements, drugs, and anything else you're applying to yourself to improve your health. Don't leave something out just because you've been taking it for years.

Drugs versus vitamins. There is no hard line between Rx, supplements, herbs, stimulants, drugs, and (some) topicals; they are all substances that you are applying to your body in order to change your state.

Dose, form, and frequency. How much, what kind, and how often. Specific notes, like "zinc isolated from copper". When the brand is key, I'll list that, too. Confirm your units—mcg is not the same as mg.

Formulas and complexes. I rarely use supplemental formulas or complexes, because I want to control for both quality and quantity of ingredients, possibly in varying amounts over time. But when I do use a formula, I include every ingredient, because often what's buried in those long lists matters.

Keep it simple. Don't be getting crazy with the spreadsheets. Unless it makes you happy, in which case, by all means do. (Spreadsheets are mood-boosters for some people.)

Keep archives. When you change your stack, save the last version with a date-stamp, so you have history.

Watch your privacy

I don't give my log or stack out to just anyone. These are personal records that constitute a snapshot of my health and history. If you decide to put these in the cloud for convenience, that's fine, but be sure to check your privacy settings.

Some people do all this in the open. Log, stack, and everything, in order to share their results. That's great. Just make sure to do it deliberately. Once all this is public, you can’t take it back.

Tracking tools

There are also online tracking tools, some of them free. If you prefer those, by all means use them. Whatever works for you.

Keep in mind that simple is powerful; a text file with daily notes is a tracking tool that you control completely, with no ads, that you don't have to learn, and that keeps your personal info personal.

But the best tracking tools are the ones you'll use.

READY TO DIVE?

Chances are good you're already bio-hacking something, if not a bunch of somethings. Taking a multi-vitamin? Fish oil? Rx? That's bio-hacking.

What's your next bio-hack trial? A trial or experiment is when you change or introduce something to your protocol to see what happens. It’s a test that you’re performing on your body and mind.

Removing something from your stack is also a bio-hack trial. This can be just as important as adding something, especially if what you're taking away is interfering with your health. For example, for many of us, removing folic acid can make a tremendous positive difference in health.

Megadosing? Trying something edgy? The less mainstream your trial, the more risk you're taking on. To ameliorate those risks, be informed. Do some research.

Ah, yes: research.

RESEARCH

The research paradox

From day one, I needed to know all about vitamin B12. It didn't take long for me to feel daunted by the mountain of data and opinions, much of it contradictory.

Once you get into research, it's easy to soak up time diving deep into the rabbit hole, and end up with the impression that you know less than you did when you started.

The paradox is this: whatever it is you want to know, no amount of research will be enough to give you certainty. Often, the more informed you are, the more confused you'll be.

Now you’re one of us. Welcome to bio-hacking.

Shifting sands

The vast landscape of medical and supplemental research and opinion is always in transition. That is, research results can change over time, and often do. This applies to both N=1 opinion pieces and peer-reviewed NIH research.

To make matters worse, various supplements affect each other in different ways, and at different doses. Research rarely takes this into account, because multi-factor inputs make research results hard to come by, so studies are narrow in scope. Or, in other words, it’s hard to design a study that allows for a whole bunch of moving parts, so researchers don’t, because they (understandably) want clear results out of a study in to which they're putting time and money.

But the body is a system of interdependent and interlocking metabolic pathways, and things don't work in isolation. Put one thing into yourself, and you affect the other things. This means that the research describes results across a large number of bodies, with limited variables, and so does not reliably predict outcomes for specific bodies, like yours.

Also, the supplement form matters, sometimes a great deal, and research does not always account for that. For example, there is no such thing as just b12, despite what your pharmacy or doctor might tell you. If you’re getting a b12 shot, be aware of the potential downside of putting cyanocobalamin into your body rather than the native and bioavailable methylcobalamin. For some bodies, that difference is critical.

Take notes. Again, simplicity is your friend. Me, I simply cut and paste bits of my research findings, along with links. The best notes for you are the ones you'll actually use.

How much research is enough? The answer is as individual as you are. How far down I dive depends on many things, including the urgency of my need, the relative risks of whatever I'm trialing, how much time I have, what my experts tell me, and my appetite for adventure.

Some things are pretty safe. Ascorbic acid, for example, is widely considered by substantial research to be very safe to high amounts. It’s hard to damage yourself by taking too much. But I once came across someone who was allergic to it, even at low doses. There are always exceptions.

Quick and dirty research

When you're ready to research, the time is now. Here's how I do it:

  1. Dive in. Whatever your question is, type it into your search engine, and see what pops. Results will include both commercial and science-based articles. They're both useful, but learn to tell the difference.
  2. Skim! Slam through a bunch of articles to sift for the information you want. You don't need to understand everything. You’ll get better and faster with practice. Also, don’t limit yourself to the first page of search results.
  3. Use overview or survey articles. These digest a bunch of research and summarize for you. My go-to for supplement-based overviews is examine.com. They don't cover all substances, but what they cover, they cover well. Even so, read critically--their conclusions do not always apply to specific individuals, and that's what you are.
  4. Dire warnings? Don't be discouraged by conflicting assertions. Make notes and move on. Draw conclusions after you've got more opinions. Someone is always happy to provide worst-case scenarios, or tell you that your solution won’t work, but theirs will.
  5. Read for bias. Commercial articles in particular are selling something, or promoting a particular set of beliefs. While there are excellent commercial sources of information, and I rely on many of them, be alert for the potential bias based on what they are selling, so you can calibrate how much stock to put in their conclusions.
  6. Check the date. Baseline medical research assumptions change over time. Ten years might not be too long for your information to be relevant, depending on your trial, but fifty might. What we thought about magnesium and calcium thirty years ago is not what we think today. Many articles won't show dates, but you can often estimate the decade in which an article was written by looking at the dates on the references list at the end. Unless there are no citations? Not a good sign.
  7. Quality articles cite other quality articles. Follow the links. See if they're useful--or if they even exist. You can often assess the quality of an article by the references it cites.
  8. Science! Don't be afraid to dip into scientific research papers that are beyond your pay-grade and comprehension. It’s okay to skim. Think of it as grazing: you don't need to digest everything. Follow the links, see where they lead. Also, research papers vary widely in readability, so keep looking.
  9. Narrow the search. Sometimes you'll want to limit your search to non-commercial sites. Here's one way: magnesium -site:*.com
  10. Make friends. People are research sources, too. The other N=1 researchers out there can be extremely valuable—some of them know things that medical research hasn't caught up with yet. If you're playing on the edge, you need other edge-players as your cohort. So... 

COLLECT PEOPLE 

Whatever your on-ramp to bio-hacking happens to be—whatever drew you to seek new ways to heal or improve your body and mind—find people who share your interests and situation. Other bio-hackers, sympathetic doctors, pharmacists, biochemists, and folks facing similar challenges. Be friendly. Compare notes. Offer your own discoveries.

A few years ago I asked to speak with a pharmacist who was compounding methylcobalamin (MeCbl) for me. (Tip: learn the abbreviations for common nutritional supplements--those of us who have been doing this for a while use them all the time.) In the course of the conversation, I learned about his informal lab testing in which he discovered that MeCbl in liquid form is relatively insensitive to heat. Because I was pleasant and curious, he was willing to share with me specific temperatures and degradation percentages. We both knew about light sensitivity—liquid MeCbl is quickly destroyed by light—but the heat was new information to me and very useful. A private lab, a personal test, so this information didn't exist online. I would never have known if I hadn't struck up a friendly conversation with him.

So talk to people. They have a wealth of information. Connect. If you're not sure how, now's a good time to learn.

Where do you find these people?

Online communities

Yes, there’s a lot of noise in online groups. Use your shiny new research skills to sanity check people's assertions and identify the people worth listening to.

You'll find lots of online communities to choose from. Among others, I use: phoenixrising.org, longecity.org, facebook Bio Hacker Tribe, and quora. But there are many more.

Want a narrow scope? Search for your interests, and see what groups pop in your search engine. That's how I found phoenixrising.org, which led me to my first life-saving protocol.

Or roll your own. I started a slack group to which I invited people with similar goals to hang out and chat. You can, too.

Conflicting opinions

It won't take long for you to slam into strongly held and conflicting assertions, along with dire warnings. Experts will disagree. 

Keep in mind that no matter how exciting someone else's results are, you might not get their results. Bodies are complicated, and what works for them might not work for you.

Also, they might be lying.

Don’t believe everything you hear

Even those reporting in good faith might be getting it wrong. It's very human to attribute causality to the most recent thing you've added, or to that thing in which you have invested in most heavily. Was it expensive? It has to be working! Was it free? Couldn't be causal.

Generally speaking, we like to be right. And most of us are not very good at analyzing our results in anything like a scientific manner.

Really, we all have blind spots, and however well-meaning and educated, no one is immune to getting it wrong, including doctors, researchers, and all manner of people with many letters after their names.

And you and me. This is part of why it’s important to keep a log and do our own research: to sanity check our own assessments.

Who should you listen to?

Sooner or later, you'll want to try something based on someone else's advice. You probably already are. Who told you to take omega-three FAs again?

When I started down this road, I needed answers and I needed them now, because my health was declining fast. My research led me to people who had studied my issues—experts—but they disagreed with each other, often vehemently. While one person would claim to know what would work for me, another assured me that it would destroy me.

But I had to trust someone.

Here is how I decided who to listen to.

Body of work?

We live in a time when anyone who posts regularly has a body of work. If you find someone whose voice you are inclined to trust, see what else they've written. Examine all of their posts, just like research.

Are they sensible? Well-reasoned? Analytical in their approach? Open-minded enough to know that one size does not fit all?

Do they cite other research? Ever? Reference other people's work? Ever? Follow the links.

And who, if anyone, cites them?

Open minded?

An open mind holds more facts. Do they consider opposing points of view, or shut them down? I look for phrases like, "I could be wrong" or "yet data also indicates..." or my favorite: "I don't know".

An expert who can admit that they don't know something, in public, impresses me tremendously, because that's someone who is willing to learn something new. No matter how knowledgeable a person is, there is always something unknown. A person with an open mind is less attached to their conclusions than to finding out what works.

That's who I want on my side.

Skin in the game?

Have they tried it themselves? I have a lot of respect for someone who not only advises others, but is on the road themselves.

YOU ARE THE COMMUNITY

Listen, it's real work to post useful information to an online group. It takes time, and research, and a thick skin. So if someone is helping your research by making the effort and taking the risk to post publicly, support them however the forum allows. Appreciation can go a long way to keeping someone knowledgeable in the community.

I've left places that didn't value my reports, or where I got tired of derisive responses. Others will, too.

You create the community you want by being part of it. Did someone help you? Make sure they know. Up-vote their comments. Support them, and they’ll be more likely to stay. Reach out to them, appreciate them.

This is how we connect.

YOUR BODY, YOUR RISK

The more edgy your protocol or bio-hacking explorations, the more you need to look for multiple points of view.

But you are going to have to make your own risk assessments because the buck stops with you. It's your body. No matter whose advice you are following, it's still your body.

And you only get one.

Think critically.

MEDICAL TESTS?

Should you get medical tests? These days you can engage with testing labs directly for most tests. That is, you don't need a doctor to prescribe them.

But should you? And if so, which tests?

There is no one answer, and much depends on your situation and financial resources. Testing is a bit like research: it can be a rabbit hole, as well as an unending, ever more expensive opportunity to engage with the health care system. Also, a good many things can't be accurately tested for, or the tests don't accurately convey what your body is doing.

The question to ask is, what questions can the test answer? What will it tell you? What actions might the results imply?

I keep a few medical professionals on tap, doctors and experts who support my bio-hacking and are willing to help me figure out what tests will best serve as key indicators and a safety net for my experiments. If you have a particular issue you're struggling with or are doing something risky, it can make sense to get tests as a sanity check that you aren't going too far.

There’s a lot of information out there about tests. Apply your research chops to this topic, too.

THE INCONVENIENT TRUTH: N=1

What works for you won't work for me. Your minimum effective dose is far above my maximum tolerable dose. What I can barely feel hits you like a ton of bricks. You can't understand my reactions, because they're nothing like yours.

Some of us live under the steep part of bell-curve when it comes to research results, meaning that our reactions vary dramatically from the expected norms. That is, we don't fit the model, so research often does not accurately predict our responses. I suspect a larger number of us find our way to bio-hacking because we have to--the usual solutions don't work.

Even those with more typical biochemistry are unique. Between our microscopic visitors--some of whom mean us ill, and some of whom who are very good friends-- environmental factors--food, pollution, toxins, air and water--genetics, disease history, physical stresses, emotional shifts, we are each of us complicated systems, not points on a curve.

Fortunately, for most of us, our bodies are pretty good at finding a steady state, even with these millions of varying inputs. But the inputs are not controllable, let alone countable, so bio-hack trials are often hard to analyze.

Bottom-line: this whole bio-hacking thing is educated guesswork.

So get educated. Look for articles, examine your own data, and have conversations with like-minded and like-bodied cohorts.

Don't forget primary research.

Primary research

In addition to all the other research you're doing, note the information about your body and mind that no one else has access to: your own senses.

Many bio-hackers have a particular mindset: we do things to ourselves and then we change. But it's not quite that simple. Your body regulates massively complicated biochemical pathways, so any one thing you change might not do anything at all. Or it might. Or maybe later.

How do you know if something’s happening? Working? Your body is giving you information all the time. Are you listening?

Learn to notice what your body is telling you.

THE CONSERVATIVE APPROACH

Research results reflect a statistical bell curve. If you live in the shallow end of that curve--if you're unusual for any reason--many research results simply won't apply to you, so it's best to take them with a larger grain of salt.

Even if you are in the fat middle of the bell curve, there are good reasons to be conservative in your approach to bio-hacking: you’re messing with a complicated, multi-factor system, and you only get one body to put at risk.

If you’re inclined to be conservative, here are some guidelines:

One thing at a time. Leave  a few days between each new thing's trial. If you do one thing at a time, you're more likely to be able to isolate effects and identify what is effective, and to give your body a chance to weigh in before you go on to the next thing. Do two or more things at once, and you won’t know what’s doing what, positive or negative. Or both at once, which does happen.

Avoid formulas. Yes, it's more trouble to break out each item, but you'll also have more control over quality, dose, and timing. Also, one thing at a time.

Low and slow. Start low and titrate up. That is, begin at the low end of the sensible dose range, and increase slowly, by no more than 50% of the first dose. You know how low to start, because you’ve already done the research on dose ranges, right?

Your mileage may vary. Don’t assume you’ll have the reactions others do. And just because something is statistically safe doesn't mean your body will agree. So pay attention to the actual results.

The moving target

Every day, your body changes. Even if you tried something in the past and it was good, that’s the past. With all the other things you've been doing and trialing since then--along with time, accident, illness, aging, and the million other factors, visible and invisible--you are now a different system.

So, when you take that thing again after a break, treat it as a new thing.

Make small mistakes

I wasn’t conservative when I started on this path, because I needed results fast, and I was willing to take risks. So I won’t tell you what to do with your one-and-only body, but I will tell you that even when I did those risky things, I researched the hell out of them first.

I made mistakes. Luckily, they were small ones.

The farther off the mainstream you are with your bio-hacking, the more you need to be as well-informed as possible. You'll make mistakes, of course. But make small ones.

Don't be the idiot who took something lethal because you didn't even do cursory research. It's embarrassing and looks bad on your obit.

Some substances are actually and truly dangerous. Other things are only dangerous at high levels. Or in combinations with other things. If a thing is risky, get more sources. If it’s dangerous, start low. If it’s edgy, pay more attention to what your body is telling you.

Remember, just because everyone else is taking something—or says they are--doesn't make it safe, or safe for you.

LEARN FROM MY MISTAKES

I’ve learned a lot on my path, some things the hard way. Learn from my mistakes.

Form matters

Tremendously, sometimes. For example, magnesium oxide is used in many supplements because it's inexpensive, but research indicates it has poor bio-availability, meaning that it doesn't provide much in the way of nutritional value. It is, however, very useful if you are constipated. What problem are you trying to solve?

For a year or so, I assumed I was getting nutritional magnesium. When I moved to a more bioavailable form of magnesium, I felt the difference.

How about folate, aka vitamin B9? The cheap version of folate that most formulas use is folic acid, but for a significant portion of the population, folic acid does not replace bioavailable folate, and will instead cause methylation cycle degradation, which, to put it mildly, you want to avoid. Folic acid made me very ill, very fast. Given what large percentage of the population has my genetic variances, I now wonder if folic acid may be one of the causes of chronic illness, inserted as it is into enriched flour and so many formulas.

Know your forms.

Labels matter

Know what you're taking before you put it into your body. Each ingredient should be one you want in you. If the manufacturer's description on the label is vague or sloppy, that tells you something about that manufacturer.

Read the labels. Research what doesn’t make sense to you. Don’t assume the manufacturer knows what they are doing just because they distribute supplements. I routinely contact manufacturers to ask questions about something on the labels, or something that’s missing. You can, too.

Tip: supplement ingredients can often be found online in text form. This is especially useful for putting chemical names into your stack, and for formulas that contain many ingredients. Why retype from the label if you don’t have to?

Brands matter

Here is something I really want you to know:

There are no controls on supplements, the way there are on prescription drugs, except for the testing and quality assurance the company might be doing, but probably isn't. There are brands that do third party testing--the gold standard for supplementation--but you'll pay extra for that.

Let me say that again, because it's critically important, especially if you're playing on the edge with new substances and high doses:

No third party is checking that the supplement you are putting in your body is what it says it is.

Or, in other words, what you’re taking could have anything in it. Anything. Something not on the label. Something toxic. No one is checking to be sure it's safe for you.

This is why brand matters. A brand's good reputation is your best defense.

When I research, I read product reviews, and a lot of them. Tip: check dates, because brands change their supplements and formulas all the time. A three year old review might not be for the same product, even if nothing obvious has changed about the picture or description. Check the dates.

Dose can cure or kill

Some supplements, plants, and drugs are perfectly safe and can heal at one dose, but are dangerous or even lethal at another. Aspirin, for example. It’s quite safe. But consume enough of it, and yes, it will kill you.

Check the LD50 so that you know the safe upper limit.

Know your LD50

LD50 stands for "Lethal Dose 50%." It is the dose of a given substance that will kill half of the test subjects. Yep: half! I'm sure the other half doesn't feel so good, either.

Rats or mice are usually our ill-fated stand-ins, so learn to convert rodent units for LD50 to your own body weight, so you know the upper limits for megadosing. Don't let those mice have died for nothing.

Oh, and get your units right.

LD50 helps define the bounds of reason. But don't panic about it. Gravity and water can kill you, too, if you take them in too much quantity. But you also need them to live.

Thing One and Thing Two

Interactions matter. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that supplement X and supplement Y, either of which I could tolerate just fine, together produced severe insomnia. Because there were two factors involved, it didn’t make sense until I finally noticed the correlation in my log. 

Learn to trust your senses

Noticing what’s going on in your body is a learned skill. Improve your brain's ability to notice what's happening with major sensory indicators of health, and you have a powerful tool to use to assess what is and isn’t working.

What indicators? All of them, including sleep, digestion, mood, energy, focus, digestion, temperature, and anything else you notice. 

There is no test, expert, or research, that is a substitute for your own senses. Only you know how your body feels from the inside.

Got a bias?

When people tell me about their good results in bio-hacking trials, they often downplay it as placebo or wishful thinking. This is especially true of people who are in pain, sick, and desperate, and have been for a while. Totally understandable; they've already tried so many things that they end up skeptical of everything.

I understand. I’ve been there.

But if you demand that your body demonstrate loud and incontrovertible results before you believe that anything is working, you will fail to notice the subtler messages. This mind-set can dull your ability to gain useful information early on in a trial.

Think critically, yes, but also listen to the quieter and nuanced information your senses are giving you.

It goes in the log

Even if I'm not sure what it means, it goes in the log.

When you're navigating a complicated biochemical system, you need every clue you can get, even--especially--the stuff you can't make sense of yet. My log has helped me correlate causal inputs, even years later. 

Your log is a gold mine of data, but only if you use it.

SUMMING UP

Use everything you can to understand your N=1 experiments.

 Keep records. A daily log, however brief. A stack of everything you're trying. Keep it simple, so you'll really do it.

 Research. Commercial, scientific, and hacker boards--it's all research. Learn to skim. Read critically. Take notes.

 Cultivate an analytical yet open mind. Make notes about your speculations, theories, questions. What works, what doesn't.

 Stay safe. Where known, establish a safety range. Start low and slow. Be sensitive to your body's response.

 Know what you’re taking. Read labels. Check the manufacturer. Read reviews.

 Build community. Ask questions. Offer perspectives. Be gracious and polite, even to people who aren't.

 Collect experts. Become one, even. This is an N=1 game, yes, but we are all playing, so it's also N=many. I could never have made the gains I have made without help.

 Primary research: what do you notice? What's changing? Assessing internal results is a learned skill. Moving toward greater health is something your body should feel good about.

GO BE BRILLIANT

I believe that everyone—even you!--can do what I did: research, explore, bio-hack with care, and get results.

I have gained significant health improvements with bio-hacking, by taking matters into my own hands, becoming my own expert, making connections in the community, and learning how to do my own research. You can, too.

So go out there and be brilliant.

YOUR TURN

If you've been at this any length of time, you've got your own best practices for bio-hacking.

Drop them in the comments. I want to hear what you do, and find out what tips you can offer me.

Sonia Lyris began her bio-hacking adventures a handful of years ago when her survival suddenly depended on understanding genetic mutations and biochemical pathways in far more detail than she ever had before. With the help of experts, study, and experimentation, she pulled herself back from the edge.

Her work in software and sciences has made her highly pragmatic: does it work? Is it repeatable? What are the potential risks and upsides? How about peer-reviewed research? Who disagrees, and why? Where do the links lead?

Her work in teaching and story-crafting leads her to see that how we view ourselves has everything to do with what we understand, that the very models we employ to comprehend systems constrain what we believe is possible. Or, in other words, we can't change what we can't even imagine.

Because of her work in communications and fine chocolate, she is keenly aware that the human animal loves to be transformed by new experiences, that we crave connection with each other and with our world. Even in this age of electronic sorta-intimacy, it's good to remember that we're actually animals, and that animals need to touch what they love. Hug a tree.

Sonia continues to study a great range of bio-hacking approaches, and while she'll never understand it all, she loves the journey. Living well is the best reward.

Adventure takes many forms. Sonia is happy to be here.

Let's dive.

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Using a WIFI remote can make the transition from a constant EMF environment to a healthy one easier than you think.  


We started using the remote to turn wifi off at night.  Now we even use them to turn on and off our dining room lights as well.  


*Side note: Our lights are all red light, because we are weird, yes and we have replaced all our regular lights with red bulbs.  We don’t do anything half-ass I guess. Creating a healthy habitat is very important to us.  So we use a Gembared light (Discount Code SLEEP) in our dining room and living room and use one of our remotes to turn on and off the light conveniently. We tack the remote to the wall with 3M command strips. 


THREE MAJOR CHANGES WE MADE: 


  • Eliminated EMF exposure in our living/ sleeping habitat
  • Created a healing light environment
  • Disconnected from anything that doesn’t align with our spirit/Higher self

DO’s


DO- use a WIFI Remote (Click here) to turn OFF WIFI every night.  You can get one for free on us at Primalhacker.com/store.  We lowered the price of these remotes just so everyone can get one. We are selling them for the exact cost we pay for them and shipping them to everyone for free. 


DO- Ditch TV Remotes... and TV altogether.  TV is a way people manipulate and enact mind controls without you knowing.   Find alternative sources of information, podcasts, underground sources, read more!  TV See our blog post about why we are boycotting all things Hollywood and Disney and you will learn why. 

eye in the tv 

This photo says it all. The image is Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) album cover based on Neil Postman’s “Amusing ourselves to Death” book. “Originally published in 1985, Neil Postman's groundbreaking polemic about the corrosive effects of television on our politics and public discourse has been hailed as a twenty-first-century book published in the twentieth century”.  Something to think about?  


We also do not give our children access to video games and we talk to them about violence and how our world is a place for peace.  There are dark forces that want you to think otherwise. We recommend reading to them books how to uplift your spirit. “The flower of life” is one of our homeschool textbooks.  


DO - Working REMOTELY can be a really good thing.  We do it all day everyday, why? Because we get to control our environment.  At Primalhacker we are the Environmental/habitat Health and wellness gurus. The junk light and high EMF environment is most corporate offices, schools and small businesses are off the charts.  The high flicker fluorescent lights and the shower of EMF (wifi, computers, cellphones…) DO NOT CREATE A healthy habitat for a human.  We are better off being able to control home based working spaces. Think about the school environment we put our kids in….yikes, its bad folks, like wifi routers in every room? Why?  


Irony 101: Why don’t schools know this stuff when we send our kids there to “Learn?” Junk light and high EMFs, this is not a healthy environment that encourage learning from a biological standpoint.  


DO- Consider Remote viewing perspectives.  Conspiracy crew, you'll love this! if you don’t already know.  Check out Allgire and his drawings.  


Remote viewing is another angle to information if you haven’t heard of it.


  “A remote viewer is able to gain information about faraway, unseen people, events or locations that are unknown to them. They can witness events they aren’t present for; hear conversations between people out of earshot; and visit locations they’ve never been to. By sending their mind rather than their body to see and feel exactly what is happening, they can report findings back to others.”

https://www.psychicgurus.org/how-to-remote-view/ 


Do- work REMOTE from sunnier locations.  For folks in the northern countries and northern states.  If you can work remotely from southern climates during the winter months can boost your immune system.  Dr Jack Kruse recommends this prescription: Taking 2 trips per year during the winter to the latitude as close to the equator as possible for 2-3 days in the sun.  This will build your Vitamin D stores for up to 4-6 weeks. This can help you get through until spring when the UV is strong enough for us to actually begin to make Vitamin D again.   It's a much healthier alternative to prescription meds (antidepressants).

Traveling also let’s you gain broader perspectives.  


DONT’S


DON’T-forget to turn off WIFI at night, this is the time your body needs for restoration.  NEVER SLEEP WITH WIFI ON!


DON’T- Waste your life being programmed by mainstream media and TV.  Find alternative sources of information, know your sources, consider underground news or remote viewing?  Don’t give your family access to violence on TV or video games. There is no place for violence in our world.  Boycott anything violent, Hollywood and DIsney for sure! More on Disney.


DON’T -Forget to take sunshine & movement breaks throughout the day when working Remotely from home or Remote away from home. 


DON’T - Use a Smart remote, or anything Labeled “Smart” in your home.  It will literally make you dumb. All the smart products are meant to surveil you and your family making you an easy marketing target.  


DON’T- Trust most things  you’ve ever been taught in school, question everything!  Find ways to uplift your spirit/higher self. You know the answers, you know more than you think.  



We love sharing everything we are learning with you.  Please share, like, comment. Let us know anything else you are curious about. 


Hope your days are filled with miracles.


Peace and love


T&T

Tags: EMF

Mel Gibson: Hollywood Elites ‘Kill Innocent Children & Drink Their Blood’

You wanted more conspiracy theory?  You got it!


After learning so much about what happens in the world. 


We, THADDEUS AND TOMORROW AT PRIMALHACKER.  Have decided to BOYCOTTt ALL THINGS HOLLYWOOD AND DISNEY.  Now that the google veil has been lifted search it up yourself. Here is a link for the movie that explains a lot of what we are talking about here, and solidifies our decision. 


Here’s why


Take a look at these photos and see for yourself. This is not OK, These people are NOT COOL.

 

Did you know Walt Disney, a 33rd level mason, obtained the Florida Disney property thanks to the CIA

There are dark forces in this world and we have all been blinded and mind controlled.  

 After studying many books on spirit and “TRUTH TALK” we are going to Seek all things LIGHT AND LOVE and keep a clean visual/audio Environment.  


We always encourage everyone to do their own research.  


To better protect our family and our SPIRIT, we are dedicated to raise our vibration, that also means our visual and audio ENVIRONMENT as they have been hacked and manipulated by the Producers!  You are going to be hearing a lot more about ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH from us.    


Health isn’t just what you hear about nutrition and movement.  It’s the totality of all the information your mind is (biological supercomputer) is constantly decoding.  Every moment there are 40 million frequencies your mind is picking up, the mind can only decode 11 million of them.  Movie makers know this. David Icke Explains this in his book “Everything you need to know but have never been told.”   


“Hollywood is a global programming operation and has been used since its inception to mass download perceptions of people, world events and history that suits the prevailing order.  Part of this is the technique known as preemptive programming where you employ futuristic storylines and images to make the subconscious familiar with them. Nearly all the movies involve expteme violence and nearly all are shot in semi-darkness or with a dark tinge to the picture as with the occult programming.  


"Many  actors in Hollywood, singers and other entertainers are under trauma-based mind control to serve the mass perception -programming agenda”  Pg 235 -Icke


Cathy O'Brien or Cathleen Ann O'Brien is an American author and speaker who claims to be a victim of a government mind control program called Project Monarch which she alleges was part of the CIA's Project MKUltra  Here is another statement from her husband, Mark.  


Mark always said, “You have to know where you’ve been to know where you’re going.” This statement is so profoundly true that Deep State/New World Order globalists attempted to control our future by strategically rewriting history in our education system, tearing down our sacred monuments, and manipulating our knowledge base through controlled media’s fake news.”  


There are sooooo many more reasons to boycott.  As parents we have been talking to our kids for years and years about violence in movies and TV.  It’s so embedded into the fabric of our society and that’s not normal or is it OK!  

Try on this opener to the Golden Globes this year.. MAJOR truth drop

among the many truthdrops in his speech to Hollywood "In this room are some of the most important TV and film executives in the world. People from every background. They all have one thing in common: They're all terrified of Ronan Farrow. He's coming for ya. Talking of all you perverts, it was a big year for pedophile movies"

Here is a list of DO’s and Don’ts when it comes to Your Family's Environmental Health



Do watch movies that lift the spirit, GAIA TV, Documentaries where you increase your knowledge base and teach you how to do things.

Research the producer of the film, see who behind the programming you are about to bring into your world of perception & environment.  


Don’t watch violent movies, never ever watch horror movies or anything “Hollywood” produced.  Including Disney. He was a 33 ranking freemason with satanic roots yikes! Look up the black pope see for yourself.  


Do talk/teach your children & family about violence in the media, movies, and video games.  Explain to them that dark forces want to bring darkness/chaos and stress into your homes through these channels.  Why is that ok? What can you do to minimize violence in your own home starting with YOU?  


Don’t give your children access to violent games at any age.  Access is the key word here. If you have it in your home they will play it.  If you get rid of it they may be able to go to the friends house, but you will cut that time in half starting with your home.  Talk to friends' parents about getting rid of the violence plan. Just planting seeds. Creating an atmosphere of sacred peaceful space is a great start.  


Do REPLACE TV WITH NATURE cleanse your spirit with a forest bath or walk in nature everyday.  If you do this, kids will follow. Make it a priority and a habit.  

Read more books, although be weary of history books.  They were only written by the victors and white men. They need to be rewritten.  Zinn’s book “People’s History of the United States” is a good place to start, a perspective from minorities and women/children.  We will be making a list of books we recommend to UPGRADE YOUR SPIRIT as well.  


Don’t watch TV daily or the mainstream media news!  *We only have one (TV) in our home that our kids have access to.  We don’t ever PAY for cable. They can only use it sparingly with our permission for programs that lift and enlighten.  

Find news that isn't owned by the CIA or one of only 6 mega corporations.

Find alternative sources of information or stay away from it altogether.  Take a deep Spirit cleanse.  


Do Pass on this information to all your friends and family.  Talk openly about it. Share and teach your kids about all of this.  If anyone rejects its….its just a natural progression of humans, called cognitive dissonance.   This occurs when a person holds two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas, or values, or participates in an action that goes against one of these three, and experiences psychological stress because of that.  


Don’t sit inside and waste your life watching “MIND CONTROL” TV.  Know your sources. Research yourself. 


Here is another quote from David Icke.


“Our entire media outlets in the United States are owned by just 6 corporations, News Corp, Viacom, Time Warner, Disney, CBS Corp and NBC.  Go deep enough in the Web and all 6 will be controlled by the same hidden network. A tiny number of Web-connected people own the global media, “entertainment’ industry- INCLUDING HOLLYWOOD, and the Internet.  You see different television and radio channels, newspapers and magazines on every subject you can imagine and there seems to be endless choice from apparently independent sources; but research into how few ultimately own them all and you will be shocked.  Icke has exposed more about this in his two books “HUMAN RACE GET OFF YOUR KNEES and THE PERCEPTION DECEPTION.   


In conclusion, Primalhacker will not be supporting anything produced by “Hollywood” or Disney or any other sources unless we research the producer and know where our information is sourced.  It’s almost like how we talk about nutrition, eat seasonal, locally sourced. Begin by sourcing your ENVIRONMENT! Mostly organic, local high spirit sourced information is the new diet fad yall. 


With Peace LIGHT AND LOVE


T&T

WiFi is Destroying Your Sleep and How to Fix it

Let’s face it, sleep is absolutely critical.

If you’re reading this email you’ll also be immersed in media fear and controversy over the global pandemic situation.

Well, guess what?

Regardless of whether you think the pandemic will affect you, we absolutely know that sleep boost immunity better than any drug or supplement.

Sleep boosts immunity and protects you from disease. In addition, ensuring your body is maximally set into a system of repair instead of break down is critical, especially in this time of chaos.

But WAIT.. do you have your Wifi on all night while you sleep?

This is a big problem. You see, we pretty much know that wifi is damaging to our bodies and when we sleep can interfere with the benefits of sleep.

You don’t really believe that Wifi is damaging?

Well, out of the billions of frequencies, why did they choose 2.4GHz for wifi?

It just so happens that this frequency interacts with water in our body and causes our cells to dehydrate.

Ok, so maybe you don’t understand that.

Let’s make it a little clearer.  Go to your WiFi router and look at what frequency it broadcasts on. You can do this online too.. just look it up. It’s 2.4 – 2.45GHz.  Some routers will also run off 5GHz. That’s not 5G as in the new tech role out, but 5GHz which is a different thing completely.

OK, now I want you to go look at your microwave oven. Or look this up online for all those of you smart people who have no microwave. What frequency does your microwave oven use?

Unbelievably it’s 2.4 GHz!!!!!

Wait, what?

The microwave oven, that heats up your food, and that you would NEVER stick your head inside of and turn on uses the EXACT same frequency as your WiFi router spreading invisible waves throughout your entire house 24/7.

This sure seems odd to me.

Microwaves use the exact frequency that maximally affects water to be efficient cookers.

And for some reason the wireless companies chose this same frequency to put in your router. Weird, right?

What happens when you put a steak in the microwave and turn it on?

It gets dehydrated right?

What happens to your cells in your body all day long when you bathe in wifi microwaves of the exact same frequency as the microwave oven?


In addition, Wifi causes oxidative damage in our cells. All night long for those of you leaving wifi on all night.

Here’s just sample of some studies, because everyone always asks, “where’s the study for that?”  - you know, we don’t always need studies to prove something is harming you and frankly if the wireless companies and mind control organizations think microwaves are the perfect interface for human control, then the data showing harm will be pretty sparse.

Anyway

“Melatonin has been considered a potent antioxidant that detoxifies a variety of reactive oxygen species in many pathophysiological states of eye. The present study was designed to determine the effects of Wi-Fi exposure on the lens oxidant, antioxidant redox systems, as well as the possible protective effects of melatonin on the lens injury induced by electromagnetic radiation (EMR).” Indian Journal of Opthamalogy Effects of melatonin on Wi-Fi-induced oxidative stress in lens of rats

 

“There are poor oxidative toxic effects of one hour of Wi-Fi exposure on the lens in the animals. However, melatonin supplementation in the lens seems to have protective effects “ – Huh…. Wifi harms our eyes.. that doesn’t sound good.

 

And this article

“Even a phone set to the lowest level of light could still cause the same suppression of melatonin as a fully lit phone. That’s because the reduced creation of melatonin before bed might actually be caused by the electromagnetic frequency being given off from your cellphone as it receives and emits information through a 4G network or wifi. Your brain mistakes this information for light, which causes your brain to reduce the levels of melatonin it creates.” - Pineal melatonin level disruption in humans due to electromagnetic fields

 

Sleep affects immune system.

And finally this study:
Sleep and the circadian system exert a strong regulatory influence on immune functions.”

 

Ok, so turn your darn WiFi off every single night.. because you want a strong immune system and you want good sleep.

About 5 years ago I came out with this video on my old YouTube channel. It was a really simple video about turning off your wifi at night with a remote control. It got OVER 200,000 views!!! Wow!! This was WOO WOO science back then..

There were A LOT of people interested in turning off WIFI.. I even got hundreds of comments. And honestly, I never read any of them because I changed over to the Primalhacker Youtube channel and never looked back at my old channel…oops.

Well, I wanted to make wifi remotes cheaper for everyone.

You can buy a remote on Amazon and that’s been my advice for years.

However, I went out and sourced some remotes and I’m offering them on my website now.  IN this time of chaos, I want everyone to turn off their WiFi every single night.

Here’s what you can do

Plug your wifi router into THIS remote control system. Place the remote on your bed on stairway or hallway and turn off the wifi when you go to sleep with the remote. Turn it back on when you wake up. Super Simple!!

BTW – we decided to make these available as cheap as we possible could!!

Right now we have made these essentially free if you pay shipping and handling!!  That’s $11 for the remote control including shipping (US continental only) Until we run out. $11 is what I paid for these myself, so I’m actually losing the shipping to you and the shipping I paid to have them originally shipped to me. I think it’s too important right now to let everyone microwave themselves…

Take advantage of this and get your “free” wifi remote control click RIGHT

HERE

 

Also, use code PRIMAL10 to take 10% off anything else in our store.

 


 

 

 

Tags: 5g, EMF

6 Nutrition Must-Do's To Combat Aging

Symptoms of aging creep up on us.d


  • By our mid 20’s, workout recovery slows down. 
  • In our 30’s, our skin develops fine lines while physical energy starts to noticeably decrease.
  • By our 40’s and 50’s, muscle definition fades, and the feeling of vitality often tanks.

As far as our diet, combating the aging process with 1 or 2 magic bullet ingredients won’t cut it. Legit anti-aging nutrition requires complex nutrition, because aging is a complex process. Comprehensive anti-aging benefits is what our friends at Neurohacker Collective designed their new Eternus formula for: 36 ingredients (many of them very hard to find), that work together to attack aging 6 different ways, with a mountain of research to back up the ingredients in it. 


So what are the 6 keys to slow down aging as much as possible? And how is the new Eternus formula designed to address all 6 needs? 

1) Promote A Fitter Mitochondrial Network

If your mitochondria don’t function properly, your cells will struggle to produce energy. With insufficient energy being produced, you’ll feel more tired and lethargic  [R].

And poor mitochondrial health doesn’t only cause physical sluggishness. It also is linked to brain fog and neurodegenerative diseases, while improving mitochondrial function may reverse these conditions [R, R, R].

The mitochondria also initiate the production of steroid hormones, including cortisol and all sex hormones. That’s why malfunctioning mitochondria can cause hormone imbalances [R].

Eternus has a multitude of ingredients with research correlating to various aspects of improved mitochondrial health and function, including resveratrol [R], lipoic acid [R], n-acetyl-L-cysteine [R], and Coq10 [R]. 

2) Boosts Production Of NAD+ & Optimize Your NAD+:  NADH Ratio

Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) is a coenzyme that consists of adenine and nicotinamide, and is found in all living cells.

NAD exists in two forms: NAD+ and NADH respectively. NADH contains 2 more electrons than NAD+.

Low NAD+ quickens aging. In mitochondria of young people, NADH can readily donate its electrons to generate NAD+. During the aging process, increased DNA damage reduces NAD+, leading to reduced SIRT1 activity and reduced mitochondrial function [R]. 

Supplementation with NAD+ intermediates, readily increases cellular and mitochondrial NAD+, and reverse many aging or disease processes associated with low NAD+ [R, R2]. There is strong evidence that B vitamin levels have direct correlations to NAD+ production [R], with niacinamide (B3) in particular showing a particularly strong correlation [R]. Eternus supplies a stack of B1, B2, B3, B5, B7, B9 and B12 vitamins in its formula. 

While boosting NAD+ is a useful strategy, it’s also important to increase the NAD+ : NADH ratio. Increasing the cellular consumption of NADH is an additional lever toward that end. Calorie restriction induces an enzyme called Nrf2, which is considered to be a master regulator of cellular defense; it’s responsible for many cellular protection processes and involved in mitochondrial biogenesis (i.e., building new mitochondria). 


A host of substances have evidence of boosting Nrf2 which are found in Eternus, such as R-Lipoic Acid [R], rosemary extract [R], french grapes extract [R] 

 

3) Elevate Your ATP Levels


Adenosine triphosphate, or ATP, is a cell’s “energy carrier” or “energy store” molecule. This is true of eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells, although the ATP production mechanism differs across the two types. ATP is the main source of energy for most cellular processes.

Low ATP levels are often found in people suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome [R], and even moderate depletions of ATP have been linked to sizable increases in oxidative stress [R], while higher ATP levels have been correlated to increases in muscle mass [R] and increased capacity during high intensity activities [R]. 

Many ingredients in Eternus have been associated to increasing ATP levels including CoQ10 [R], and Eternus contains elevATP® specifically for that purpose, which contains a combination of trace minerals from ancient peat, including ionized magnesium and apple polyphenols, which has been correlated to increased ATP output in clinical studies [R]. 

4) Increase Your Upregulation Of Sirtuins

Sirtuins are a family of proteins critical to healthy aging. The regulate cellular health by performing critical biologic functions such as DNA expression. 

When proteins are undergoing stress, acetyl groups are added to proteins as a response to changes induced by inflammation and oxidation.

Sirtuins remove these acetyl groups to keep the protein in service longer than usual, while simultaneously stabilizing the charge state of the carbon backbone in protein to resist any further changes in their shape. This allows your cellular proteins to live longer and you can save energy on other processes.

Sirtuins such as SIRT1 protects us from nitric oxide. When you have good SIRT1 levels and activity, nitric oxide will stimulate DNA repair genes (via deacetylation of FoxO1). Otherwise, nitric oxide will stimulate genes that will cause the cell to self-destruct (R).

Sirtuins play a major role in good sleep as well. SIRT1 regulates the strength (amplitude) and the duration of circadian gene expression in the retina by removing acetyl groups from key circadian clock regulators, such as BMAL1 and PER2.

Anything that increases NAD+, will increase SIRT1 activity.  So I won’t relist the ingredients in Eternus which have already been listed to that end, but additionally, there is evidence that SIRT1 and SIRT3 activity increases from supplementation with lipoic acid,also found in Eternus, appearing to do so directly [R]. 

5) Activate AMPK

AMPK  (5′ AMP-activated protein kinase) is an enzyme that plays a key role in energy balance. All creatures from yeast to humans have this enzyme (R).

AMPK can detect the level of energy (number of ATP molecules) in a cell and helps regulate responses when it gets too low or high.

AMPK is produced in a number of tissues, including the liver, brain, fat cells and muscle (R).

When cellular energy is low, AMPK is activated and targets a range of processes, the net response of which is an increase in energy production and a coordinated decrease in energy (ATP) usage (R).

AMPK also inhibits the production of fatty acids, cholesterol, and triglycerides, and instead stimulates fat breakdown (R).

A multitude of ingredients in Eternus have been correlated to increasing the activation of AMPK, including Carnitine [R], gynostemma [R], CoQ10 [R], and resveratrol [R]. 

6) Support Insulin Regulation

If you are insulin resistant, your brain will not get the message that insulin is trying hard to convey (that you have high levels of sugar in your bloodstream).

In this way, insulin resistance promotes hunger. You eat and insulin is released, but your body tells you to eat some more despite the ability of insulin to act as a satiety hormone. Hence why obesity is linked to brain insulin resistance [R].

When rats had their brain insulin receptors removed, they ate more, developed insulin resistance, and became obese [R]. There is a correlation between insulin resistance and fat accumulation in the liver [R].

Beyond a weight loss regimen and regular exercise, both of which can decrease insulin resistance, there are a number of supplement foods found in Eternus which can aid in this as well, such as magnesium [R], resveratrol [R], and lipoic acid [R]. 

Right now, Eternus can be tried with 50% OFF the 1st month of a cancel-anytime subscription, and a 100 Day Full Refund if you don’t notice the difference. For even more savings, enter discount code PRIMALMIND

 

Click Here To Try Eternus With A 100 Day Moneyback Guarantee If You Don’t Feel The Difference In Aging Symptoms After Just 30 Days (Sometimes Far Less!)

 

10 Critical Work From Home Tips

How to Successfully Work from Home

Are you reading this during the “C” word virus psyop? Yes, all this is a psychological operation. It doesn’t mean it isn’t real, it means the solution to this problem is layers of control that will change our lives forever.  Just like the Patriot Act after Amerithrax changed the world with homeland security and surveillance works.

Anyway, most of you will now be working from home for a short time. I’ve been doing this for 11 years and will show you how to make it successful.

If you have a home office or work from home regularly, then listen up. I’ve got some critical tips to make you a successful remote worker!

I’ve been a remote worker for 11 years and have been through the hoops. I know what works!

I started out working at various corporate headquarters. In 11 years, I worked for P&G in Cincinnati, Atrix Labs in Fort Collins, Perrigo in Allegan, and Herman Miller in Holland. I worked in offices, labs, and manufacturing plants.

5 years into my career, I was living with a friend who worked from home. We were living in a house in Colorado and his boss lived in Florida. This was back in 2000. I had never heard of anyone working from home. From that time on, I wanted to do whatever it took to work from home.

He got to chill all day at home, modify his environment for optimal health, and have far less stress.

Immediately I saw the benefits:

  • Ability to Absolutely CONTROL my environment for health and comfort
  • Ability to stay away from Office Politics
  • No exposure to office viruses
  • No Commute
  • No Eating out, make meals at home
  • Ultimate Primalhacked work environment
  • Let the dog out at lunch
  • Go for a walk around the neighborhood at lunch
  • Home earlier (no commute) to see the kids after school
  • Money saved on lunches and commuting
  • Wear whatever you want ($ saved on work clothes)
  • Get more sleep (no commute)
  • More time for hobbies (no commute)
  • Get more done (Less distractions)

I wanted a work from home job. But I had no idea how to get one. My friend was a computer programmer and ran a computer system remotely.

I was a chemical engineer developing pharmaceutical drugs and manufacturing processes. Not exactly the kind of thing you can do at home.

It took me until 2009 plus one massive career change to find a way to work from home.

If you want to work from home, you’re going to need to set up some very consistent systems and practices to make you successful.

You want to be more productive while still having time to do the laundry, make a meal, and get in a workout.

Working from home seems like a great way to get a lot of work done without the distractions of workplace gossip and coworker sniping you for a “quick” conversation.

Rarely does this work out the way it was planned and most remote workers end up right back at corporate headquarters sitting in a soup of Wifry, gossip, and mauve cubicles.

Don’t be that person!

Most people who start working from home find themselves distracted. One minute you are answering emails and the next minute you’re in front of the TV playing video games. Poof – there goes any productivity for the day.

 

1.   Find a Way to Work Remote

Working in a modern office means Wifry soup, cellphones in everyone’s pocket, toxic water, toxic emissions from building products, and stressful commutes. The EMF environment in modern workplaces is not set up for health, it’s set up to bleed your productive years out of you and then let you go.

There are many ways to set up a work from home assignment. You can negotiate to work from home every other Friday as a start and that’s what I did. I started out asking for every other Friday to be a work from home day. It worked so well, we went to every Friday was work from home for the whole team.

Tim Ferriss has the best book on how to set this up in your own life. Check his book out and find your path. 

I had to quit my pharmaceutical job and take a paycut to work in a more life sustaining job and one that was suited to working form home.

In my 11 years working from home, I don’t regret my decision and it’s led me to be healthier and happier.

Be accountable, get your work done, and stay connected when you’re home.

2.   Create an Office

When you work from home usually you work from the kitchen table. There are just too many distractions for most people to be productive. You likely don’t have necessary work tools, an ergonomic chair, and will get distracted with chores and cleaning.

Make a specific place in your house business only. You don’t want to associate your dining room or kitchen with work. These are places to connect with food and family.

I started out in a specific corner of my living room. I set up a desk, chair, and all necessary cords and tools I needed in one spot.

Having a specific office location will help you get focused and keep the energetics of work in one place in your home.

If you have the ability, set an entire room up as your home office. This allows others to see this as your work space and be more respectful of walking in on important meetings and disturbing you.

I now have an entire room as my office, with dual monitors, a docking station, red lights for health, a sit stand desk, an ergonomic chair, and all my work tools. When I get into that office I focus on work.

Make a work space and set it up for optimal focus.

 

3.   Check in

Check in with coworkers and your boss often. Many people will think you spend all day in your PJs eating ice cream and watching Netflix.

Check in often with coworkers to let them know you’re working and keep track of your daily work for a while to share with you boss. This way you can document that you are in fact productive and working.

When I first set up my work from home assignment, it was a 6 month trial. My boss actually set up a laptop at work on my old desk, and asked me to be on video all day long so it would be projected onto the computer at work on my old desk. That way everyone could see I was at work and not forget about me. Luckily we didn’t do that, as it would have felt too much like surveillance.

I did however, keep a daily log of what I worked on and was able to show that to my boss whenever he asked what I was working on.

Another issue I had is whenever I left my computer to use the bathroom, someone would inevitably call me and wonder why I wasn’t at my desk. You just have to work through these issues and know that it’s OK to take bathroom and refreshment breaks.

Whenever I made the trip back to corporate headquarters, I scheduled 3-4 meetings with others that I hadn’t’ met before. These were just coffee meetings to get to know what they did for the company and make sure people knew who I was since I was not present at headquarters every day. This helped out immensely.

Do your best to help everyone at work be comfortable with your new work arrangements.  


4.  Wear Clothes

Yes, this has to be said. How many times have I woken up at 630am and realized I had a meeting that started….at 6:30am!!   I work on East coast time and live in Central time. SO I run downstairs in my underwear.  Remember, when you work from home, it’s a good idea to be on video in your meetings to stay connected and see facial reactions and more. At the very least, wear a nice top, that’s all people see. People think, perceive, true or not, that you are working if you wear work like clothes. Just do this regardless, because many people see you in a t shirt or shorts and then get jealous and unconsciously subvert your ability to stay working from home. Perception is everything!

5.   Phone a Friend

Make sure to have at least one good friend at work. Someone you can call and get the latest news. If you are completely out of touch you will quickly be obsolete. Stay up to date on what’s going on at the company. This isn’t gossip, but learning about new corporate initiatives, layoffs, acquisitions etc.. and just connecting  with someone back at the office. More friends would be better, but at least one person should be your lifeline to the office.

 

6.   Get Light Right

You are finally out from under the life destroying fluorescent lights. YES!  Fluorescent and LED lights as manufactured today are destroying your health and your mind! You are being farmed of your productivity and then thrown away. We could have made office lighting healthful, but we didn’t.

Don’t recreate the corporate office back home! Get lighting that rebuilds your health!  The #1 best thing you can do is work outside. Grab a 50 foot LAN cable and take your laptop outside (LINK to cable).

I do this every single day in the summer and fall.  Open a window in the winter when possible.

When inside, use biologically appropriate lighting. This SaunaSpace Light gives off red and infrared light. Two healing rays of light that are completely absent in corporate workplaces. You get so much blue light from your monitor, smartphone and other devices, don’t add more from your room lighting.

Use red lights all over. I use Gembared (Discount code SLEEP) and SaunaSpace Lighting in my home when it’s dark.

If you need to see color, use incandescent lights with no coatings on them.

Light is truly THE most important health Hack you can build into your home office that you can’t do at the corporate office.

The right light minimizes migraines, eye strain, fatigue and more.

You can add Iris as a screen protector app to reduce blue light.

 

7.    Open a Window

First, if you’re working from home, for goodness sake, get a spot near a window!

Studies show windows and nature reduce stress and increase happiness.

Plus the light is more healing in front of a window, and hopefully you can even open your window, unlike at corporate, and let in the fresh air and natural light. An open window lets in healthier light than a closed window, yes it makes a big difference.

A closed window blocks ultraviolet light and most of the red and infrared light but lets in all the blue light, which is what’s already getting into your brain, eye and body from the laptop, phone etc.. So open the window anytime you want.

8.   Minimize distractions

Create working hours and practice holding yourself accountable.

Laundry, dishes, vacuuming, video games, kids and more. You’ll want to break away from work you find boring, or to tackle piles of laundry so you don’t have to do it later.

Don’t let the distractions take you away from being productive.

This works better when you love the work you’re doing. If you are involved in soulless work, distractions come easily and often.

It’s easiest for me to put on headphones and use binaural beats (Brain.FM) to keep me on task and not so distracted.

I block out my calendar at noon to eat lunch and get in a workout.

If you don’t schedule this, I find that someone schedules meetings for me all day with not one break.

Schedule breaks and use that time to do chores and a workout.

You can eat lunch at your desk because it’s like eating with friends more than eating alone.. sometimes. Eating alone isn’t always ideal.

Some of you will have to leave the house and work at the coffee shop or library, both have free internet, in order to avoid the distractions of home.

I find I get distracted way more when I’m doing tasks I find boring.

Sad to say most of us work in jobs that are meaningless. This is by design!

 

9.   Take Breaks

People at corporate have to travel farther to the bathroom, to get coffee or tea, water, and lunch, and for meetings. People in the office talk to each other and gossip and walk to meetings and their cars and travel between buildings.

You too should take mini breaks. THIS is the time to do some laundry, call a friend at work, make up some tea, or go outside and soak up some sun.

I take a sun break at dawn every single morning. I also take breaks to grab tea and coffee.

If I’m in meetings all day long, I usually won’t move much at all. This is not ideal!

When you work from home you end up sitting in the same chair all day long for many hours, one meeting after another. I have to tell my coworkers I’m going to take a 5 minute break to go to the bathroom and grab some tea. Sometimes I just take a walk around the outside of my house.

Sometimes, I take my phone and put on my earbuds, put my phone in my backpack, and take my phone calls on a walk.

This is necessary. Don’t get in the habit of sitting in the same place all day long.

Do some light stretching, take a proper lunch break, and peel away from the computer throughout the day.

When I was really into working out, I kept a kettlebell at my desk and alternated pushups, pull ups, squats, and kettlebell swings all day.

 

10.                MOVE

When you don’t have to park a car and walk to the front door of the office, head down the hall for a meeting, or walk upstairs to the bathroom you don’t move much. You could sit in front of your laptop all day long and still be in every single meeting and get meals, assuming they are already at your desk. All this means you have the opportunity to move far less than usual. Don’t become sedentary!
Get up and take dinner out of the freezer.  Get outside at sunrise and do some light exercise or take a walk. Take a walk or get in a workout at lunch.

I get outside every single day at sunrise.

At lunch I go for a workout, take a walk, or go XC skiing. In 45 minutes I have done my exercise for the day and I’m back at my desk eating my lunch.

I also have a standing desk and a stool height Aeron chair. This way I can alternate sitting and standing throughout the day.

Put your phone on speaker and do some pushups, stretching, or go for a walk during your meeting.

 

11.                Set Office Hours

Don’t let family, friends, and kids intrude on this time. You would normally be at work.

It’s great that you are home and can see your family more, but ensure there are clear boundaries.

Constant interruption makes it impossible to get anything done.

If you have kids at home, do your best to get 20-40 minutes of focused work in before you are interrupted.

 

12.                Hard Wire Your Office

This is so important and yet most people will ignore this. Don’t!

You just left the toxic soup of Wifry back at the office. Don’t stand next to the wifi router at home all day long.

WIFI and EMF reduces immunity and harms your body. Just because it’s everywhere at work and coffee shops and schools doesn’t mean it’s safe! It isn’t.

Turn off the wifi and connect up some LAN lines to your cellphone and laptop. These are faster than wifi and won’t bombard your body with microwaves all day long. HERE’s our article on how to do this from home, and a video about how to set up your home on LAN lines.

Conclusion

Setup an office space. Get appropriate lights and hard connect everything. Turn off your WiFi.

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TO IMPROVE YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM HARD CONNECT YOUR LAPTOP & CELLPHONES

If you are looking for a way to boost your immune system, It might be time to hard connect your devices.  WIFI is a huge stressor on your immune system and the way your body recovers especially during sleep.  

In this article, Thaddeus and I will show you step by step process to connect your router to all your devices in this tutorial.  

This will enable you to turn your WIFI off permanently.  Turning off WIFI is one major way to upgrade your immune system.  "Bring back the cords" is the heading in Dr. Mercola's latest book "EMF*D".  

Mercola states, "much of our exposure can be reduced by returning to using corded phones at home, corded headsets instead of Bluetooth, and Ethernet cables to connect computers, printers, televisions, and other devices to the internet."  

As we said before, If you are looking for a way to boost your immune system, It might be right time to hard connect your wireless devices.  

Thaddeus recommends that if you only will do one thing...or have to assimilate your family with baby steps, begin by turning off WIFI at night. 

When you are sleeping, your body is in repair mode, this is the most important time to create a emf free zone in your home. Taking your health seriously, improving your immune system, creating a healing environment in your home are the best reasons to stay away from wireless tech.  Here is how you can BETTER PROTECT YOUR FAMILY.

When you are ready for the jump to HARD CONNECT and remove wireless altogether here is the 411 on "how to hard connect".

In this article, Thaddeus and I will show you step by step process to connect your router to all your devices.

This will enable you to turn your WIFI off permanently.  Turning off WIFI is one major way to upgrade your immune system.  "Bring back the cords" is the heading in Dr. Mercola's latest book "EMF*D".  

Mercola states, "much of our exposure can be reduced by returning to using corded phones at home, corded headsets instead of Bluetooth, and Ethernet cables to connect computers, printers, televisions, and other devices to the internet."

 

step 1:  Buy these ethernet adaptors

here are amazon links to each product:

Linksys gigabit LAN port (get 1)

50 ft flat LAN cable  (you might need a 10ft, 25ft, or up to 50ft cable depending on your needs) you will also need as many cables as to the number of devices you want to connect)

iPhone to ethernet adaptor 

android to ethernet adaptor

 

step 2

Plug in the linksys gigabit LAN port to the wall outlet.

 

step 3

Connect a LAN cable from your cable modem or wifi router

to the linksys LAN port.

 

step 4

Insert a LAN cable from the linksys gigabit port to your laptop.

 

step 5

Insert a LAN cable from the linksys gigabit port to your cellphone adaptor (either android or iPhone)  

 

step 6 

Turn your laptop on to airplane mode

step 7 

Turn your cellphone onto airplane mode

When connecting your cellphone to the LAN adaptor make sure you see this symbol, if you do not you either have to mess with settings (iphone) or plug or unplug a couple times.  If this doesnt work you may need a different adaptor.  We had to send one back fyi... But most of them should work just fine.  Don't buy the cheapest one, get a quality one like we linked you to above.  


step 8

Turn your WIFI router off

and here's how to do it:

look on the back of your wifi router for the ip address it looks something like this 192.1.1

enter that number into the search bar of your browser

enter your WIFI router password, usually that’s “admin”

go to WIFI settings and disable WIFI. To turn it back on follow the same instructions as above.  

You are now hard connected!!

 In summary, we have a variety of 100ft, 50ft,10ft LAN cords to ensure connection in any room.  Don't forget to connect your smart TV, playstation and iPad to the lAN line as well. 

Also your printer has wifi which is very strong make sure to turn off when not in use  ours is connected to the LAN lines.

There is also a way to connect each room to LAN router using the coax cable ports with this box.  instructions are on the amazon website.

  You may find all of this much more inconvenient and you will have cords all over the house.  We truly feel your pain.  We also understand Cancer is also inconvenient so are other autoimmune diseases. We are not willing to risk the health and safety of our family especially our children.  

It is more important to keep your immune system and health optimal than it is to run microwave radiation through your body all day/night 24/7 for the convenience of wireless.

We care about our health and feel its important to share this information with you.  

Click here to read our blog post on blocking blue light at night to increase sleep

 

EMF free airtube earbuds for your cellphone

 

EMF reducing over headphones for kids and adults

cellphone radiation blocking pouch

turn off your WIFI at night with this timer

 something to ponder:

by Dr. Tom Cowen.  - (forbidden knowledge.com website)

"So, what happened 1918? There was a huge pandemic - and every pandemic in the last 150 years, there was an a quantum leap in the electrification of the Earth, in 1918, late, late fall of 1917, there was the introduction of radio waves around the world.

 "Whenever you expose any biological system to a new electromagnetic field, you poison it, you kill some and the rest go into a kind of suspended animation, so that interestingly, they live a little bit longer - and sicker.

 

We hope this article is helpful for you and your family.

With peace and Love

 

Thaddeus and Tomorrow 

 

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