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THE TOOLS YOU NEED TO PRIMALHACK LIFE AT EVERY LEVEL

Welcome to the PrimalHacker Resources section, a curated list of the tools and websites we strongly recommend for optimizing your body, mind and health and overcoming our modern domesticated lifestyle.

We have tested every recommendation on this page. Many of the resources listed here are crucial to biohacking our own modern lifestyle and help us maintain or create optimal health.

Before digging into the awesome resources we know and trust, an important disclosure:

Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, we will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Please understand that we have experience with all of these companies, and recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions we make if you decide to buy something. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals.

Qualia

Sometimes we need a little cognitive, creative or motivational boost. Qualia is the one nootropic that we use and recommend most often. We’ve experimented with a number of nootropics and Qualia is by far the best stack we have ever used. From sports performance to stage performance and even coming up with creative writing pieces, this is our preferred supplement boost. Ideally we’d all practice Qigong and Tai Chi to boost our minds by collecting and storing energy from the ether. And we do recommend that. But some of us just need an extra edge to get more done and create, so there’s Qualia. 

Nature’s Anti-Anxiety

– Whether you have anxiety, can’t sleep well at night, want to reduce stress or have a specific health issue, this compound from nature can dial you in to better health. We have found great success using this anxiety and sleep. The benefits are well researched and proven. Check it out for yourself today.  

Swannies

Swannies – James Swanwick of the Swanwick sleep company created these blue light blocking glasses so he could go out at night wearing a stylish pair of shades and block the harmful blue light that can stop us from getting a good night’s sleep. The benefits of blocking blue light at night at well known, but findind a pair of blue blockers that don’t make people snicker behind your back was a challenge. Not anymore! Head out in style. Of course you can also use them at home to catch your favorite TV show or read a book before bed without ruining your sleep. We wear blue light blocking glasses every single night and have seen a profound effect on our sleep. There are a few different styles of blue blockers out there, but Swannies are by far the most attractive.   

Bulletproof Brain Octane Oil

Intermittent fasting for 12-16 hours a day has many benefits. If you want to maximize the benefits of fasting, you can take a tablespoon or two of Bulletproof Brain Octane Oil to increase blood ketone levels. Higher levels of blood ketones can provide energy and other benefits during fasting without ruining the non-fat parts of a fast. You can also use this throughout the day on salads, meat, veggies or anything really to increase ketones and energy. Combining Brain Octane with caffeine (ie coffee) has been shown to increase ketones. We use Brain Octane almost every single morning. Thrown in some Bulletproof Collagen Bars like the Lemon Cookie for a healthy snack on the go. Filled with protein, healthy fat and very low carbs, these are our go to for all travel. 

Vivo Barefoot Shoes

We searched high and low for a pair of barefoot shoes that we could wear to work, to conferences and to workout and hike in. Why? Because walking barefoot is the natural way of humans. Putting our feet into stiff shoes with heels higher than our toes is not good for our feet, our knees or our health. So many of the flat shoes on the market are either made just for running or are Converse Allstars, which are fine, but not really made to wear in a corporate work environment. We wanted to wear barefoot shoes anytime we had to put on shoes. Vivo not only makes shoes that can be worn in any activity, but they are literally the most comfortable shoes we have ever owned. We wear these almost exclusively whether we’re heading into the corporate office for the day, working out, performing tai chi or heading out on the town. They even make hiking and winter boots! Go barefoot in the city, on the plane and wherever life takes you.

Onnit

No one should be working out in the gym. There I said it. Gyms are filled with mold from the wet changing rooms, saunas and hot tubs to toxins off gassing from the rubberized mats and plastic equipment. The lack of natural light and toxic artificial light serve to increase injury and damage the eyes. Workout outdoors whenever possible. Sure, sometimes it’s cold in the winter, and you have to be inside. Put on some healthy lights and your Swannies and get to work in your own home. Because with Onnit Maces, Battle ropes, Indian Clubs and Kettlebells you have an entire home gym at your disposal that allows you to build massive functional strength right in your own backyard. This stuff is rugged. We leave our kettlebells and maces outdoors with no ill effect. We love the versatility. Once you learn how to use tools like kettlebells or maces, you can just throw them in the trunk of your car and workout in an instant at the park near your office or even in the parking lot while waiting for your kids to get done with sports practice.