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210: The Spark Factor: the secret to supercharging energy, becoming resilient, and feeling better than ever – with Molly Maloof

Biohacking is a term that is becoming more and more popular as people become increasingly interested in optimizing their health and performance. 

While the term biohacking can mean different things to different people, at its core, it is about using science and technology to hack your biology in order to improve your health and performance.

One of the pioneers in the field of bio-hacking is Dr. Molly Maloof. Dr. Maloof is a physician who has written a book called The Spark Factor, which provides a framework for using scientific interventions to improve your physiology.

While biohacking is still a relatively new field, it has already begun to gain traction in the mainstream medical community. 

Dr. Maloof was recently featured in an article in the England Journal of Medicine where she discussed the potential of bio-hacking to extend life expectancy by up to 20 years.

What are the benefits of biohacking?

There are many benefits to biohacking, but one of the most important is that it can help you prevent disease by monitoring your body’s response to stressors, you can identify areas of improvement and make changes that will help you stay healthy.

 Bio-hacking is also personal – what works for one person may not work for another. This is why it’s important to find out what works for you and track your progress with data.  By doing this, you can fine-tune your approach and maximize your results.

The importance of gut health

The human gut is home to trillions of microbes, including bacteria, fungi, and viruses. These microbes play a crucial role in our health, affecting everything from our immune system to our mood.

Unfortunately, many of us are not giving our gut the attention it deserves. We live in a world full of processed foods, antibiotics, and stress – all of which can disrupt the delicate balance of gut microbes. This can lead to problems like inflammation, digestive issues, and even mental health problems.

It’s important to take care of your gut if you want to stay healthy. Eating a nutritious diet, reducing stress, and getting enough sleep are all important factors in maintaining a healthy gut. 

You may also want to consider supplements like probiotics and digestive enzymes to help keep your gut microbes happy and healthy.

The Difference between health and performance

According to Dr Molly:  “There’s always been a debate between health and performance. Some people are more concerned with being healthy, while others are more concerned with peak performance. But what’s the difference between the two? And why does it matter?”

“Health is often defined as the ability to adapt and self-manage in the face of adversity. This means that, even if you’re not feeling your best, you’re still able to function relatively normally. Performance, on the other hand, is about how well you can do something. This could be anything from running a marathon to lifting weights to playing a musical instrument.”

“So why does it matter which one you focus on? Well, it depends on your goals. If you’re an elite athlete, then performance is probably your main concern. But if you’re just trying to live a long and healthy life, then health should be your priority.”

“That said, there is a balance between health and performance. You don’t want to sacrifice”

In this podcast, you will learn about:

    • Ways you can bio-hack your body
    • Factors that contribute to a person’s lifespan
    • The key elements that a person needs to look at in order to optimize their health
    • Hacks for improving your health
    • How can biofeedback be used to improve health
    • The mitochondrial theory of aging
    • Difference between training at thirty and fifty

And so much more.





Molly’s online course: YOUR HEALTHSPAN JOURNEY: master your blood sugar (your energy gauge & the ultimate biomarker!) to extend healthspan

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