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Adventure Your Health – Biohacking

Adventure Your Health – Biohacking

We are in many ways the same you and I, were both intelligent, funny and good looking 😉 but when it comes to our bodies and our response to food, medicine, supplements and body care there could be a vast and seemingly complicated difference.

The ability to know your body is a talent that few of us actually explore. Finding the right tools that enables us to navigate through this journey called life to the best of our abilities. Trying new tricks of the health trade and experiencing the effects for yourself.

Ladies and gents, I give you Bio-Hacking. Bio-Hacking is essentially human optimisation and self-improvement. Hacking your health, wellness and recovery in a biological manner – think of computer hacker (that’s you) hacking into a specific program (your body) program using the correct coding (that’s the diet, supplementation and science) to access the desired program (optimal wellness).

What is Biohacking?

Bio-Hacking can be as simple as trying a supplement or food type that you are interested in – or removing a certain type of food from your diet. You can also get a bit more technical, looking at your ancestry diets or looking at your blood type – The hunter gatherer diet for instance may mean that you thrive on a high protein, low carbohydrate diet. A perfect example is the Banting diet on which some thrive, and others find it has no effect on them.
We refer to 3 types of Bio-Hacking:

1.Nutrigenomics:
Nutrigenomics is the technical part where the relationship between your environment, diet and genetic variability is investigated to reveal a number of health-related issues to present you with better insight as to what better fuels your body. This method investigates the influence of our genetic variability on our ability to interact with bioactive molecules in the molecular environment. Our genetic variability affects the way in which we absorb, metabolize, transport and respond to various nutrients or bioactive molecules. Essentially, nutrigenetics investigates how we respond based on our genetic variability or “gene-environment interactions”. Finding the correct data here is done through a DNA Nutrigenomics test.

2.DIY Biology:
DIY (this is our favorite) Biology, refers to the practice of self-experimentation to enhance and optimize performance, aging and health. Who better knows your body than you?

3.Grinder:
Grinder Biohacking is similar to DIY Biology except for the core difference being the use of technological implants and chemical system modifications. Often considered the most controversial and risky of the categories. We still prefer DIY as this gives you the opportunity to experiment and discover at a low risk.

Bottom line is whether you get technical or not, trial, error and consciousness is key. Take your health on an adventure by keeping an open mind to allow for new discovery. Try fasting, have a cold shower, introduce a nature routine, add some collagen to your morning routine – the possibilities are endless.

On a closing note, keeping a bod journal can be useful. You can jot down emotional and physical sensations that you experience when you make these changes and then look back to pick up on trends. It may be a headache, more energy, better sleep, more calmness or more stress – whatever the case the bod journal helps you gain the knowledge to make the decisions you need to in order to have your physical and mental tools functioning optimally.

Bio-Hacking is essentially, trying different foods, supplements and changes in your environment – feeling and listening to the effects they have on your body and then making a decision based on that knowledge. What works for me will not necessarily work for you, it is all about you.

Beyond Wellness Detox Bath Salts – 700g

R110.70
Soak in this beautiful combination of detox bath salts for a cleansing process and to boost your immune system. Discover the healing and restorative power of deep penetrating epsom salts with grapefruit and tea tree essential oils that are present in these bath salts.

Beyond Wellness Sleepy Kid Bath Salts – 700g

R110.70
Sleepy kid bath salts to calm and promote sleep. Beyond Wellness Kids soaks with healing Epsom salts and natural aromas can be safely used by people of all ages. The kids range is designed to calm, pamper and soothe and assists in relaxation as well as promoting better sleep and overall hygiene.

Beyond Wellness Sporty Chap Kid Bath Salts – 700g

R110.70
Sporty Chap kid bath salts to soothe sore muscles and bruises. Beyond Wellness Kids soaks with healing Epsom salts and natural aromas can be safely used by people of all ages. The kids range is designed to calm, pamper and soothe and assists in relaxation as well as promoting better sleep and overall hygiene.

Fresh Earth House Coffee Beans | Brazil Uganda – 250g

R99.00
A blend of African Uganda and Brazil coffee beans to bring you a medium roast with a rich, full bodied and well balanced taste. Think fragrant hints of chocolate and a lingering finish. Our coffee beans are certified Fair trade and organic to ensure you get nothing but the best when you come in for a cuppa or if you order a cuppa for your home.

Fresh Earth Mocha Choc Cookies – 200g

R48.00
These scrumptious gluten free cookies infused with real coffee and chocolate chips are packed in re-sealable 200g pouches for prolonged freshness and then boxed for protection. Nothing artificial. Just real food ingredients.

Good Health Viralex Attack – 30’s

R295.00
Good Health Viralex Attack supports a rapid immune response to challenges towards the body’s immune system. The unique ingredient EpiCor® starts working in 2 hours and along with other key ingredients; Olive Leaf, Pelargonium Root and Zinc, supports the body’s natural immune defences for optimal health and wellbeing.

Tractor Gluten Free Oats – 2kg

R103.00

Imported directly from USA in bulk bags and packed down under strict conditions to prevent contamination.

Tractor Raw Honey – 500g

R76.00
This Pure raw honey is produced from the sweet juices of tropical coconut palm sugar blossoms.

Tractor Vegan Hot Chocolate – 300g

R76.00
Our homemade Vegan Hot Chocolate is such a hit. Made from scratch and well received in our restaurants. Enjoy it at home, simply add boiling water and milk of your choice for a yummy and nutritious cuppa hot chocolate. Boasting superfoods cacao, coconut blossom and maca powder.

Tractor Vegan Turmeric Latte – 300g

R55.00
Our homemade Vegan Turmeric latte is simply divine. Made from scratch and well received in our restaurants. Enjoy it at home, simply add boiling water and milk of your choice for a yummy and nutritious cuppa golden mylk. Boasting delicious flavor and aroma for that heart warming feeling.

Zinkies Zinc Lozenges – 12’s

R61.00
Zinc and honey lozenges are used for sore throats, hay-fever and as an excellent immune booster. They are so convenient and have a pleasant taste.
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