Elixir and Biohacking
I was listening to the fourth episode of the Elixir Mix podcast:
EMx 004: Blockchain in Elixir with Kamil Lelonek | Devchat.tv
Panel: Mark Erikson Eric Berry Justin Bean Special Guests: Kamil Lelonek In this episode of Elixir Mix, the panel talks…
The guest was a guy called Kamil Lelonek. I had never heard of him before.
The podcast was about Blockchain but near the end (around 28 minutes) they started talking about biohacking.
I was against biohacking because I thought it always involved using drugs to be more productive.
But the I am totally in favor of the kinds of biohacking discussed in the podcast:
- Having enough sleep (at least 7 hours, not more than 9 hours — and don’t go to bed to late).
- Doing intermittent fasting (read this book — it will teach you how to fast and it will also explain that some people shouldn’t fast or need medical orientation to fast).
- Using standing desks.
Why should developers do intermittent fasting? It helps heal, regenerate, fix internal organs.
Why use standing desks? Because sitting is the new smoking? Not sure, but I feel better when I stand (and I usually can’t stand at work).
In the end, they recommended this book:
Solve for Happy: Engineer Your Path to Joy
Mo Gawdat is a remarkable thinker and the Chief Business Officer at Google's [X], an elite team of engineers that…
They didn’t mention diet, but I think it is very important for any knowledge worker to follow a healthy diet. And most of what we know about healthy diets is wrong, as Nina Teicholz has put in this book:
The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet
A New York Times bestseller Named one of The Economist's Books of the Year 2014 Named one of The Wall Street Journal's…
A good and free guide to a low carb diet can be found here:
So, although I am a big fan of Elixir (see my tableaux app), I really liked this podcast because of the biohacking discussion.