AJ James

Biohacked AJ James Biohacker & Founder of Improve Evolve
Biohacker & Founder Of Improve Evolve

How Biohacking Changed My Life

Well, I thought I was fit and healthy...

 

Bodybuilding was my life  

I loved lifting weights, being big 255 pounds (115 KG), and being strong, I was on top of the world but there was a problem - I didn't feel as healthy as I thought I should.

I thought I was doing everything right:  6 small meals per day, hard workouts, lots of vegetables, and grains.  Oats and high fiber meals.  On paper, it was the perfect regimen (the diet sucked, though).

But...

Problem was, all this information I'd spent years accumulating was built on trust, not my own due diligence. 

 

When I started investigating thoroughly, I developed a far more attuned sense of what was ACTUALLY healthy and I then found out that what I had been told for years was actually grounded in very little evidence.

I discovered that my fiber was way too high, I ate far too often, and my digestive system was never resting. I'd been exposing myself to polyunsaturated fats thinking they were healthy but left my body in a permanently inflamed state.

I was wrong about so many things that I was seriously concerned if I was right about anything.

Getting healthier

As it turns out, many people are healthy in spite of bad advice but can be far healthier when they get the very best information available.   I knew what I had to do and at that time I just so happened to discover the term

"biohacking".

My First Biohack
Biohacked Fasting

When It All Changed

Intermittent fasting

I started intermittent fasting, my first Biohack, and wow.  That's all I can say.  Wow.

Okay, so, I can say a lot more... Which I'm gonna go ahead and do.

I loved the freedom that intermittent fasting gave me but almost immediately I was able to make successive gains that I'd not had for quite some time.  I got leaner and I was much more focused.

Where had this been all my life?

Burn fat all day, have decent meals at night, and staying focussed as well as helping the body eliminate dead cellular debris - I needed more biohacks.

Biohacker questions

Then, curiosity took over

I started to question everything

I looked at everything differently. 

 

There was nothing I did, thought, or partook in that couldn't be improved.  Everything got a good ole' once-over.

Food, nutrition, lifestyle, even my favorite pastime, karate.  Nothing was spared.

Casting off the shackles of long-held beliefs gave me the opportunity to improve every aspect of my life.  

What resulted was hundreds (and hundreds) of hours of research, in-depth scrutiny of methodology, and the beginning of a quest to find out how to live the most optimized life given my understanding of science and the ever-changing technological developments in life improvement.

One of the first creeds I really started to live by was questioning experts with vested interests in selling me something or guiding my path towards a route that was beneficial to them.

I got a whole lot more skeptical and a lot less nice about the way I trusted "experts"

Rethinking The World Of Misinformation
Stop misinformation

I was done with the so-called "experts"

I came to a realization that possibly everything could be done better and that I needed to find most of the answers by myself so, I set out on a life-long biohacking journey.

Now, 5 years on, I have not been sick once.  Not once.  Not a single cold, flu, or ailment of any kind.

  

Along the way, I've had a couple of accidents and suffered 2nd-degree burns, broken ribs, and a cracked nasal cavity, all of which healed exceptionally fast.

Instead of getting older and weaker, I feel stronger and healthier than ever before.  So, the so-called experts who said this isn't possible - Well, they can bite me!

Power through

At some point, it's put up or shut up

I know a lot of biohackers who talk about slowing down the aging process and have had varying degrees of success as far as I can tell. 

 

I'm more than happy with how I'm aging but you can judge for yourself. If you give biohacking a go and it works, then you've gained something pretty incredible... Time!

I've become extremely interested in the Epigenetic Clock.   The concept is that your biological age differs from your chronological age.  In other words, your age number may not reflect your cellular age.​

The truth is that your Epigenetic Clock measurement is more important than your biological age.

Trust me, you'd rather be a 40-year-old with an Epigenetic Clock age of 30 than a 30-year-old with an Epigenetic Clock of 40. 

Getting Onboard
Scientist talking about methodology
Science and results

I'm a big fan of real science with the strictest methodology.

All the biohacking tips on this site are used by me at some point and I feel great, plus, other people seem to be keeping pretty healthy using biohacks, so if that wasn't good enough, there are scientific citations for every biohack on this site.

It's all grounded in real, hard science which is something I'm very passionate about.

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My Downtime 

Why listen to this biohacker guy?

Why Listen To This Guy?

Do or don't, as you see fit. 

Personally, I'm not a big fan of gurus and don't wish to or claim to be one. 

Biohacking has been a really fun lifestyle for me.  I like what I eat.  Love the benefits of being fit, lean, sharp, and happy.   What's not to like?

I come from a background in computer science (Grad DPL) with expertise in methodology and data analytics but have a diploma in exercise science (Adv DPL) and also one in business psychology as well. 

Between those three areas of expertise, I've developed what I think is a pretty good grasp of methodological efficacy and an understanding of what is actually effective.

Martial Arts fitness

Martial arts & discipline

I'm a 4th Degree (Yon Dan) black belt with experience in Kyokushin, Goju Ryu, Seido Karate as well as Tae Kwon Do.

I've been a drug-free amateur bodybuilder and have tried pretty much every diet that's ever been conceived, mentioned, or intimated at.  I'm a human guinea pig. 

 

Most importantly, I'm a big believer in, as well as a student and practitioner of effective stress reduction.

 

Modern life can be burdensome and pretty tough at times.   Meditation, supplementation, sleep, and diet can all play a role in effectively managing the stresses of contemporary complications (of which there are many).

That's about it

So, that's me.  If you like what I'm about then don't be shy.  Follow me on social media (below) and please feel free to comment on the socials about your journey.

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