My Best Biohacks For Your Radical Longevity

June 27, 2024
As I celebrate my birthday this year, one of my great joys is sharing the wisdom I’ve accrued throughout all the rest of my birthdays about health and wellness with you for over four decades. I don’t believe that your innate biology always determines your biography. So here are three essential biohacks I use to boost longevity: 

BioHack 1: My C-cret Weapon to Fight Aging, Boost Heart Health, and So Much More

One of my favorite (and easiest) biohacks is incorporating Vitality C into my daily regimen. Why? This potent supplement delivers an impressive 4,000 mg of buffered, bioavailable Vitamin C in “one fell scoop.” In my opinion, Vitality C is just as effective as IV treatments, making it perfect for those who prefer to avoid needles. Here’s why it’s so powerful and absolutely essential for overall health:

The Ultimate Detoxifier: FACT – Lead has become the #1 heavy metal toxin I find in nearly all of my clients. Known for its damaging neurotoxic effects, lead is linked to lowered IQ, limb twitching (neuropathy), confusion, seizures, and even tumors. I also believe that as we age and our bones thin, this dangerous metal can leach from its storage place in our bones and recirculate throughout our body, potentially leading to serious conditions such as multiple sclerosis (MS), Alzheimer’s disease (AD), or Parkinson’s disease (PD). No matter the cause, it’s essential to get the lead out (including all other dangerous heavy metals) and the sooner, the better! I can’t stress this enough. Detoxifying our bodies of toxic metals is absolutely crucial for long-term wellbeing. Vitality C stands out as the one of the most effective binders of ALL heavy metals, including lead, providing multiple health benefits in return.

A Top Choice for Collagen Building: Vitality C provides the essential building blocks for collagen, including glycine, a  crucial amino acid necessary for collagen production. Collagen is vital for maintaining healthy skin, nails, and wound healing, and even for inhibiting the spread of cancer. Vitamin C is also renowned for its ability to promote a wrinkle-free complexion and maintain arterial elasticity. Once you grasp the significance of collagen, you’ll never look at this powerhouse nutrient the same way. For more information, check out my article: Vitamin C: No Ulcers and So Much More
Fight Free Radicals: Vitamin C is celebrated for its powerful antioxidant properties, effectively halting the damage from free radicals. This allows it to prevent or delay the development of certain cancers, cardiovascular disease, and other conditions caused by oxidative stress. For more on the groundbreaking research behind these benefits, explore the work of Linus Pauling, a pioneer in Vitamin C research. As I stated in my article, Best Kept Secret Remedies: “We now have more than 100 years of research showing the importance of vitamin C to the cardiovascular system, but we didn’t even hear about it until Linus Pauling and Matthias Rath, MD, a cardiologist, picked up Dr. Willis’ research and not only confirmed it but modernized it.”
Uplevel Energy and Healing: Vitality C’s D-ribose supports energy production at the cellular level, which is essential for healing and maintaining vitality. This combination provides energy boosts while supporting faster recovery after physical exertion. D-ribose is part of what the late Integrative Cardiologist Stephen Sinatra called the “Awesome Foursome” for heart care. Unlike any other product on the market, Vitality C utilizes four unique uptake pathways for superior absorption. You can learn more about its unique property here.
The bottom line is that we all need vitamin C in our diet. While there are some animal species that can produce their own vitamin C, the human body does not. I take five scoops of Vitality C daily. (By the way, a 20-gram dose is recommended after receiving a CT scan.) You can find this life-saving support HERE.

BioHack #2. Ground Yourself

Try Grounding for a Simple, Yet Exceptionally Effective Way to Reduce Inflammation, Improve Your Sleep, and Enhance Overall Well-Being

My good friend, Clint Ober, wrote about the benefits of “grounding” or “earthing” in his best-seller “Earthing: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever!” And he was right. Grounding cords are an often underrated yet extremely beneficial biohack for reducing inflammation and improving overall wellbeing. Grounding, or earthing, involves connecting with nature just by walking barefoot outside or (if you can’t) using indoor grounding devices. Here’s how it works:

Reduce Inflammation: Research shows that grounding can help decrease inflammation. When you are connected to the earth’s surface, free electrons neutralize free radicals responsible for creating inflammation within your body – thus significantly decreasing inflammation and speeding healing processes. The same Journal of Inflammation demonstrated how grounding can significantly lower inflammation while simultaneously speeding recovery times. A win-win!
Improve Sleep Quality: Many people report better rest after grounding. It may be the balancing effect grounding has on the autonomic nervous system that aids sleep regulation; research published in Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine showed how grounding could normalize cortisol levels leading to improved quality sleep.
Mood Enhancement: Grounding can have a powerfully positive impact on one’s mental wellbeing. Studies have revealed that connecting to earth energy has the ability to reduce stress and increase feelings of well-being; plus it has also been found that grounding lowers stress hormones while simultaneously increasing serotonin levels, contributing to overall calm. Grounding cords, available in my partners section on my website, allow me to stay connected to the earth’s beneficial energies even while indoors – making grounding an effective biohack suitable for daily use. Try it and see for yourself!

BioHack #3: Boost Your B-1: Try B-1 Shots for Energy, Nerve Function, and Lead Detoxification

Another biohack I swear by is B-1 shots, specifically due to their ability to boost energy levels and mitigate lead toxicity that may contribute to multiple sclerosis (MS), Alzheimer’s disease (AD), and Parkinson’s disease (PD). Thiamine is essential in energy metabolism and nerve function – regular B1 shots help alleviate fatigue associated with toxin exposure. Thiamine (B-1) is essential for energy metabolism by helping convert carbohydrates to glucose that the body uses as energy, providing consistent levels of energy throughout the day. In addition, thiamine is essential for these two functions:
Nerve Function: Thiamine is essential to the healthy functioning of the nervous system, aiding with neurotransmitter production and signal transmission. Studies have revealed that deficient levels can lead to neurological issues. In fact, such a study published in the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences (2019) stated: “The earliest and perhaps best example of an interaction between nutrition and dementia is related to thiamine (vitamin B1).”
Lead Detoxification: Lead exposure can have devastating effects on brain and nervous system functioning. And as I mentioned before, lead can leach from our bones into our brains, possibly from the onset of osteoporosis. Thiamine may help mitigate these side effects by supporting natural detoxification processes in the body and relieving oxidative stress caused by heavy metals – helping protect nerve cells against damage. Research suggests this nutrient could reduce heavy metal exposure-related oxidative stress to protect neural cells from harm. Studies on thiamine’s benefits to energy production and neurological health are numerous. I say, get thee a B-1 shot regularly, especially as you age!

Try These Biohacks for Better Health & Longevity

Biohacks such as Vitality C, B-1 shots and grounding cords< have been instrumental in maintaining my health and vitality as I age. I hope you’ll make a plan to include these simple biohacks into your daily routine, too. I think you’ll be thrilled at how these remedies can support detoxification processes in your body while increasing energy levels and decreasing  inflammation – giving us many more years of health and happiness!

P.S. These are just a sample of the biohacks that have been instrumental in helping me maintain my health and vitality as I age. For more information about these biohacks and to explore additional resources, visit my Biohacking section here.

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Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS, is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty books including The Fat Flush Plan series and her latest book, Radical Metabolism. She’s been rewriting the rules of nutrition for more than 40 years and is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the field of diet, detox and women’s health issues. 

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