|If you haven’t heard of “biohacking” yet, you will soon. It brings the concept of mindfulness to the next level and its development has been rapid and recent. Biohacking combines science, biology, and self-experimentation to optimize health, well-being, and focus. Simply put, it’s a DIY approach to wellness that refers to a wide range of activities including meditation, yoga, cleanse diets, and more. Once considered new-age and radical, these practices have risen in popularity. With more research and investment dollars being spewed into the industry, this health trend is dominating the wellness space and is on the verge of changing the industry.|
“Biohacking has hit the mainstream and whether you believe in these practices or not, they will undoubtedly impact the health industry…”
…says Dr. Porter, who presented research along with Ariana Huffington and other notable biohackers last month at the National Biohacking Conference in Los Angeles. Biohacking has made tremendous advances in treating conditions like mental health and addiction. Although in the past, biohacking has received criticism for being unregulated, biohackers argue that’s exactly why it needs to be studied and have close attention by the public.
“It’s all about open access to science and what works for you. When it comes to health, you are your own best advocate. No one can watch over you better than yourself,” says Porter whose contribution to biohacking involves research on brainwaves and technology.
“You can actually trigger neurotransmitter production through brainwave entrainment and this is a game changer for mental and physical health,” says Dr. Porter.
A pioneer in this area, Porter has emerged as a leader in the digital health and wellness field. He is the creator of the BrainTap Pro mobile app, a mind-development tool designed to help users de-stress while achieving physical, mental, and emotional balance. Using frequency-following technology as well as guided visualization, the app gives anyone the ability to achieve the mental state they want in mere minutes (unlike traditional meditation which can take years to master.) While other apps only focus on one brainwave (such as alpha waves that calm and soothe) BrainTap is based on the understanding that no complex human task has only one brainwave state but rather a symphony of waves working together.
Dr. Porter has been instrumental in the nationwide movement to optimize health and wellness through brainwave entrainment. He is sharing fascinating information on brainwave training and how people can use biohacking to improve their mental and physical health.