Biohacking or just a little self-care

"Biohacking, also known as human augmentation or human enhancement, is do-it-yourself biology aimed at improving performance, health, and wellbeing through strategic interventions."

Here is a diary of Gayatri Muthukrishnan, co-founder of Miyara, who is using biohacking in her own life. She is 41 years old, living with her husband and 2 children (8 and 5 years old) in Switzerland. This will be a series of blogs from her and here is the first part where she talks about the results of her blood work and a gut health test by BugSpeaks.


Health in the list of "Things to do"

I recently visited India after 2.5 years. And oh boy, did I have a long list of ‘things to do’, primarily involving my health. What health problems do I have you may ask? Nothing specific, I would say, except a little bit of being stressed, forgetful, and feeling tired.

Also, a doctor recently told me that a mantra they are following is “Catch them young", which refers to identifying health issues early.

So, I thought I will address my symptoms by checking for any nutritional deficiencies or other issues like my diet.3 Moreover, I also decided to do a few more tests because

a) I think it is important to do yearly checks and

b) they are cheaper in India

What are the tests I did?

1. Blood test (by Neuberg Ehrlich Diagnostics – NeuVita ) which included testing liver function, lipid profile, thyroid profile, kidney function, blood cell counts, diabetes profile, Vitamin D, Vitamin B12, and Calcium.

2. Gut Microbiome Test by BugSpeaks

3. Breast Cancer Screening by Niramai

4. Dental checkup and cleaning

5. Eye test