May The Forest Bathe With You (Biohacking Shinrin-Yoku)

Have you ever wondered why you feel so good on hikes?

I know when I go out, it feels almost like there is some magic to being outdoors - I get invigorated, happy, and just feel alive. 

Well, there are biological effects to being outside.

This practice of going outside has been thoroughly investigated and given the name “Shinrin-Yoku” in Japan, aka “Forest Bathing”.

In this post, we’re going to discuss Forest Bathing’s scientifically proven benefits, what really is going on from being in nature, and what you can do to biohack its effects (without having to go outside). 😉

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The 13+ Benefits Of Chokeberries (Aronia)

The Herb With The Strongest Polyphenol Count
Chokeberries (Aronia) are powerful anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatories as they are very high in polyphenols

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The 15+ Benefits of Ziziphus Jujuba (Jujube or Chinese Dates)

Ziziphus jujuba (jujube or Chinese dates), a plant in the family Rhamnaceae, is used in several Asian countries as a food and traditional medicine for over 3000 years. 

The different parts of the Jujube plant (seeds, fruit, leaves, roots, etc) have different functions on the body. 

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What Is Vaspin? How to Increase or Decrease It Naturally and Artificially

Vaspin is your team player in obesity and inflammation. 

Your body is constantly trying to keep homeostasis. In times of obesity and inflammation, your body (from fat cells) will produce vapsin as a compensatory mechanism to keep you "normal".

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Adropin: A Predictor of Heart Disease

Preptin, adropin and irisin are three co-workers in the regulation of energy homeostasis. 

Adropin is derived from the Latin roots “aduro” [to set fire to] and “pinquis” [fats or oils]. 

It was first discovered in 2008 by Kumar and his coworkers. 

Peptides secreted from peripheral organs regulate lipid metabolism in key insulin-target tissues and are important for energy homeostasis and maintaining insulin sensitivity. 

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