Hey, there! Dr. Alan Christianson here with you from my place way out in the middle of nowhere! It is times like these that I get the clearest perspective on what’s relevant – what really matters for healing. I want to talk about why I am not a biohacker. If you look at the whole history of this long, human endeavor to stave off illness and extend lifespans, we have not made much progress.
I think one of the biggest boosts was our understanding that germs cause illness and our ability to prevent or treat those infections. It was a blessing for health and for those whose lives were saved, but as far as concepts and understandings, I think it has almost been a curse. It has given us the idea that things go wrong because of a small reason, and if you change one chemical facet of illness, you can change the illness itself. This concept has led to the whole idea of drug-based therapies for chronic illness. We now try to isolate one, big cause behind the problem and the one pill that can change the cause.