What’s the secret to living a long and healthy life? That’s what we all want to know, right? Well recently, I had the opportunity to attend a wellness event at Rejuvenation Health in East Hampton. While I never mind a day trip to the Hamptons, I’m even more inclined to drive out when the topic of conversation is around biohacking and longevity.
The morning began with delicious prepared meals from Daily Dose, as participants arrived and settled in. I have to say, some locks and fresh fruit were the perfect way to start the morning after a long drive in traffic. The panel was moderated by Kim Lunar Ehrhardt, founder of Hamptons BossMoms, and featured wellness experts from various specialties, including Dr. Christina Rahm, an international scientific leader, formulator, and inventor, Dr. Gerry Curatola, a biologic restorative dentist, and Jennifer Scheinman, a Registered Dietitian, but who all had a common goal—to help us live longer, healthier lives.
So, what the heck is biohacking anyway? Simply put, it’s a way to change your chemistry and physiology through science and lifestyle. One way I biohack myself is by using infrared saunas if you need an example. The goal of biohacking is to have more energy, live better, and be healthier. Now, if you’re thinking, “I already eat healthy, exercise, get enough sleep, and drink plenty of water—I’m going to live to be 100,” remember that there are things that you can’t avoid that can still affect your health (like environmental toxins, harmful chemicals in skincare products, and even the type of toothpaste you use).
Our wellness experts gave us a wealth of information, from the importance of a seasonal detox to reset our bodies to why we should have the water in our homes tested for heavy metals. And while there is a lot that is out of control, we can control what we put into and on our bodies. As a thyroid cancer survivor, it was a good reminder to take a closer look at what’s in the products I’m using. One way to do that is with the EWG app, which will tell you everything that’s in a particular product and the potential effects.
After the panel discussion, I got to try the Cone Beam CT scan at Rejuvenation Health, which can tell me more about the soft tissue of the mouth, gums, tongue, and nerves. It took just a couple of minutes to do in the office and was completely painless (similar to a dental x-ray you do annually). I’m looking forward to getting the results back to learn if anything is going on in my mouth that I don’t know about. I’m also going to see my dentist soon, and I look forward to sharing some of the knowledge I learned from Dr. Curatola with him.
By the end of the morning, we all learned more about biohacking and the role it plays in longevity than we knew when we arrived, and we each left with a goodie bag filled with some amazing wellness swag from Rejuvenation Health, Time—Line Nutrition, a Swiss longevity company dedicated to promoting cellular health, and Root, a line of natural supplements. I’m eager to try all of the products, so I can look and feel my best!