I recently attended a meetup for Biohackers Seattle. This was a good presentation by Masha on what biohacking was — EXCEPT for one omission — nothing on the slides dealt with microbiome biohacking.
Deja Vu: Over the last two decades, I have seen many many different techniques tried to biohack myalgic encephalomyelitis. The pattern is often a few positive reports using the biohack du jour, a diverse group try it, in the larger group — the number of negative responses keep growing against a small number of positive responses. As a statistician, I recognized the placebo effect combined with the use of only subjective evaluation and no control group. At least 80% of the items on the biohack list are familiar from these two decades of observations.
Microbiome biohacking is complex to do right
The foundation of microbiome biohacking is a comprehensive report on your gut microbiome, ideally…
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