One IPO, another successful exit and 80 investments in startups are just some of the accomplishments of today's guest. Serial entrepreneurs and investor Martin Tobias has "retired" three times, but keeps finding interesting problems to solve. Currently CEO of Upgrade Labs which is one of the places in the world with the most awesome biohacking gear. Martin has started Upgrade Labs together with Dave Asprey who is often mentioned as the father of biohacking. They are building the biohacking gyms of the future where members reach their goals in less time enabled by advanced technology.
In this episode, Martin shares his biohacking journey, his leap from being a successful tech entrepreneur to shifting into the health optimization industry, and how his quest to treat his daughter’s alopecia made him dive into functional medicine to find the root cause.
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“The only one who is able to be responsible for your health is yourself. And if you outsource that to doctors, or psychiatrist or anybody, you're not doing yourself a service, they will never know as much about you, then then you do. And you don't have to be a doctor, you just have to be aware.”
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01:24 – How Martin went from being a successful tech entrepreneur to diving into the health industry
02:30 – Dave Asprey’s 40 Years of Zen - Biohacking With Neurofeedback, how this helped Martin set his foundation into meditation
07:54 – His biohacking journey, how it started
13:38 – Common sense of using alternative medicine to cure injury and disease
16:38 – Multisystemic problems of modern western medicine, why specialization gets in the way of treatment because of not knowing anything about the other parts of the body
18:49 – All about UpgradeLabs, what they do and the services they offer
26:24 – The difference between a person with cancer and the one without, the ability to fight toxins
29:30 – Martin sharing his biohacking routine: His Best 6 Treatments
33:02 – Resources: Dave Asprey’s books
35:10 – Martin sharing Tony Robbins' biohacking routine before onboarding the stage, how it helps Tony to optimize his performance better
37:30 – Upcoming 7th Biohacking Conference: What it is all about?
40:36 – Martin’s best advice
(Note: This interview was recorded in a LIVE event during the Health Optimization Summit London. Please forgive the audio quality. We probably sounded better in real life.)
RESOURCES AND PEOPLE MENTIONED:
Tony Robbins - https://www.tonyrobbins.com/
Dave Asprey - https://www.bulletproof.com/
Dasha Maximov - https://www.growthisland.io/blog/12-dasha-maximov-how-to-recover-from-a-heavy-brain-concu
Tim Gray - via Instagram @timbiohackerUK, https://www.growthisland.io/blog/19-tim-gray-five-fundamentals-of-biohacking
Health Optimization Summit London - https://2019.healthoptimisation.com/
Oura Ring - https://ouraring.com/
Upcoming 7th Biohacking Conference, March 27-29,2020 at Beverly Hills - https://xp2020.upgradelabs.com/
FINAL RECOMMENDATIONS FROM MARTIN TOBIAS:
1. Realize that you can make significant improvements in your health.
2. Start to get some data about you and your body.
3. Try things that match with your data, you're likely to get much better results when you do it in a data-driven way.
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