Many of us still wonder about the true meaning of the somewhat nebulous concept of “biohacking,” as well as its role in today’s modern era. Many struggle with the confusing and potentially overwhelming information when it comes to biohacking, and don’t know how to practically apply it to their own lives.
In simple terms, biohacking is a technique that helps an individual optimize their performance: a sort of “do it yourself” biology. This includes making changes in daily diet or lifestyle that help an individual improve their overall health and well-being, via the use of supplements, health-tracking wearables (such as Oura ring or CGMs), and new technologies (such as red light therapy, blue light blocking glasses, or cryotherapy).
For Melanie, entering the world of biohacking was never so simple. After facing chronic health challenges, she looked for solutions that would help her in troubled times.
Thus began the journey of Melanie Avalon.
Starting with podcasting, she astonished her audiences with her invaluable knowledge. Her love to explore new ideas and engage with experts to expand her techniques, helped her become the host of the top iTunes podcasts The Melanie Avalon Biohacking Podcast and The Intermittent Fasting Podcast, with NYT best seller Gin Stephens.To date, the shows have received millions of downloads, with around 200,000 listens per week.
Melanie has generated an impressive resume of guests on the show, many of whom are experts in the field of biohacking. Guests on the Melanie Avalon Biohacking Podcast have included the likes of Dave Asprey (NYT bestselling author of The Bulletproof Diet), Robb Wolf (the NYT bestselling author of The Paleo Solution, whose book initially inspired Melanie to clean up her diet), the near mythic “Iceman” Wim Hof (NYT best selling author of the Wim Hof Method), and James Nestor, whose book Breath proved to be a game-changer for Melanie in many ways, as she even got surgery to fix her deviated septum after reading his book. Other guests include David Sinclair, Dr. David Perlmutter, Gary Taubes, Dr. Robert Lustig, Dr. Daniel Amen, Dr. Steven Gundry, Jonathan Bailor, Abel James, and many more.
While successfully exploring her career as a podcaster, Melanie Avalon self-published and then traditionally published her book, What When Wine: Lose Weight and Feel Great with Paleo-Style Meals, Intermittent Fasting, and Wine, in which she discusses how to eat well, drink wine, and still lose weight. Next up in her projects, included the top iTunes app, Food Sense Guide. The application aims to help users identify their potential food sensitivities and as a result, help them minimize food reactions that may arise from natural compounds. Under the Food & Drink apps category on iTunes, her application has reached 5th position. She is now currently developing a dating app, as well as a supplement line.
More than a podcaster, author, or influencer, the veritable biohacker Melanie Avalon never stops researching and exploring different health tools, finding fulfillment in sharing her findings with others.