Have you ever wondered what's happening inside your body? Welcome to the age of biohacking! This program is designed to give patients the opportunity to experience these devices without spending all the money. You pay the office a small rental fee, and in exchange the budget expands to pick up fun new toys for everyone to try! In addition, you will receive assistance with using the device, and interpreting the results.
*You will be required to sign a rental contract and provide your credit card number should the device be damaged or not returned on time. Each device will be rented out for the appropriate amount of time for that specific technology.
Let's meet the devices!
Brain EEG Sensor - (electroencephalogram/electrical signals in the brain) (Muse) *this devices requires you to install a free app on your smartphone
How it works: Muse is the first product that gives you accurate, real-time EEG feedback making meditation easy to learn, trackable, and fun. Most people struggle with starting a meditation practice, they worry: Am I doing this right? What should I do next? Why is this so hard? As your personal meditation assistant, Muse helps you track your progress, keep consistent, and stay engaged. Muse is unique in its ability to provide feedback on a user’s meditation, both prompting the user to focus, while rewarding moments of calm. While you meditate, you’ll hear gentle ocean waves or rainforest rainfall get progressively louder as your mind drifts, signalling you to bring your attention back to your breath. This makes building a consistent practice of focused attention meditation faster, easier, and more enjoyable.
Ovulation Predictor Temp Drop *this devices requires you to install a free app on your smartphone
How it works: After ovulation, your body temperature rises and remains in a higher range until your next cycle starts. Tracking your sleeping temperature allows you to identify ovulation at home. Each Tempdrop contains multiple sensors that measure your core temperature continuously throughout the night. Tempdrop’s patented algorithm learns your unique nightly and monthly temperature patterns, filtering out disturbances for accurate results.
Benefits: Traditionally, this information has been used for fertility, but we've actually used it more frequently for:
determining if PCOS is present
determining whether or not a patient has reached perimenopause
determining the ideal day to conduct sex hormone testing
gaining more understanding of your menstrual cycle
Heart Rate Variability Heart Math Inner Balance *this devices requires you to install a free app on your smartphone
How it works: The Inner Balance analyzes our heart rhythm, measured by Heart Rate Variability (HRV), which indicates how emotional states are affecting our nervous system.
Benefits: This device gives you a direct line to the state of your nervous system! HRV offers a unique window into the quality of communication between the heart and brain, which directly impacts how we feel and perform. The Inner Balance trains us to self-generate a highly efficient physiological state called HRV coherence, which helps us increase emotional composure and clearer reasoning. A few minutes of daily coherence practice has been shown to reduce and prevent the negative effects of stress, such as overwhelm, fatigue and exhaustion, sleep disruption, anxiety and burnout.
Digestive Breath Testing FoodMarble AIR 2 (Very recently released in Canada, and coming to the office soon) *this devices requires you to install a free app on your smartphone How it works: Food you eat travels through your stomach and into your small intestine for absorption. Anything that isn’t digested continues on to your large intestine where bacteria break it down in a process called fermentation. When the bacteria start fermenting the foods, they release gases like hydrogen and methane. If these gases build up too rapidly, it can cause symptoms like abdominal pain and bloating. These gases also cross into the bloodstream and then the lungs before being exhaled on your breath.
Benefits: By measuring these levels with our device you can get real-time feedback on whether what you ate is right for your body. This information can be used to reduce digestive distress, but also to achieve a high level of understanding about how your digestive tract is operating and/or struggling. *The best use of this device is NOT to use the feedback to restrict diet, instead the information can be used to restore balance to the digestive tract so that a full range of foods can be enjoyed.
Continuous Blood Glucose Monitor Dexcom G6 *this device is not a rental, but included on this page because it is also a biohacking device (you will purchase a certain amount of time to use the device, and be assisted with setting it up and interpreting the data) *this devices requires you to install a free app on your smartphone
How it works: We've been using this device for a few years, and patients have really enjoyed the wealth of information it offers! A small, wearable sensor and transmitter sends your glucose numbers to a smart device up to every 5 minutes. It's easy to wear and easy to use.
Benefits: You'll get to discover how exercise, sleep, and diet affect your blood glucose levels; and the evidence is mounting that proper blood glucose control is foundational to good health (including immune system balance, preventing dementia, and good energy and focus throughout the day).
Ambient Radio Frequency and Microwave Signal Detector Safe and Sound Pro II
How it works: Quickly determine RF present in your environment within 200 MHz and 8 GHz. Some of the more common sources the meter can detect: cell towers, cell phone emissions, cordless home phones, wireless routers (both 2.4 and 5 GHz), Bluetooth devices, smart meter emissions, baby monitors, airport radar, and, microwave oven leakage detection.
Benefits: The evidence is mounting that high exposure to RF is detrimental to health. This device allows you to wander around your home, office, etc. and determine if you have any potentially dangerous radiofrequency sources. It gives an easy audio and visual reading of the output.