How I Improved My Chronically Low HRV – Strategy to Increase HRV While Sleeping

Previously, I wrote how the continuous HRV monitor by Lief Therapeutics has been a game changer for me to improve my HRV (read my previous articles here, here and here). But what are these game-changing actions that the continuous HRV monitoring helped me to take? Though I find very helpful the vibration-based biofeedback, this isContinue reading “How I Improved My Chronically Low HRV – Strategy to Increase HRV While Sleeping”

Health Wearable Review: Lief Continuous HRV Monitor by Lief Therapeutics

From the very first day I had Lief on, it changed my life completely providing insights previously unavailable. This may sound a little dramatic, but for me, who had no clue for why my HRV is routinely so lousy, continuous HRV data finally pinpointed which types of activities and/or life choices are hurting my HRVContinue reading “Health Wearable Review: Lief Continuous HRV Monitor by Lief Therapeutics”

Six Biohacks Japanese Moms Teach Their Kids

Growing up in Japan, I never paid attention to certain cultural teachings around me that I only now, as a grown-up living outside my home country, realise are super valuable insights into a long and healthy living. In my conversation with Martin Kremmer, he reminded me of one of these biohacks that kids growing upContinue reading “Six Biohacks Japanese Moms Teach Their Kids”

How Does Autonomic Nervous System Affect Health?

If you’ve been following my blog, you may already know that I’m very keen on learning about and improving my HRV through a continuous HRV monitoring. Why focus on HRV, you may ask. It seems intuitive that autonomic nervous system (ANS), that regulates body’s vital functions like breathing, temperature and digestion, affects the rest ofContinue reading “How Does Autonomic Nervous System Affect Health?”

Try this one thing to improve your HRV instantly

After posting my first article about continuous HRV monitoring with Lief, my journey to improve HRV continues. Today, Lief is an indispensable part of my lifestyle and attaching it on my chest is one of the first things I do every morning. Seeing live impacts of an action, a habit, an event etc. on myContinue reading “Try this one thing to improve your HRV instantly”

7 effective ways to benefit from traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) at home

I used to see a TCM practitioner multiple times per week for herbal medicines and acupuncture and believe that following a treatment plan created by an experienced TCM is the surest way of getting the most out of TCM. Effective applications of TCM much depend on the knowledge and experiences of the practitioner to customizeContinue reading “7 effective ways to benefit from traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) at home”

What’s the light therapy good for?

Since my last guide about how to choose the right light therapy device, I got many questions about the benefits I’ve experienced with the light therapy. The list of research-backed benefits of the light therapy is long and extremely versatile, including accelerated recovery from TBI, pain reduction, reduction of heart attack, improved metabolic conditions likeContinue reading “What’s the light therapy good for?”

How to use light therapy for a glowing skin

REVISED on 26 March 2021. After my interview with Scott Chaverri, the founder of Mito Red Light, I modified my original article to reflect new learnings I gained through our talk. The original article uses 126 J/cm2 of red light as an example., which I replaced with 60 J/cm2. While the main purpose of thisContinue reading “How to use light therapy for a glowing skin”

Are you missing out on benefits of anti-aging powerhouse seaweeds? What to do if you don’t eat them

Sushi is becoming ever more popular outside its home country, but many traditional Japanese foods can still strike somewhat mysterious outside their country of origin, like mud-covered burdock roots, fermented soybeans natto, and various types of dried and fresh seaweeds, to mention a few. Personally, a thought of these delicious foods makes my mouth water,Continue reading “Are you missing out on benefits of anti-aging powerhouse seaweeds? What to do if you don’t eat them”

No sauna? No problem! How to upgrade your hot bath to a super biohack

Sauna, a tradition in many Nordic countries especially in Finland, has recently enjoyed a renewed status as a biohack that not only makes us feel good, but also is good for us, improving and optimizing various aspects of our mental and physical health, such as cardiovascular health, mood disorders and recovery from exercises. Indeed, I’mContinue reading “No sauna? No problem! How to upgrade your hot bath to a super biohack”