My medicinal mushrooms trip so far; how I found mushroom supplements that work for me

Medicinal mushrooms have become darlings of biohackers, health enthusiasts and alike. New mushroom products are popping in the marketplace, like the mushroom themselves in rainy autumn forests! Coming from Japan, where many medicinal mushrooms like shiitake, maitake, and shimeji, are staples of its culinary culture, and their health benefits widely known, I open-handedly embraced theContinue reading “My medicinal mushrooms trip so far; how I found mushroom supplements that work for me”

Is standing workstation hurting Heart Rate Variability? How to improve HRV with continuous HRV monitoring

When my acupuncturist asked how my stress level was, my sincere answer used to be: “Not particularly stressed. My job is a deskwork writing emails and such. It’s not that stressful”. Little did I know! After I started wearing my Oura ring, the most surprising findings were my deep sleep and very low nighttime HRV.Continue reading “Is standing workstation hurting Heart Rate Variability? How to improve HRV with continuous HRV monitoring”

Molecular hydrogen. Can it improve deep sleep?

After Nature Medicine published the now well-known study by a group of Japanese scientists [1] describing hydrogen’s selective antioxidation capacity, hydrogen was widely featured in Japanese media who reported potential health benefits of molecular hydrogen for humans. At the same time, many companies including Itoen, a major beverage company in Japan, started marketing their hydrogenContinue reading “Molecular hydrogen. Can it improve deep sleep?”