I invited some of my closest friends, Dasha Maximov and Mads Friis, to join the show today. Dasha, Mads, and I play a game of drawing the question out of the hat amidst a fun conversation around biohacking, being happy, inner work, routines, and much more.
Dasha Maximov, former-management consultant turned health explorer, found that the available information for addressing her chronic pain and depression from multiple concussions was limited and frustrating. Specialists across the globe offered reductionist approaches and outdated recommendations. Her last brain injury was, ironically, when she was doing her masters in neuroscience. Knowing about the brain and feeling the frustration of shrugged shoulders, led her on a path of health exploration to take control of her health and educate herself on alternative ways to heal her brain.
In 2019, after healing many of her immediate, chronic pains via natural hacks, Dasha turned to bring this information to others by organizing The Health Optimisation Summit, Europe’s largest alternative, and preventative health conference. Quickly she saw that a gap existed in the health world surrounding women-specific health topics.
To solve this, she created WhealthCo, an online global community focused on evidence-based science for women. The online forum bridges together doctors, researchers, healers, and ‘laywomen’ to focus specifically on knowledge sharing about women’s health issues. Each week the forum has guest doctors and researchers provide answers to members’ questions.
Dasha believes that health is best achieved when a person is informed about their options and that this is possible only through connecting together and learning from each other. A problem is solved much quicker when there are diverse perspectives looking at it from multiple angles.
Mads Friis is the host of the Growth Island podcast which is focused on how to live a happy, healthy, and meaningful life. He is also a partner in the Venture/Startup studio/factory KRING where they utilize the knowledge from the podcast to build startups focused on health/biohacking. He has a background in Business and Psychology from Harvard and Copenhagen Business School.
When not nerding out on health-related aspects then he surfs, kitesurfs, skydives, or does other forms of movement.
[6:26] What does a cheat day look like for Dasha and Mads?
[13:05] Is Biohacking a cult?
[20:45] Best gadget purchased in 2020 for under $100
[28:42] What’s the line you would never cross for a better life?
[37:00] The things that your friends and family will never understand about biohacking
[1:07:30] What makes you really happy?
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