23 Most Promising Biohackers You Must Follow [2020 Edition]

Well-rounded biohackers take in information from a variety of sources, cross-reference it, and integrate it into our own viewpoints.

Every topic has multiple perspectives. By following multiple experts instead of blindly relying on a single one, you triangulate your own truths. Click To Tweet

You certainly don’t have to follow this entire list. Over time you’ll find that biohackers that you most align with and lean more on their work.

My list is not comprehensive and I will update it over time. When I chat with other biohackers, here are a few of the names that constantly come up.

Beginner-Friendly Biohacking Experts

We all start somewhere. These individuals masterfully distill the complex into simple, actionable steps for those of us without decades of advanced biochemistry research experience.

Dave Asprey

An engineer turned biohacker, Dave’s polarizing personality introduced the Western world to fat in their coffee. First grass-fed, and later coffee combined with MCT oil. He also came up with a diet. Dave’s bulletproof program focuses on other, less discussed components of food quality: from food choice all the way to the best preparation method.

Dave founded Bulletproof Labs in Los Angeles, like a gym but for biohacking technologies.

Specialties

  • Diet
  • Nootropics
  • Cognitive enhancement
  • Fat coffee

Where to find him

Tim Ferriss

Considered the father of biohacking, Tim Ferriss led the n=1 self-quantification movement with his book The Four Hour Body. Although he now focuses primarily on Entrepreneurship, productivity, and lifestyle hacking, Tim has helped millions find what works for themselves.

Specialities

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Productivity
  • Self-experimentation
  • Life hacking

Where to find him

Ben Greenfield

Among the fittest of biohackers, Ben uses his background and experience competing in ironmans to deliver all things maximizing human performance. Originally focused on fitness, Ben’s work has expanded into mind & spirit enhancement.

Specialities

  • Fitness
  • Endurance events
  • Wild living

Where to find him

Chris Kresser

A common introduction to evidence-backed functional health, Chris personally overcame chronic health conditions. He now helps other people do the same through a holistic, prevention-based approach.

He also runs ADAPT Health Coach Training Programs for those looking to empower others.

Specialities

  • Functional health
  • Alternative medicine
  • Acupuncture

Where to find him

Zach Bush

Dr Zach Bush links humanity to our environment.

An overall wealth of knowledge and among the most entertaining podcast guest, Zach weaves together nutrition, food supply, soil, and disease into compelling stories.

Some of his talks piqued my interest in spirituality, but I digress.

Specialities

  • Farming
  • Food supply
  • Glyphosate
  • Microbiome
  • Gut/brain communication

Where to find him

Max Lugavere

Max’s background in journalism has taught him to break down complex topics into language even kids can understand.

Case in point with his book Genius Foods. Max is a newcomer to the scene but quickly rising in popularity.

Specialities

  • Diet
  • Explanations

Where to find him

Matthew Walker

His Twitter handle sums his research up perfectly: @sleepdiplomat.

In a world overrun by technology, deadlines, and fast-pace, Matthew Walker’s work urges us to step back and reconsider the profound healing effects of sleep.

Don’t care about sleep?

His book Why We Sleep may change your mind.

Specialities

  • Sleep
  • Recovery
  • Cognition

Where to find him

Mark Sisson

One of the early health & wellness bloggers still around today, Mark Sisson brought awareness to the ancestral lifestyle.

What is ancestral living?

Applying old, primal strategies to the modern life. Mark publishes informative articles on a variety of topics. He also founded the health-conscious grocery brand Primal Kitchen.

With a six-pack at age 67 you can say he knows a thing or two about healthy living.

Specialities

  • Paleo/Primal nutrition
  • Movement
  • Recipes
  • Inspiration

Where to find him

Quantified Bob

Picking up where Tim Ferriss left off, Bob Troia AKA Quantified Bob is the go-to resource for self-quantification nerds everywhere.

He thoroughly tests, compares, and rates new technologies to help the rest of us make informed decisions.

Specialities

  • Self-quantification
  • Wearables
  • Devices

Where to find him

Wim Hof

If you’ve spent much time perusing miraculous feats of nature you’ve run into Wim Hof.

Also known as “The Ice Man”, Wim uses his breath and mind to control the automatic bodily functions that most people can’t.

His claims to fame include swimming in glacial waters, hiking Mount Everest in shorts, and controlling his immune response after researchers intentionally injected him with E. Coli.

Specialities

  • Mindset
  • Breathing

Where to find him

Intermediate Biohacking Experts

Siim Land

The youngest on the list, Siim decodes and teaches you to optimize your metabolism. Why would you want that?

To live a long time and feel good doing it.

If terms like autophagy, mTOR, and circadian rhythm mean something to you (or you want them to) — Siim is your man.

Specialities

  • Autophagy
  • Metabolism
  • Intermittent fasting
  • Peak performance

Where to find him

Luke Storey

A fusion of biohacking, spirituality, and primal health, Luke shares his biohacking experiments and lifestyle. It wasn’t always as glamorous. He overcame a checkered past and now hosts a podcast featuring an assortment of guests.

Specialities

  • Primal health
  • Natural healing
  • Biohacking technologies

Where to find him

Jason Fung

Interested in losing weight and improving health?

The fasting resource before fasting became mainstream, Dr. Fung has used fasting clinically for over a decade to great success. He and one other published The Complete Guide to Fasting, what many consider the ultimate guide to fasting.

Specialities

  • Fasting
  • Intermittent fasting
  • Weight loss
  • Type II diabetes reversal

Where to find him

Satchin Panda

If you’ve heard of the circadian rhythm, thank Satchin Panda.

His research has uncovered a link between our circadian rhythm (the internal “clock” that aligns us with the light and dark) and health. Specifically the broad effects of environmental cues on the the brain and body. Circadian rhythm dysfunction can cause symptoms ranging from difficulty sleeping at night, to hunger at odd times, to sudden fatigue at noon.

Specialities

  • Circadian rhythm
  • Sleep
  • Fatigue
  • Hunger
  • Intermittent fasting

Where to find him

Rhonda Patrick

Bordering intermediate and advanced categories, Rhonda takes a scientific approach to popular health topics. Those scared of studies, research, and biological processes may want to look elsewhere. She is well known for advocating sauna use and advocating for the active ingredient in broccoli sprouts.

Dr Patrick publishes her thoughts on new research and has a great Youtube channel.

Specialities

  • Nutrition
  • Supplementation
  • Disease prevention
  • Genomics

Where to find her

Charles Poliquin

Many of the first biohacks came from bodybuilding.

The most sought-after and successful strength coach in the world, Charles Poliquin provided more than fitness tips. From nutrition, to photobiomodulation (light therapy) to Traditional Chinese Medicine, Charles introduced concepts decades ahead of the mainstream.

Although this legend recently passed away, his interviews, articles, and recommendations live on throughout the internet.

Specialities

  • Nutrition
  • Strength
  • Supplementation
  • Biomarkers
  • Anti-aging
  • Recovery

Where to find his work

Jack Kruse

How much do you know about light?

Before Jack, I knew little.

Through his work linking light, food, mitochondria, and disease, Dr Kruse helps the masses prevent and safely treat chronic disease. He practices what he preaches and shed 133 pounds in one year.

Although he specializes in light, Dr Kruse knows a thing or two about other areas of optimal health.

Specialities

  • Light
  • Mitochondria
  • Quantum biology
  • Nutrition

Where to find him

Advanced Biohacking Experts

Peter Attia

Another crowd favorite that is both on the front-lines, and an active human guinea pig. Peter delivers a mix of clinical observations, relevant research, personal experiments, and motivation (I don’t know many people deadlifting 495 pounds after a seven day water fast).

Some of his work is accessible for the layperson. In others you will find mechanisms of action, molecular pathways, and cellular biology — all wrapped into useful analogies for the listener.

Specialties

  • Fitness (especially endurance sports)
  • Racing
  • Fasting
  • Ketosis
  • Cognition

Where to find him

Paul Chek

The only Native American Spirit Guide on the list, Paul combines kinesiology, stress management and holistic wellness for a unique listening experience.

Some of his opinions are controversial and supernatural (I prefer that description over unscientific). Having only recently begun exploring the realm of spirituality in the last few years, I’m still grasping some of Paul’s material.

I like that his guests challenge the status quo.

Paul is the founder of the CHEK (Corrective Holistic Exercise Kinesiology) Institute.

Specialities

  • Kinesiology
  • Quantum biology
  • Holistic health
  • Spirituality

Where to find him

Joe Mercola

The mastermind behind one of the longest running alternative health websites, Dr Mercola speaks out about any and every topic related to health optimization. He goes where others won’t, unafraid of exposing dirty industry secrets.

Joe is on the cutting-edge and will dive deep into the science with his guests. These rabbit holes can lose beginners.

Specialities

  • Natural health
  • Alternative health
  • Supplementation
  • Exercise
  • Fasting

Where to find him

John Douillard

John was one of the first to combine the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda with modern medicine.

When neither modern medicine nor biohacking can solve a problem, John’s content often provides another useful perspective.

While a valuable resource, learning to view the world through another totally new framework takes time and can overwhelm even the advanced. It’s like growing up using the standard/imperial system, and then realizing that the rest of the world runs on metric.

Specialities

  • Ayurveda

Where to find him

Chris Masterjohn

Few people in the world know nutrition quite like Chris.

He does a good job breaking topics down, but a lot of his content requires background (or extensive Googling).

An invaluable resource for all things micronutrients, Chris also touches on a wide variety of other topics. Go here for specific biochemical interactions and questions.

That said, if you don’t know SHBG from RT3 you should start elsewhere.

Specialities

  • Nutrition
  • Endocrinology
  • MTHFR
  • Biochemical interactions

Where to find him

Joe Dispenza

Joe unifies neuroscience, epigenetics, and quantum physics to explore the science behind spontaneous disease reversal.

Dr Dispenza masterfully integrates spirituality and science — a feat I thought impossible until I recently read his book Becoming Supernatural.

Science is still catching up. His students often have incredible results. So far unexplainable by science. You’ll have to give his work a read.

Specialties

  • Spirituality
  • Epigenetics
  • Quantum biology
  • Cognitive enhancement
  • Energy

Where to find him

Follow a New Biohacking Expert Today

Like I said before, avoid the temptation of blowing up your phone with dozens of new podcast episodes and articles from each of the above experts.

Go slow, take your time. Choose one to start with.

Eventually look for someone that specializes in each of the biohacking pillars.

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Who did I miss? I’m always open to recommendations, articles, books, and those that challenge traditional perspectives.

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