Title of contribution:
Medical Doctor, author, biohacker, CEO
Where & when:
Sunday, May 31st, 2020
11:30 – 13:30
Presentationt: Medical Doctor, author, biohacker, CEO
Biohacking is the optimization of performance, health, and well-being by utilizing science, technology, nature and a deep understanding of human physiology and nutrition. Biohacking is also an art unto itself, the “sculpture” of which is the individual.
Biohacking might be compared to cybernetics (Greek kybernetike, “the art of navigation”) which involves the study of automatic control systems. To understand the cybernetic system, it is important to grasp the concepts of input, process, output, and feedback. A human being functions best while in a harmonious relationship with his or her environment. Through systems thinking, we can grasp just how dependent human beings are on various environmental factors.
At the core of biohacking is the concept that increasing health is cheaper and more profitable than treating illness. This is also known as preventive health care. This approach taps into the knowledge of scientists and theorists as well as practical implementers. The goal is to systematically identify what brings the best results for yourself as an individual.
The optimization of physiological health involves balancing both the lower levels of the system (such as nutrition, mitochondria, and microbiome) as well as the higher levels (such as social relations and the environment). In the spirit of the
Pareto principle, systems thinking can be used to identify the 20 % of the input that produces 80 % of the results.
Dr. Olli Sovijärvi is one of the pioneers of holistic medicine in Finland. In 2006 he graduated from the University of Helsinki with a Licentiate degree in Medicine. In 2010–2011 Dr. Sovijärvi completed an Integral Theory degree at the John F. Kennedy University. 2013–18 Sovijärvi practiced medicine at a private clinic that specializes in nutrition and holistic health care. At present, Sovijärvi focuses on produces scientific content for preventive healthcare and wellbeing + keynote speaks.