Interview with Janis Budde of

Janis Budde is the guy behind the German website He has been heavily influenced by the whole biohacking and Quantified Self movement, which is why I was interested to ask him a few questions:   1) Just like I, you are also 24 years old and super passionate about biohacking your overall performance as a human being. Give us a short bio of yourself and maybe you have an explanation on why more and more people in their early … Continue reading

My New Barefoot Shoes – Vivobarefoot Gobi II

Ever since I have started this blog in May 2012, I have been interested in barefoot walking. Unless I could walk on beach sand all day long, real barefoot walking is far from practical given our urban lifestyle. That’s why I have looked into barefoot shoes with very flat shoes which provide most of the benefits of walking barefoot while keeping the feet injury-free. My Previous Barefoot Shoes So far, I have owned two different pairs of barefoot shoes: Leguano Premium and Merrell Vapor … Continue reading

Now Offering Online Coaching

After having several people request an online coaching service, I just wanted to let everybody know that this service is now online. Read the text below for further details or do it later HERE. I really hope this service will help some of you guys build the body, diet, and lifestyle necessary to become the best of yourself.   You are trying really hard to get lean but still get frustrated with losing that extra body fat? You have tried … Continue reading

Cherry Juice to Reduce Muscle Soreness

Why Does Cherry Juice Work? Cherry juice to reduced muscle soreness? It sounded a bit like broscience to me when I first heard about it. However, research has found significant differences in muscle soreness after administering tart cherry juice to runners and testing the results with a placebo group.  Delayed Onset of Muscle Soreness (DOMS) can be largely explained by mechanical damage to the muscle fibers at a microscopic level. In particular, eccentric exercise (i.e. lengthening of muscle) is thought … Continue reading

Hacking Your Skin With Clay Mask

Struggling with Skin Appearance Ranging from pimples, comedo and a bit of acne, I have been struggling with keeping my face skin flawless for the past few years. I have rather smooth skin for a 23 year old guy but it seems that there are always one or two spots on my face that keep it from looking pimple-free. I have always been of the opinion that the body’s outer appearance is influenced by our nutrition and gut biome to … Continue reading

Genetic Testing: 23andMe Results

A while back in Vancouver, I ordered 23andMe‚s genetic testing kit for $99. I just received my results and want to discuss some of the findings here. Let’s start with the bad news first:   Health Risks These are some interesting insights that I didn’t exactly predict. I am not so worried about the Type 2 Diabetes. I have a basic knowledge on nutrition and I am quite confident I will be able to stave it off by keeping my … Continue reading

Interview on

A few weeks ago, I did an interview with Michael from We connected because we like to write about similar topics in our blogs. I paid him a visit in Seattle and we had a blast foraging through farmer’s markets, getting superwired on caffeine and ranting about fellow bloggers. He asked to do an interview with me and here is the final product: Interview with Stephan Raczak of   Thanks for this opportunity and I hope you enjoy reading … Continue reading

The 5 Minute Favour

If you want others to help you, a good place to start is to start handing out „5 Minute Favours“ every day. The idea stems from Silicon Valley’s Best Networker, Adam Rifkin, who summarises the impact of helping others as follows: „Every day, do something selfless for someone else that takes under five minutes. The essence of this thing you do should be that it makes a big difference to the person receiving the gift. Usually these favors take the form … Continue reading

Interview with CriticalMAS

  1) Give us a short bio of yourself and what motivated you to start your own blog at My name is Michael Allen Smith. I’m originally from Ohio, but have since lived in Tampa Bay, the Washington DC metro area, San Diego and since 2007 Seattle. I’ve had a personal website since late 1995, but did not launch CriticalMAS as a “blog” until March 2000. When I launched CriticalMAS, I already had a popular coffee site, which … Continue reading

Medical Leap Forward: Emperor LX

New sensor technology in the medical sector is appearing so quickly you can’t keep up with the news. Some time ago, I have written about the Scanadu which is a showcase device for revolutionising new sensors. The latest innovation is the „Emperor LX“. These kind of new devices will eventually become common practice at every physician’s office in maybe 10-20 years. Rather than measuring each biomarker (e.g. blood pressure, heart rate, body temperature, oxygen saturation) separately using specified tools, the Emperor … Continue reading