The world of science is ever-changing. An increasingly popular new science paradigm, includes the concept of “biohacking,” which allows individuals to customize and change their biology. The idea suggests designing a personal diet plan, tracking sleep, utilizing health-tracking wearables, and engaging in many other activities that impact an individual’s health, longevity, and true inner “biological age.”
As an actress, podcaster, author, and influencer, Melanie Avalon has quickly taken over the world of biohacking with her inquisitive mind, fresh ideas, and by cultivating trust in her audience. Here’s how she has been successful in her still relatively young journey thus far.
1. Hosting podcasts with over 15 million downloads
Melanie hosts the the top iTunes podcasts The Melanie Avalon Biohacking Podcast and The Intermittent Fasting Podcast with NYT best seller co-host Gin Stephens. The shows have collectively received millions of downloads, with over 200,000 listens each week. They consistently rank in the top 100 Health podcasts category on iTunes, even breaking the top 20. Over the years, she has interviewed incredible guests on her podcasts, including the likes of Robb Wolf (NYT bestselling author of The Paleo Solution), David Sinclair (co-Director of the Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging at Harvard Medical School and NYT bestselling author of Lifespan), Wim Hoff (NYT bestselling author of The Wim Hof Method), the “grandfather of biohacking” Dave Asprey” (NYT bestselling author of The Bulletproof Diet), and many more.
2. Sharing her personal experience
“My ultimate goal is to share what I’ve learned about health, to help others,” says Melanie. Throughout her journey, she has evaluated different tools, tips, and techniques that can revitalize her audience’s lives. She tries and tests multiple brands before recommending them to her followers, such as Joovv red light and near infrared devices that boosts cellular energy production, Butcher Box, which provides consumers access to sustainable meat from environmentally-friendly agriculture, and InsideTracker, which analyzes blood tests, and provides personalized dietary and lifestyle recommendations to lower one’s “inner age.” Her promoted “biohacks” are simply a natural result of her own curiosity to find answers for own health and lifestyle challenges in today’s modern world.
3. Aiming towards sustainability
Melanie’s biohacking approach is empowered by her passion for a sustainable diet. Before consuming any meal, she believes in thoroughly evaluating and vetting its producers, to assure it comes from the most nutritious and nontoxic sources as possible, to support not only the health of our bodies, but the environment as well. Melanie’s holistic approach to the consumption of plants and animals – known as “regenerative agriculture” – helps restore the soil, maximize nutrition per dollar, and minimize toxic substances harming the planet. Through this ideology, Melanie not only aims to illuminate the path to a healthy diet and lifestyle for present day consumers, but also to future generations, who might be deprived of such possibilities, if we do not make changes now.
4. Being a strong female voice
Melanie focuses on the need to empower female voices in an often male-dominated biohacking sphere. As she says, there is “some oversight in the scientific work, when it comes to applicability for females”. This is mainly because the majority of scientific studies are often skewed in favor of male subjects, and do not account for the ultradian rhythm and hormonal nuances of females. With this purpose, Melanie seeks to draw attention to the research surrounding female biology.
5. Developing the top iTunes app
Melanie developed the top iTunes app, Food Sense Guide. The application helps users identify their potential food sensitivities and minimize food reactions. With 4.6 stars and over 100 reviews, Food Sense Guide consistently charts for all iTunes Food & Drink applications, reaching number 5 in the charts.