Male and Female Hormones, Pain, and the Opioid Receptors

Hi everyone, I’m Joshua Porch, and welcome to this latest teaching from Bio Hacking Academy.

In this lesson, I’m going to be teaching some revolutionary things that most people have no clue about, even though these things have a serious impact on your quality of life, whether you are a man or a woman.

Most people don’t realize it, but Estrogen (in it’s couple of forms) and the various Estrogen receptors have a LOT to do with pain sensitivity in men and women alike, though in slightly different ways in each sex. Estrogen and anything that activates their receptors blocks the mu opioid receptors. That’s the type of receptor that vicodin, morphine and other commonly abused (and effective) opioid pain killers activate. There are other types of opioid receptors, but they don’t produce euphoria like the Mu receptor does.

Because Estrogen blocks the Mu receptor, it can increase pain in people who already have some sort of injury, chronic pain condition, or who are already taking opioids on a regular basis for any reason. Granted, Estrogen does have its place because it also increases Mu opioid receptor density at the same time as blocking it (that’s how it works with almost all types of receptors in the human body). Still, any kind of compound that increases Estrogen and lowers testosterone can worsen pain in both men and women, but especially men.

Women’s bodies have adapted to the high level of Estrogen and increases in it’s activity have less of an effect on women’s pain perception as it does in men.

How do I know this?

Well, the discovery initially came by accident. I had noticed that certain herbs or medicines in the past had worsened my pain, and some had made it better, but aside from actual opiates, I never understood the full reason why some things increased my pain and others helped it. What I later learned is that most of the herbs and medicines I’d tried that increased my pain happened to also increase Estrogen levels by raising aromatase enzyme levels, OR they mimicked Estrogen in some way and were in some way a partial or full agonist at one of the Estrogen receptors.

I learned that THC was one of these, but it turned out that THC had a U-shaped curve regarding pain relief, that low and high doses improved my pain but medium doses made my pain worse. I later learned that it had to do with re-sensitization and up-regulation of the mu-opioid receptors. You see, if I had Kratom in my system, a very low dose of THC would make the Kratom more effective because that small dose of a Mu-receptor antagonist (THC) made them more sensitive to the Kratom that was already attached to them. 

Then, whether I was taking Kratom or not at the time, medium doses of THC would act as a Mu-opioid receptor antagonist (blocker) at pretty solid strength, and it would make my pain worse, a lot worse. It would make the muscles tense up and feel constantly electrocuted. 

Finally, high doses of THC would do something totally different. They would block the Mu-opioid receptors so much that they would begin to rapidly multiply and increase in number to try to make up for it. At the same time, the increased cortisol and GABA receptor blocking activity of the THC would cause my body to release endorphins which would then attach themselves to the newly created Mu-opioid receptors and then would relieve my back pain. However, at this point, the THC psychoactive effects would be so strong that it was scary and uncomfortable, not fun at all. It was so bad that most of the time I couldn’t stand feeling that way and decided that THC must just not be a viable pain relief option for me anymore since the only dose that fully relieved my pain made me lose my sanity and feel like I was dying.

I didn’t know this at the time, but THC stimulates one of the Estrogen receptors, so in a sense it mimics Estrogen. At the same time, THC also increases cortisol which increases the aromatase enzyme which then causes your body to make more Estrogen. A double whammy! At the time that I was taking prescription THC pills (legally prescribed to me), I knew that sometimes they helped my pain and sometimes they didn’t but I didn’t understand why at the time. 

Probably a year or more later after I had finally stopped taking THC pills (and switched to Kratom instead), I tried something else, which led me to another accidental discovery that has helped me out a lot since then. I found this pheromone infused soap and it was pretty cheap compared to other pheromone products. It was about $10. I honestly just tried it to see what all the fuss was about. I had no idea if it was going to affect random women’s attraction to me or not, but I figured it’d be a cheap experiment to see if it’d have any merit. That’s when I learned something I never knew before about pheromones.

It turns out that they are actually other male hormones besides Testosterone, specifically they are Testosterone metabolites. They have a REAL, very noticeable affect on men and women when applied physically to their bodies. When I tried the soap for the first time (“Bond” by Tactical Soap Company), I didn’t feel anything until a few minutes after my first shower. Then I felt almost as if I had been injected a testosterone shot! I felt Alpha as heck! I felt like the top dog, like what I imagine it feels like to be the richest, most attractive jock in high school, who had 12 girls hanging on his arm everywhere he goes.

I learned a few important things experimenting with this Pheromone infused soap. First, it made me feel like I had much higher testosterone levels than I actually had. I knew that the Kratom was lowering my testosterone, but I had to have it to control my back pain. Nothing else really worked to relieve my pain. Back when I had been taking testosterone replacement therapy shots, I felt a lot better during the days when my testosterone was high (the shots caused high and low days). I had problems with the doctors and insurance company, so that’s why I stopped taking it. However, when I was on Testosterone, I felt a lot better. My pain was lessened and I had much more energy and physical stamina, and a spectacular mood that mimicked the feeling of being a successful CEO or celebrity. The pheromone soap mimicked the feeling very closely, about 90% similarity. I found that taking Rhodiola capsules with it amplified the awesome feelings from it even more!

Second, I learned something that was not so fun. See, the pheromones only last a few hours before they begin to wear off, and when they wear off, I began to feel depressed, moody with a “lump in my throat” kind of feeling, I’d feel edgy, and my pain would increase to equal or greater levels than it was before using the pheromone soap. There is always a crash with any supplement, medicine or recreational drug. Hormones are no exception. 

At first, I didn’t know why this was happening, this sudden worsening… then something hit me. Pheromones were ANDROGENS, that is, male hormones, and they stimulated the androgen receptors just like Testosterone. So when they wore off, it had the same effect as taking their opposite compound (Estrogen). Androgen rebound mimics or increases Estrogen. Estrogen rebound mimics or increases Androgens. That’s how it works in men and women alike. 

Once I had this realization, all the pieces of the puzzle started to fit together to form a big picture. Everything that mimicked Estrogen or caused it’s levels to increase caused all of the same symptoms of having low Testosterone! Everything that lowered Estrogen or raised/mimicked an Androgen (like Testosterone) made me feel better in every way (for the most part).

One problem I did notice when I was receiving the Testosterone shots was that they would initially cause a lightheaded feeling along with shortness of breath. I didn’t know why this occurred, but it only happened when the levels of Testosterone suddenly got above a certain level… I guess above what is a physiologically normal level. This is what would happen when first getting my Testosterone shot, and when I later tried some experimental Testosterone boosters that were really strong, certain doses of them had the same effect on me even though they weren’t injections of actual Testosterone. 

It wasn’t long before I learned why this happened. Cortisol, while it does break down muscle tissue, is also important and vital to proper breathing. Testosterone lowers cortisol, and that sudden lowering of cortisol along with other factors related to how Testosterone affects blood oxygen levels is what is responsible for the lightheadedness that comes right after the injection. However, this also causes a sudden surge of muscle building and pulling sugar out of the blood and drawing it into the muscles to be stored as glycogen. 

Then, I came to another realization. If Estrogen blocks the Mu-opioid receptor, and if Estrogen and Testosterone have opposite functions, then Testosterone must activate the Mu-opioid receptor. Sure, the shots didn’t completely get rid of my back pain in absence of Kratom, but they boosted the effect of the Kratom in regards to pain relief and euphoria. Thus, I came to realize that Testosterone did function partially like a traditional opiate, but it was weaker than Kratom or Vicodin (Hydrocodone). That made everything make a lot more sense in my mind. 

I’m going to wrap this up now. 

I found that continual use of Testosterone-boosting and Estrogen-lowering supplements, along with gradually increasing exercise, along side my Kratom, gave me the best balance of pain relief and improvement of my fitness. I’m still in the process, still in the journey of improving my body, as my musculature, fat levels and overall physical stamina have gone up and down over the years depending on my income and life responsibilities at the time. I decided that enough was enough though. I was determined to do whatever it took to keep a constant (even if slight) improvement going in my fitness and aesthetics, no matter what is going on in my life. While I still have a ways to go, I believe that I’ve finally found the right balance of cheap, easily available herbs (aside from the Kratom) to allow me to overcome health and fitness challenges that have plagued me for most of my life.

I believe that by taking note of the insights and strategies I mentioned in this article/post, you too can improve your fitness, pain levels and many other things by manipulating the Estrogen system in your body. It IS important to give your body some periods of time to recover, however, to let Estrogen levels return to normal or even elevate for a short time. Estrogen does have health benefits, and it can also re-sensitize the Androgen receptors as well as the Mu-opioid receptors, leading to your body being more sensitive to Testosterone and Endorphins (or other opioids) and gaining whatever benefits may come from those compounds (whenever they are needed). 

I suggest (as my personal, non-medically-licensed opinion) that men and women seeking improvement in their pain levels and fitness take Testosterone-boosting and Estrogen-lowering supplements either on a 3-day-on then 1-day-off schedule, or a 3-week-on then 1-week-off schedule. Women should take half of the recommended dose for men. If women begin to develop masculinization or other severe problems (which is unlikely with OTC test boosters), either stop the supplementation entirely or cut it down to 1-week-on then 1-week-off and repeat this cycle. If problematic side effects for women or men get bad enough, stop use all together. 

Through Bio Hacking Academy, I teach people how to alter their physiology (how their body works inside) in order to help people reach their goals, but every method I teach has the possibility of causing unwanted side effects. No change in supplements, medicines or food is completely side effect free. It is up to you, the consumer, to decide if the side effects of a given treatment or method are worth the benefit. I simply teach people how different important functions in the body work, and how to alter them as closely as possible to your liking… but that is it. It is up to you to do the work, and use common sense and judgment to decide if something that I or anyone else is recommending you do to your body is right for you.

I hope this has been an impactful and insightful message, and I look forward to seeing and hearing from you how these tips have helped improve your fitness, health and overall quality of life!

Until next time,

Joshua Porch 

(Founder and Owner of Bio Hacking Academy)

The Science of Pain (An Overview)

As you may have read already in my last blog post, I have an extensive history with Chronic Pain, stemming back to around age 10 or 11. I have experienced multiple types of pain over the years, some occasional and some almost always constant. Over the years, I did a lot of studying scientific literature, reading anecdotal experiences of others with Chronic Pain, and testing lots of different things on myself (from a medicine/supplement standpoint as well as many non-drug therapies).

Over the years, through trial and error and through advancements in my scientific discoveries, I found that there are many different sources of pain (speaking from a bio-chemical level). I will do a brief overview of each, and how and why each thing works that way. This guide is going to be a bit lengthy, but I’ve tried to make this as easy to understand as possible for laymen, as there is a lot to cover, but this is not going to be a comprehensive teaching on the types of pain I will be telling you about below, but rather, an overview of each.

First of all, I’ll just list several different potential causes of pain, and then I’ll explain a little bit about how each of them work. While these statements may be supported by scientific literature that is available to the general public, these are merely my opinions based upon my research and personal experiences with Chronic Pain and searching for the root cause. I am not a licensed medical practitioner and none of what I write about should be considered to be official, government sanctioned medical advice. Please discuss what you learn below with a doctor or pharmacist prior to taking action upon anything you learn here. 

Causes of pain can be from:

  • Inadequate levels of GABA 
  • Inadequate levels of GABA-like endogenous compounds
  • Something causing the GABA receptors to be blocked (AKA antagonized) or highly desensitized
  • High levels of Cortisol
  • High levels of Acetylcholine
  • Other compounds causing excitotoxicity
  • Diabetes or abnormally high levels of Human Growth Hormone
  • Physical injuries
  • Activation of the Vanilloid Receptors
  • Nerve Damage caused by physical damage or chemical means
  • Opioid receptor antagonists, opioid receptor desensitivity, or inadequate endorphin levels

There are more causes, but this is all that I have sufficient knowledge of to be able to comment on. Also, some of these areas I’m more educated than others, but I still know at least the basics in each of the bullet points above.

The first 3 bullet points are all kind of grouped together, so I’m going to address them all at the same time. First, I’m going to explain how the GABA system works so that you’ll understand it better in regards to pain signaling and control. 

GABA slows down the rate at which nerves fire electrical impulses and this includes the speed at which different receptors pulse out and receive neurotransmitters across the synapse (the synapse is the space between the “sending” receptor and the “receiving” receptor). Don’t worry, if this seems a little bit over your head, please check out the following videos for a better explanation of how receptors work, here and here.

Video 1

Video 2 – If the video doesn’t start at 0:00, please rewind it to the beginning… Youtube is being DUMB!

GABA antagonists on the other hand, increase the speed at which nerve impulses fire. For some reason that I have yet to fully understand, in many cases it turns out that increased speed of electrical impulses through nerves causes both nerve pain and muscle tension (tight, contracted feeling).

The reasons I mentioned above can greatly play a role in pain because GABA slows down everything and causes the muscles to relax and move more slowly, while GABA-antagonism can cause tight, tense muscles, electrical sensations and that “pins and needles” prickly nerve sensation. Higher GABA activity will tend to lower anxiety but also lower energy and alertness, while low GABA activity (or having the receptor blocked) can cause anxiety but also increase energy and alertness up to a certain point. Once GABA receptor antagonism goes too high however, the person experiencing it just feels fried, burnt out, terrified, and very confused, with common examples being overdoses of THC, synthetic cannabinoids, or high doses of alpha-thujone (the main psychoactive component wormwood, some types of absinthe, etc).

Strangely enough however, thujone has been shown to have pain relieving properties even though it blocks the GABA receptor. However, it is a pretty finicky compound best used for occasional recreation in small quantities rather than a regular part of a pain killing regimen.  

Ok, moving on, we next have Cortisol. This compound is the primary stress hormone in the body, and is a double edged sword. It is required in certain amounts to deal with stress properly, as well as to have energy and stay happy throughout the day. However, Cortisol causes a release of neurotransmitters which then depletes them after a little while. Prolonged Cortisol elevation will cause an initial “high” followed by a prolonged “low”! The initial boost of Dopamine, Norepinephrine, Epinephrine and Serotonin that comes from Cortisol can make someone alert and ready to tackle challenges, but once these neurotransmitters get used up, it takes a while for your body to create more. It is in the low state that people feel drained, weak and often sore and achy. So while high cortisol levels may actually make someone pain free temporarily, they’ll be feeling wretched when the boost wears off.

To go along with Cortisol, the next thing to mention that can cause pain (or muscle fatigue) is Acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is a stimulant in low doses, but a relaxant in high doses. However, it’s relaxant properties cause muscle weakness, rather than a pleasant relaxation. Acetylcholine and Cortisol go hand in hand. Acetylcholine causes Cortisol to be released, and what happens with large doses of Acetylcholine is that the Cortisol gets released in a burst, then quickly depleted, and it is in this depletion state that the muscles become weak and often sore. It isn’t just Cortisol depletion however. You see, like I said earlier, Cortisol releases Dopamine, Serotonin and Norepinephrine/Epinephrine, so when those compounds get used up and are depleted in your system, you are left with a body that’s low on almost everything except Acetylcholine. This leads to feeling burned out.

Beyond Cortisol and Acetylcholine, there are other things which can cause pain which are called “excitotoxins”. These are compounds which cause an increase of activity at the cellular level to such a great extent that it essentially “fries” the cell and causes it to die or become severely damaged from a sudden surge of overactivity. The biggest example of this includes the neurotransmitters Glutamate and N-Methyl-D-Aspertate (which activate the NMDA receptor). There are also many natural and man-made chemicals which mimic the effect of Glutamate or NMDA, and while they do have their place in proper biological functioning, these compounds can cause a lot of problems if levels get too high, one of them being pain. 

You see, in the human body, there are many different systems linked together, and changes made to one system cause a cascade effect that affects other neurotransmitter or hormone systems in the body. For example, GABA (or GABA mimicking compounds) lower or block activity at the NMDA receptor, which often times helps treat pain and protect against nerve damage, resulting in an inhibitory effect (like alcohol or xanax). On the other hand, things which lower GABA or block the GABA receptor cause an increase of activity at the NMDA receptor, resulting in an excitatory effect (like caffeine, cocaine or amphetamines). The nerve damage that can occur from over activation of the NMDA receptors can result in different types of pain throughout the body.

Next, we’re going to cover the pain that comes from Diabetes, and also a surprising culprit… Human Growth Hormone. So, you may have heard of something called “Diabetic Neuropathy” but unless you have it personally or someone close to you does, you probably don’t understand what it’s like too well. There’s one thing that both Diabetes and Human Growth Hormone have in common that is linked to nerve pain, and that is high blood sugar. While you may know that Diabetes is when your body has too high of blood sugar and it can’t properly lower it to a normal level via the insulin response like it’s supposed to, what may come as a surprise to many people however, is that Human Growth Hormone causes an increase of blood sugar levels as well. This is strange, since HGH is a fat burning compound that’s also supposed to help muscle growth and recovery. It just works in a different way than most people expect. I’m not going to get into the specifics in this post about how that works, but understand that high blood sugar, no matter the reason, can cause nerve pain which often feels like pins, needles and sharp, burning electricity in different areas of the body, and it often times doesn’t go away, or takes a long time to go away without medical intervention.

I know that some of you guys might be thinking that this guide or post is getting pretty long, but I aim to help as many people as possible through this. I assure you though, we are starting to wrap things up now. Just a few more bullet points, and we’ll be done.

Now of course, this guide wouldn’t be complete without discussion of Physical Injuries as a cause of pain. This can range from smashing your finger with a hammer, to a needle stick, to scoliosis, dislocation, spinal disc damage or broken bones. I know a thing or two about this, because not only have I had many accidents as a kid while playing around, but I just recently within the last few months found out that I developed scoliosis as a child around the age of 10 or 11 and over the years I also somehow managed to get half of the bones in my spine misaligned, twisted either to the right or the left of where they should be. This misalignment caused pinching of the nerves in my spinal cord, and the curvature of my spine (the scoliosis) caused tension in various muscles in my back because they were/are always twisted due to the spine not being completely normal. 

Obviously, it’s good and vital for our survival to feel pain when we receive a physical injury because it tells us what activities we need to avoid and how much rest we need in order for it to heal properly… at least, that’s how our bodies are supposed to work. When a physical injury is unable to be healed for one reason or another, and the pain persists when there is nothing that can be done to fix the injury short of divine intervention miracle healing from God, then the pain signaling becomes a bad thing that makes us suffer for no good reason, and that’s usually where pain medication and/or nerve blocks come into play. However, I am extremely against nerve blocks unless there’s absolutely no other possible choice, because although it is very low, there is a risk of permanent paralysis and/or worsening of pain beyond what it was originally, if the practitioner accidentally hits the wrong spot while giving the injection into your back. Same thing with back surgery… the risk of things getting worse… I just can’t do it. I’m suffering enough as it is, but a select few types of drugs are currently working pretty well for my pain, and the side effects they present are much less severe than paralysis or increase of pain.

The next thing we’ll be covering are the Vanilloid Receptors. Despite it’s name making it sound like Vanilla, the Vanilloid receptors are actually best known for being receptors which respond to heat and noxious stimuli, like Capsaicin (the hot ingredient in hot peppers), burns from a flame, hot light bulb, hot water, etc. They are also involved in the sensation of cold. The main thing is though, activation of the Vanilloid Receptors (particularly TRPV1) causes pain which feels like heat, burning, and inflammation, while ingredients which block the TRPV1 receptor lower pain and can also bring a feeling of cool. Examples of TRPV1 blockers include CBD, other Cannabinoids, and the herb Yerba Santa, though more TRPV1 antagonists can be found through more deep research on the internet or biological publications. This is particularly why CBD can help relieve pain but at the same time, larger doses can make people feel cold, because the heat sensing TRPV1 receptor is being blocked in that case. I can say though that when you are in a lot of pain, feeling cold and having to lie under a blanket for a while is a welcome temporary side effect in order to get rid of the pain (unless it’s in the middle of the day and you’ve got urgent errands, house hold or parental duties to take care of… then it’s miserable!)

Ok, we’ve only got two more bullet points and then I’ll be closing.

Next, we’re going to cover nerve damage from chemical or physical harm. This should sound pretty self explanatory, but I’ll still give examples of each. Nerve damage from a  physical harm would be like if you dropped a heavy object on your foot and even after you got it off, you have tingling in the foot and leg even after the initial injury and pain has gone. Even if the tingling isn’t painful, it is still very annoying when it won’t go away, but usually the tingling is painful indeed. 

An example of a chemical harm that can cause nerve damage is vasoconstrictors… basically, drugs that constrict the blood vessels and raise blood pressure. If the blood vessels get too tightly constricted, blood flow to certain areas of the body get completely cut off and the cells in that area begin to die off from lack of oxygen. When this happens around nerves, you have nerve cell death which can lead to loss of feeling in certain part of your body, or it can be neuropathy… which is, that tingling, pins and needles feeling. An example of a kind of compound that can do this is the Ergot fungus and many of it’s derivatives, of which LSD is one (though LSD is physically very safe regarding vasoconstriction). Eating LSA containing seeds in high doses, eating ergot fungus, etc can cause vasoconstriction so severe that a part or parts of your body will either fall off due to gangrene or it will loose feeling altogether for sometimes several months before enough regeneration can occur in the area to restore feeling to what it originally was. Low to moderate doses of LSA containing seeds do not pose this danger however. That being said, consumption of LSA containing seeds is illegal in some countries including the United States, so take what I just told you as for informational/educational purposes only.

The final bullet point now has to do with opiates, or more specifically, inadequate endorphin levels or having opioid receptors blocked by an antagonist (such as naltrexone and naloxone). It is thought that Borderline Personality Disorder is caused by people who have too little endorphins in their bodies. While it is not a government approved treatment, many people with Borderline Personality Disorder have found that self medicating with opioids or endorphin-boosting medicines makes their BPD symptoms virtually vanish, as long as the drug is in their system in sufficient quantities that is. One of the things that people with BPD often experience is an increased level of pain on a day to day basis, and often times chronic pain in at least one particular part of their body, though sometimes it can move around and go up and down in intensity throughout the day.

You have to look at it this way… opiates and opioids relieve pain, endorphins (which are your body’s own natural form of opiate) also relieve pain… so if increasing them can improve pain, it only makes sense that lowering them or blocking their receptors will increase pain. This is true most of the time. One great example of this is coffee. Coffee contains a small amount of opioid receptor antagonists. When you have one or two cups of coffee, the amount of antagonists getting into your system is so small that it either doesn’t increase pain or it actually has a reverse effect and helps relieve pain (this is because super low doses of an antagonist actually increase the sensitivity of the receptor they are supposed to be blocking). That is why a small amount of coffee taken with an opiate/opioid will usually increase its pain killing capacity. However, once you reach a certain point with coffee consumption, the level of opioid receptor antagonists gets so high in your body that you start to experience effects that are very similar to opiate/opioid withdrawal. This will happen even with decaf coffee, because while the caffeine can also cause pain, anxiety and more in higher quantities, it is the opiate antagonists in the coffee itself that cause the most problems when taken in too high of levels, even if decaf. The fact that coffee contains small amounts of MAOI’s also doesn’t help, because the MAOI’s increase the effect and prolong blood levels of the opiate receptor antagonists even more! 

When this occurs, the symptoms of inadequate opioid activity include aches all over the body, painful electric sensations throughout the body, anxiety, jitteriness, a flu-like feeling, nausea, headache, and more. People with Borderline Personality Disorder often report that their regular everyday life experience is very similar to mild opioid withdrawal, and their aches and pains coupled with irritability and constant worries or anger is the main reason why such people are so hard to live with, even if they can’t help it that they are naturally that way. Most people with BPD don’t understand the biological mechanisms behind it and so they go untreated or treated with the wrong kind of medicine for their entire lives and don’t know how to fix themselves.

Ok, so now in closing, I’ve covered a lot, I know! It’s important for you to understand, however, that one symptom in your body, like pain, can be caused by any number of variables which are often times little known or too complex to understand without lengthy study, research and trial and error. If you are experiencing chronic pain or pain in absence of a physical injury, or if you are experiencing irritability, anxiety, insomnia, etc, then it may be because of one of the bullet points I discussed above. Sometimes you have to experiment a little bit to find out which thing it is, which thing is the true cause. However, once you figure out what works, it makes it that much easier to treat the issue again the next time it comes along. It also makes it easier to take measures to lessen the likelihood or frequency of those problems occurring again in the future. This is the essence of “Bio Hacking”… its figuring out what chemicals in the body cause what functions, and then learning to manipulate that to our advantage to improve our quality of life! 

However, even as you grow in your knowledge of how the body works, you should still go see a doctor if you have any serious or prolonged health problem, and you should keep the knowledge I’ve taught you in mind as supplemental, as a good sized helpful chunk of solving the puzzle, but what you learn from me might not necessarily be able to solve 100% of the puzzle. While I have had many problems with doctors and the medical system in America, I am NOT recommending that you forgo seeking advice or treatment options from a licensed medical professional, even if there are some draw backs or risks involved with that system. You can always choose to turn down a doctor’s suggested treatment or advice, but it’s still good to get their input when you are dealing with a serious health problem, especially one that may require blood work or scans to figure out.

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Thank you so much for reading, and I hope you’ll check out the rest of the content I have on my site, and I hope you’ll give some of my products a try. My catalog will provide you with instructions on how to place an order me. I also have one on one private coaching available for people who wish to learn more in-depth about the topics I discuss on my website, and who wish to learn how to “Bio Hack” on an advanced level. Sessions are $35 per half hour lesson. Just contact me through one of the methods listed above and ask for a session, and we’ll work something out that fits both of our schedules.

Until next time, may God bless you!

–   Joshua Porch, Founder and Owner of Bio Hacking Academy