Getting out of the doldrums and moving from low to high vibe living calls for a shift in energy. From a biohacking perspective, restoring your inner and outer glow goes beyond good intentions and manifesting, requiring an overhaul of what’s been absorbed—not only physically but energetically and emotionally—into one’s body.
Beyond ‘good’ or ‘bad’ energy, there’s high vibrational living.
Biohacker and author of The Spark Factor, Dr Molly Maloof shares her best practices on regaining your joie de vivre. Alongside her book, Maloof designed the course Your Healthspan Journey to help “illuminate the relationship between your energy capacity produced in your mitochondria with health, human potential and resilience.”
“I had been searching for a unified theory explaining the reason why we have so many chronic diseases (both metabolic and mental illness) related to our modern lifestyles,” says Maloof, who believes most of us in the modern world are living out of alignment with our best health. “Singapore is one of the healthiest countries in the world because of access to fresh food, clean air, widespread plant life, safe communities, and easy walkability of the city.
“The reason why Singapore is so much healthier than a lot of countries is likely due to improvements in mitochondrial health as a result of the above qualities of life there.”
Maloof shares the hypothesis that health is a product of one’s energy capacity, and “when when your energy exceeds your demands you have wellbeing.” So exactly how do we gather energy in the form of electrons?
1. Exercise for improved energy
“We exercise to send the signal to the cells to make more energy,” explains Dr Maloof. She recommends tending to the fascia “through yoga, massage, Pilates and tai chi to enable energy flow through the fascia, which are basically fiberoptic cables and semiconductors.”
2. Break up with stress
“We understand that stress drains the batteries and healthy human connection charges the batteries,” Dr Maloof shares. In practical terms, this means living in alignment with nature and avoiding toxins in the environment which “poison the metabolism.”
3. Care for your microbiome
Biohackers also care for their microbiomes which “communicate with our cells through signalling molecules,” says Dr Maloof. For her, “high vibe” living is high voltage living—”living a life that enables you to create more energy than your body needs to ensure resilience to stress, bright and shiny skin, and the ability to do your work to achieve your highest potential.”
4. Eat high vibrational foods
“We eat food that is real food,” says Dr Maloof. “My diet is mostly meat, fish, fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds and a little high quality dairy and minimal industrial seed oils, minimal processed food, minimal processed meat, not processed frankenfoods and we breathe air to burn the oxygen with the substrates in the cell to produce energy.”
“Healthy food provides you with the building blocks of cellular metabolism including micronutrients and phytonutrients.”
Dr Maloof aims to eat foods that “comes from healthy animals and fresh organic produce. Food is medicine and you really want to avoid process food and processed meat which are lower vibrational foods.
“I use a very cool water purification system that purports to not just filter the water but it passes the water through stones that change the structure of the water making the water similar to spring water.”
5. Be in high vibe spaces
“I’m not sure if this product is scientifically validated but I definitely “feel” a difference using Somavedic devices in my home. They are fancy lamps that have crystals in them. I cannot explain why they seem to work but a lot of people think crystals have healing properties. I personally love the way they look and love having crystals in my home… Even if these are just placebo, the placebo response is mediated through oxytocin which is nature’s medicine and the same hormone produced when we are around people that we love and trust.”
6. Best somatic practices that may help boost your energy and vibration
“I’m also a believer in nature as medicine and the importance of getting outside and grounding your feet in the earth to help improve your health. Spending time next to the ocean is also great because you naturally are exposed to negative electrons which are soothing to the nervous system. Forest Bathing has also been shown to improve immunity and lower stress.
“The most important way to improve your health is spending time with high vibrational people. The people you spend your time with are often emotionally contagious towards you… so be careful about the company you keep.”