On September 23rd I headed out to Helsinki to attend the 2nd Annual Biohacker Summit. I chose the VIP option which included an upgraded dinner the evening before the event. After a very early start in Glasgow I flew to Helsinki via Amsterdam and arrived with a couple of hours to spare before the Upgraded Dinner.
The upgraded dinner was held at the ‘upgraded food lab’, Flavour Studio @ Teurastamo (The Butchery). About 50 people had booked to attend and it entailed us splitting into small groups, donning our aprons and cooking the dinner together. Our master chef was Sami Tallberg – who’s speciality is wild food. A small group of attendees had gone out foraging with him that morning and collected al lot of the ingredients for that evenings meal. Here’s the menu
One sunny Saturday morning in August 2016 Sky news came to visit…
I guess I don’t fit the typical profile of a ‘smart drugs’ user. Mum of two boys, living in rural Scotland. Maybe that’s what attracted them to come and interview me about my nootropics use? But then again I like not being typical. “Do you have a place you keep all your nootropics Sadie, that we could film?”. Hah now that I can provide.
I’m a little obsessed with optimising my brain. In fact I’m interested in optimising my whole self. For the last 4 years I’ve been on an incredible journey of discovery. What started out with how to be more productive at work has taken me down the rabbit hole of Neuroscience, Mediation, Sleep science, Nutrients, Super foods, productivity, diet, exercise, High Fat, Supplements and of course Nootropics.
Here I am on Sky New’s Swipe Tech programme showing my ‘supplements’ cupboard and chatting a little about why I take them.
Sometimes it’s time to reset and go back to basics. In the business world this is called our default diary. It’s the routine you know you should have but one that over time you veer away from. It’s the path that takes us towards our goal. The daily actions that move us towards our vision of the future. We all get those ah’ha moments. The slap the forehead moment. Where we realise we’ve lost our way a bit. So every now and then it’s time to take stock and when everything seems to be running away from us, pause and press the reset button read more →