The best of biohacking 2024: nutrition, biotech, and beauty

The best of biohacking 2024: nutrition, biotech, and beauty

Have you ever soaked your feet in a small tub while toxins are drawn out of your body through your feet by ionic currents? Most haven't! This was one of the technologies featured at the Biohackers World Trade Show in Austin, Texas. The trade show took place April 6-7, and featured dozens of the latest innovations across biotech, nutrition, and beauty. 

Alimox had people sitting in a semicircle, bare feet soaking in her small Ion Generator foot tubs while a series of timed positive and negative ions emitted at 60 watts re-conditions and synchronizes the body's natural ionic flow. It's painless, takes about 30 minutes, and by the end of it, the water in the tub has gone from fresh clean water to a murky brown with chunks floating in it, having drawn the toxins out through the 2,000 pores found on the bottom of your feet. 

According to founder Paula Childers, the foot bath is used to "cleanse toxins, balance ph, assist in recovery from injuries/surgeries, pain management/ inflammation, increase oxygen and cell energy levels, enhance the body’s ability to heal and rebalance on its own. While widely used to increase both physical and mental energy, vitality and stamina, it can at the same time, assist the body in ridding itself of toxins, chemicals, radiation, pollution, synthetics and other foreign material trapped in the skin layers that have clogged up its systems of elimination. Internally, the machine can help to cleanse parasites and detox the liver." 

Let's talk about red light therapy. This was my favorite biotechnology at the show, because I tried it and saw it work instantly. Red Light therapy that uses LED lights to deliver red and near infrared light to your face, neck, chest, and anywhere else you expose it. The red light is able to reach the mitochondria in your cells, known as the "power generators" of the cells, helping them to produce more energy and repair themselves faster. 

According to HigherDOSE, maker of masks for face, neck, chest, and full body beds, Red Light therapy is known to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, boost mood, enhance collagen & elastin production, and reduce redness. 

I purchased the HigherDOSE face mask and will provide an updated review of my experience with before and after pictures in a few weeks. 

Red Light therapy isn't new, but the technology is ever-evolving. This 2014 study on the efficacy of Red and Near Infrared light treatment, found that "treated subjects experienced significantly improved skin complexion and skin feeling, profilometrically assessed skin roughness, and ultrasonographically measured collagen density. The blinded clinical evaluation of photographs confirmed significant improvement in the intervention groups compared with the control."

At the trade show, Dave and I were able to try the Eneo Totale red light pen, a handheld device that resembled a tube of lipstick. The rep traced it over one side of our face first so we could see the visible difference it made in lifting and smoothing wrinkles - and it did! See for yourself. 

Another popular exhibit that I tried and felt the effects of was the PEMF therapy beds by PULSE, who describe PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields) as a "revolutionary wellness modality that utilizes soothing Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields to stimulate and exercise the body’s cells."

PEMF therapy is typically administered by laying on a mat charged with  electromagnetic pulses that can help your cells heal and regenerate, speed recovery, relieve muscle fatigue and soreness, and promote relaxation. I tried at the end of a 10-hour day and it eliminated my back pain. 

HigherDOSE also makes a PEMF starter kit that retails for $1,399 USD. 

Good Psyche made our appearance with a moss-covered life-sized diorama of our botanical wonderland. While most brands featured the newest inventions, we took a different approach. Our products are based on ingredients that have been used for hundreds if not thousands of years, dating back to ancient civilizations. We credit the use of plants like Schisandra, Tremella, and Kanna to those cultures who first integrated them into various aspects of the well being of their people.


While the natural ingredients are not new or novel, they require an introduction to the Western world in an approachable way that addresses modern issues in health and wellness. That is our mission at Good Psyche; to make safe, effective, natural remedies to address modern day issues in beautiful, luxurious products. 

We provided samples of Sidekick euphoric mouth spray as a natural way to approach emotional health. We also showcased Glisten Up! our Tremella mushroom mist for face and body as an alternative to harsher skincare products, and address the irritants, inflammation, and compromised skin barriers that run rampant in our current environment. 

Thank you to Biohackers World for having us! 

***** EXCITING NEWS ***** 

I am reinstating my YouTube channel, Beauty and Brains by TrishaSuz, just in time for my move to Upstate NY for the summer to capture my experience living and working on my mother's medicinal herb farm.

Spending the summer on the farm was an important move for me to be closer to the land, spend more time in nature, and take advantage of the opportunity to learn from my mom Shannon and her herbalism and TCM practice. It's a beautifully scenic and special place, and I can't wait to share it with all of our curious humans! 

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The Good Journal