My name is Damien and improving myself physically and mentally has been a hobby for the last 5 years. My interests span from fitness, to longevity and brain health and cognitive performance. This blog is dedicated to the interesting things I uncover through that hobby and some of my own experiments.
A couple of unique things about me:
- Digital Nomad: I don’t really live anywhere, and am constantly roaming. I do tend to stay 3 to 6 months in each place before moving on. This presents quite a few challenges for biohacking because of accessibility issues, so you’ll learn how I get over these in this blog.
- Chronic illness: In early 2012 I contracted an unknown illness while on vacation in Phuket, Thailand. This later led to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), a condition affecting the central nervous system and the brain. Unfortunately the general medical profession has little knowledge of this condition, which has encouraged me to expand on my hobby and seek out specialists around the world.
I spend a large part of my time studying, researching and working my way to a full recovery from CFS.
In mid 2013 I started to make some substantial progress and became more functional again. I have a ways to go, but I’m very optimistic that a complete recovery is at the end of the tunnel.
Once I’m completely recovered I’m not going to stop there. I’m going to make sure I never get sick again and I’m looking forward to taking my health and body to the next level, in part, to make up for the lost time stolen from me by CFS.
In my professional life today I’m an Internet Entrepreneur – I made the jump to entrepreneurship in 2009 and haven’t looked back (One of my more recent companies is Pure Nutrience, through which I’m raising the standard of nutrient and food products available in the UK – basically trying to fix one of my own personal frustrations).
I’m also a graduate from London Business School and an ex- analyst and management consultant (primarily working on strategies for Telecoms, Internet and Consulting verticals).