Importance of HRV, Personalized Clinical Trials & SPO2 with Elias Arjan

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Episode 31

In the latest episode, I speak with Elias Arjan Senior Vice President at BioStrap. Elias is longtime BioHacker who has turned a hobby in the fitness training industry to becoming deeply involved in HealthTech and the advancement of technology to support health. We dig into the importance of measuring your personalized metrics, not measured against all of society and why a medical-grade device, like BioStrap, is so important in aiding better decision-making on your wellness journey.

Topics Discussed:

– Path to Personalized Health Optimization

– Healthspan vs. Lifespan

– 60% of Population is Classified as Unhealthy

– Psychometrician as the quantification of Your Psychology

– Attitude (Mindset) is Major Influence of Outcomes

– Deep Dive into Data Analysis

– Personalized Clinical Trials

– Placebo vs. Nocebo

– Importance of Nocturnal Data Collection

– Trends Over Time Relative to YOUR Baseline

– HRV as the Optimal Metric of Health

– SPO2 Tracking

– Not All Wearables are Created Equal

– Bad Data = Bad Outcomes

– Red Light & Green Light Biometric Analysis

– Privacy Matters


Instagram: @biostrap


Boundless by Ben Greenfield

Audible: The Hacking of the American Mind


The Skeptics Guide to the Galaxy

Favorite Rest & Recovery:

Theragun Percussive Therapy (A collaborative study pending release with Theragun & BioStrap. Check out the BioStrap website for information.


*Anything discussed in this episode is not medical advice and you should always check with a health professional prior to taking any actions.

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