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Biohacking Your Health: The Secret to Taking Control of Your Meds with Body Clock

Michael Hunter, MD
BeingWell
Published in
4 min readJun 12, 2024

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Many of my patients have a medicine cabinet that looks like a scene from a potion class gone wrong: a jumble of bottles, some with contradictory cryptic instructions.

Take this one before meals, this one at night, and the other one on an empty stomach.

Some patients are playing a frantic game of pharmaceutical roulette.

I recently stumbled upon “chronotherapy” ” the science of aligning medication with your body’s natural rhythms.

Did you know your body has rhythms that affect how well your medicines work?

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This essay will share what I discovered about biohacking meds with the power of your body clock.

Chronotherapy

Imagine getting more out of your medications without popping extra pills.

A new study suggests there might be a way to do this: taking them based on your sleep schedule.

Whether you’re an early bird or a night owl doesn’t matter.

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Michael Hunter, MD
BeingWell

I have degrees from Harvard, Yale, and Penn. I am a radiation oncologist in the Seattle area. You may find me regularly posting at www.newcancerinfo.com