‘The Making of a Superhuman’ begins from as small as a cell. Or even smaller, from the constituents of a cell like mitochondria that call the shots when it comes to almost everything your body and mind can do or cannot do. Written in a lucid style, this book breaks down complex science into simple logic that anyone who has done high-school biology can understand.
You won’t find most of the scientific developments described here in any textbook, as what is presented here is a study-of-studies of hundreds of cutting edge research outputs in recent years and months from some of the world’s most renowned medical universities and hospital systems. The book takes this approach because this is a work that is packed with revolutionary biohacks or lifestyle changes for a superhuman life and no change is possible until you are fully convinced of the immense benefits from the biohacks described here.
‘The Making of a Superhuman’ is not just a work of science. It continues to take up things from where science books usually trail off. The all important art of practice, for one. Practice is impossible if the suggested lifestyle modifications are impractical. A point where many self-help and health books fall short. But this work is truly a labour of love in that everything in this book has been practiced to perfection by the author Sajeev Nair himself. And it shows, in the eminently doable biohacks that are packed into this book, unlike ideal but impractical theories that cannot be sustained by most people.
When this book speaks about intermittent fasting, you not only get the most advanced research on why it works, but the pitfalls to watch for when practicing it and even model fasting regimens that most people can master well. By the time you complete this book, you will be raring to go into the practice of being a superhuman.
The sheer breadth of topics this book covers is sure to be a shocker to even the most ardent health buffs. But it would be a pleasant one in that this huge breadth is compensated by the lucid presentation throughout, that will leave most readers eager for more, page after page, and not intimidated as though it is an information overload. While the domains Sajeev Nair handles here is seemingly unconnected at first like inflammation and meditation, or metabolism or belief systems, he masterly weaves it all to enable the reader to connect the dots and understand health, longevity and peak performance in a revolutionary new perspective.
Sajeev brings to the table a masterful understanding of both modern medical research and ancient Ayurvedic wisdom, and explains mindboggling concepts like how Ayurveda had figured out, thousands of years ago, specific herbs that tap specific biological pathways which modern medicines has discovered only in recent years. He is equally at ease describing personalized epigenetic lifestyle modifications as he is detailing the science of meditation. Equally versatile in describing the working of DNA as he is in the wisdom of yoga. This has been possible only because his is a mind that has already come into the realization that all these are beautifully connected. Many of the concepts he describes like the highly beneficial action of good stressors through a mysterious biological process called hormesis are sure to turn upside down what most people believe about nutrition, fitness and lifestyles. For those who truly care about their health, longevity and peak performance, this book is destined to be a life-changer.