How To Biohack With The Elements of Air, Fire, Water & Earth: VSELs, Dosing Methylene Blue, Melatonin For Inflammation & Much More.

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From the energy of the earth to the sustaining breath of air to the heat of fire and the nourishing force of water…

…the four elements are regarded as cornerstones that form the basis of different cultural, religious, and philosophical understandings.

The concept of those four fundamental forces dates back centuries to when the Ancient Greeks sought to explain the principles between visible phenomena and the natural world. The historical belief was that living things required all four elements to sustain a healthy life.

Last month, I had the pleasure of joining my friend Dr. John Lieurance for a full-day event in Sarasota, Florida for a unique health event centered around these four elements, called Elements of Vitality. The event gave participants the chance to hear from and connect with renowned professionals in the medical field, with presentations and breakout groups throughout the day.

Dr. Lieurance is a naturopathic physician, chiropractic neurologist, and all-around expert in medical biohacking who has been in private practice in Florida for 25 years. He's the chief scientific advisor of MitoZen Scientific and heads up Advanced Rejuvenation,  a multi-disciplinary clinic focused on treating chronic diseases, regenerative medicine, functional neurology, functional medicine, and stem cell research. He is also the founder of Out of Box Doc, an alternative and regenerative medical center that treats injuries and diseases.

Suffering from chronic Lyme and mold illness himself for many years, John has spent most of his career focused on finding solutions for hearing loss, balance disorders, tinnitus, degenerative neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer's, autoimmune disease, chronic Lyme, CIRS, and mold illness, he has seen the same success and ability to recover and regain a normal life—free from the chronic inflammation and pain associated with those disorders—in himself and his patients.

A regular guest on my podcast, John has been on the following episodes:

He's also contributed the following articles:

The fantastic day at Elements of Vitality concluded with a Q&A Panel, during which I addressed a wide variety of element-related topics. That panel, with John as a panelist, is what you are about to hear (and if you tune in, you'll even get to hear John and I sing). Enjoy!

In this special episode, you'll discover:

-Elements of Vitality Panel Q&A…05:56

-How are VSELs administered for the hearing loss treatment…07:43

-Do you need eye protection when using near-infrared light?…13:03

  • VSEL treatment – laser right into the eye
  • Vielight Neuro Duo
  • In general, LED lights are safe
    • Lasers are used in treating glaucoma

-Methylene blue – how much daily, cycle on and off, in what form…16:00

  • Lumetol Blue (use code BEN to save 5%)
  • Dosage is 0.5 up to 4 mg per kg of body weight
  • Cycle is typically 10 days on, 3 days off
    • Avoid build-up in the mitochondria
  • Benefits of Methylene blue (use code BEN to save 5%)
    • Focus, attention, happiness, optimism
  • Mops up nitric oxide – excess nitric oxide is not good
  • Overuse can lead to cleaning up the biomes too much
    • Healthy hygiene hypothesis
  • Benefits of methylene blue with melanin and red light
  • Melanin precursors that work well with methylene blue and red light
  • Different forms of methylene blue

-From a physical medicine and rehab perspective, what are the top 3 devices for acute pain relief and healing?…28:23

-How to activate pathways to balance circadian rhythm?…40:10

  • Sunlight
  • Agnihotra ayurvedic ritual
  • Yoga rituals
  • Circadian rhythm is driven hormonally
  • Reduce stress to become more resilient
    • Get healthier to become more resilient
  • Sunlight in the morning and melatonin in the evening
  • Melatonin supplementation is recommended after 40
  • Sun gazing in the morning
  • We’re exposed to light pollution
  • BenQ or Eizo computer monitors
  • Household lights should be

-Oral hygiene…51:28

  • Oral hygiene is an important part of health and healing
  • What Dr. John calls the Ganesh protocol – protecting the 3 primary doorways that create inflammation in the body
  • Microbial growths release endotoxins that are very inflammatory
  • GlutaStat is recommended for nasal hygiene to start a 30-day sinus protocol
  • Boca Zen essential oil blend
  • Dr. John tests patients for MACRoNS (Multiple Antibiotic Resistant Coagulase Negative Staphylococci)
  • 70% of patients tested have MACRoNS
  • Human Universal Health Institute – Dr. John Augspurger's 20,000 sqft facility in Denver
  • Dr. John Augspurger, founder of BioDentist
    • Seeing the mouth in a way coherent with the rest of the body
    • Acidity has a calcification effect not only in the mouth but all over the body (cataracts, gallstones, kidney stones, breast cancer, etc.)
    • Getting the body in harmony with the mouth
    • Root canals, dead teeth
  • Oil pulling

-Post-COVID bleeding gums…1:02:05

  • Gap junctions – leaky gut, leaky gums, leaky teeth, leaky brain, leaky everything
  • The microbiome needs to be diverse
  • Stop using alcohol mouthwashes
  • Ozone generator
  • Dead teeth need to be removed
  • Bleeding gums drive inflammation
  • Colostrum as a mouth rinse

-Melatonin – how much to take, cycle, what form…1:06:07

  • Sandman
  • Rectal delivery is the best
  • Dr. Russel Reiter
  • Taking very high doses has no toxicity and can even be taken during the day
  • Looking at the sun or blue light
  • Melatonin for inflammation
  • Oura Ring

-And much more…

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Resources mentioned in this episode:

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5 thoughts on “How To Biohack With The Elements of Air, Fire, Water & Earth: VSELs, Dosing Methylene Blue, Melatonin For Inflammation & Much More.

  1. Meg says:

    Hey there. :)

    I’m also interested in the yogurt recipe that was mentioned. I did do a thorough look through to make sure I wasn’t overlooking it. Weirder things have happened though. ;P

  2. JR says:

    Recipe for Pro Biozen Yogurt mentioned for gut health?

  3. Anthony Guastella says:


  4. Mike W says:

    Re Water & Wellness – I just went to their website to see how much hydrogen tablets were and see what kind of discount i could get etc. They use the ShopPay app which is frankly and sincerely a scam. You have to go to checkout to be able to enter a discount code and it executes that scam Shoppay app which has a field to enter the discount code and I did…to see that the discount would be calculated and it instead executed the sale WITHOUT the discount and shipping. This is a sincere thing I wanted to point out – use Mercola for hydrogen tablets instead as there are no scams involved.

    1. Jim says:

      Bro just multiply his discount % times the product and you can see how much your getting off….

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