John Alexander

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Note: Not a Medical Doctor or PhD. I'm a researcher and writer, with a focus on the subjects of health and longevity. My intent is to write about scientific research in an accessible, understandable way. If you believe something I've stated needs a reference, and I haven't done so, please let me know in the comments. Follow on: Twitter

Where to get UK Travel Insurance for countries on FCO “all but essential travel” list

If you’re from the UK, and looking to visit a country currently on the FCO’s “all but essential travel” list – you’re limited in terms of what travel insurance you can get. Most travel insurance by default won’t cover you...

/ September 26, 2020

Xiantao Zhong Yi N95 Respirator Review

I recently got the Xiantao Zhong Yi N95 Respirator from N95 Mask Co, and wanted to write up my thoughts on it. I ordered both N95 types they stock, including the Respokare style, which I’ve reviewed separately here. The Xiantao...

/ August 6, 2020

Respokare N95 Respirator Review

I recently got some Respokare N95 respirators from N95 Mask Co, and wanted to write up my thoughts on them. These were of interest because they are N95 rated, and on the NIOSH approved manufacturer list here (scroll down to...

/ October 6, 2020

Migrating from Shared Hosting to a Managed VPS (Cloudways) – For Increased Speed, Performance & Utility

FastLifeHacks.com runs on WordPress software, and back in 2018 it was hosted on cheap shared hosting. This was great for a while, but eventually I outgrew it. This post walks through: The decision process I made picking a new web...

Is flying safe with the coronavirus? How to reduce your risk on planes

Unfortunately taking a flight does carry risk of Covid infection, due to the close proximity you’ll spend indoors with many people. And it’s not just the flight, but also the process of getting to and from the airports. However, as this...

Joe Rogan Supps Change Log

This post covers the changes I’ve made to the Joe Rogan Supplements article over time. Sept 10, 2020 – Updated: Added CBD drink Kill Cliff May 17, 2020 – Updated: Updated Joe’s daily dose of vitamin D to 5,000iu (via...

/ September 10, 2020

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/ October 9, 2020

N95 vs FFP Change Log

This post covers the changes I’ve made to the N95 vs FFP3 & FFP2 masks article over time. July 11, 2020 – Updated: Added section on risk mitigation for airplane flights. May 22, 2020 – Updated: Added section and research...

7 Tips To Help You Get Through a Multi-Day Fast

In this post I draw upon my own personal experience of fasting to share with you 7 tips to help you get through multi-day fasts. Let’s begin👇 1) Start Small and Build Gradually The longest I’ve fasted so far is...

Rhonda Patrick – Toddler Supplements

In Rhonda’s April Q&A sessions for crowd sponsors she discussed the supplements she gives to her toddler (if you’re a crowd sponsor, jump to 1h 15mins of that video). The supplements she opted for are chewable, and (of course) Rhonda...