What is the role of science, how is it designing our life?

What is the role of science, how is it designing our life?

Science is for those who seek more. It is all around us. We can learn more about our reality thanks to new emerging technologies, crafted with the power of science.

Do we need an artificial substances to feel complete? Of course no.

What this centuries technology brings us is far beyond what supplements used to be. The topic of should you consume any superficial supplements is very flooded, however I believe there is a simple rule of thumb that could be helpful.

If you are taking enough nutrients – macros and micro elements, with organic food itself. That is great, however if you can not get enough of them with food alone, you might consider some supplements.

An interesting book that I read is Stealing Fire, by Steven Kotler & Jamie Wheel. They discussed an influence of science in our future health and optimization. It is profound to understand how to trigger our flow states and use them proficiently.

I talked about flow before, you can find that article here. Today’s article is going to be a little more in-depth. I would to make you familiar with science terms and researches I have read and listen to recently. It is very deep topic, however I believe it is very important for our future. In particularly for our design and well-being. By design I mean everything we build up in our lives, including business, health and relationship aspects.

We are designed to design, and design re-designs us back.

Our perception is influenced by our environment constantly. We create our values based on what we see and what we feel entitled to. All set of influences combined help us shape our own subjective reality. Which we can design. And why do not make it in a way that is going to serve us good? We have unlimited choices. Everything from home location, to job or people that we spend our time with.


More interestingly we can design our body, our system. We could upgrade make it, not only better, but even greater. Neuroscience has a wide scope of subjects interwoven between each other. Where it is main subject is the central and peripheral nervous system. Think of it like a big platform. Where all other subject as pharmacology, psychology and technology come into play. Those domains of science, when merged together are exploring new field of life design. A new form of design, not meant to be comfortable, yet leading us to new discover our full potential. They are optimizing our well-being. Let me clarify here:

Fulfilment is set of all basic human needs met – such as food, shelter, sex, etc

Well-being is the ability to sustain a stage of fulfillment.

Jordan Greenhall

Why we need to know all this?

It is vital to understand the how to connect the dots, more than creating new. Where people rarely find a purpose and a mission in their life we ought to seek without quitting. The power behind all that is living a life with the strong conviction that you matter and your cause matter, where flow comes into play.

We can can’t connect the dots looking forward, we can only see them looking back.

Steve Jobs

We can do what we haven’t even dreamed for. We can outperform our own visions.

Being willing to sacrifice your comfort and going beyond that default zone is a stretch asking our body to support the efforts we exert. And I am not talking about a single battle. It is a constant push, a small hop every day. Leading to us to make that big jump. And when enough of us do it, the whole civilization will.

Our body needs to recover to sustain that tempo and looking for food in the corner store isn’t going to solve it. But we all know that.

Perhaps something new will be the use of neuroscience, pharmacology and psychology to push ourselves to go along that road.

PS: I hope that sparked your interest about the topic. I will get more specific with the following posts.



What’s up with your mood?

Giving some science facsts for stress and how to manage it. in order to lift your mood.

Here it is the stress reliever. My blog. It’s true self-expression helps managing stress.

Other than that, lets take a deeper look. The foundation is that both good and bad stress exists. What does that mean? Do you remember when you ate so much sweet things (cakes, candies, donuts ….) that your stomach hurts? Well I have done that several times when i was a toddler. Point being is that too much of everything is bad for your health. Too much sweet, too much salt, too much rest, too much pleasure, too much pain. There is that sweet spot however that it makes it manageable. And that is where you find yourself benefiting to from stress and actually your mood rises. Why? Because you are happy that you are doing things you usually do not want to.

Here is a little bit science, Kelly McGonigal, talks for accepting stress as a something good. believing that stress is actually making you ready to encounter your life challenges better is a life changer. It is a fact due to multiple researches that stress makes your body more prepared. That heartbeat pounding, your palms sweating your breath increasing and so on. It will open your heart and vessels and you won’t and your oxygenation will be more effective. You decrease the risk of dying from heart attack, just because you believe that stress helps you.


Talking about science lets see how our nervous system works. There are a few hormones involved with stress. These are adrenaline, norepinephrine and cortisol, considered as the stress hormones.

  • We all know what adrenaline does, making us hyper alert and prepared to fight or flee. It is produced in the kidneys. It’s release happens in case our brain recognizes a danger. But it is actually released from your adrenal glands. That’s when you start sweating, breathing heavily, because your heartbeat is increased dramatically.
  • Norepinephrine is similar to adrenaline, it is also released from your adrenal glands. It is also called Noradrenaline. It’s function is to make you sharper and ready for action. Your muscles get more tense and your pupils in your eyes get more wider. Just like you are going to fight after a few drinks in the bar.
  • And Cortisol is a hormone that is responsible for our stress crisis. It is able to regulate our diet, by increasing or decreasing our digest. Also it influence your blood pressure, libido and immune system. managing our cortisol levels is essential for our body to function properly. Optimal levels of cortisol is very subjective to say how much is enough. To make sure however we are not running crazy it’s helpful to add a few antioxidants to our diet.
  • Also oxytocin is a hormone that is involved with stress. It is stimulating our stress reduction. It is a considered built-in mechanism to the body regulating our stress levels and making us more resilient. It is released when we interact with other human beings. and that’s why it’s also called “social hormon”. Whenever we hug people, share our stories and problems or listening and helping others we release more oxytocin. And as a result it makes us more happy and empathetic.

Our mood is being affected by hormones, which are first causing us to feel certain emotions. Neuroscience is very broad topic , but as far as my knowledge goes in the moment the limbic system controls big part of it. This is our amygdala generating signals that provoke is to feel or do certain things in registered danger, with other words “stress”.

We can manage our emotions, but we can’t control our hormonal effects.

Of course, there are some exceptions here. Hormones are made from cholesterol and we manage our cholesterol levels in that case by modifying our diet. Otherwise, we can not influence hormones internally. And it is also true that some bodybuilder take a hormones as an external chemical form.

The infamous antioxidants that helps us maintain our good mood.

green tea

As far as antioxidants are being famous with their power to reduce stress I will give you some examples.

  • Blueberries and other berries, like cranberries and blackberries
  • Alcohol in small quantities – beer and red wine
  • Green Tea
  • Herbs like ginger, basil, clove
  • Cocoa

I hope this post was helpful. Let me know what you think down in the comment section.