Become the superior version of yourself.
“Life has no meaning. Each of us has meaning and we bring it to life. It is a waste to be asking the question when you are the answer.” - Joseph Cambell
“If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.”
My name is Sirish, and I'm going to show you how to be as healthy as possible for as long as possible.
I've compiled my philosophy, my goals, my data, and tried to provide as much information as possible. I believe everyone has limitless potential we can tap into. Understanding our body fully and optimizing your health is the best way to do that. The Hero's Journey calls us all. Come embark on this epic quest with me and become the best version of yourself.
About Project Supernova
The primary objective of this project is to stay in optimal health for as long as possible, and to assist others in doing the same. Poor health outcomes take a terrible toll on this nation and world. I truly believe it's possible for most people to reach at least 95 years old and healthy with some simple preventative measures. The first step is actually believing that it is possible. Death might come for us all, but most disease is highly preventable. Project Supernova is designed to teach you how to increase your health span - the period of your life in good health, free from disease and disabilities. By doing so, you can enhance your overall mental and physical wellbeing, the quality of your relationships, and the positive impact you can have on others and the world around you.
You can read my story here. I knew what it felt like to be a very unhealthy 90 years old when I was 30. The impact of poor health doesn’t just effect you, it has a ripple effect on everyone around you. Your premature departure from this world has consequences beyond just your own life; it profoundly impacts your friends, family, and community in a negative manner.
Everyone has the potential to reach great heights, but it all begins with prioritizing health and energy levels. If you lack vitality and suffer from poor health, it becomes much more difficult to make meaningful contributions to others and this world. We all have a deep burning desire to create something significant and be of value to our fellow humans. By living a vibrant and purposeful life, you possess the power to positively transform the lives of numerous individuals. Why wouldn't you strive for that?
This is not a selfish pursuit. It is the ultimate selfless pursuit. Rather, it is selfish to only live for your own personal pleasures and to neglect your health and wellness.
The Project Supernova longevity plan will change drastically over time, even day to day sometimes. The recommendations I provide are based on what I'm doing currently, with my current knowledge, and with the best scientific evidence I am aware of. I try and give reasons for every thing I am doing. This doesn't mean everyone should follow my exact path; instead, consider the general suggestions provided and map out your own plan based on your specific goals. We are not the same, nor should we strive to be. Lean into your uniqueness, find out what is important for you, and design the life that gets you there. This site is meant to help you on that journey.
"Buy the ticket, take the ride." - Hunter S. Thompson*
Helping others achieve optimal health
Project Supernova is not a one size fits all plan. We must look deeply within us and find out what our personal goals are. Then we can figure out what to optimize for. Personally, I focus on two main objectives: energy and longevity. I want to maximize the amount and quality of time I have in this universe.
My energy levels directly correlate with the quality of my experience here. The quality of the time I have is more important than the amount of time I have. Having good mental and physical energy is essential to experiencing this world fully. My energy is vital in nurturing meaningful relationships with people and constructing anything of significance. These aspects hold tremendous importance in my life.
Energy allows me to be productive in helping others while longevity ensures that I can continue making a difference for as long as possible. It's essential first to identify your goals since short-term performance strategies differ significantly from long-term ones like mine (energy plus longevity). Even focusing solely on one aspect changes how your strategy looks compared to combining both elements (for instance, it is easy to prioritize energy at the expense of longevity, as many do).
My personal passion also lies in helping others achieve optimal health. I have worked with over 1000 clients so far, and my work is just getting started. A goal of this project is to leverage my experience and understanding of health to reach even more people. This project sets forth an ambitious objective: add a million healthy years of life to humanity. In order to do that, adding at least 10 healthy years to 100,000 people would be needed. It is impossible to measure that with current means, but that is what I am striving for.
“The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.”
Tier 1: The Fundamentals
Tier 2: Supplements, testing, and technology
Tier 3: Next Level
The Gameplan for Project Supernova involves three tiers:
Tier 1 is the fundamentals - these are essential lifestyle routines that will make the biggest impact. They mainly have to do with nutrition, movement, sleep, and how we manage our attention (which is the essence of Medsiri).
Tier 2 is supplements, testing, and technology - these are things that modernity affords us to be even more optimized. Nature provides us with a lot, but human ingeniuty can take us further. I will give you what I use and also what I would generally recommend. My goal is to keep it simple. I don't think it is realistic for most people to be taking 100s of supplements everyday, so I will be focusing on the highest yield variables.
Tier 3 is next level. It is the future. It is everything that is and will be. It is what Krishna reveals to Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra. It is the game of the mind. It is a philosophy of life. It is spiritual and has to do with the divine secrets of the universe. Stay tuned for more.
You're not ready for this yet. Coming soon :)
"What gets measured, matters."
To achieve optimal health and longevity, we must consider both objective and subjective measurements. The subjective aspect refers to how I feel, which I will share throughout my journey. On the other hand, the objective component involves collecting data on hundreds of different biomarkers and monitoring them closely.
As the Wellness Director at Next Health - the premier health optimization and longevity center in the country - I possess extensive real-world experience in practical ways to maintain good health and have guided many people to do the same. My goal is to ensure that all my actions are reasonable for anyone to follow.
While striving for a healthy lifestyle, it's important for me to still enjoy a relatively normal life outside of these efforts. Unlike Bryan's all-in approach in his Blueprint, my focus will be on what I believe are the most crucial variables for maintaining well-being.
This section is currently incomplete, representing only a portion of the total data I've gathered over the past 5 years. During this time, I have been consistently measuring biomarkers and recently increased the frequency of my testing.
I regularly measure body composition using bio-impedance methods such as the Inbody 770 (one of the highest-end bioelectrical impedance machines) and an at-home scale with BIA technology. Although not as accurate as a DEXA scan, these methods are much more convenient and very precise, which is crucial for identifying trends. This approach works well for tracking body composition in 99% of people.
Even though I feel great on a day to day basis and my energy levels are high, there is still significant room for improvement with my biomarkers. I have posted them below, with the optimal functional health ranges I am going for.
Traditional health care focuses on biomarkers in ranges indicative of disease. You may have experienced this when a doctor examined your blood work and assured you that "you're fine" or "you're good." However, do you feel fine? Not being sick with a disease and being in optimal health are two different things.
This different paradigm becomes evident when considering specific values, such as vitamin D levels. A level below 30 ng/ml might prompt a physician to recommend supplementation, but what is truly optimal? Unfortunately, we don't have a definitive answer. Optimal ranges vary among individuals and change over time; for instance, the ideal range for you at 30 years old will differ from from you at 60 years old. Is it logical to believe that the ideal level of this crucial vitamin, which influences various aspects such as bone and immune health, remains static throughout your life? Genetic factors and other health considerations should also inform your optimal levels.
While functional health ranges offer better insights into these optimal levels, precision medicine provides the most accurate understanding. By tracking and comprehending your biomarkers, you will have a much better idea of what exactly to do.
Over the past five years, I've been monitoring my Vitamin D levels. This has allowed me to understand how much supplementation I need and helped me achieve optimal levels.
Knowledge is power, and your blood work is the key to unlocking the hidden secrets of your body's grand symphony. It is essential to become a proactive maestro of your own health orchestra, conducting regular blood tests to ensure every note is in harmony. Your bloodwork tells a story, and getting it done regularly will help you understand your body better, and inform your decision making around health. For most people, getting blood work done every 6 months is ideal. If you are making changes or are actively trying to address health issues, you can do it every 3-4 months. If you feel great and are in good health, once a year might be sufficient. I have included the most important biomarkers to keep track of below, and my current and historical levels.
Lipid levels - think of this as fat in your blood stream. You can imagine what happens to your cardiovascular health if your arteries : Assesses cholesterol levels, including total cholesterol, HDL (good) cholesterol, LDL (bad) cholesterol, and triglycerides, which are crucial for assessing cardiovascular health. An NMR additionally reveals even more crucial information: Lp(a) and Apo(B)
HbA1c: Reflects average blood glucose levels over the past two to three months, serving as an important marker for monitoring long-term blood sugar control and diabetes risk.
High Sensitivity C-reactive Protein (HS-CRP): An inflammatory marker that can indicate underlying inflammation in the body, potentially linked to chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease.
Vitamin D: Assesses the level of vitamin D in the blood, which is crucial for bone health, immune function, and overall well-being.
Thyroid panel: Evaluates thyroid function and helps identify potential thyroid disorders that can impact metabolism and energy levels.
Liver Function Tests: Measure liver enzymes (e.g., ALT, AST, ALP), bilirubin, and other markers to assess liver health and detect potential liver damage or dysfunction.
Kidney Function Tests: Assess markers such as creatinine, blood urea nitrogen (BUN), and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) to evaluate kidney function and detect potential kidney disease.
Homocysteine: Measures the level of homocysteine, an amino acid associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and other health issues.
Our genetic history weaves a vital thread, providing valuable insights and shaping our understanding of predispositions and vulnerabilities. By exploring our genetic background, we can identify potential risks and take steps to prevent or manage them early on. I provided a snapshot of what some recent genetic testing let me know below:
There are multiple genetic pathways that influence methylation in my body. Personally, I have noticed that B vitamins have a noticeable impact on my physical and mental energy levels. While some doctors may dismiss the effectiveness of vitamins, they are mistaken. It is crucial to recognize the individual variations in our genetics and how they can affect the expression of specific genes related to vitamin synthesis and their effects.
Here is another example of the way genetics effects health outcomes. One might do a scientific study and say that there is not a strong enough signal that glycophosphate (the pesticide) is harmful. But at an individual level, chornic exposure can be very harmful to individuals. Next time someone says buying organic doesn't matter - it actually very much does. I have a genetic variant that makes me more sensitive to glyphosate, and this has likely played a role in my history of allergic disease.
Cardiovascular disease is the #1 killer worldwide and in the US. It should be on the top of the list.
Cardiovascular disease is the #1 killer worldwide and in the US. It should be on the top of the list.