While the topic fuels many debates, echoes of a patriarchy arguably still exist in the US. As a result, many aspiring young females face barriers in breaking the status quo, when it comes to innovating new ideas or exploring their entrepreneurship skills.
Melanie Avalon has forged her way through different career paths, building an impressive resume. Melanie is not only a SAG-AFTRA actress who has appeared in many films and TV (including Neighbors, Deadly Wives, and Glee), but is also an influencer in the field of biohacking. As the host of the top iTunes podcasts The Melanie Avalon Biohacking Podcast and The Intermittent Fasting Podcast with NYT best seller co-host Gin Stephens, Melanie’s shows have received millions of downloads, with around 200,000 listens every week. Her podcasts consistently rank in the top 100 Health podcasts on iTunes. To further her career in exploring a healthy lifestyle, Melanie published What When Wine: Lose Weight and Feel Great with Paleo-Style Meals, Intermittent Fasting, and Wine, available in stores nationwide. She also successfully developed the top iTunes app, Food Sense Guide.
“I don’t really know what to call myself,” says Melanie with a laugh. “I guess you can call me a biohacker.’
Being a confident, intelligent woman in an often male-dominated biohacking sphere could be difficult. Yet Melanie Avalon aspires to focus on the need for strong female voices in health and wellness. “There’s some oversight in the scientific work, when it comes to applicability for females,” Melanie says, explaining that this is due in part to the fact that the majority of scientific studies are often skewed in favor of male subjects. Even the studies that include female subjects often avoid females on their menstrual cycle, with a goal of removing “confounding factors.”
While the majority of the personalized biohacking may be influenced by males, there is an urgent need for women’s biology to be guided by female-inclusive biohacking. Females too need tools and hacks to adopt a healthier lifestyle. To achieve the goal of ending male superiority in this field, Melanie shares her invaluable knowledge regarding the health and fitness world on her podcasts. She interviews top researchers, doctors, and scientists analyzing the role of female biology, and shares their findings with her audience. She recommends her tried and tested brands to her audience, which work in sync with female biology.
Through her actions and achievements, Melanie Avalon has been able to successfully aspire young females, and bring innovation in the field of biohacking!