Self-Tracking Data (http://quantdoctor NULL.png)

I presented some methods and results from my own self-tracking experiments, performed over the past 6 weeks, at the Quantified Self Silicon Valley (http://www NULL.meetup Show & Tell at IDEO in Palo Alto.

What did I do?
1. Implemented a version of the “Paleo Diet” to change my body composition.
2. Self-tracked to assess the effects of the new diet, and to assess its safety.
3. Self-tracked to attempt to figure out triggers of headaches.

How did I do it?
1. No grains, no legumes, no added sugar, minimal fruit.  Lots of vegetables.  Nuts.  GrMymee App (http://quantdoctor NULL.png)ass-fed and organic animal products.
2. Tracked weight (Withings (http://withings, blood pressure (Withings), optimism/agitation/energy/caffeine/carbs (Mymee app (http://mymee, food and people pictures (Mymee app (http://mymee, lipid subtyping (VAP from Quest Diagnostics (http://questdiagnostics, blood sugar indices (HgbA1c, Glycomark, fasting blood glucose from Quest Diagnostics), and other labs.
3. Tracked sleep (Zeo (http://myzeo, BodyMedia (http://bodymedia, activity (BodyMedia, Garmin (http://garmin, RunKeeper (http://runkeeper, headaches (Mymee app), barometric pressure/particulates/light in bedroom (BodyTrack (http://bodytrack base station).
4. Aggregated and visualized my data using from these sources using the BodyTrack (http://bodytrack platform thanks to Anne Wright and Randy Sargent from Carnegie Mellon University.

Anne Wright (http://twitter also served as my Quant Coach, a role that proved very helpful for focusing my efforts and providing ongoing feedback and course corrections along the way.

What did I learn?

Link to Slides from Presentation on Slideshare (http://www NULL.slideshare

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2 Responses to The Quantified Doctor: Personal Self-tracking Presentation at #quantifiedself Silicon Valley

  1. Bridget Thornton says:

    I’ve been various flavors of paleo for almost a year and self-tracking is key to for me. Going paleo changed my life in many positive ways: better sleep, no more headaches, balanced moods. Thanks for sharing 2 of my favorite things: self-tracking and paleo! 

  2. The Quantified Doctor: Personal Self-tracking Presentation at Quantified Self Silicon Valley « Mymee (http://mymee says:

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