Tag: n of 1


An N-of-1 experiment helps a physician identify the trigger of painful swallowing.

March 25, 2019

Dr. Alexander Smith found the trigger of his throat pain by eliminating a likely culprit from his diet: dairy. He noted that the pain disappeared, and then reintroducing the offending food and noticing that the pain came back. This simple protocol substituted for a much more difficult process that is typically recommended, saving him a lot of time, stress, and money.


Introducing iMeRG: The Individual Metabolic Research Group

February 19, 2015

Here at QS Labs we take great pride in supporting a worldwide network of meetup groups. From Bucharest to the Bay Area, we have over 100 groups meeting to discuss self-tracking, share experiences, and learn from each other. We wanted to highlight a new group, based in southern Oregon, that is using self-tracking to expand…


Ian Eslick on Self-Tracking, Self-Experimentation, and Self-Science

March 3, 2014

In order to manage his psoriasis, Ian Eslick used a self-tracking technique of making mental notes to himself on triggers and symptom severity. Surprisingly, Ian found that these mental models actually informed more consistent and rigorous tracking methods. In this talk, Ian describes his research on exploring how to help people create and engage with personal experimentation.