diet and weight loss
What Causes my Heart Rhythm Disorder?
Dr. Mark Drangsholt is a long-time self-tracker who also teaches evidence-based medicine at the University of Washington. He has tracked blood pressure and exercise, atrial fibrillation and what triggers it, deep sleep and sex, diet and body fat. In the video, Mark shares what he learned about his arrhythmia triggers, and how his self-tracking data helped sway his cardiologist to do a less invasive procedure. He also makes a great case that Quantified Self experiments can be more scientifically valid than many of his colleagues would like to admit.
Where There's Data There's Hope
Larry Smarr is a scientist, a physicist, and computer scientist professor. After moving to La Jolla from Illiniois in 2000, he began to learn about nutrition and his weight. He started using all sorts of self-tracking devices. In this talk, he shares what he has learned over the past 10-12 years and why he came to the conclusion that where there’s data, you can actually quantify your body and get a sense of knowledge and with that knowledge, there is hope for understanding.
Weight Loss Through Embodied Learning
After Robin Barooah moved to the USA, he was in denial about his weight. He worked for a startup and didn't really have time to pay attention to his food. He knew something was changing about his appearance, but every time he looked in the mirror he seemed to think he look the same. However, he was only comfortable posting a certain picture as his social media profile. After a couple of years, an old friend noticed his weight gain and Robin could no longer remain in denial. In this talk, Robin discusses how how he lost 45 pounds in the course of about 18 months through embodied learning.
Putting My Blood Metrics in Context
Gil Blander discusses InsideTracker's Innerage score and the effect nutrition and exercise have on physiomarkers, biomarkers, and performance. He shares the tracking of his weight, activity, heart rate variability, blood tests, and genetic data during the last year.
Can A Picture Be Worth A Thousand Numbers
Laila has been tracking her weight for a few years, and more recently she began tracking other people's weight and physical variation through her company, Fitnescity. In this video, she talks about her experiment with 3D body models, which is a relatively new way of representing and tracking the human body. Three-dimensional body scanners enable the 3D visualization of the body and the extraction of anthropometric landmarks and measurements.
Blood Ketones During Regular Fasting
Mark Moschel is experimenting with a Ketogenic diet, intermittent fasting and doing multiple blood ketone testing to measure his ketogenic state. Mark discusses the ease of measuring himself on a ketogenic diet. One can track ketones in the same way one tracks glucose in blood. In this video, Mark talks about how he did his experiment and what he learned.
Concussions, Headaches and the Whole30 Elimination Diet
Steven Zhang shares his history of tracking and measuring concussions, headaches and sleep patterns along with an intervention he did to improve his sleep. After constantly suffering from headaches, he decided to take action and track them post a concussion the year prior. He used Taplog to collect his data to analyze if he was indeed improving.
How Much Does it Cost Me To Choose Organic/Local Food?
Cara Mae Cirignano
To find out how much it costs for me to eat organically and locally, I tracked every single food item purchase for 28 weeks. For each purchase, I identified the price of the conventional, non-organic alternative. The resulting cost difference extrapolated over a year surprised me.