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There is a massive amount of health-tech being developed at the moment, much of which is about allowing you to monitor your own vital statistics. I'm sure it will get more detailed in the future but its a great start.

I'll hopefully start reviewing some home/self-monitoring gadgets soon, and report back on ease of use and accuracy.

I've been taking my blood pressure a couple of times a month for years now - it's a bit of a manual process still - which has allowed me to set myself a reduction target (with noticeable effects in a year) and, as importantly, gives me a baseline to compare future trends with. I'll spot any change months, maybe years, before any physical symptoms allowing me to address it in time. And if it suddenly jumps up the doctor doesn't have to guess whether I've got general hypertension or its something more acute - I'll be able to confidently say that a high blood pressure it abnormal for my body.

Although the club is primarily interested in monitoring one's health, the quantified self movement is not restricted to that alone and encompasses measuring anything you can about yourself for its own sake. Likewise, although QS is facilitated through the use of technology, technology is not a prerequisite for QS, it can equally be done using just pen and paper.

Cholesterol

What is Cholesterol - How To Reduce Cholesterol Naturally - AntiAgingSolutions (YouTube) - 1-Feb-2012
Good animation of the process of atherosclerosis

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Resources

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SelfDecode

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SelfDecode enables generating personalized health reports based on genetic data

Jinfiniti Precision Medicine

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Provides at-home intracellular NAD test and other aging blood panels

MyGeneHub

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Transform your life for the better with help from your genes

Vitall

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Measure and track your health using at home finger-prick blood test kits

Personal Diagnostics

Supplier of home health test kits

Illumina

Sequencing and array-based solutions for analysis of genetic variation and function

Fitbit

Comapny developing wearable technology devices.

Atlas Biomed Group

Personalised health company.

23andMe

Home DNA testing kit.

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Quantified Self Blog Posts

NR Supplements Personal Case Study
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NR Supplements Personal Case Study

2 month trial of nicotinamide riboside NAD booster Tru Niagen

Jinfiniti NAD Test Review
16-Jul-2021

Jinfiniti NAD Test Review

I try out Jinfiniti's intracellular NAD test and explain more about NAD+

Carbiotix Gut Health Test Review
14-May-2021

Carbiotix Gut Health Test Review

Discover who is winning the battle between your good and bad bacteria

NMN Supplements Personal Case Study
02-Sep-2020

NMN Supplements Personal Case Study

My N-of-1 trial of NMN capsules for a month

How to track your temperature to spot coronavirus
14-Apr-2020

How to track your temperature to spot coronavirus

Fever is a key symptom of covid-19 – what is it, and how to spot its onset? Includes free Excel template to track and chart your temperature.

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