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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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SelfDecode enables generating personalized health reports based on genetic data

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Nutrition, fitness and health DNA tests

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Transform your life for the better with help from your genes

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Communications Lead Faculty of Science, University of Alberta

Academic

PhD in melatonin, sleep, diet, and metabolic health, Co-founder and Chief Science Officer at Resilient Nutrition

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British company specializing in DNA testing

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Regular posts covering ageing research and examination of papers published in scientific journals

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Blog of Bertalan Meskó, Director of The Medical Futurist Institute

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Company making diagnostic testing available to anyone, anywhere, anytime

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Quantified Self serves its user community by conducting meetings, forums, web content and services, and a guide to self-tracking tools

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Quantified Self Blog Posts

NR Supplements Personal Case Study
22-Dec-2021

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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