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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

Read more about: Blood Pressure, Fitness Trackers.

Resources

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Using AI to track biological aging at the molecular, physiological, and psychological levels

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

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Company providing fast and convenient nucleic acid sample preparation solutions

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Molecular diagnostics group which develops and commercialises genetic products and services to positively impact human health

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QuantuMDx is dedicated to making transformative, quality diagnostic technologies accessible to everyone

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Home testing kits for blood, Covid-19 and DNA testing

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Fighting disease and targeting treatment with fast-track diagnostics

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Genetic testing for personalized nutrition.

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Sensor-based wearable for continuous monitoring.

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Quantified Self Blog Posts

NR Supplements Personal Case Study
17-Sep-2021 2 month trial of nicotinamide riboside NAD booster Tru Niagen

Jinfiniti NAD Test Review
16-Jul-2021 I try out Jinfiniti's intracellular NAD test and explain more about NAD+

Carbiotix Gut Health Test Review
14-May-2021 Discover who is winning the battle between your good and bad bacteria

NMN Supplements Personal Case Study
02-Sep-2020 My N-of-1 trial of NMN capsules for a month

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