I just got back from the first annual Quantified Self Conference up in Mountain View, CA. I was happy to see how many of the attendees were of a Paleo bent.
At the conference I saw evidence of some rather impressive results when Quantified Self tools and methodologies were applied to hack a basic Paleo diet. I’ve been doing this for a while, but didn’t realize I wasn’t alone.
I’m interested to see how many of us Paleohacks are using methods/tools to make their health status quantifiable over time -using hard (and soft) data to really get into the nitty gritty of hacking our health. If so, are you finding you have better/accelerated results in comparison to standard paleo practice? Do you see any possible pitfalls/issues?
(Check out Dave Asprey’s Blogs( www.bulletproofexecutive.com , www.upgradedself.com) if you want more info on how QS biohacking has allowed people to identify, quantify and change their health challenges and overall lives. I met him at the conference- he’s an engaging and informative biohacker extraordinaire with a paleo-ish outlook on diet and life. )
My Experience with “Quantified Paleo’: Show & tell To get things started, here’s my experience with ‘Quantified Paleo’. I’ve experienced some great benefits from combining the two approaches and obviously think that they are a powerful combo. Here are just some of the measurements I’ve been taking in the last 6 months and their benefits:
-Recording diet and correlating with symptom graph helped me discover I’m Celiac. Followed this up with lab tests from Enterolab for confirmation.
-Recording diet correlated with symptom graph revealed soy allergy.
-Measuring Blood sugar with glucosemeter- brought down A1c from 6.1 to 5 reducing aging, sclerotic damage to my arteries and general inflammation.
-Recording activity levels & Heart Rate monitor- allowed me to hack for optimum levels of intensity training.
-Used Zeo (http://www.myzeo.com/) to hack my sleep quality- finally waking up feeling fully rested for the first time in years. Increased Deep Sleep and REM time while reducing time to sleep.
I’d love to hear your experience - -Helene