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Introducing BobAPI — A Personal API to Collect and Share All of My Life Data

by Bob • September 9, 2017
in Data / Analytics, Tech

Donating my body, er… being!… to (citizen) science. My requirements were relatively straightforward: “All Bob’s Data Are Belong to You.”¹ Although I had been kicking around the idea of building a personal API for some time, it wasn’t until earlier this year that I started cobbling together an early version of what exists today. While the code has undergone several ... [ Read more ]
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VCS Test – Visual Contrast Sensitivity Testing for Mold and Toxin Exposure

by Bob • September 1, 2017
in Data / Analytics, Environment, Experiments, Mind, Tech

The online Visual Contrast Sensitivity Test (or VCS Test) is a simple (and free) online test that can identify potential exposure to neurotoxins, biotoxins, and nutritional deficiencies in the body. These compounds have been implicated in diseases such as ADHD, CFIDS, fibromyalgia, mold illness, and Lyme disease. According to the online VCS Test creators: "Visual contrast sensitivity testing measures your ... [ Read more ]
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The Ben Greenfield Fitness Podcast – Discussing Data Overload, Quantifying Aging, Electrostimulation, and More

by Bob • September 3, 2017
in Media / Speaking

I had a great time appearing on the Ben Greenfield Fitness podcast, consistently one of the top-ranked health and fitness podcasts in the world. Ben is one of the most influential people in the fitness and wellness space, a human performance expert, and a New York Times bestselling author. On his show Ben and I cover a variety of quantified self ... [ Read more ]
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Mimicking the Fasting Mimicking Diet – My 5-Day Experiment

by Bob • November 18, 2017
in Body, Data / Analytics, Experiments

There are numerous studies that demonstrate the benefits of periodic, short-duration fasting, such as weight loss, improved insulin sensitivity and brain function, immune system regeneration, and longevity. I’ve been a fan (and practitioner) of intermittent fasting for several years, but other than an occasional 24-hour liver cleanse or protein fast, I had never done any extended fasting. My original plan was to ... [ Read more ]