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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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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 ]
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Hacking (and Tracking) My Glucose

by Bob • September 1, 2017
in Body, Data / Analytics, Experiments

I never paid much attention to my blood sugar (aka blood glucose, or as I will simply refer to it, glucose) until a few years back, when I started getting more interested in self-tracking/biohacking and my 23andMe DNA analysis showed that I had a genetically elevated risk for type 2 diabetes, which has been shown to be preventable by maintaining ... [ Read more ]
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A Step is (Not) a Step – But Does it Matter?

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

While assembling some of my data for another self-tracking experiment, I grabbed the number of daily “steps” recorded by both Moves and my Basis B1 and whipped up the following chart: I wanted to see if there was a statistically significant relationship between daily steps reported by Moves vs. Basis, even though their values are clearly different. To do so, ... [ Read more ]