The Quantified Doctor:Personal Experiments with Paleo and BodyTrack<br />Paul Abramson MD<br />San Francisco, CA<br />
What I Did<br />ASSESSMENT<br />	Current health status<br />		Areas for improvement<br />			Questions I want answered<br />
7-pound weight gain in 2 months <br />[was 155 in 2006]<br />Yow!<br />
Longstanding episodic headaches<br />(now more frequent)<br />2/week<br />2/month<br />
Baseline Labs2006: Weight 155#<br />LDL	88<br />Size pattern: LARGE/BUOYANT<br />HDL 57<br />HDL-2 = 16<br />TRIG 88<br />...
Baseline LabsAugust 2011: Weight 172#<br />(( not done* ))<br />* D’oh!<br />
Consulted a Quant Coach<br />Define experiment(s)<br />Get specific<br />Implement tools<br />Regular meetings & feedback<...
#1    Implement a “Paleo Diet”<br />No Grains - No Sugar  - Minimal Legumes  - Minimal Fruit<br />
∞<br />But is the Paleo Diet Safe?<br />Or will my cholesterol approach<br />?<br />
Tracking Dietary Change<br />Weight - QD<br />Blood Pressure – BID<br />VAP (Advanced Lipid Profile) - Monthly<br />CBC / ...
#2   Figure Out What’s Causing <br />the Headaches<br />Dietary?<br />Stress?<br />Sleep?<br />Barometric Pressure?<br />
Tracking Headaches<br />Pictures of Food<br />Pictures of People<br />Carbs + Caffeine<br />Mood<br />optimism (0-4)<br />...
Tracking Headaches<br />Sleep<br />quantity<br />	quality<br />		timing<br />Environment<br />barometric pressure<br />	pa...
Tracking Headaches<br />Activity<br />
So What Happened?<br />
1300data points self-entered into Mymee app from August 19 to October 11<br />
BodyTrackData Visualization<br />Processed carbs<br />
BodyTrackData Visualization<br />Processed carbs<br />
Weight<br />Lost 13 pounds<br />Ate more<br />No increase in exercise<br />
My Labs<br />9/1/11<br />2006<br />10/3/11<br />LDL<br />88<br />161<br />131<br />LDL Size<br />A<br />A<br />A<br />HDL<...
What I Learned<br />* KEY POINT *<br />   Get baseline data before changing things!<br />
#1 The PaleoDiet seems to be safe<br />
#2  A Quant Coach is really helpful!<br />
#3  Subjective data is very important<br />	Pictureshelp with recall<br />
#4  Active data entry is very important<br />Mindfulness<br />
headaches<br />mood<br />carbs<br />barometric pressure<br />hospital night shifts<br />ignoring dozing off during activit...
KEY FEATURES OF A DATA PLATFORM<br />Open source<br />Users control their own data<br />Device agnostic<br />.org<br />
Making Medicine Better<br />Role of Quantified Doctor <br />	Role of Quant Coach<br />Self-tracking and Mindfulness<br />	...
Contact<br />Paul Abramson MD<br />@paulabramsonMD<br />My Doctor Medical Group<br />San Francisco<br />mydoctorsf.com<br ...
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Paul Abramson MD (@paulabramsonMD) shares some of his personal self-tracking experiments and lessons learned at the Quantified Self Silicon Valley show & tell.

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  • Methodology: current status
  • Lost weightNever hungryFeel much betterAbnormal labs normalizing
  • Define terms preciselyAsk specific questionsLimit number of variables!Solve implementation glitchesProvide ongoing feedback
  • Passive sensors won’t do it all
  • Data integration
  • Open sourceUsers must control their own dataDevice agnostic
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    1. 1. The Quantified Doctor:Personal Experiments with Paleo and BodyTrack<br />Paul Abramson MD<br />San Francisco, CA<br />
    2. 2. What I Did<br />ASSESSMENT<br /> Current health status<br /> Areas for improvement<br /> Questions I want answered<br />
    3. 3. 7-pound weight gain in 2 months <br />[was 155 in 2006]<br />Yow!<br />
    4. 4. Longstanding episodic headaches<br />(now more frequent)<br />2/week<br />2/month<br />
    5. 5. Baseline Labs2006: Weight 155#<br />LDL 88<br />Size pattern: LARGE/BUOYANT<br />HDL 57<br />HDL-2 = 16<br />TRIG 88<br />pretty good..<br />VLDL-3 = 13<br />
    6. 6. Baseline LabsAugust 2011: Weight 172#<br />(( not done* ))<br />* D’oh!<br />
    7. 7. Consulted a Quant Coach<br />Define experiment(s)<br />Get specific<br />Implement tools<br />Regular meetings & feedback<br />Anne Wright<br />BodyTrack Project<br />CMU<br />
    8. 8. #1 Implement a “Paleo Diet”<br />No Grains - No Sugar - Minimal Legumes - Minimal Fruit<br />
    9. 9. ∞<br />But is the Paleo Diet Safe?<br />Or will my cholesterol approach<br />?<br />
    10. 10. Tracking Dietary Change<br />Weight - QD<br />Blood Pressure – BID<br />VAP (Advanced Lipid Profile) - Monthly<br />CBC / CMP / hs-CRP / HgbA1c - Monthly<br />Pictures of Food<br />Carbs - Caffeine<br />
    11. 11. #2 Figure Out What’s Causing <br />the Headaches<br />Dietary?<br />Stress?<br />Sleep?<br />Barometric Pressure?<br />
    12. 12. Tracking Headaches<br />Pictures of Food<br />Pictures of People<br />Carbs + Caffeine<br />Mood<br />optimism (0-4)<br />agitation (0-4)<br />energy (0-4)<br />Headaches (0-4)<br />
    13. 13. Tracking Headaches<br />Sleep<br />quantity<br /> quality<br /> timing<br />Environment<br />barometric pressure<br /> particulates<br /> light<br />
    14. 14. Tracking Headaches<br />Activity<br />
    15. 15. So What Happened?<br />
    16. 16. 1300data points self-entered into Mymee app from August 19 to October 11<br />
    17. 17. BodyTrackData Visualization<br />Processed carbs<br />
    18. 18. BodyTrackData Visualization<br />Processed carbs<br />
    19. 19. Weight<br />Lost 13 pounds<br />Ate more<br />No increase in exercise<br />
    20. 20. My Labs<br />9/1/11<br />2006<br />10/3/11<br />LDL<br />88<br />161<br />131<br />LDL Size<br />A<br />A<br />A<br />HDL<br />57<br />68<br />71<br />88<br />122<br />77<br />TG<br />13<br />19<br />12<br />VLDL-3<br />
    21. 21. What I Learned<br />* KEY POINT *<br /> Get baseline data before changing things!<br />
    22. 22. #1 The PaleoDiet seems to be safe<br />
    23. 23. #2 A Quant Coach is really helpful!<br />
    24. 24. #3 Subjective data is very important<br /> Pictureshelp with recall<br />
    25. 25. #4 Active data entry is very important<br />Mindfulness<br />
    26. 26. headaches<br />mood<br />carbs<br />barometric pressure<br />hospital night shifts<br />ignoring dozing off during activity<br />New Mymee button: “eyes close”<br />
    27. 27.
    28. 28. KEY FEATURES OF A DATA PLATFORM<br />Open source<br />Users control their own data<br />Device agnostic<br />.org<br />
    29. 29. Making Medicine Better<br />Role of Quantified Doctor <br /> Role of Quant Coach<br />Self-tracking and Mindfulness<br /> Developing an open source platform<br />And more demonstration projects<br />
    30. 30. Contact<br />Paul Abramson MD<br />@paulabramsonMD<br />My Doctor Medical Group<br />San Francisco<br />mydoctorsf.com<br />office@mydoctorsf.com<br />The Quantified Doctor<br />quantdoctor.com<br />@quantdoctor<br />

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