autoimmune research, Biohacking, digital health, lifestyle, Uncategorized

DIY – Genomic testing with Vitagene

Personal genomic testing may have the potential to help each of us maximize our wellbeing by finding the right foods and supplements, as well as helping us to find our optimal approach to alignment and exercise. As a curious biohacker I was excited to see what Vitagene’s results would suggest. What would I discover about… Continue reading DIY – Genomic testing with Vitagene

digital health, patient stories, Uncategorized

Patient Communities Come in Many Flavors

Each day there seems to be a new type of patient community popping up. A good place to start to learn about these new approaches is a “Report on the Use of Social Media to Prevent Behavioral Risk Factors Associated with Chronic Disease” recently published by the eHealth Initiative. The next few blog posts will… Continue reading Patient Communities Come in Many Flavors

digital health, mind-body, Uncategorized

Using Digital Tools to Channel Our Minds: Introduction

By Bonnie Feldman, Melinda Speckmann, Ellen M. Martin New technologies in digital health, big data, genomics and neuroscience are converging to help us take better care of our minds, bodies and spirits. Just as our bodies require fitness through exercise and healthy living habits, our brains also need exercise to be fit and well. Our… Continue reading Using Digital Tools to Channel Our Minds: Introduction

digital health, Uncategorized

Using Big Data to Personalize the Healthcare Experience: Clinical Trials and Cancer

How Big Data is Changing Current Research Methodology: Cancer Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States.  Current treatments are ineffective, with over 75% of patients not responding to treatments, despite the $50 billion pharmaceutical companies spend in research and development every year.  In addition, patients go from one failed drug… Continue reading Using Big Data to Personalize the Healthcare Experience: Clinical Trials and Cancer

digital health, Uncategorized

The Role of Big Data in Personalizing the Healthcare Experience: Genomics Part 2

Human Genome: Then and Now  Research in the field of genomics has come a long way in the past 60 years.  The pioneering effort in studying the human genome and its effect on disease was the Human Genome Project (1990-2003), which changed sequencing from a manual process to an automated computer based one. Driven by… Continue reading The Role of Big Data in Personalizing the Healthcare Experience: Genomics Part 2

Biohacking, lifestyle, mind-body, Uncategorized

DIY Experiments: Mindfulness Parts 2 and 3

In my previous post, I wrote about my first experience attending a mindfulness session. Needless to say, it was a successful experiment, and keen to learn more, I returned to the Hammer to see what the subsequent mindfulness sessions would inspire. My second session was led by Diana Winston-whose soothing voice and demeanor left me refreshed and… Continue reading DIY Experiments: Mindfulness Parts 2 and 3

Biohacking, lifestyle, mind-body, Uncategorized

DIY Experiment: Mindfulness

Ever since exploring concepts of feedback loops and behavior change, I have been in a period of personal experimentation. Have you ever had that thing on your to-do list that never makes it to the top? There seem to be lots of excuses that stand in the way, until one day, you just decide to make it happen.… Continue reading DIY Experiment: Mindfulness