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Science of the Body - Different Kind of Risk Reward Analysis

I was wondering how to approach this blog when I decided to toast some raisin-bread for breakfast.  Shortly after I started eating it, I began coughing.  I have shared this “type” of story with a few people.  I often continue eating something regardless of my exact circumstances - that is to say, oblivious to the consequences.  As I ate more of the raisin-bread and my coughing worsened, I eventually reached for my inhaler.  (I have been diagnosed with borderline asthma now by two doctors.)  I only use the inhaler when I need it, which is infrequently.  I thought to myself, perhaps I should check on the heath metrics that I get on those days that I have eaten raisin-bread.  I present the DOS output below.  I don’t have an elaborate illustration just yet.

 

The output shows that in relation to 13 different health metrics that I currently maintain, overall raisin-bread hasn’t been associated with many good days.  I checked the worst time for eating raisin-bread:  the output shows 7 AM - 50 incidents negative and only 8 positive.  I checked the clock on my computer - 7:15 AM!  Once again I had placed myself in the worst-possible scenario.  This technology demonstrates how lost I would be without it even in relation to common day-to-day choices.  The next image shows an Rk-Rw comparison for the entire day.  It suggests that if I must have raisin bread, in the past my best bet would have been around 6 to 7 PM, which for me is around dinner time.  Clearly by far the worst time would be 7 AM, which a moment ago caused me to grab my inhaler.

 

I don’t want to give the impression that I avoid foods.  Generally speaking the exact opposite is true.  I have started actively monitoring the numbers carefully and developing a holistic calendar - I call it a "circadian calendar."  On this calendar, I intend to retake the to analyze day-to-day events every month - and compare changes that occur over the years as both my body and its environment changes.  Lemon is something that has a relatively neutral impact on the metrics in general - but not on the metric series involving breathing, throat, and voice.

 

 

In the summer of 2015, my voice started to disappear.  My inability to stop it was frustrating, and I eventually gave up on my technology.  But after I “gave it up,” I found myself hospitalized a few months later.  When I reemerged, although I don’t recall the exact chain of events, I decided to redesign the event model such that the system monitors time differences, compares families of events, and allows for the formation of tactical metrics: e.g. those related to my voice.  When my voice began returning, I decided to celebrate by learning Mandarin - apart from practicing French (Canada’s other national language) and Tagalog (my native language).  I’m wondering if I can fit Russian since I already have some books, familiarity with its history and authors.  By the way, the diagnosis in 2016 was that I had a partially paralyzed vocal cord.  Below I present a few charts showing a few of my health metrics.

 

It’s funny - truly a bit comical - what sorts of things I avoid and do in an effort to influence the metrics.  In those situations where I think total avoidance might be a bad idea, at that point I try to determine my best bet.  For example, I generally avoid Vitamin D; but such is its lofty reputation among a cheesy fondue of proponents, I am sometimes willing to place a bet on its periodic use.  It is extremely relaxing not having to remember what things to avoid - not that I ever put much effort into this anyways.  And what a coincidence I am so dependent on technology that I had the ability to develop.

 

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Tags: algorithmic, algorithms, alternatives, circadian, environments, event, experiments, individual, interaction, models, More…patterns, person, physiology, quotidian, rhythms

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Comment by Carollee on Wednesday

Thanks for sharing! Our body is a masterpiece of nature and the result of a long evolutionary process. Tiny parts of it, such as nerves, blood vessels, muscle fibers and bones, collectively make up complex structural and functional systems that, through their perfect interaction, govern our lives. In order for all organs and systems to function smoothly and you are healthy and in good shape, a number of conditions must be met. I regularly work out in the gym and also made decisions to buy steroids uk.

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