Knowledge generation through self-experimentation
To characterize the knowledge derived from quantified self-type individual and group studies
Subjective Experience - Citizen Qualia Study
Is there a link between genetics and subjective experience in areas such as autonomy, life well-being, and color perception?
Vitamin B-9 and MTHFR variants
Do common variations in the MTHFR gene keep vitamin B from working? Can a group of ordinary people come together to find out? And maybe find a treatment?
Polyamory Genomics Study
Investigate potential linkage between personalized genomics, attitudes towards relationship styles, and emotional intelligence
Sleep: Genetic Predisposition for Healthy Sleep
Is there a link between your genomic profile and the quality of your sleep?
Dopamine Genes and Rapid Reality Adaptation in Thinking
(To receive an anonymized participation code, join the study and then email firstname.lastname@example.org) To determine if genetic variants related to dopamine processing in the brain impact the processing of memories according to their relation with ongoing reality.
Sleep, caffeine, and genetics!
How are your sleep, caffeine consumption, and genomic profile interrelated?
Social Intelligence Genomics & Empathy-Building
Confirm and extend research linking genetic profile and social intelligence
Microbiome Profiling Response to Probiotic in a Healthy Cohort
Evaluate the impact of an over the counter (OTC) probiotic on the gut microbiome
Thinking Fast and Slow Study
Is genetic predisposition for loss aversion and optimism bias linked to real-life behavior?
Sharing Health Information
This short survey is designed to gauge consumer attitudes toward sharing health information.
Butter Mind will test the hypothesis that butter improves math performance/reaction times. This study will mimic Seth Roberts' experience eating butter daily and testing himself using a simple 32-problem quiz. This study will look at two additional groups: coconut oil eaters and a control group. All groups will perform the math quiz ("Daily Math").
This study seeks to investigate the role of self-tracking devices in behavior management and disease prevention
Improving Sleep with Saturated Fat
Will saturated fat right before bed help you get deeper sleep?
Vitamin D Study
To reach Vitamin D's ideal range of 50-80 ng/mL and compare necessary doses across different genetic variants of the VDR gene.
Improving female pattern baldness
Finding the best (personal) remedy for female pattern baldness.
Aging: telomere length and telomerase activation therapy
Investigate the efficacy of TA-65 telomerase activation therapy
Retin-A: wonder cream for acne and wrinkles? Is there a genomic link?
To determine if there is a link between skin-related genetic variants and potential side effects experienced when using Retin-A anti-wrinkle skin care products
Mind - Body - Blood Pressure
To determine if a daily meditation and/or relaxation practice can reduce average diastolic/systolic blood pressure
The RSI (Repetitive Stress Injury) Study
This study is designed to lead a group of people through RSI diagnostics toward personalized therapies.
How little sleep can you get away with? What are the effects of sleep deprivation over several nights?
Vegan Diet for Blood Sugar Control
Does a vegan diet improve glycemic response?
Orange you sleepy?
Will wearing blue-light blocking (orange) glasses help you sleep better?
Sleep: Magnesium's effect on sleep quality
Objective: Determine the effects of magnesium on sleep quality.
Aging: risk reduction for common aging conditions through monitoring & intervention
Establish baseline markers of wellness and relevant interventions in human aging from a personalized perspective. Intervene in the case of blood-based markers that are out-of-bounds.
Butter Mind 3: Cognitive Effects of Butter
It has been claimed that consumption of butter improves cognitive performance. This study will try to answer whether butter affects cognitive functions, and what these effects are on various cognitive skills, including reaction times, executive functions, visual information processing, motor functions and working memory.
Effects of Niacin on Restless Leg Syndrome
Testing niacin supplementation as a potential treatment for people with Restless Leg Syndrome.
(Vitamin) D sleep factors
How does Vitamin D dose time of day affect sleep quality?
Patient community as therapy - a randomized controlled trial
Investigate the therapeutic value of participating in patient communities
Sleep changes associated with menstrual cycle
To detect patterns in total sleep time, sleep latency and number of awakenings in women as they relate to phase of menstrual cycle.
Butter Mind 2
Testing the effect of butter consumption on simple math (test of cognitive function)
To see if there is a correlation in how fat or thin you feel and how much you actually weigh.
Reducing Jet Lag (and Other Health Effects) with Earthing Mats
First, to discover whether Earthing mats can reduce the negative effects of jet lag, namely: fatigue, insomnia, and other symptoms associated with daily routine disruption. Second, to track other health effects, positive and negative, from using Earthing mats. Some claimed benefits include: decreased recovery time from injury/strenuous exercise, decrease pain and swelling (inflammation), normalization of hormonal cycles (cortisol), decreased abdominal fat, improved sleep, quality, and increased ability to deal with stress.
Can cold showers be used to manipulate heart rate and blood pressure to induce long-term adaptations that improve hemodynamics?