My Approach

Optimizing my life through quantitative measurement, research, and experimentation.

No one is without bias, but I try to be as fair as possible with the information I come across.  That said, it should become very clear after spending a few minutes clicking around the website that I have focused in on a few methods and tactics.

Food & Diet

Nutritionally I am pursing a Paleo/Keto/Low-Carb/High Fat diet. Most of my nutritional experimentation is going to naturally

Fitness

Nutritionally I am pursing a Paleo/Keto/Low-Carb/High Fat diet. Most of my nutritional experimentation is going to naturally

Technology

When I find a problem my first instinct is to find a technological solution.

2020 Biohacking investment by the numbers (YTD)

45.5

pounds lost

19

books read

$7,465.24

in gear, tests, & supplements

249

hours of podcasts

My Philosopy

01.

Hypothesize

Hypothesize is just a fancy way of saying ‘make a really good educated guess‘. I spend a lot of time each week reading books & articles, listening to podcasts, and doing research online. I put this all together and make guesses – I’d like to characterize them as really good – of what might work for making my body perform optimally.

02.

Test

Testing in this case refers to n=1 experimentation. For those unfamiliar with basic statistics, the letter “n” denotes the sample size. In other words how many people are measured within a study. For example, in a study of 10,000 people, the n=10,000.

We tend to think of studies with larger sample sizes as ‘better’ or carrying more weight. And in general that is the case. But, the power of n=1 is that the ‘1’, in this case, is me. We are each different, with varying nutritional and fitness needs. When I am the entire sample size, whatever observations I make automatically apply to me.

03.

Analyze

Once the experimentation period is complete, I methodically examine the data collected. The focus is more on determining efficacy than on explanation or interpretation.

04.

Repeat

The Japanese philosophy of Kaizen offers an effective way to achieve long-term growth. Kaizen translates simply to “good change” but in productivity circles the term means “constant, continual improvement.”

The philosophy first appeared at the end of WWII when many Japanese businesses determined that doing things the way they’ve always been done was bad for business, especially when better options were available that would make them more competitive. When applied personally, it means that at all times I should strive to do what I do better.