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Paleo Results Database: List your experience here

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 01, 2010 at 11:18 PM

Would you be willing to test a paleo results database? If so, you can answer here with a specific paleo-related change you've made, and its effect on your health. Below is the standard method of classifying clinical trial results. This helps in two ways--standardization lets you see the context of other people's experiences to see how applicable it is to you, and measurability and adherence keeps test subjects a little more honest. I have listed a hypothetical example below.

  • [P]opulation- 30 year old male, Indian origin, living in Boston, MA, joint condition
  • [I]ntervention- Vibram five fingers KSO, $85
  • [C]omparator- Saucony "Grid Cohesion 3" sneakers, 2 years old
  • [O]utcome- Outside ankle pain- went from level 7/10 to level 5/10
  • [T]imeframe- 4 wks, October-November
  • [S]tudy Design- ~80% adherence outside office, turmeric co-intervention, had flu 1.5 wks

If the idea seems feasible, there may be a searchable paleo database website arriving in the near future.

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(2007)

on November 13, 2010
at 05:11 PM

Haven't used an alarm in years, except for very rare occasions like early flights.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

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on November 12, 2010
at 09:57 PM

Do you ever wake up without your alarm?

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

(9647)

on November 02, 2010
at 07:47 PM

Oh, I've dimmed also. At a certain point it just doesn't help, because my eyes have already been done in by too many hours of looking at the screen that day. Amusingly, sometimes I'll just keep making it dimmer and dimmer, and it's not quite enough, and then I try even dimmer and I reach the zero setting on the Mac and the screen goes black--and it's like the computer is giving me a hint: dude, you have to stop looking at the screen, because no amount of dimness will help you. Also I just posted a comment on your saturated fat question from a couple weeks ago that you might find interesting.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

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on November 02, 2010
at 06:18 PM

Also, I'm stealing your language to replace my bloated intro.

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on November 02, 2010
at 05:44 PM

That is exactly the purpose! Did you dim your monitor as well as use f.lux? I'm going to try that soon, as someone who also hates going to bed on time.

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21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

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on November 01, 2010
at 11:49 PM

  • [P]opulation- 30 year old male, Indian origin, living in Boston, MA, joint condition
  • [I]ntervention- f.lux computer program to naturalize computer lighting, $0
  • [C]omparator- Normal computer tint before trial period
  • [O]utcome- Sleepiness before bedtime--increased moderately (~20%--satisfied)
  • [T]imeframe- 6 wks, Sep-Oct
  • [S]tudy Design- ~50% adherence, sometimes annoying when watching movies on laptop

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on November 12, 2010
at 07:00 AM

  • P: 28 year old female, Caucasian, living in Bay Area CA, working from home with irregular sleep schedule, difficulty sleeping soundly in the morning, finally getting up groggy around 10-11am
  • I: Blackout curtains on all 8 (!!) bedroom windows, $75
  • C: miniblinds and standard curtains that block some light, but still fairly bright with street lights and morning sun
  • O: 3 out of 4 days not waking up several times in early morning, feeling more awake when getting out of bed. Bedtime has shifted from ~2am to 12-1am, waking up at 9am or so
  • T: 1 month
  • S: 100% adherence except for 3 nights travelling (and those 3 nights had more restless mornings)

03f5a69fde4012b827ebdb6d93b71e7a

(2007)

on November 13, 2010
at 05:11 PM

Haven't used an alarm in years, except for very rare occasions like early flights.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on November 12, 2010
at 09:57 PM

Do you ever wake up without your alarm?

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47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

(9647)

on November 02, 2010
at 04:32 PM

So you're basically just asking us "what changes have you made on paleo," but there's a way of standardizing it, which helps the gatherers of information, and also maybe keeps the test subjects a little more honest? Alright, I'll give it a try since no one else has jumped in yet.

  • P: 32-year-old male, Northwest European origin, living in Chicago, IL, really hates going to bed on time, will sleep later and later if given the opportunity.
  • I: f.lux computer program.
  • C: Normal computer tint before trial period.
  • O: Sleepiness before bedtime, essentially unchanged, though I admit it's a little easier on the eyes.
  • T: Four months, June to October.
  • S: 100% adherence.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on November 02, 2010
at 06:18 PM

Also, I'm stealing your language to replace my bloated intro.

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

(9647)

on November 02, 2010
at 07:47 PM

Oh, I've dimmed also. At a certain point it just doesn't help, because my eyes have already been done in by too many hours of looking at the screen that day. Amusingly, sometimes I'll just keep making it dimmer and dimmer, and it's not quite enough, and then I try even dimmer and I reach the zero setting on the Mac and the screen goes black--and it's like the computer is giving me a hint: dude, you have to stop looking at the screen, because no amount of dimness will help you. Also I just posted a comment on your saturated fat question from a couple weeks ago that you might find interesting.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on November 02, 2010
at 05:44 PM

That is exactly the purpose! Did you dim your monitor as well as use f.lux? I'm going to try that soon, as someone who also hates going to bed on time.

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21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on November 11, 2010
at 09:45 PM

  • P: 30 year old male, Indian origin, living in Boston, MA, joint condition
  • I: Magnesium--Albion chelated, 1x/day
  • C: No supplemental magnesium except sporadic magnesium oxide or negligible multivitamin
  • O: We'll see
  • T: 3 months
  • S: We'll see

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