A routine activity that’s built on euphemisms There are people who claim they can tell your fortune through the reading of tea leaves, an art known as tasseography. As for us, well, we guess you might say we can tell you a lot about yourself by reading your toilet paper. You see, this is the […]
At the recent Quantified Self conference in San Francisco, self-experimenter Mark Moschel talked about his unfortunate encounter with a parasite-filled bowl of ceviche in the streets of Ecuador. But in true QS fashion, Mark turned it into an opportunity to learn about his body. He took several uBiome tests, and shares what he learned in the […]
The inspiring Richard Sprague joins us again, with a curious finding! — Having done multiple uBiome tests over the past year, I already have a sense of what my “normal” gut biome looks like. Although there is a fair bit of variation (especially after my various experiments, like sleep-hacking or jungle exploration), my results generally fit […]
This is a guest post by Josh Pate. Thanks Josh! — Crohn’s Disease patients are like snowflakes; we’re all different. There’s no known cause or cure for Crohn’s disease and millions of people suffer silently from it every day with different triggers, different causes of pain, and different levels of sensitivity to food. We’re so […]
We’re excited to announce that uBiome is partnering with PicnicHealth, a service that gathers and manages all your medical records in one secure place. If you have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), we invite you to: Join the uBiome IBD study to help understand the role of the gut microbiome in this disease Have PicnicHealth gather […]
This is a guest post by Clark Ellis, who has studied his gut through antibiotics, ulcerative colitis, and recovery. (Disclaimer: uBiome is not a diagnostic test. This is an example of one’s person’s story of self-experimentation and personal research. Please see your doctor if you have any health concerns. uBiome does not endorse any course of […]
Meet Siavosh. He’s the data scientist behind last week’s popular post on male vs. female microbiomes. Siavosh grew up overseas, got his PhD in Physics from Stanford, and is now an amazing part of the uBiome team. His desk is right next to an impressively high window that streams in sunlight and looks out over the city of […]
Welcome to another episode of marvelous microbiome mentions we’ve been reading lately. Enjoy! – This has to be the cutest thing ever. Giant Microbes! A toy company in the UK makes stuffed microbes at over a million times their actual size. Come on now, who wants a cuddly little Norovirus? Or a plush Flesh Eating […]
On a lighter note, today we are honored by a guest post from nutrition and fitness guru Elijah Markstrom. Welcome, Elijah! Take it away… — I think a lot about my poop. I look at my poop. I smell my poop. I notice the frequency, ease, volume and consistency of my poop on a daily basis. […]
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