Personalized Diet

How to discover what foods are good for each individual?


Food makes the energy inside our bodies. I'm curious about a problem of discovering how to know which foods are the right ones for each individual; how to mix & match them, and eat them throughout a day for best energy release?

It seems to me that me inherit our nutrition habits from families we come from. But what if the family didn't have healthy nutrition habits? Or perhaps those habits doesn't fit the individual? One is left with getting lost in the noise of Internet search trying to understand the basics of "good nutrition", and then trial & error of what food fits the individual. Could it be easier?

For example, there are methods to check for food intolerances (but Internet tells me that these tests' accuracy is questionable).

So, I'm curious how to design a personalised-diet plan (foods and recipes) for oneself and how would everyone do that themselves instead of going to a nutrition expert.

Anyone cares about such a problem? Share how you're exploring your "feeding quest"!


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Mindey 推荐这个视频 和这个视频,并在日记中跟踪食物

Mindey recommends this video and this video, and tracking foods in a diary

Inga 推荐消除饮食

Inga recommends Elimination Diet


但是现在在绘制了我吃的食物并列出了要暂停以进行消除饮食的食物清单后,我发现它可能是“酪胺”引起了我的头痛(因为我两周前开始吃含有它的新食物!)好吧,我现在开始对这些食物进行为期 2 周的暂停,看看是否是这样。

但有趣的是,我在这里公开分享了这个谜题后发现了这个意想不到的解决方案(尝试尝试),这促使我与 2 个不同的朋友进行了对话,并带来了有趣的解决方案来尝试!

所以,是的,感谢朋友们回答我的难题(即使是在 1:1 的房间里!):)

我的实验学习将在 2 周内分享。

Hmm, after following friends' suggestions I discovered something! The reason for my interest in food plans was a symptom - headaches.

But now after mapping the foods I eat and making a list of foods to pause for Elimination Diet, I discovered that it could be "tyramine" causing my headaches (because I started eating new foods 2 weeks ago, that contain it!) Well, I am starting my 2 week pause on these foods now and will see if that's the case.

But it's funny that I discovered this unexpected solution (experiment to try) after publicly sharing this puzzle here, which prompted conversations with 2 different friends and led to the interesting solution to try out!

So yeah thank you friends for responding to my puzzle (even if it was in 1:1 rooms!) :)

My experiment learnings to be shared in 2 weeks..

那么,将这个问题命名为“食品兼容性匹配”或类似名称会更好吗,因为这就是您所描述的。 “食物探索”似乎很笼统,可能意味着从农业到购物等任何事物,但您所描述的更多的是_个体生物相容的食物发现_。

So, would this problem be better named as "Food compatibility matching" or something like that, because that is what you're describing. "Food quest" seems very generic, could mean things anything from farming to shopping, etc., but what you're describing, is more of individually biocompatible food discovery.

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// 如何发现对每个人有益的食物?



我只是想知道哪些传感器可以感觉到我们身体的不适,例如 secchi 磁盘 如何测量湖泊和海洋的透明度。我们可以自动测量实际食物引起的舒适感或不适感,这将大大简化此类数据收集的过程......

// How to discover what foods are good for each individual?

The popular answer: "there's an app for that". The funny thing is, making an app is making a list or a few of them, and asking people to fill them: doing the stats (dependence analysis) auto-discovers what's good for whom. The more participants in the study, the merrier.

However, most people don't have time for writing yet another app for this or that. Only food data won't fully solve the higher problem of individual well-being. Generic solution for this is sensors, schedulers, and database technology.

I just wonder what sensors could feel our discomfort of our bodies, like how a secchi disk measured transparency of lakes and oceans. Of we could measure the actual food-induced sense of comfort or discomfort automatically, it would very much ease the process of such data collection...

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I guess, using neuralink, we could automate that collection of data about food-induced variations of well-being, quite literally reading off the signals from corresponding brain regions.

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(1) 这样的过程预设了身体的需求是静态的。但这种情况并非如此。如果我有一天去跑步,那一天我身体的需求将与我不去跑步的另一天不同。如果我生病了也是如此。当然,随着我们的身体变老,我们的需求也会发生变化。

(2) 这种过程假定身体处理食物的方式保持静止。但是,事实并非如此。例如,微生物群落会随着时间而变化,这会影响进食后身体可利用的营养物质的种类和数量。同样关于细胞/器官的年龄。


I think this might be more complicated than keeping a diary or even than monitoring the body’s response to a given food using technology.

There are at least two reasons why I think this is more complicated than either of those processes suggest:

(1) such a process presupposes that the body’s needs are static. But, this is not the case. If I go for a run one day, my body’s needs that day will be different from what they are on another day when I do not go for a run. Likewise if I am sick. And, as our bodies age, of course, our needs change, too.

(2) such a process presupposes that the body’s way of processing food remains static. But, this is also not the case. The micro biome, for example, changes through time, and this has an effect on the kinds and amounts of nutrients that are available to the body after eating. Likewise regarding the age of cells/organs.

So, I think using a diary or technology can be very useful and informative—but, it also can be misleading if we do not keep the above in mind.

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