Discovery Lab is where I take on the role of human guinea pig. I test what works (and what doesn’t).
I’ve experimented with dozens of supplements and wellness protocols. Some have had a profound and even life changing impact, others have done absolutely nothing.
Key Findings: 30%+ joint pain decrease (when combined with cold exposure) Boost to mood and overall feeling of calm Lower resting heart rate (during sauna days) Sauna is reputed to have a huge range of health benefits, particularly cardiovascular and hearth...
🔬 How I track my results and analyse the data
I track all findings on the Wellness Plan (a detailed spreadsheet!) I created to track my autoimmune disease.
At the time of writing this contains 94 different data points, each of which I track daily. It includes self reporting (e.g. I ate xyz for lunch) and wearables data (e.g. my resting heart rate is xyz) as reported by my smart watch.
There are LOTS more Discovery Lab reports to come but I try to give each test as much time as possible, so that I can gather data and feel more confident in any findings.
Tommy's AS Journey
Longest Pain Free Run: 63 days
Days Without Pain Relief Medication: 700+ days
Unique Data Points Analysed: 94
I first developed AS symptoms in 2001 but didn’t get an official diagnosis until 20 years later (like so many!)
By this stage my AS had progressed to a point where I was in almost constant flare. Everyday life was extremely restricted and painful.
By making specific changes to my diet and daily regime I’ve so far seen a 90-95%% reduction in pain. See what works for me here:
Tommy jumping on Mt Kilimanjaro
My Current Ankylosing Spondylitis Routine
These are some of the things I’ve used and am currently using to manage my Ankylosing Spondylitis