Food Allergy Detective
By Evil Timmy
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The intelligent food and symptom journal that analyzes your journal entries to help you discover hidden food sensitivities.
SUPER QUICK JOURNAL ENTRY
Just check off foods and symptoms and tap Save! You can optionally enter a specific date/time and notes.
DISCOVER HIDDEN PATTERNS
The app alerts you to any potential issues and you can view detailed graphs to see the trends for yourself.
You can add and track as many foods and symptoms as you like.
Please visit www.FoodAllergyDetective.com for FAQ, news, links to reviews.
What's New in Version 3.1
** Now requires iOS 5.0 **
iPhone 5 support
Analysis would sometimes report foods/symptoms that were never recorded
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Handy and useful with potential to be a great app
A very handy and useful tool to help you recognize food-symptom relationships. You record specific "food" and "symptom" items and the app tallies or compiles the occurrence of each symptom paired with each food item. The app does not perform statistical correlations between foods and symptoms (hence 4 stars, not 5). So don't expect it to tell you the probability that certain symptoms are linked to certain foods. It just tallies and graphs the raw data. Statistical inference and analysis is left to the user.
Food and Symptom lists are completely customizable. And although there is no mention of it in the user manual, you are not limited to ingestible substances in your "food" list. For example, you might want to include such things as exposure to direct sunlight or second hand smoke in the "food" list, or, say, an exercise workout session. I would think you could even include weather conditions like "Rainy Day." So rather than "food" versus "symptom" I like to think of it as "stimuli" versus "results."
With that in mind, I would hope that a future version of this app will be able to perform correlation and covariance calculations and be able to tell you that, for example, the incidence of constipation has a high inverse correlation to the number of exercise sessions in your weekly routine.
Exactly what I needed
This app makes it super easy to track the foods you eat and the symptoms they cause. You can add as many different foods and symptoms as you want, though it comes loaded with "the usual suspects". When I'm eating, it takes maybe 15 seconds to record all the suspect ingredients in my food, an ditto for when I'm having unpleasant symptoms. I've been using it for a week and the results have been helpful and surprising. Definitely worth 3 bucks. : )
This app is great. I've been looking for something just like this. So much better than a paper journal, and the analysis tools are flexible and easy to navigate. The whole app is simple and easy to use. Ability to export data is great. Still too early to identify all my allergies, but It's been helpful already to observe some behaviors and reactions.