The Personal Nutrition Project, led by scientists from the Weizmann Institute of Science, is a novel science-based approach to nutrition. Our goal is to administer personalized dietary interventions that maintain healthy blood sugar levels across human individuals, thus providing direct treatment for pre-diabetics, obesity, and other worldwide epidemics.
High blood sugar levels are a risk factor for many complications, such as type II diabetes, heart disease, and stroke, and also cause more weight gain. We therefore need to control our blood sugar levels. But since different people have different responses to food, we have to find out what our personal responses are and plan what we eat accordingly.
We are collecting the health status, genetics, microbes, physical activity, and blood glucose response to food of our study participants. We then use this unique data to develop computer algorithms that predict the personal blood glucose response of each person to any meal.
HOW IT WORKS
1. YOUR SUGAR FIRST: We first record your blood sugar for one full week to find out your personal response to a variety of different foods.
2. LOG YOUR ACTIVITIES: To find out what affects your blood sugar during your sugar recording week, you will log your food intake, sleep patterns, exercises, and other weekly activities using this App
3. YOUR PERSONAL FOOD RESPONSES: You will receive personal predictions of your response to many foods, and see your response to foods that you ate and to other logged events such as sleep and exercise.
4. YOUR GENETIC MAKEUP: We will profile your DNA, and tell you how your personal genome sequence may affect your response to food
5. YOUR PERSONAL MICROBES: We will also measure the composition of the 100 trillion microbes that reside in your gut. These microbes affects your health, well-being, and your response to food.
6. PLAN YOUR DIET: Using our automated diet planner, you will be able to construct a personal diet that meets key nutritional requirements for vitamins and minerals while matching your food preferences, personal food response, genetic makeup, and microbial composition.
Read more at: http://www.personalnutrition.org
Ratings and Reviews
Clunky, at best
Let’s start with the basics: settings. I couldn’t easily determine which option I was selecting - does the blue background or white background indicate my selection? Even though I indicated that my country is US, and language is English, i still needed to input my measurements in metric numbers (and yes, the US should go metric, but I don’t see that happening anytime soon, and this seems like a simple fix). Tried to enter my breakfast, and couldn’t find a GF English muffin, even though I indicated that I don’t eat gluten (or did I? Again, that whole “blue background/white background” thing). I like the book, have been testing, and really wanted to like the app but it needs more work to be useful. I’d be willing to pay for an app that was more fully developed.
App needs some work.
I was excited to start tracking my blood glucose responses after having read the Personalized Diet book, however I’m not going to be able to do that with this app. It’s hard to figure out where to start. I tried to log a test food, but the “test foods” option only can track specific test meals on a drop down menu, not what I want to test. I tried to log my food and I mostly figured it out, but some of the fields are in Hebrew and I have no idea what they say. I’m going to start tracking in a spreadsheet and hope the app improves.
App is inadequate
The food database is minimal in comparison to others I've used like Fitness Pal. I can't log my meals because so many foods aren't included or are too hard to find. For example I just tried to find deli sliced turkey. The first item that comes up is"babyfood, turkey". What the heck? When I searched"sliced turkey" the result was sliced turkey pepperoni.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.