HoloLens and How TECH SAVES LIVES.
Ever heard of Virtual Reality?
Stay with me, I promise it won’t get too geeky, and it IS about your health, fitness an gorgeous young body!
You get your full genome sequenced (Tech/medical community says the cost might come down to $100 very soon. Now it’s about $1000).
Then you can do different tests to find out, how certain foods affect your genes’ expression (How what you eat, reacting with your genes, manifests as your health ad body).
Some foods might make you fat, some foods might be bad for your hormones, some might trigger allergic reactions, some might be easily digested some might not be digested at all! Some food might have no effect on you, no matter how much of it you eat, some might have mild “fattening” effect. You got the idea.
You see, it’s not all about calories at all! Didn’t I talk about that before? (Read more here)
Foods affect every single individual in a very different way! You and I can eat the same exact way, and I’ll be burning bridges with energy staying lean as a bean, and you might feel the shittiest in your life! Yes, it can be such a huge difference! That’s why no diet will ever work for everyone. Ever!
Not only our genetic profile is different, but also our heritage and ancestors, our microbiome (gut bacteria) is different, our upbringing that matters so much, our lifestyle, where we live, our biorhythms, our age, our gender, stress levels, work we do, thoughts — there are so many things that differentiate each of us.
There is no way there ever will be discovered one way to eat that is perfect for everyone.
But we can personalize our nutrition, food, supplements, meal times, workouts according to our unique situation. We can see, what diet and lifestyle will work the best for us at this point in our life and for our current goals!
I went to this really cool event organized at Microsoft Reactor at Grand Central Tech by HoloLens Developers community and Paul Blair.
It is a computer mounted on your head, that looks like in the picture above. It’s light by the way, and totally disconnected from anything, cableless. It’s a full operational computer where you can run apps etc.
That computer makes your applications and all the data visual, creating 3D Holographic (yep, like sci-fi movies) objects in your actual physical reality.
Now imagine you could see, how based on all the data (genetic profile and other details), different foods and workouts affect your health and body in the long term, in a month, weeks, years and more.
Wouldn’t that be really cool?
Calorie counting no more for sure!
Precise personalized nutrition and simply eating the right kind of foods FOR YOU and doing the right kind of things FOR YOU, instead of wasting energy all over the place never really getting it, why is that you can’t lose those last few pounds like your friend Maggie on that miracle diet she can’t stop bragging about.
This is still in the future and my imagination…
BUT. They are NOW designing the right kind of treatments, personalized for each individual, to treat cancer. AND saving lives by using genetic data presented in a 3D way.
How f*cking cool is that!
TECH SAVES LIVES!
You don’t get healthy and stay healthy.
HEALTH is a DAILY PRACTICE. One bite at a time.
Daily Bite of Health