Articles for category: self-experiment, specific health issue

A set of scales weighing sugar and chocolate.

On quitting chocolate but not sugar

I began a regular chocolate bar intake in junior high and have been trying to quit since my mid-thirties. For a long time it was the only sugar craving I experienced. I could turn down caffeine and cupcakes with no problem, for example.


Workstations in a sunny library.

How to speed up your health research

I first started my self-experiments with nutritional therapy two decades ago, when internet searches for “XYZ deficiency symptoms” landed me on sites featuring iguanas, Yorkshire terriers, cockatiels, and, on one auspicious day, a Colin Farrell sex tape.