Bob Troia is an entrepreneur, creative technologist, musician, athlete, and emerging tech. He is CEO and Founder of Affinitive.
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Adventures in Biohacking with Quantified Bob (aka Bob Troia)
Episode of
Data-Driven Health Radio
Bob Troia, aka Quantified Bob, is the ultimate biohacker, tracking everything from weight, blood pressure – the usual things to glucose, hormones, HRV, effects of light therapy, and electric stimulation and more. On his blog, you’ll find his most popular post Mimicking the Fasting Mimicking Diet – My 5-day experiment which explains how he tricks his body into reproducing the effects of fasting while still eating!  How does one go about figuring out how this works? By testing, tracking, and understanding how to become the ultimate biohacker. Bob describes himself as entrepreneur, biohacker, and self-quantification geek focused on the intersection of data-driven citizen science, health and wellness, human performance, longevity, and personal optimization. He offers consulting as well as coaching which you can learn more about through his website. You can also follow him on  Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or Linkedin. For those of you already tracking your health metrics through various devices, connect them easily to Heads Up Health to help you understand how to biohack your way to health in an increasingly unhealthy world. Listen in iTunes! This podcast is brought to you by Heads Up Health, a web app designed to help you centrally track all of your vital health data. Instantly synchronize your medical records, connect your favorite health devices and apps and use your data to optimize your health! Click on the button below to start your free 30-day trial. Or, read on for more information about our latest podcast episode! START TRACKING! In this podcast you’ll learn: How Bob started by documenting on his site about 6 years ago what his own data was showing, and people began wanting to replicate his experiments (n=1) [4:55] About his epic fails. Bob does a lot of research before doing any of his experiences but has ended up in the hospital just based on a lack of knowledge so use caution when doing your own experiments and research [10:00] How he used light therapy- infrared ordered from China and shined lights (120 watts) on his head for 20 min (too long) and went to work. 30 minutes later and he blinked while reading an email and looked up to a completely garbled screen. Something was stimulated, up or down-regulated, but still not sure what exactly happened [11:03] Can have minor burns etc. from some experiments with biohacking fails. One lesson learned the hard way – too much MCT oil = running to the bathroom [13:00] He learned nootropics don’t work for him, but they can be highly effective for others. This is why tracking can be beneficial to figure out what works for you [13:45] About the PoV device and how it works to stimulate the muscles to override what your body is doing from an injury pattern [14:15] How photobiomodulation can be used for mitochondrial upcharge before a workout or as a recovery tool. There are lots of variation between devices and what the effects can be [15:45] How things that stimulate mitochondrial health are top of mind right now. There currently is no test that you can easily order to check these levels; however, there are some energy tests that you can use as a proxy to check the cellular energy of the body [17:45] How you can use biohacking tools to optimize energy production and health in a toxic world to thrive [19:00] Why it’s important to show up and meet the world where it is to elevate your health to the best possible [19:45] Top blog post on Quantified Bob’s website [20:25] Fasting Mimicking Diet which walks people through the diet, including nutrient guidelines, calculations, and diet plan, as well as the results of a 5-day experiment. He tracked glucose, blood pressure, sleep, HRV, and figured out which ones were worth tracking. Benefits – shifting sympathetic to parasympathetic Checked immune and growth markers Had a dramatic uptick in testosterone Saw elevated cortisol due to the stress on the body, but overall things were still better He had vivid dreams, running on ketones in therapeutic ketosis rather than nutritional ketosis How water fasting for 2-3 days produces a similar effect, but it’s not enough to get to the crazy dreams The top metric Quantified Bob thinks is vital for tracking-GLUCOSE! [29:40] Elite HRV CorSense’s ease of use and how it’s useful to track in addition to glucose [31:05] Continuous glucose monitors and how they can provide so much information, but the technology is still a ways off for non-invasive technology for the general public to utilize. They show what’s happening at night for example, that you can’t easily monitor when you’re sleeping.  The pluses and minuses of what’s currently available on the market [32:43] Quantified Bob talks about some of the devices and companies he has created and launched into the world [38:00 ]   References Dr. Justin Marchegiani PoV Device Quantified Bob – Fasting Mimicking Diet Blog post HRV4Training DexCom Awesome Meal Tracking App Hackd Fitness   Our Partners: Learn more about LEVL, a clinical-grade ketone breath meter, which measures your level of fat-burning and ketosis through a simple breath. Find out more at You can learn more about the Oura ring, a state of the art ring that can track sleep cycle analysis, activity, and recovery at Learn more about Keto-Mojo, a highly accurate and affordable device for testing blood sugar and blood ketones. Check it out at All of these amazing products are integrated with Heads Up Health. They all allow you to quantify your health in novel and powerful ways. Thank you to our partners! About Heads Up Health Heads Up Health is a website designed to empower individuals who want to take a self-directed approach to managing their health. Instantly centralize your medical records, connect your favorite devices and apps (e.g., Oura, MyFitnessPal, Keto-Mojo, FitBit, Apple Health, MyMacros+, Withings and many more) and use your data to optimize your health. Click on the button below to start your free 30-day trial now START TRACKING!   The post Adventures in Biohacking with Quantified Bob (aka Bob Troia) appeared first on Heads Up Health.
POD Perspective Episode 10 - Bob Troia
Episode of
POD Perspectives Podcast
My guest this week is Bob Troia, Bob is a technology entrepreneur and a leading voice in the Quantified self and biohacking movements. In this episode we talk about self tracking, HRV, hydration, sleep and top biohacking tips for your sleep environment. Website: Facebook: Instagram: Links to products we talked about: ZeroWater - FirstAlert water testing kit - HRV4Training - SweetBeat HRV - Polar Heart Rate Sensor - FooBot - Oura Ring - Cell Nutrition - Bob's 'Human Optimisation Lab' (NYC) -
Is He The Most Self-Quantified Man On The Planet? Tracking Telomeres, Heart Rate, Electrostimulation & More With Quantified Bob.
Episode of
Ben Greenfield Fitness
Meet Bob. "Quantified Bob". Quantified Bob has tracks his life tirelessly, and has reams of data and insight on how the human body responds to everything from varying amounts of starch intake, to electrostimulation, to artificial light to different diets to cognitive performance training and beyond. Bob Troia is a serial entrepreneur who has been at the forefront of digital innovation and emerging technologies for nearly two decades. A left- and right-brain thinker who is equal parts technical, creative, and analytical, Bob is as comfortable talking about business strategy, marketing, and product development as he is discussing programming, design, AI, hardware, and human physiology. He is actively involved in the quantified self and biohacking movements, focusing his passion on the intersection of self-tracking and personal analytics, health and wellness, behavior design, technology, and life optimization, documenting his personal efforts under the moniker “Quantified Bob”. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How Quantified Bob got his name...[11:35] -How you can account for all the different potentially confounding variables when you're testing and tracking data...[13:00] -Why Bob hacked and tracked his glucose, and what he found...[17:10]  -How you can self-test your water quality, and what Bob found by comparing tap water to filtered water...[31:10] -The best way to monitor air quality in your home or office...[45:15] -The most surprising thing you can change in your bedroom that may give you a better night's sleep...[50:00] -How to track your "rate of aging"...[54:10] -The unique form of neuromuscular electrostimulation that Bob uses...[62:30] -The craziest or most intriguing self-quantification experiment Bob has planned...[67:50] -And much more... Resources from this episode: -23andme genetic testing -Oxaloacetate -MyBasis watch -The Dexcom G5 continuous glucose monitor -PrecisionXtra -Ketonix Breath Ketone monitor -Zerowater -Home water testing kit -Trace liquid minerals -Foobot indoor air quality monitor -Allerair central air filter -The new Molekule air purification system -Titanovo telomere testing kits -D-minder Vitamin D testing -My podcast with Jay Schroeder on ARPWave -ARPWave practitioners -Periodic fasting diet study Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Bob or me? Leave your thoughts at and one of us will reply!
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