Tracking How You Feel – Finding What Works for You as a Unique Individual

Not only is it essential to tune into how we feel, adding a scientific way of measuring this is essential. Measuring the results of the actions we take for our health is now known as ‘real-world data.’

Researchers are beginning to notice real-world data and how powerful this health information can be to help you improve chronic issues and symptoms and further customize your experience.

Traditionally, doctors have relied on, and in many cases demanded, Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trials (RCTs). In RCTs, a drug is tested against a placebo or sugar pill under very controlled conditions. The results from RCTs became the evidence that something worked – but unfortunately, anything that lacked these multi-million pound RCTs was dismissed.

This was the case with cannabis medicines until patients, advocates, and later, researchers started proving how well cannabinoids work for everything from anxiety to chronic pain and epilepsy. They proved this by using their own experience – tracking, documenting, and sharing their biodata – what they did and their results.

Real-world data could then prove what impact the different interventions – whether this was medicines, mind-body interventions, or diet – had on people who reported results such as reduced anxiety, more pain-free days, or fewer seizures.

Biodata & Habit Tracking = Resilience Medicine

Real-world data and tracking how you feel and your own individual journey help you take control back over your health and mental wellbeing.

Tracking how you feel is crucial to the science of resilience medicine since every person’s reaction to stress is unique to their experience and feeling.

Tracking mood, energy, mental clarity and how stressed you feel is key to figuring out the top interventions that are working. You might track simple habits, such as five-minute meditations, cannabinoids, diet, supplements and even medications that are helping you. You might track mental clarity in the app to see which interventions or resilience tips are helping over time.

This data will help you to prioritize and personalize your wellness journey. You could even choose to share it with your health practitioner.