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This individual's Psoriasis Severity is generally lowest after a daily total of 2 milligrams of Garlic intake over the previous 7 days.
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Blue represents the sum of Garlic intake over the previous 7 days
An increase in 7 days cumulative Garlic intake is usually followed by an decrease in Psoriasis Severity. (R = -0.134)
Typical values for Psoriasis Severity following a given amount of Garlic intake over the previous 7 days.
Typical Garlic intake seen over the previous 7 days preceding the given Psoriasis Severity value.
This chart shows how your Garlic changes over time.
Each column represents the number of days this value occurred.
This chart shows the typical value recorded for Garlic on each day of the week.
This chart shows the typical value recorded for Garlic for each month of the year.
This chart shows how your Psoriasis Severity changes over time.
Each column represents the number of days this value occurred.
This chart shows the typical value recorded for Psoriasis Severity on each day of the week.
This chart shows the typical value recorded for Psoriasis Severity for each month of the year.

Abstract

This individual's Psoriasis Severity is generally 5% lower than normal after 2 milligrams Garlic per 7 days. This individual's data suggests with a high degree of confidence (p=0.0014149034544418, 95% CI -0.235 to -0.033) that Garlic has a weakly negative predictive relationship (R=-0.13) with Psoriasis Severity. The highest quartile of Psoriasis Severity measurements were observed following an average 2 milligrams Garlic per day. The lowest quartile of Psoriasis Severity measurements were observed following an average 2521.9297124601 mg Garlic per day.Psoriasis Severity is generally 5% lower than normal after a total of 2521.9297124601 milligrams of Garlic intake over the previous 7 days. Psoriasis Severity is generally 3% higher after a total of 2 milligrams of Garlic intake over the previous 7 days.

Objective

The objective of this study is to determine the nature of the relationship (if any) between Garlic and Psoriasis Severity. Additionally, we attempt to determine the Garlic values most likely to produce optimal Psoriasis Severity values.

Participant Instructions

Record your Garlic daily in the reminder inbox or using the interactive web or mobile notifications.
Record your Psoriasis Severity daily in the reminder inbox or using the interactive web or mobile notifications.

Design

This study is based on data donated by one participant. Thus, the study design is consistent with an n=1 observational natural experiment.

Data Analysis

Garlic Pre-Processing
Garlic measurement values below 0 milligrams were assumed erroneous and removed. No maximum allowed measurement value was defined for Garlic. It was assumed that any gaps in Garlic data were unrecorded 0 milligrams measurement values.
Garlic Analysis Settings

Psoriasis Severity Pre-Processing
Psoriasis Severity measurement values below 1 out of 5 were assumed erroneous and removed. Psoriasis Severity measurement values above 5 out of 5 were assumed erroneous and removed. No missing data filling value was defined for Psoriasis Severity so any gaps in data were just not analyzed instead of assuming zero values for those times.
Psoriasis Severity Analysis Settings

Predictive Analytics
It was assumed that 0.5 hours would pass before a change in Garlic would produce an observable change in Psoriasis Severity. It was assumed that Garlic could produce an observable change in Psoriasis Severity for as much as 7 days after the stimulus event.
Predictive Analysis Settings

Data Quantity
483 raw Garlic measurements with 194 changes spanning 1945 days from 2013-07-22 to 2018-11-19 were used in this analysis. 819 raw Psoriasis Severity measurements with 180 changes spanning 2293 days from 2013-01-13 to 2019-04-25 were used in this analysis.

Data Sources

Garlic data was primarily collected using QuantiModo. QuantiModo allows you to easily track mood, symptoms, or any outcome you want to optimize in a fraction of a second. You can also import your data from over 30 other apps and devices. QuantiModo then analyzes your data to identify which hidden factors are most likely to be influencing your mood or symptoms.

Psoriasis Severity data was primarily collected using QuantiModo. QuantiModo allows you to easily track mood, symptoms, or any outcome you want to optimize in a fraction of a second. You can also import your data from over 30 other apps and devices. QuantiModo then analyzes your data to identify which hidden factors are most likely to be influencing your mood or symptoms.

Limitations

As with any human experiment, it was impossible to control for all potentially confounding variables. Correlation does not necessarily imply causation. We can never know for sure if one factor is definitely the cause of an outcome. However, lack of correlation definitely implies the lack of a causal relationship. Hence, we can with great confidence rule out non-existent relationships. For instance, if we discover no relationship between mood and an antidepressant this information is just as or even more valuable than the discovery that there is a relationship.
We can also take advantage of several characteristics of time series data from many subjects to infer the likelihood of a causal relationship if we do find a correlational relationship. The criteria for causation are a group of minimal conditions necessary to provide adequate evidence of a causal relationship between an incidence and a possible consequence.

The list of the criteria is as follows:
Strength (A.K.A. Effect Size)
A small association does not mean that there is not a causal effect, though the larger the association, the more likely that it is causal. There is a weakly negative relationship between Garlic intake and Psoriasis Severity

Consistency (A.K.A. Reproducibility)
Consistent findings observed by different persons in different places with different samples strengthens the likelihood of an effect. Furthermore, in accordance with the law of large numbers (LLN), the predictive power and accuracy of these results will continually grow over time. 538 paired data points were used in this analysis. Assuming that the relationship is merely coincidental, as the participant independently modifies their Garlic intake values, the observed strength of the relationship will decline until it is below the threshold of significance. To it another way, in the case that we do find a spurious correlation, suggesting that banana intake improves mood for instance, one will likely increase their banana intake. Due to the fact that this correlation is spurious, it is unlikely that you will see a continued and persistent corresponding increase in mood. So over time, the spurious correlation will naturally dissipate.

Specificity
Causation is likely if a very specific population at a specific site and disease with no other likely explanation. The more specific an association between a factor and an effect is, the bigger the probability of a causal relationship.

Temporality
The effect has to occur after the cause (and if there is an expected delay between the cause and expected effect, then the effect must occur after that delay). The confidence in a causal relationship is bolstered by the fact that time-precedence was taken into account in all calculations.

Biological Gradient
Greater exposure should generally lead to greater incidence of the effect. However, in some cases, the mere presence of the factor can trigger the effect. In other cases, an inverse proportion is observed: greater exposure leads to lower incidence.

Plausibility
A plausible bio-chemical mechanism between cause and effect is critical. This is where human brains excel. Based on our responses so far, 1 humans feel that there is a plausible mechanism of action and 0 feel that any relationship observed between Garlic intake and Psoriasis Severity is coincidental.

Coherence
Coherence between epidemiological and laboratory findings increases the likelihood of an effect. It will be very enlightening to aggregate this data with the data from other participants with similar genetic, diseasomic, environmentomic, and demographic profiles.

Experiment
All of human life can be considered a natural experiment. Occasionally, it is possible to appeal to experimental evidence.

Analogy
The effect of similar factors may be considered.

Relationship Statistics

Property Value
Cause Variable Name Garlic intake
Effect Variable Name Psoriasis Severity
Sinn Predictive Coefficient 0.1784
Confidence Level high
Confidence Interval 0.10074967854111
Forward Pearson Correlation Coefficient -0.134
Critical T Value 1.646
Total Garlic intake Over Previous 7 days Before ABOVE Average Psoriasis Severity 2 milligrams
Total Garlic intake Over Previous 7 days Before BELOW Average Psoriasis Severity 2 milligrams
Duration of Action 7 days
Effect Size weakly negative
Number of Paired Measurements 538
Optimal Pearson Product 0.015959526316888
P Value 0.0014149034544418
Statistical Significance 0.9899
Strength of Relationship 0.10074967854111
Study Type individual
Analysis Performed At 2019-04-06

Garlic Statistics

Property Value
Variable Name Garlic
Aggregation Method SUM
Analysis Performed At 2019-04-28
Duration of Action 7 days
Kurtosis 9.1099700721493
Mean 191.75 milligrams
Median 0 milligrams
Minimum Allowed Value 0 milligrams
Number of Changes 194
Number of Correlations 257
Number of Measurements 483
Onset Delay 30 minutes
Standard Deviation 423.14381091795
Unit Milligrams
UPC 616320074241
Variable ID 1327
Variance 179050.68471817

Psoriasis Severity Statistics

Property Value
Variable Name Psoriasis Severity
Aggregation Method MEAN
Analysis Performed At 2019-04-28
Duration of Action 7 days
Kurtosis 3.0565555696441
Maximum Allowed Value 5 out of 5
Mean 2.4375 out of 5
Median 2 out of 5
Minimum Allowed Value 1 out of 5
Number of Changes 180
Number of Correlations 1235
Number of Measurements 819
Onset Delay 0 seconds
Standard Deviation 0.70396562319319
Unit 1 to 5 Rating
Variable ID 1421
Variance 0.49556759863778

Tracking Garlic

Record your Garlic daily in the reminder inbox or using the interactive web or mobile notifications.

Tracking Psoriasis Severity

Record your Psoriasis Severity daily in the reminder inbox or using the interactive web or mobile notifications.
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https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-BHr4hyUWqZU/AAAAAAAAAAI/AAAAAAAIG28/2Lv0en738II/photo.jpg Principal Investigator - Mike Sinn