|mySymptoms Food Diary
||By SkyGazer Labs
- Symptom tracking
- Food diary
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What does the app do?
The app is a general diary or tracking app that has provision for you to track a variety of things, such as the content of meals, drinks, medicines and supplements. It also allows you to track a range of symptoms (nausea, headache, diarrhoea, stomach pain, bloating, eczema, hay fever, heartburn and gas), bowel movements, energy and sleep quality. For a more detailed description of the app, see Google Play or App website and, for a detailed review, see Reviews.
✔ Comprehensive and customisable food and symptom diary.
✔ Can also log medicine, stress, exercise, bowel movements, energy, sleep quality and environmental factors.
✔ Customisable algorithm that looks for foods that are associated with certain symptoms.
✔ Premium version gives you much more detailed analysis including analysis for ingredients.
✔ Creates a PDF report.
✔ Comes with a food database and barcode scanner.
✔ Extensive user manual.
✔ Data syncing.
✔ Appears to get regular updates.
✘ Login is troublesome – it's very challenging to select a user name and password to meet the stipulated criteria.
✘ Adding bowel movements is not simple enough.
✘ It understandably works better when ingredients are entered, and many foods are in the database with their ingredients. For foods not in the database it can be time consuming entering all individual ingredients (however, these can be saved).
Privacy and security
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Date of review: March 2018
Platform reviewed: Android
Download size: 14.39 MB
Updated on: 5/02/2018
Common foods containing FODMAPS Healthy Live Media
Low FODMAP diet user guide Monash University, Australia, 2012
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Reviewer: Jeremy Steinberg, GP, RNZCGP
Date of review: March 2018
Comments: This app is useful for people with unexplained symptoms attempting to see if certain foods may be correlated. It is basically a very full-featured, customisable food and symptom diary. You enter what you eat and drink and symptoms you have. The app then analyses the data and gives you possible foods that may be linked to these symptoms. The premium version gives you more in-depth analysis. The app only looks at correlation not causation (eg, it may be a coincidence for something to be linked). It is also important to remember that not all symptoms may be caused by what you ingest, so please see your doctor. It is also very important to thoroughly read through the user manual before use to get the most out of the app.
Safety concerns: This app only looks for correlation not causation. Just because a food appears to be linked to a symptom does not mean that it is a cause. The user manual acknowledges this. It is also important to mention that not all symptoms may be linked to a food or drink.
New Zealand relevance: The barcode scanner only had some New Zealand foods, but you can add foods manually.