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For most of human history, folks didn’t put much thought into what was going on with their blood sugar unless they had a diagnosis of diabetes or prediabetes. But that’s changing—more and more people are becoming aware of the impact that blood glucose has on metabolic health and overall health. One of the leading experts in this area is our guest today, Dr. Casey Means. 

Dr. Means is a Stanford-trained physician and the co-founder of the revolutionary metabolic health company, Levels. Her mission is centered around optimizing health through blood glucose levels, disease prevention and reversal, and empowering patients in their food and lifestyle choices. On today’s show, we’re taking a deep dive into the world of blood glucose levels.

You’re going to learn about the multitude of factors that can impact your blood sugar levels, and how this biomarker affects other important processes in the body. We’re going to talk about specific foods that can make your blood sugar rise, and what you can do to reduce the spike. You’ll also hear an important and timely conversation about how gaining access to our biomarkers can empower us and transform our health and our society. You’re going to be blown away by the brilliance and expertise of Dr. Means; enjoy! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The multitude of biomarkers that are related to blood sugar. 
  • How many Americans have type 2 diabetes or prediabetes.
  • The way that exercise can impact blood glucose levels.
  • Which illnesses are related to dysregulated blood sugar.
  • The role that the liver plays in metabolic health.
  • How fatty liver disease occurs. 
  • The number one thing you can do to improve your cell function and overall health.
  • How triglycerides are related to heart disease. 
  • What glycemic variability is. 
  • Five processes that contribute to heart disease. 
  • The reactive nature of the US healthcare system and how we can change it.
  • How Levels continuous glucose monitor works.
  • The power of having personalized health data about what’s happening in your body.
  • Why the future of nutrition is built on data, not food marketing. 
  • Surprising foods that might be spiking your glucose levels (& how to balance them).
  • The best and worst breakfast foods for stable glucose. 
  • How monitoring your blood glucose can help you make informed choices.
  • The impact that stress and sleep can have on blood sugar. 
  • How high blood sugar can cause immune cell dysfunction.

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