Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Mitochondrial Health

Why Measuring Your Blood Sugar Level is Important | Dr Casey Means

Casey Means, MD is a Stanford-trained physician and Chief Medical Officer and Co-founder of metabolic health company Levels. Her mission is to maximize human potential and reverse the epidemic of preventable chronic disease by empowering individuals with tech-enabled tools that can inform smart, personalized, and sustainable dietary and lifestyle choices. Dr. Means’s perspective has been recently featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The New Yorker, Men’s Health, Women’s Health, and more.

In this episode we discuss:
– Why is blood sugar regulation important?
– The impact of too high or too low blood sugar levels.
– The best and worst foods for blood sugar.
– What are the impacts of medications on blood sugar and your body composition?

00:00:00 Introduction
00:02:22 Dr. Means’ Journey
00:09:43 Blood Glucose Variability and Heart Disease
00:17:10 Fasting Glucose Ranges
00:25:30 Lowering Excess Glucose
00:28:10 Blood Glucose Regulation After a Meal
00:35:25 Foods that Cause Glucose Spikes
00:40:27 Hypoglycemia Early Warning Signs for Heart Disease
00:46:57 Conditions for Physiologic Changes
00:52:15 Stress Effects on Glucose Levels
01:03:23 Blindspots in Current Medicine
01:05:10 Fasting Glucose & Heart Disease & Hearing Loss
01:07:10 Neuroenergetic Theory of Migraines

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