episode #169

How Glucose Effects Metabolism with Dr. Casey Means



Understanding glucose and glucose metabolism for better metabolic health. We discuss what the ideal glucose response looks like, and the difference between glycemic index, variability, and glycemic load of foods. What influences the glucose response and how to use strategies like nutrient timing and carbohydrates to control your response. As well as acute and chronic low-grade stress response, resistance training, sleep deprivation, and insulin.

Connect with Casey – @drcaseyskitchen @levels  – https://www.levelshealth.com/

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Episode Overview:

  • 12:58 Casey’s Origin Story
  • 23:02 What is Continuous Glucose Monitoring?
  • 25:04 What is Glucose?
  • 32:25 What Are The Normal Ranges Of Glucose?
  • 39:40 Glycemic Index
  • 49:57 Nutrient Intake and Timing
  • 56:59 Stress And The Effects On Glucose
  • 1:02:37 Breathwork Effects On Glucose
  • 1:05:21 Resistance Training and Glucose
  • 1:10:55 The Effects Of  The Time Of Day On Insulin
  • 1:13:00 Is There A Way To Calculate Average Insulin Using CGM
  • 1:17:00 The Future Of CGM

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