Doctor Mom Podcast
Doctor Mom Podcast

Episode #219: Get Off The Blood Sugar Rollercoaster with Dr. Casey Means

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On today’s episode, Steph interviews Dr. Casey Means, a Stanford-trained physician, Chief Medical Officer and Co-founder of metabolic health company Levels. Dr. Casey is on a mission to empower individuals with tech-enabled tools that can inform smart, personalized, and sustainable dietary and lifestyle choices. She joins Steph to talk about the impact of nutrition and lifestyle habits on blood sugar, which plays a role in our digestion, mood, energy, hormones, body composition and risk for preventable chronic diseases.  They share how moms can balance their blood sugar through proven, effective strategies to feel more resilient. You’ll also learn how and why we respond differently to even the same food, proving there is no one-size-fits-all diet.

Topics Discussed:

  • What it means to be metabolically healthy
  • How non-diabetics can benefit from using a continuous glucose monitor
  • Alternative options to the Glucola test
  • What Steph has learned by using a continuous glucose monitor
  • How sleep, stress, and hormones impact blood sugar
  • The link between blood sugar and mental health

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This episode’s guest

 

Casey Means, MD is a Stanford-trained physician, Chief Medical Officer and Co-founder of metabolic health company Levels, and Associate Editor of the International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention. 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 Forbes, Business Insider, Techcrunch, Entrepreneur Magazine, The Hill, Metabolism, Endocrine Today, and more. She is an award-winning biomedical researcher, with past research positions at the NIH, Stanford School of Medicine, and NYU.