April 18, 2024
#99: What Glucose Tells Us About Our Health and Wellness

In this episode

  • How Emily got involved with Veri [4:08]
  • What is Veri? [7:27]
  • Why continuous glucose monitoring helps us in our wellness journeys[10:28]
  • How to eat for healthy glucose management [16:18]
  • Things that affect our glucose more than we might think [20:35]
  • Organizing your diet around glucose spikes [23:22]
  • Taking it slow and steady to reduce spikes [26:17]
  • How exercise stimulates insulin action [30:12]
  • Glucose and menstrual cycles [31:20]
  • Why supplementing should be a last resort for improving our health [35:55]
  • Glucose and cortisol — reduce stress, reduce glucose spikes [38:29]
  • How the thyroid, autoimmune conditions, and glucose are connected [42:56]
  • Sleep is about quality and quantity [45:37]

Episode Summary

If you’ve ever eaten a meal and felt immediately drained, fatigued, or brain-fogged, you also probably wondered why those foods made you feel that way — and you’re not alone. Foods affect people so differently, and one of the clearest disparities is in how our blood sugar responds to our lifestyle choices.

With continuous glucose monitoring, it’s easy to get an objective look at our overall health through the lens of our blood sugar. Get too little sleep, and you might notice your blood sugar responding to that. Eat too many carbs without some protein or fat, and you might be spiking more than usual. 

It can also help us avoid chronic health issues like insulin resistance (pre-diabetes) and diabetes, or give us insight into how glucose affects autoimmune conditions and other health issues we’re already facing. 

No matter what the reason, continuous glucose monitoring gives us valuable information about our health that can help us make informed choices about our diet, sleep, and exercise habits that can keep our overall health and wellness at its peak. 

Join me in welcoming Emily Johnson of Veri to learn more about continuous glucose monitoring and how glucose plays a role in every part of our wellbeing.  


Disclaimer: This information is being provided to you for educational and informational purposes only. It is being provided to educate you about how to take care of your body and as a self-help tool for your own use so that you can reach your own health goals. It is not intended to treat or cure any specific illness and is not to replace the guidance provided by your own medical practitioner. If you are under the care of a healthcare professional or currently use prescription medications, you should discuss any dietary changes or potential dietary supplement use with your doctor, and should not discontinue any prescription medications without first consulting your doctor. This information is to be used at your own risk based on your own judgment. If you suspect you have a medical problem, we urge you to take appropriate action by seeking medical attention.


Find more from Emily online:

Website: https://www.veri.co/

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