The word “metabolism” gets tossed around quite a bit, usually in the context of weight loss.
It’s important to realize that our metabolic health is so much more than that—it’s the way our 37 trillion cells create energy so that we can do all the things we want to do in life, big and small.
With that in mind, it’s pretty alarming to note that nine of the 10 leading causes of death in the US are directly caused or worsened by poor blood sugar control and declines in other metabolic markers. Chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s, cancer, and more are all linked in one way or another to various metabolic dysfunctions.
On today’s mini-episode, I sit down with Dr. Casey Means to talk about the best ways to dial in our metabolic health and take back control of how we feel and how we age.
Dr. Casey Means is a Stanford-trained physician, Chief Medical Officer and Cofounder of the metabolic health company Levels, an associate editor of the International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention, and a lecturer at Stanford University.
In this episode we dive into:
- Optimal triglyceride levels and understanding the triglyceride/LDL ratio
- Optimal fasting insulin levels
- Optimal HA1C levels
Listen to the full episode here.
For more on Dr. Casey Means, follow her on Instagram @drcaseyskitchen and @levels, Twitter @drcaseyskitchen and @levels, and through her website, levelshealth.com.
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