Everyday Wellness
Everyday Wellness
Jan 16, 2021
Ep. 132 Continuous Glucose Monitors: Why They’re Not Just for Diabetics Anymore with Kara Collier
Play • 52 min

We are excited today to have Kara Collier joining us as our guest. Kara is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Nutrition Support Clinician with a background in clinical nutrition, nutrition technology, and entrepreneurship. After becoming frustrated with the traditional healthcare system, Kara helped start the company NutriSense, where she is now the Director of Nutrition. She is the leading authority on the use of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) technology, particularly in non-diabetics for health optimization, disease prevention, and reversing metabolic dysfunction. Kara oversees the health team and product development and has personally interpreted thousands of complex glucose datasets.

Part of Kara’s frustration with the Western medical mindset is that in a hospital or clinical setting, the priority is usually to medicate and treat people as quickly as possible and then get them out. People are in and out of the hospital all the time, and they are suffering because the root cause of their problem, which is usually their lifestyle, is not getting addressed. In this episode, Kara talks about blood sugar levels and explains why CGMs (continuous glucose monitors) are useful for everyone and not just diabetics. Be sure to stay tuned to learn how food influences your blood sugar and how you can make the best nutritional choices for your health and wellness. 

Show highlights:

  • Kara explains what it was about the traditional Western medicine mindset related to food and nutrition that prompted her to second guess what she was doing.
  • Kara defines normal in terms of what we would ideally like to see for a fasting glucose level.
  • What people need to be concerned about regarding their hemoglobin A1C.
  • Kara discusses where she prefers to see the ranges for fasting insulin.
  • Some of the things that can influence someone's postprandial reading.
  • Kara explains what happens in our bodies when our blood sugar values are not where they should be.
  • Kara discusses what she is seeing in terms of the impact on glucose from certain types of diets, like keto and vegan.
  • The differences between men and women.
  • What a CGM is.
  • Why should everyone wear a CGM, not just diabetics.
  • How different types of exercise impact your blood sugar values.
  • The benefits of fasting and the impact of fasting on your blood sugar.

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The Keto Kamp Podcast With Ben Azadi
The Keto Kamp Podcast With Ben Azadi
Ben Azadi
Dr Sylvia Tara | Why we gain weight and what to do about it! KKP: 239
Today, I am blessed to have here with me Dr. Sylvia Tara. She holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry from The University of California, San Diego, and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She was a healthcare management consultant with McKinsey & Company and has worked for the world's largest biotechnology companies. After an extended battle with fat, Dr. Tara became fascinated with its resiliency and embarked on a mission to better understand it. This book culminated in years of research and interviews with physicians, patients, and leading scientists. The Secret Life of Fat will forever change how you think about this misunderstood organ. Dr. Sylvia Tara is the author of the book, The Secret Life of Fat. This new book brings together historical perspective and cutting-edge research to reveal fat's true identity: an organ critical to our health. In this episode, Dr. Sylvia Tara reveals the inspiration behind her fat research. We usually think fat is simply storing calories. What most people don't know is that fat serves many purposes. Also, there are different types of fats. We dive into everything you need to know about fat, including what's vital about leptin and adiponectin. Later, we discuss the difference between men and women when it comes to fat loss. Plus, we talk about which types of exercises will be critical on your health journey. / E P I S O D E S P ON S O R S PureForm Omega Plant Based Oils (Best Alternative to Fish Oil): http://www.purelifescience.com Use ben4 for $4.00 off. [00:30] About Dr. Sylvia Tara * Sylvia gains weight really easily. Her whole life, she watches people eat whatever they feel like, drink whatever they want, and not gain any weight. * So, Dr. Sylvia decided to understand fat once and for all. * She went on a big expedition to really understand fat. She wanted to know why she would gain fat easier than other people. * The Secret Life of Fat is based on all this research! * We think of fat as storage for calories; however, it’s so much more than that. [02:25] What Is Fat? * Fat is a complex endocrine organ that has multiple functions: * Storing calories. * Producing leptin – which has a great effect on our brains, our bones, and multiple organs. * Creating adiponectin – which has a lot of impact on where our fat is stored. [03:25] What You Need to Know About Leptin * Our fat produces this hormone called leptin. It's the biggest producer of leptin in the body, and fat releases it into the bloodstream. Once leptin goes to the bloodstream, it goes to your brain; it'll tell your brain that you’re overall satisfied. Basically, the brain will know that you are good, there's enough nutrition in the world, and you are okay. * Leptin will also communicate with your muscles. It tells your muscles that it's okay to expend energy because you have enough nutrition. * When we start to lose fat and begin to lose weight, say 10% or more, we reduce the amount of leptin we have. * So, people who've lost 10% or more of their body weight respond enormously to food. * Overall, once you've lost weight, you have to eat less than someone who's at that weight normally. It is why diets don’t work! [07:15] The Role of Adiponectin * Adiponectin is more or less telling fat where to go. * When we have dietary fat, adiponectin will guide the fat in our bloodstream to the right parts of our body. * So there's different kinds of fat, there's white fat. It's right under the skin, it's in your thighs, buttocks, arms, and it's actually the safest places to deposit fat. If you're going to have some fat, those are the places to put it. * There's also visceral fat; it sits underneath the stomach wall. It is the more dangerous fat that's nestled against the internal pancreas organ. * There's brown fat – it burns calories instead of storing calories. * Plus, there is beige fat – it that can turn brown when we exercise. * Overall, adiponectin will help guide the fat you eat and put it into the right place. [09:20] How Exercise Can Help Adiponectin * It’s around 20 hours of jogging a week to get adequate levels of adiponectin. That is when your body will start to shift around where your fat is. * High-intensity interval training will also help raise your levels of adiponectin. * You have to exercise a lot before it starts to affect you. * It's best to work with your diet and do some exercise. Don't rely on exercise alone! [11:10] How To Get More Brown Fat * Brown fat is actually used to create heat. * We have brown fat around our heart; we have it around the clavicle areas and our spines. Having brown fat around those important areas is critical. These areas need to be heated even when we don't have exposure to cold. * Beige fat, which was discovered last decade, is the fat that can turn brown through exercise. * The more you exercise, the more you can increase your levels of brown fat. * Exposure to cold will also increase your brown fat. [13:45] Women Produce 33% More Ghrelin Than Men After Exercise * Women are designed just to have more fat. There are many reasons for this: * Fat produces estrogen. * Fat is linked to our reproducibility. * When women exercise, they have a different reaction than men. Women’s bodies produce ghrelin after exercise, and it's a hormone that's released from your stomach. * If you burn off 600 calories or so, women produce 33% more ghrelin than men. * There's all kinds of dieting tips for women versus men because women are different. [17:30] How Women Can Lose Body Fat * Women have to be really patient, and you have to understand where you are on the spectrum of fat. * Everyone has an individual fat blueprint. * You have to understand your fat, and you have to be really forgiving of yourself. * Another issue with women is that they have something called dichotomous thinking. [22:05] The Role Of How To Use Intermittent Fasting For Fat Loss * Our growth hormone peaks at night. So, fasting during the nighttime will benefit your body because eating mitigates growth hormone levels. * You want growth hormones because it’s a great way to burn fat. * If you sleep adequately, you're increasing your levels of leptin, which means you're going to be a little bit more satiated the next day during fasting. [26:30] Strategies To Keep Insulin At Bay * Fiber will bring down insulin. * Eating higher protein diets, lower carbs, and obviously not a ton of sugar will also help keep insulin at bay. * Fasting enables you to manage insulin, and it helps with insulin sensitivity. [31:35] The Role of Genetics In Fat Storage * To manage your fat, you have to work harder if you're at a genetic disadvantage. * Some people tend to have a much higher appetite because they have a certain variant of the FTO gene. [35:30] How Environmental Factors Affect Fat * The Four P’s: * Pesticides * Plastics * Preservatives * Parabens * Overall, it's important to really watch what you eat and watch what you put on your body. Think about what's really in the food that you eat! [43:45] Testing Your Fat * The best way to test your fat is a CT scan. * Sadly, there is no easier way to find out. [48:20] Correlation Between Stress & Fat * Stress is linked to abdominal fat. * Exercise can be a perfect solution for people to lower their stress levels. AND MUCH MORE! Resources from this episode: * Check out Sylvia Tara Website: http://sciencetoliveby.com * Follow Sylvia Tara * Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sylviataraphd/ * Twitter: https://twitter.com/sylviataraphd * Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sylviataraphd * Learn more about The Secret Life of Fat: https://amzn.to/3kxXccw * Join theKeto Kamp Academy: https://ketokampacademy.com/7-day-trial-a * WatchKeto Kamp on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUh_MOM621MvpW_HLtfkLyQ *Some Links Are Affiliates…
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Fast Keto with Ketogenic Girl
Fast Keto with Ketogenic Girl
Vanessa Spina
Hack Your Goals with Continuous Blood Glucose Monitoring (CGM): Kara Collier
Achieve Your Goals with Continuous Blood Glucose Monitoring: Kara Collier, RDN, LDN, CNSC. Nutrisense Director of Nutrition. Kara is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist (LDN), and Certified Nutrition Support Clinician (CNSC) who specializes in glucose control and metabolism. She graduated from Purdue University and previously worked at Memphis VA Medical Center, as a clinical dietitian at Providence Hospital, and in a management role at Nutritionix. Get Your FREE ebook on keto: https://www.ketogenicgirl.com/pages/free-ebook Try the 28 Day Ketogenic Girl Challenge: https://www.ketogenicgirl.com Special thank you to Fast Keto sponsors: Try Proper Good's new Keto line of Soups! They are made with good for you ingredients and fit your keto macros! Use the code KETOGENIC15 for 15% off your order at www.eatpropergood.com - Repair your gut health and power up your immunity today by trying BiOptimizers' Leaky Gut Guardian risk-free at: www.leakygutguardian.com/fastketo and use FASTKETO to receive 10% off any order. You have a 365 day money back guarantee. That’s www.leakygutguardian.com/fastketo - Prior to beginning a ketogenic diet you should undergo a health screening with your physician to confirm that a ketogenic diet is suitable for you and to rule out any conditions and contraindications that may pose risks or are incompatible with a ketogenic diet[, including by way of example: conditions affecting the kidneys, liver or pancreas; muscular dystrophy; pregnancy; breast-feeding; being underweight; eating disorders; any health condition that requires a special diet [other conditions or contraindications]; hypoglycemia; or type 1 diabetes. A ketogenic diet may or may not be appropriate if you have type 2 diabetes, so you must consult with your physician if you have this condition. Anyone under the age of 18 should consult with their physician and their parents or legal guardian before beginning such a diet]. Use of Ketogenic Girl videos are subject to the Ketogenicgirl.com Terms of Use and Medical Disclaimer. All rights reserved. If you do not agree with these terms, do not listen to, or view any Ketogenic Girl podcasts or videos. -
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Dr. Jockers Functional Nutrition
Dr. Jockers
Blood Sugar, Electrolytes, Keto and Saving the Planet with Robb Wolf
Today’s episode is proudly sponsored by Paleovalley and its 100% grass-fed beef and 100% pasture-raised turkey meat sticks, one of the choice snacks in my household. Hurry and grab yours from Paleovalley.com and be sure to use code JOCKERS at checkout for an extra 15% off! Why do low-carbers need so much sodium? When insulin levels drop, so does the production of the hormone aldosterone. This triggers a process that makes you LOSE sodium at a rapid rate, causing headaches, low energy, muscle cramps, and insomnia. LMNT Recharge’s low-carb energy drink powders fix the problem so you feel your best! BIG NEWS! Dr. Jockers just released his BRAND NEW book on Fasting! It’s called — Fasting Transformation: A Functional Guide To Burn Fat, Heal Your Body, And Transform Your Life With Intermittent And Extended Fasting. AND… we’re so excited that it’s now available on AMAZON! We’d love your support (and if you like the book) I know he’d appreciate a review too! Claim Your Copy Here One of the world’s leading experts in Paleolithic nutrition, New York Times best-selling author, and biochemist researcher, Robb Wolf, joins Dr. Jockers for yet another entertaining and highly enlightening episode! He shares his personal health journey that led him to make a shift in his diet, and how this shift changed his life, the lives of his family, and that of his community. Learn more about the Paleo and ketogenic diet, the best nutrient that supports ketosis, and the critical role of electrolytes in supporting ketosis. More importantly, take part in saving our planet by understanding our roles in this cycle called life! “All organisms get bored with the food they’re eating, and not only from the nutrients they’re getting but also with a toxicity perspective.” -Robb Wolf Subscribe to the podcast on: Apple Podcast Stitcher Spotify PodBean TuneIn Radio In This Episode: - Transform your body and health by shifting your diet from high carbs (yep, that’s legumes, grains, and dairy) to a high protein (yes to all meat!) diet - Eliminate foods that hate you and find out how long it takes until you feel like a million bucks (Hint: it’s shorter than you think!) - The BIGGEST mistake that keeps people from hitting the jackpot of ketosis and the BIGGEST myth of what is stopping you! - A secret nutrient that will block your mind with its talent for managing blood glucose levels, especially in type 1 diabetes - Unearth the best-kept secret to longevity – low sodium and electrolytes intake and how it affects morbidity and mortality - Strike the perfect balance between saving the planet from greenhouse emissions and raising animals sustainably. Resources: - The Fasting Transformation by Dr. David Jockers - Paleovalley Beef Sticks – Use Code JOCKERS for 15% off - LMNT Recharge – https://drinklmnt.com/ - The Paleo Solution, by Robb Wolf - https://amzn.to/3bhWBJa - Wired to Eat, by Robb Wolf - https://amzn.to/3hVLDdQ - Sacred Cow, by Robb Wolf - https://amzn.to/3s3AbRL - The Sacred Cow: Movie - https://www.sacredcow.info/ Connect with Robb Wolf: - Website – https://robbwolf.com/ - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/robbwolfonline?ref=ts - Twitter - https://twitter.com/robbwolf - YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd7XONJSXAV7wrt-Y-myXHg Connect with Dr. Jockers: - Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/drjockers/ - Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/DrDavidJockers - YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/user/djockers - Website – https://drjockers.com/ - If you are interested in being a guest on the show, we would love to hear from you! Please contact us here! - https://drjockers.com/join-us-dr-jockers-functional-nutrition-podcast/
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The Resetter Podcast
Dr. Mindy Pelz
The Best Measurement of Health: Heart Rate Variability – With Kristen Holmes
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The Natural State with Dr. Anthony Gustin
The Natural State with Dr. Anthony Gustin
Dr. Anthony Gustin
133: Robb Wolf - Future Trends: Where Health, Nutrition, and More Are Heading
New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author and former research biochemist Robb Wolf comes back on the show to chat about a number of different topics. In his first episode with Dr. Anthony Gustin, Robb discussed topics ranging from electrolyte imbalances to mTOR activation. This episode is similar since it covers several topics but Robb and Dr. Gustin chat about things like the future of the carnivore diet, paleo, and keto, fake meats, regenerative agriculture and more. Robb also shares his views on using health trackers and why he suggests only using these if you have a goal in mind. He also discusses the biggest pitfalls with health trackers and how to avoid them. And, finally, Robb and Dr. Gustin also veer off into other non-health related topics such as censorship, the cancel culture, and some of the problems associated with big tech companies getting involved in our food supply. As mentioned earlier, Robb Wolf is a former research biochemist who dove into the science of fasting and low-carb diets. He also studied the mechanisms at play before writing his two best-selling books Wired to Eat and The Paleo Solution. Fast forward to today and Robb and his wife help people take back their health in their Healthy Rebellion program. When you check out this episode, you’ll learn more about the future of health and nutrition and so much more. Tune in now and enjoy!
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Mastering Nutrition
Mastering Nutrition
Chris Masterjohn, PhD
How 30 minutes on the elliptical helps my head and neck tension | Masterjohn Q&A Files #210
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