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235: Getting Off The Blood Sugar Rollercoaster with Veri

Mar 4, 2024 | Season 3


In this illuminating episode, we sit down with Emily Johnson, a leading nutrition expert from Veri, to explore the world of metabolic health and the valuable insights gained from wearing a CGM (Continuous Glucose Monitor). We get into the intricate connection between sleep and blood sugar levels, how we can break free from the blood sugar rollercoaster, optimal fasting insulin ranges, and the importance of syncing nutrition with the menstrual cycle. Emily also shares more about the Veri app and what sets it apart in the realm of health monitoring. Whether you're curious about CGMs or eager to revolutionize your approach to health, this podcast offers invaluable takeaways for everyone!

Emily Johnson, MS, RD, is a registered dietitian with a Master's degree in nutrition interventions, communication, and behavior change from Tufts University. Her background includes clinical nutrition research, health writing, advising, and consulting within the tech sector. At Veri, she is the Research Lead, serving as the health and nutrition expert for the team. In this role, she ensures that Veri's app features, marketing materials, and publications are backed by rigorous scientific research. 


0:51 Welcome to the show!

3:55 Emily Johnson’s Bio

4:25 Welcome her to the podcast!

5:28 Should everyone wear a CGM?

7:34 What if your lab work looks perfect?

9:09 Renee’s experience with labs vs CGM

11:12 How does sleep affect blood sugar?

13:29 Getting out of the vicious blood sugar cycle

16:14 Seasonal Meal Timing

20:38 Nighttime Glucose Snacks

23:45 Understanding Insulin Variability

26:21 Her opinion on optimal fasting insulin ranges

27:53 *Filter Optix*

30:24 High Insulin ranges against CGM readings

33:45 Tips for Getting Off the Glucose Rollercoaster

36:09 Optimal Goals for Glucose

40:15 *Magnesium Breakthrough*

41:47 Underlying Stressors for Glucose Metabolism

43:42 What to do when you’re stressed

48:04 Glucose when you’re sick

50:43 Syncing with our Menstrual Cycle

54:58 The Veri Program

1:02:00 How to Join Veri

1:03:20 Her final piece of advice

1:04:25 Thanks for tuning in!


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