437: Blood sugar hacks & how to avoid a metabolic hangover | Lauren Kelley-Chew, M.D.

The mindbodygreen Podcast

Sep 22 2022 • 1 hr 4 mins

Lauren Kelley-Chew, M.D.: “The same food that you eat in the morning versus the night will have a different glucose response.” Lauren, a physician and Head of Clinical Product at Levels, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss all things blood sugar balance, plus: - The link between blood sugar & anxiety (~00:46) - How to test your insulin levels (~05:18) - How to minimize blood sugar spikes (~10:10) - The best types of exercise to balance blood sugar (~14:49) - Why you should consume vinegar before a meal (~19:30) - The best & worst alternative milks for blood sugar (~22:27) - The best breakfasts for blood sugar balance (~26:25) - How to eat bread without spiking your blood sugar (~29:56) - Why you should eat leftover sweet potatoes (~32:14) - Surprising foods that can spike your blood sugar (~35:19) - Why you can eat more carbs at breakfast (~37:43) - The role of sunlight in metabolic health (~43:35) - How to optimize kids’ blood sugar levels (~46:18) - Who shouldn’t wear a continuous glucose monitor (~51:45) - How long you should actually wear a glucose monitor (~55:03) - The link between social connections & metabolic health (~56:17) - Shocking food pairings that can impact blood sugar (~01:01:13)  Referenced in the episode: - Check out Levels. - Follow Lauren on Instagram. - A study on insulin resistance & depression. - A study on vinegar & metabolic health. - A review on dairy & metabolic health. - A study on natural light & glucose levels. - The Roseto study. - BaseCulture keto bread. - mbg Podcast episode #434, with Amy Sapola, PharmD - mbg Podcast episode #427, with Ben Bikman, Ph.D. - mbg Podcast episode #342, with Casey Means, M.D. Note: This episode briefly mentions eating disorders. If you are struggling with any of the signs and symptoms, you can call the National Eating Disorder Association hotline at (800) 931-2237. We’re having our first ever mindbodygreen birthday sale! Save up to 30% off across all our supplements and personal care products when you visit shop.mindbodygreen.com. We hope you enjoy this episode, and feel free to watch the full video on Youtube! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.

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