CGM use


Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGMs) have several benefits and learnings attached to their use, as discussed on the Huberman Lab. CGMs help users identify how different foods and behaviors affect their glucose levels. For instance, Dr. Casey Means shared a case where a healthy-seeming green juice caused significant glucose spikes, leading to the person switching to snacks that didn’t spike glucose like grass-fed cheese and flax crackers. This shows how CGMs assist in identifying "sneaky spikers" of glucose and help understand personal responses to food 1.

Additionally, CGMs are valuable tools for managing physiological responses. Lifestyle strategies like sleeping better, walking after meals, resistance training, cold plunging, and breathwork can modulate how food impacts glucose levels. Dr. Means noted significant benefits like glucose stability when one incorporates practices like walking after meals, as informed by the CGM data 1.

Dr. Means also highlighted how CGMs debunk the traditional concept of the glycemic index by showing highly individual glycemic responses to the same foods, thus emphasizing the importance of personalizing nutrition based on CGM feedback. This personalized approach helps manage and stabilize glucose levels efficiently 2.

In summary, CGMs offer a deep dive into how our lifestyle choices affect glucose responses, leading to more informed decisions and potentially better health outcomes.

Understanding Glucose Spikes

Casey shares how personalized nutrition and lifestyle choices can impact glucose levels, debunking traditional glycemic index beliefs. Insights on food choices affecting glucose stability and the role of lifestyle interventions in managing spikes are discussed.

Huberman Lab

Dr. Casey Means: Transform Your Health by Improving Metabolism, Hormone & Blood Sugar Regulation