Poor metabolic health and blood sugar imbalances are the largest drivers of chronic disease. At least 50 percent of adults in the United States have abnormal blood sugar levels and/or insulin resistance. Research shows that of those with pre-diabetes, more than 84 percent do not know that they have it. A large contributor is a lack of access to information about your body.
Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru and Brigid Titgemeier talk about why tracking blood sugar is important, the benefits of wearing a continuous glucose monitor, and factors to consider when interpreting your data.
Brigid Titgemeier is a Functional Medicine Registered Dietitian and health advocate who is on a mission to help you transform your health through personalized nutrition. Throughout her career, Brigid has worked with more than 4,000 clients. She founded the functional nutrition and health-consulting business, BeingBrigid Nutrition, in 2019 to offer individuals, groups, and Fortune 500 companies virtual programs and coaching that provide a data-driven, personalized, food-is-medicine approach to health. She teaches integrative and functional nutrition at Case Western Reserve University’s School of Medicine. With a master’s degree in Public Health Nutrition and a board certification in Integrative and Functional Nutrition, Brigid was a founding dietitian at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, working under Dr. Mark Hyman.
In this episode, we dive into:
- The importance of having access to vital health metrics (6:25)
- The accessibility of continuous glucose monitors (12:48)
- Why one diet doesn’t work for everyone and the key to personalization (16:05)
- The myth of needing to have a flat glucose line (24:10)
- How stress impacts glucose response (35:24)
- Understanding how saturated fat affects blood sugar (40:24)
- Brigid’s Blood Sugar Reset Program (46:23)
- Brigid’s health journey (48:35)
Also mentioned in this episode:
- Blood Sugar Reset Program
- The Top Lab Tests to Determine Whether or Not You’re Actually Healthy with Dr. Casey Means
For more on Brigid Titgemeier, follow her on Instagram @beingbrigid, Facebook @beingbrigidfunctionalnutrition, Twitter @beingbrigid, YouTube @beingbrigid, and through her website beingbrigid.com. If you are interested in working with Brigid, email [email protected] to learn more about her programs.
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