Insights about your health, both physical and mental.
With growing rates of obesity, more people than ever are looking for healthy ways to manage weight. But not all types of weight loss—or diets—are equivalent. A study published earlier this year reveals that middle-aged people lose more abdominal fat while counting carbohydrates than while counting calories.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a frustrating set of symptoms that affect three to ten percent of the female population. Not only do women with PCOS struggle with irregular menstruation and infertility, they’re also at increased risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease. But there might be lifestyle changes that can help, especially with the use of continuous glucose monitoring.
In our new series “You Ask, We Answer,” we tackle your toughest questions about continuous glucose monitoring (CGM). For our first article in the series, Dr. Shana R. Spindler answers the frequently asked question: Why do my blood sugar levels drop during sleep?
Have you ever measured your glucose levels and wondered: is this normal? You’re not alone. This is a common question without a standard answer. For our next “You Ask, We Answer” article, Shana R. Spindler, Ph.D., explores what we know about normal glucose levels.
Rates of obesity and diabetes are climbing. This is a scary trend for pregnant women, who rely on proper blood sugar regulation for themselves and their developing babies during pregnancy. Learn about Dr. Grace Brannon’s diabetes story, which begins with a life threatening event soon after diagnosis, and how she managed type 1 diabetes throughout two pregnancies using continuous glucose monitoring.
What is childhood obesity? Why is it so easily misdiagnosed? What can parents do to prevent or reverse it in their children? On this episode we’re joined by Paediatric dietitian and diabetes expert Eleni Koui. She gives practical advice and valuable strategies on everything from how to control blood sugar, to the ‘right’ breakfast and why parents need to set the example.
Fighting against the sympathetic nervous system is no easy feat. If we could change the way we perceive stress, we could reduce the negative effects of stress on our blood glucose levels and our bodies. Sometimes this perception of stress is taking place on a level we do not fully realize. So, keeping track of blood sugar is the best way to know how food and life’s stressors are affecting you.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is one of the leading causes of infertility in women, but its symptoms are largely manageable. In this episode of Sync podcasts, Obstetrician-Gynecologist Dr. Sabine Wünschmann unpacks the signs that a woman may have PCOS, valuable strategies for managing symptoms and what our blood sugar has to do with it.
Food processing is not inherently ‘bad’, most food that we buy and eat has been processed to some extent. What we do need to do, is emphasise choosing foods that have been processed using harmless methods of preservation or even those that improve food quality (like non-alcoholic fermentation). The problem is not processing, it is ultra-processing.