Four Top Stories on Metabolic Insights:
A practical guide to cutting out sugar
Want to reduce or eliminate sugar from your diet? It can be challenging, but this expert-developed plan offers a roadmap to success.Read the Article
The ultimate guide to PCOS and metabolic health
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a condition affecting fertility, weight, and more—and it's intimately tied to metabolic health.Read the Article
Foods we love: bone broth
Collagen-rich bone broth is low in calories and carbs, rich in flavor, and a source of key amino acids that can curb inflammation and support metabolic health.Read the Article
How to talk to your doctor about blood sugar and why it matters
Many well-meaning physicians may not bring up blood sugar until prediabetes or Type 2 has set in. Here’s how to talk to your doctor before you get there.Read the Article
Three Research Studies that Caught Our Eye
Breaking up prolonged sitting to improve cardiometabolic risk: dose-response analysis of a randomized cross-over trial
tl;dr: How often should you stand up and stretch your legs? That may depend on your health goals. A small study of adults found that in order to significantly reduce glucose levels, participants needed to take a five-minute walking break every thirty minutes; to lower blood pressure, by contrast, a single one-minute break each hour sufficed.
(Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise) (Original Study)
Effects of a school-based nutrition, gardening, and cooking Intervention on metabolic parameters in high-risk youth
tl;dr: A study of 16 Texas elementary schools finds that school-based gardening and nutrition programs may improve metabolic health metrics among children with overweight. In this high-risk group, kids with access to the program experienced improvements in glucose control and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol.
(JAMA Network Open) (Original Study)
Four Things to Watch and Listen To
Dr. Anjali Dsouza and Mike Haney discuss how functional medicine differs from traditional medicine—focusing on the former’s ability to address root causes of disease.
Dr. Casey Means and Dr. Mark Hyman describe five wellness tactics that may help you live longer and feel better.