Aug 14, 2023

Glucose & Metabolic Health with Kara Collier

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Cortisol, Diet, Emotions, Exercise, Food, Glucose, Health, Metabolic Health, Mood, Stress


Today I welcome Kara Collier, the co-founder and VP of Health at Nutrisense, one of America’s fastest-growing wellness-tech startups. After becoming frustrated with the shortcomings of the traditional healthcare system, she made it her mission to help others reach their maximum health potential using modern technology & expert coaching. She is the leading authority on the use of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) technology for health optimization and disease prevention. 

In this episode, we jam about a topic not often discussed by traditional healthcare systems until it’s too late – the role of glucose and insulin response in your body and how it affects your metabolic health. Glucose monitoring is not just for people with diabetes! We talk about insulin sensitivity in our modern (often stress-filled!) lifestyles, the many factors that affect our insulin responses, and how we can monitor our insulin fluctuations to better understand how we metabolize different foods. Glucose monitoring can help us to make more informed lifestyle choices to optimize our overall well-being and long-term health.


  • What glucose is and how it plays a vital role in our bodies
  • What metabolic health really means and how glucose affects it
  • How modern-day stressors create cortisol and insulin spikes
  • What glucose tracking is and how you can do it
  • Why exercise is essential for your metabolic health and longevity
  • How glucose fluctuates for women during menstrual cycles + menopause
  • What you can do if you getting a continuous glucose monitor is not an option for you

00:00 Intro 

02:50 What is metabolic health?

09:03 Glucose and insulin

12:05 How does it begin?

19:03 Metabolic health in a modern world

23:03 Understanding our relationship with food

30:21 What is a glucose monitor?

39:24 Making mindful food choices

42:16 Impact of glucose levels on mood

44:43 Effect of alcohol and stress on glucose levels

51:37 The benefits of a strong muscular system

56:05 Glucose fluctuations during menstruation and menopause

58:20 Alternative ways to monitor glucose