“The beauty of glucose is that there are tools, right now, that can measure our glucose levels in real-time... Unlike these other variables, we can actually see how this biomarker is changing based on choices that we made five minutes ago.”

Dr. Casey Means

Dr. Casey Means, MD is the Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer at Levels, a metabolic health company that provides individuals “real-time continuous glucose biofeedback coupled with machine-learning driven insights to inform personalized diet and lifestyle choices.”

Glucose, unlike other biomarkers, provides us a closed biofeedback loop which if tracked helps us make better diet and lifestyle choices on the fly. Other biomarkers, such as genetics or cholesterol, do not provide that real-time information which means we cannot track changes around them based on our nutritional and lifestyle choices on a day-to-day basis.

“The beauty of glucose,” says Dr. Means, “is that there are tools, right now, that can measure our glucose levels in real-time, at home, with a wearable sensor. Unlike these other variables, we can actually see how this biomarker is changing based on choices that we made five minutes ago.”

For several years, glucose monitors have been available as a treatment tool for diabetes. What Levels has done is take this technology to the mass consumer market to be used as a precision nutrition tool.

Listen in as Dr. Means explains how Levels translates real-time insights around your blood glucose into actionable steps that you can use to improve your metabolic health today.

Follow Dr. Casey @drcaseyskitchen

Follow Levels @levels

Follow Chase @chase_chewning

Key Highlights

  • Why did Dr. Means decide to focus on metabolic health specifically in helping people improve their diet and lifestyle choices?

  • Why should someone who is not diabetic or prediabetic be concerned about monitoring their glucose?

  • What are the “reps” we need to put into improving our metabolic fitness?

  • What are the indicators of potential blood sugar problems?

Powerful Quotes by Dr. Casey Means

Our mission is to empower people with their personal health information to help them make better daily choices around diet and lifestyle so that they can live their best life right now and enhance performance every day, and ideally ward off chronic problems down the road related to diet and lifestyle.

We can use tools like continuous glucose monitors to actually see how different foods are affecting our glucose and make smarter choices about what foods we’re choosing or how we’re even pairing foods.

Cell biology is complex and it’s about more than just food. We also need to think about the other pillars which are how we sleep, how we stress, how we’re moving, the micronutrient composition of the food in our bodies, our microbiome health, and our exposure to pollutants. All of these things feed into how our metabolic processes work.


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Proper hydration is critical for optimizing mental and physical performance.

Hydration is not just about drinking enough water - to stay properly hydrated you need to consume adequate electrolytes. They help your nerve impulses fire, regulate fluid balance, help produce energy, and support strong bones.

When you’re physically active and sweat, replacing lost sodium is essential to feel and perform your best. But tons of folks forget about sodium and drink more water when they feel dehydrated - the more common problem here is drinking too much water, not too little. Overwatering dilutes blood sodium levels, causing a dangerous condition called hyponatremia - which can lead to headaches, muscle cramps, and fatigue.

The takeaway is this: drink to thirst - and don’t forget to replace electrolytes. It’s always one of the first things I stress to a new client. Not only will this help eliminate dehydration symptoms like headaches and muscle cramps, it’s essential for keeping our brain, muscles, and organs functioning properly.

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EFR 458: Improving Metabolic Health and Potential Indicators Your Blood Sugar Levels Are a Problem with Dr. Casey Means

Dr. Casey Means, MD is the Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer at Levels, a metabolic health company that provides individuals “real-time continuous glucose biofeedback coupled with machine-learning driven insights to inform personalized diet and lifestyle choices.”

Glucose, unlike other biomarkers, provides us a closed biofeedback loop which if tracked helps us make better diet and lifestyle choices on the fly. Other biomarkers, such as genetics or cholesterol, do not provide that real-time information which means we cannot track changes around them based on our nutritional and lifestyle choices on a day-to-day basis.

“The beauty of glucose,” says Dr. Means, “is that there are tools, right now, that can measure our glucose levels in real-time, at home, with a wearable sensor. Unlike these other variables, we can actually see how this biomarker is changing based on choices that we made five minutes ago.”

For several years, glucose monitors have been available as a treatment tool for diabetes. What Levels has done is take this technology to the mass consumer market to be used as a precision nutrition tool.

Listen in as Dr. Means explains how Levels translates real-time insights around your blood glucose into actionable steps that you can use to improve your metabolic health today.

Follow Dr. Casey @drcaseyskitchen

Follow Levels @levels

Follow Chase @chase_chewning

Key Highlights

  • Why did Dr. Means decide to focus on metabolic health specifically in helping people improve their diet and lifestyle choices?

  • Why should someone who is not diabetic or prediabetic be concerned about monitoring their glucose?

  • What are the “reps” we need to put into improving our metabolic fitness?

  • What are the indicators of potential blood sugar problems?

Powerful Quotes by Dr. Casey Means

Our mission is to empower people with their personal health information to help them make better daily choices around diet and lifestyle so that they can live their best life right now and enhance performance every day, and ideally ward off chronic problems down the road related to diet and lifestyle.

We can use tools like continuous glucose monitors to actually see how different foods are affecting our glucose and make smarter choices about what foods we’re choosing or how we’re even pairing foods.

Cell biology is complex and it’s about more than just food. We also need to think about the other pillars which are how we sleep, how we stress, how we’re moving, the micronutrient composition of the food in our bodies, our microbiome health, and our exposure to pollutants. All of these things feed into how our metabolic processes work.


Ever Forward Radio is brought to you by LMNT

LMNT Recharge is a tasty electrolyte drink mix that replaces vital electrolytes without sugars and dodgy ingredients found in conventional sports drinks.

Proper hydration is critical for optimizing mental and physical performance.

Hydration is not just about drinking enough water - to stay properly hydrated you need to consume adequate electrolytes. They help your nerve impulses fire, regulate fluid balance, help produce energy, and support strong bones.

When you’re physically active and sweat, replacing lost sodium is essential to feel and perform your best. But tons of folks forget about sodium and drink more water when they feel dehydrated - the more common problem here is drinking too much water, not too little. Overwatering dilutes blood sodium levels, causing a dangerous condition called hyponatremia - which can lead to headaches, muscle cramps, and fatigue.

The takeaway is this: drink to thirst - and don’t forget to replace electrolytes. It’s always one of the first things I stress to a new client. Not only will this help eliminate dehydration symptoms like headaches and muscle cramps, it’s essential for keeping our brain, muscles, and organs functioning properly.

Click here to get your FREE variety sample pack of LMNT for only the cost of shipping (US only)