In this episode of the Passion Struck podcast, host Jon R. Miles interviews Kara Collier, a registered dietitian nutritionist and the co-founder and VP of Health at NutriSense. Kara discusses the power of monitoring glucose levels as a root cause biometric and the importance of real-time data in making positive behavior changes. She debunks myths about weight loss, insulin, and hormone balance. She explains how wearing a continuous glucose monitoring system can revolutionize understanding of the body’s responses to food, exercise, stress, and sleep. Kara also explores the role of genetic risk factors and provides insights into optimizing the diet for better health.
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Unlocking Optimal Health: Kara Collier on Leveraging Continuous Glucose Monitoring Systems
Today, we are incredibly fortunate to welcome a transformative figure in the realm of nutrition and wellness, Kara Collier.
In this insightful episode, prepare to dismantle the barriers obstructing your health objectives. Kara will challenge common weight loss myths, asserting that the simplistic equation of calories in versus calories out is insufficient. She’ll also debunk the misconception that insulin and hormone balance are the exclusive keys to attaining a healthier you.
Have you ever wondered about the workings of a Continuous Glucose Monitoring System (CGMS)? Kara will elucidate the transformative impact of this technology on understanding your body’s unique responses. She will reveal how glucose, a crucial biomarker, plays an integral role in maintaining consistent energy levels and can even facilitate weight loss.
But there’s more! Kara delves deep into the intricacies of genetic risk factors, highlighting the importance of genes such as APOe4, linked to Alzheimer’s and cardiovascular diseases. She informs us that while genetic predisposition is a factor, our lifestyle choices act as the trigger – an element within our control. Furthermore, for those curious about optimizing their diet, Kara’s insights into the omnivore diet and guidance on enhancing your body’s natural detoxification processes will leave you captivated.
Prepare for an episode brimming with inspiration, enlightenment, and motivation to reclaim your health. This is an invaluable repository of wisdom that you won’t want to miss. So, without further ado, let’s immerse ourselves in a world of health and vitality with Kara Collier right here on Passion Struck!
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Lifestyle Choices Impact Genetic Predisposition
One of the key points Kara Collier and I discussed in the podcast is the impact of lifestyle choices on genetic predisposition. The analogy used is that genes load the gun, but our environment and habits pull the trigger. This means that while we may have a genetic predisposition for certain conditions or diseases, our lifestyle choices can greatly influence whether or not those genes are activated.
Kara emphasizes that genetic risk factors are not necessarily unchangeable. While we may inherit certain genes from our parents that increase our risk for certain conditions, it does not guarantee that we will develop those conditions. Instead, these genes increase our risk, and our lifestyle habits and environment determine whether or not those genes are expressed.
The analogy of a loaded gun is used to explain this concept. Our genes load the gun, giving us a predisposition for certain conditions. However, our habits and lifestyle choices pull the trigger, determining whether or not those genes are activated. This highlights the importance of paying attention to our lifestyle habits and making choices that promote good health.
Kara and I also discuss the misconception that genetic predisposition is deterministic, meaning that if we have certain genes, we are destined to develop certain conditions. However, this is not the case for the vast majority of genes. While there may be a few genes that are deterministic, most genes increase our risk for certain conditions. It is our lifestyle habits and environmental factors that can switch these genes on or off.
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- Website: https://www.nutrisense.io/nutritionist/kara-collier
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About Today’s Guest, Kara Collier
Kara Collier stands at the forefront of America’s burgeoning wellness-tech scene as the co-founder and VP of Health at Nutrisense, a rapidly expanding startup renowned for its cutting-edge approach to holistic well-being. Her leadership has positioned Nutrisense at the pinnacle of the industry, propelled by a team of expert health professionals.
A recipient of the prestigious Forbes 30 Under 30 accolade, Kara is a familiar face on the podcast circuit and a sought-after speaker at conferences nationwide. Her mission is clear and profound: leveraging modern technology and expert coaching to guide individuals toward peak health.
Kara is a vanguard in the implementation of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) technology among non-diabetic individuals. Her advocacy doesn’t stop there; she is also a proponent of intertwining human connection with technological innovation to revolutionize healthcare delivery.
With credentials that include Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist (LDN), and Certified Nutrition Support Clinician (CNSC), Kara possesses a wealth of expertise in glucose control and metabolism. When she’s not pioneering wellness initiatives, you’ll find Kara indulging her culinary passions or immersing herself in the great outdoors
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