Do you struggle with blood sugar spikes and crashes? Are you wondering why everyone is talking about metabolic health and our mitochondria these days? On this week’s episode of What’s The Juice Podcast, we get into the physical, nutritional, and emotional (often stress-driven) causes of the metabolic health epidemic we’re facing, while offering integrative, tangible, actionable, solutions. 

Casey Means, MD is a brilliant doctor, advocate for humanity and the co-founder of Levels, a company focused on personalized metabolic health. She received her medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine, was President of her class, and eventually went on to become a talented surgeon. Her commitment to understanding the root causes of disease ultimately catalyzed her to leave the operating room to focus on preventative healthcare. Casey started Levels with the intention of people tracking their blood sugar levels in real-time so that we can make informed lifestyle choices to improve our health outcomes.

In this hard hitting episode, we discuss the importance of listening to your symptoms, feeling empowered to take control of your own health proactively and using technology to revolutionize healthcare. Casey also shares tangible strategies and life hacks for incorporating more fiber, managing your blood sugar and nourishing your mitochondria so that you can feel your absolute best. Casey is not only a genius, she’s extremely in touch with her soul and spirituality and of course, like every episode in this season, we brought it back to the power of relationships and community at the end of the day!


  • The greed and financial incentivization that is driving chronic illness today
  • Why our healthcare system is financially designed for chronic illness, leading to worsening health outcomes despite increased spending
  • The lightbulb moment Casey realized that she didn’t actually know why her patients were sick, she only knew how to perform surgery or prescribe medication
  • Why depression, anxiety, infertility, insomnia, heart disease, diabetes, and even Alzheimer’s or cancer all have ONE key thing in common (hint: it’s in your mitochondria) and how to start fixing it TODAY
  • The role of our mitochondria in converting food energy into cellular energy, and why they are suffering so much in our modern world
  • Why blood sugar management is KEY for healing our metabolic health
  • How Casey gets a whopping 50 grams of fiber in a day and her favorite hacks (even if you can’t tolerate fiber)
  • The 5 things that you need in EACH MEAL for your mitochondria
  • Why cravings have nothing to do with you and your lack of self control and everything to do with blood sugar balance
  • How to identify your own individual root cause (and why no 2 people will have the same solution since our mitochondria have different needs and statuses)
  • The importance of trusting your body and understanding your biomarkers & labs 
  • Specific things to look out for to become an advocate for yourself at the doctor
  • How to learn the language of YOUR body’s symptoms and start to utilize pattern recognition to be your own best healer
  • Codependency and the role of setting boundaries as part of your healing plan
  • The connection between leaky gut and not setting proper boundaries in our relationships (even our relationships with our phones and technology)
  • The idea that the healthcare system weaponizes our fear of death to get people to listen and why it’s important to make healthcare decisions from a place of abundance rather than scarcity 

Watch the full episode on What’s The Juice YouTube Channel

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