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6 Markers of Metabolic Health & How to Improve Them

Markers of metabolic health go beyond body weight. They measure your future risk of conditions like cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Check your metabolic health markers and track your progress towards better health.

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How Blood Sugar & Metabolic Health Are Related

Metabolic health refers to how well your body converts food and stored energy into cellular fuel; gone awry, it can contribute to diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. Learn how blood sugar provides insight into your metabolic health.

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Easy Ways to Approach Your Metabolic Health

Only 1 in 8 American adults are metabolically healthy. In this article we’ll explore what it means to be metabolically healthy and how simple everyday habits can help you get there.

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CGM Accuracy vs. Fingerstick Glucometers

Learn about the key differences between continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) and fingerstick glucometers for testing blood sugar levels, and how accurate they are.

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The Scientific Evidence for Using CGMs for Weight Loss

Here's the latest scientific evidence for using CGMs for weight loss.

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How to Reduce Inflammation

Reducing inflammation throughout your body helps promote a healthy gut and reduces the risk of chronic disease. Learn how and why to reduce inflammation in your body.

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Improving Sleep Quality: How to Not Wake Up Tired

Peter Palmieri, MD, discusses the dangers of sleep deprivation and gives us tips on how to improve our sleep quality to wake up with more energy.

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Signs of Hunger: Recognizing True Hunger & How Your Glucose Can Guide You

Can you tell the difference between true hunger and eating for other reasons? If not, you aren't alone. It turns out many people can't. Here's what to do about it.

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The Limitations of BMI

BMI is used by doctors and insurance companies to evaluate personal health risks. Danielle Kelvas, MD, discusses what BMI misses and what to do about it.

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How to Boost Your Brain Health

In this article, Peter Palmieri, MD, discusses the importance of brain health and how to take simple steps to improve and optimize it.

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Bio-Individuality: What It Is & Why It Matters For Weight Loss

Understanding your body's glucose response to the foods you eat can help you create a personalized nutrition plan to lose weight.

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18 Self-Care Ideas to Ease Holiday Stress

Learn to balance holiday stress with self-care to slow down and enjoy the season with less bother.

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Signos Launches Out of Stealth Mode

Signos has launched out of stealth mode and raised $17 million in funding to reach general availability in 2022.

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How to Use Signos to Conduct Your Own Metabolic Experiments

How to use glucose data from Signos to create experiments that put you at the forefront of precision nutrition.

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Benefits of Stable Blood Sugar: How To Reap and Keep Them

Curious about the importance of blood sugar stability? Read on to find out the benefits of stable glucose levels and how to keep them stable.

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What Is Hypoglycemia? What Does it Mean for You?

Hypoglycemia means low blood sugar, or when the glucose in your blood drops below normal levels

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What Is Glycemic Index? Glycemic Load? How Do They Impact Your Glucose

What is Glycemic Index? What is Glycemic Load? Find those answers & foods that are unlikely to spike your glucose

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How to Mitigate High Glucose Spikes to Avoid Fat Storage

Avoid glucose spikes as much as possible—that’s a core mantra of Signos.

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What Are Normal Blood Sugar Levels for People Without Diabetes?

Find out what normal glucose levels are for non diabetics, what to do when glucose spikes and more.

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Counting Calories: Why Am I Not Losing Weight In a Calorie Deficit?

CICO diets are flawed for a few reasons. Read on to find out why counting calories in and out isn't the best approach for sustainable weight loss.

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How Does a Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) Work?

Find out what a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) does and why they're used.

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What Is Metabolic Flexibility? Why You Need and Want It

Want to know more about metabolic flexibility and impaired metabolic flexibility? Read on for explanations of both.

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Keeping a Food Diary Can Help You Lose Weight

Tracking what you eat by keeping a food diary or logging your calories in an app can help you lose weight.

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Healthy Breakfast Quest: A Tale of Two Oatmeals

Bill takes two things seriously, breakfast and data, and he explores his options in this article.