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Continuous glucose monitoring to optimize health span
Molly Maloof: Head of Medical Science, Sano Intelligence
Molly Maloof is a medical doctor based in San Francisco, where she serves as the Head of Medical Science for Sano Intelligence, a company developing a real-time continuous glucose monitoring patch. Dr. Maloof is a strong proponent of using biomarkers, particularly glucose levels, which she describes as the “ultimate lifestyle biomarker,” as a tool to improve a person’s health and nurture their longevity. By analyzing specific biomarkers, which also include vitamin D levels, sex hormone metabolism and cortisol metabolism, Dr. Maloof’s private medical practice focusses of lifestyle changes for her patients. In this LLAMA podcast interview with Peter Bowes, she discusses how a person’s blood glucose levels can affect their daily lives, why she believes our bodies need a break from food throughout the day, and the lifestyle habits that promote long, healthy lives.
Published on: 19 Sep 2018 @ 09:16 PT
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In this interview we discover:
- What is a Sano Intelligence glucose monitoring patch?
- Why needle size matters.
- Why Dr. Maloof believes everyone should be continuously monitoring their blood glucose levels.
“The unfortunate truth is that if we want to get another 20 years of life into the American population, we have to start investing in health when we’re young.”
- The goals Dr. Maloof strives for with her own health, and the healthy lifestyle habits she’s spent years mastering in order to achieve them.
- Why we should view food as more than just a meal or a snack that satisfies a craving.
- How poor blood glucose levels can affect many aspects of our health, including vision and kidney function.
“I think we really need to be thinking about blood sugar far sooner than doctors are telling us.”
- Why we get “hangry.”
- How to stop being negatively affected by cravings.
“We need to look at our food as this opportunity to dose ourselves every day with things that are going to make us as healthy and fit and happy as possible.”
- Why Dr. Maloof believes the healthcare system is managing our care rather than enabling us to adapt and self-manage.
- How “accepting less mediocrity” is a key pillar of Dr. Maloof’s recipe for improving the health span of everyone.
“We need to be teaching people that you need to take control of your health. You need to have ownership over your destiny. This is your body and you have responsibility for it.”