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Dr. Casey Means: Solving for the Root Cause of the Metabolic Health Crisis

Modern healthcare isn't working. Here's what you can do about it.


Have you ever ignored your doctor's advice? 

Most doctors enter the medical field with noble intentions, but are blindsided by systemic corruption and the profit-driven nature of the industry. 

The hard economic truth is that nearly every institution that impacts your health makes more money by managing chronic disease than by curing patients. 

The pharmaceutical industry has influenced medical research and treatment, leading to a focus on recurring revenue through chronic medication and intervention over prevention. 

As a result, many doctors feel trapped inside a broken system. 

Modern healthcare isn't working because it focuses on treating symptoms, rather than addressing the root cause of metabolic dysfunction, which stems from three physiological processes: mitochondrial dysfunction, chronic inflammation, and oxidative stress. 

To explore these subjects and more, we're here today with the brilliant Casey Means, MD, a Stanford trained physician, co-founder of Levels, a health technology company with the mission of reversing the world's metabolic health crisis, and the author of the #1 bestselling new book on metabolic health called Good Energy

In this episode, we chat about: 

  • How metabolic dysfunction affects various cell types in the body, leading to diverse symptoms and diseases

  • Why it's a problem that nutrition science is funded largely by food manufacturers, and healthcare research is funded by pharmaceutical companies

  • How the complexity and confusion surrounding health and wellness is intentional as it creates a need for external experts and products

  • Why the profit-driven healthcare system prioritizes managing chronic diseases over curing them leading to widespread metabolic dysfunction and premature mortality

  • How to optimize your metabolic function with simple and inexpensive lifestyle strategies

  • And much more…

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