001: Fix Your Glucose, Fix Your Life with Jessie Inchauspe, the Glucose Goddess



The ‘Glucose Goddess’ herself, Jessie Inchauspe, is the very special guest on today’s episode. Also known as ‘Sugarmama’, Jessie is on a very personal mission to teach everyone all about sugar. She is armed with: a Master’s in biochemistry from Georgetown University, her own glucose monitor, and a passion to help others. As she does on her Instagram page, Jessie shares her own health journey with listeners here today, rendering the science behind it all accessible, entertaining, and inspiring.


Jessie begins by describing what she means by citizen scientists, and then proceeds to help us all become them by explaining all things glucose, including glucose curves and monitors, healthy eating and lifestyle choices, understanding your body, as well as offering recommendations for maintaining stable blood glucose levels. She also explores carb intake/activity level matching, Type 2 Diabetes, the dangers of rapid weight loss, and her infamous graphs. Jessie concludes by detailing her goals for her work, the power of finding and doing what you love, and sharing some final pieces of advice. The remarkable level of passion, commitment, and wisdom shared in this fascinating conversation will entertain, educate, and most importantly, inspire you to undertake your own mission toward healthy living and doing ‘what makes your soul light up.’


Episode Highlights:


  •   Citizen scientists
  •   Making science accessible
  •   Why Jessie does what she does
  •   Glucose curves
  •   Glucose monitors
  •   The barriers to healthy eating
  •   HealthSnap
  •   The importance of understanding your blood glucose and what’s going on inside your body
  •   Some fundamentals to healthy diets
  •   Recommendations for maintaining a stable blood glucose level
  •   Healthy lifestyle choices
  •   A carb intake/activity level matching and Type 2 Diabetes analogy
  •   The dangers of rapid weight loss
  •   Jessie’s graphs
  •   Her goals for her work
  •   Finding and doing ‘what makes your soul light up’
  •   Jessie’s final thoughts




“We speak for the science.”


“What’s science without the application?”


“I feel like I’m in the service of people who need me to do this…it’s almost like a mission.”


“Ideas choose humans.”


“The flatter our glucose curves are, the healthier we’re going to be.”


“We’ve lost touch so much with what our body needs.”


“Healthy eating in the US is a privilege.”


“When people can see this data, they feel so much more in charge.”


“Nutrition can create such divide. People get into camps.”


“I think every person who eats and has a body should know how their glucose works.”


“The worst thing you can do is start your day with naked carbs.”


“With stable blood sugar levels, my energy quality is much better.”


“It’s spreading joy and it’s spreading health.”


“Your page has exploded!”


“People need to know about this!”


“It gives back tenfold.”


“It’s wonderful that you have such a deep ‘why’, and you can see it in your smile…that alone inspires more people than you can imagine.”


“Our bodies are talking to us all the time. We just have to learn how to listen.”


Show Links:


Carbohydrate sensing in the human mouth: effects on exercise performance and brain activity


The Golden Circle TED Talk


Glucose Goddess



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