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Soil science, grains, technology, and the future of health care

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Greetings all,

In this week’s episode of Ventures, my guest Joni Kindwall-Moore and I discuss the science behind grains, soils, and microbiomes. We also talk about the story of her startup (https://snacktivistfoods.com/) and how her team is helping to regenerate healthy soils and grains to improve human health.

Check it out: Soil science, microbiomes, and loving grains again :: with Joni Kindwall-Moore

Technology and the future of health care

Sponsored by IBM, Stat News recently published this eBook: “How technology is designing the future of health care” which includes the following fascinating topics:

  • “Former Google CEO Schmidt says AI ‘will have its biggest impact’ in health care
  • ‘More Amazon and less pharmacy’: one exec on the company’s strategy for prescription drugs
  • Measuring blood sugar in real time is a game changer for patients —and a health tech success story
  • How Cityblock Health is tapping into technology to better care for Medicaid patients
  • From big tech to small tech: A health care visionary pushes for a patient-centric approach to technology
  • How digital pharmacies can expand access to specialized care
  • There’s a gold rush in health tech. Here’s how the smart money stays ahead
  • Illumina CEO insists GRAIL merger will be good for competition, and ultimately, patients
  • Amazon, Salesforce execs weigh in on how tech can help with Covid — and how it can’t”

All these topics are super interesting, but I’m an especially huge fan of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM). In fact, on this topic, Peter Attia recently did a podcast: AMA #24: Deep dive into blood glucose: why it matters, important metrics to track, and superior insights from a CGM, which I’d encourage you to check out.

In fact, I personally did some N=1 experiments last year: Whoop vs. Oura Ring vs. Apple Watch for Optimizing Sleep and Workout Performance with Continuous Glucose Monitoring and One Meal a Day: Part 1 & Part 2. It was fascinating to learn how my own blood sugar control works in response to various foods, exercise, and sleep patterns.

Have a great rest of your week!