Bionic Beat v10: Metabolic Health

Bionic Beat v10: Metabolic Health

June 21, 2024
Jared Pelo
Jared Pelo
Chief Medical Officer
Bionic Beat v10: Metabolic Health

The Bionic Beat  v10: Metabolic Health

The last newsletter was about heart health. Today we will talk about metabolic health. Metabolic diseases, such as diabetes and obesity, have become increasingly prevalent. These conditions not only affect daily life but also have long-term consequences for overall health, including increased risks of cancer and heart disease. In this newsletter, we'll explore metabolic disease and what we can do to counteract it.  


Metabolic Disease and Increased Risk of Cancer and Heart Disease:

Metabolic disease is bigger than just the disease itself. It's important to understand its connections to other conditions.

For example, people with diabetes are more likely to develop liver, pancreatic, colorectal, and breast cancers. They also have a two to four times greater risk of heart disease compared to those without diabetes.

Diabetes and obesity are associated with an increased risk of multiple cancers, dementia, and can contribute to the development of heart disease.

Understanding these connections help us understand that metabolic disease is bigger than the disease on its own.  

Check out this paper on increased risk of heart disease with type two diabetes: Diabetes and cardiovascular disease: Epidemiology, biological mechanisms, treatment recommendations and future research - PMC (

In this short video, I describe how our Metabolic Module helps you achieve optimal health:


Counteracting Metabolic Disease with Lifestyle:

Daily choices have the power to prevent and manage metabolic disorders. Remember that Rome was not built in a day, so you will want to make incremental changes. I often praise the mantra “progress not perfection”.

For lifestyle, a combination of cardiovascular and resistance training improves insulin sensitivity, for you, this might be increasing your step count or training for an Ironman depending on where you are on your journey.

For diet, I love simplicity, that is why I promote the 800-gram challenge. Try to eat 800 grams per day (about 6 cups) of vegetables, fruit, legumes etc.

Work with your Bionic Advisor on your action plan for an active lifestyle and healthy diet to drive metabolic change.

Check out this video from Peter Attia and Layne Norton:

Or learn about the origins of the 800-gram challenge:


Medical Interventions for Metabolic Disease:

In addition to lifestyle changes, modern medicine offers powerful tools to manage metabolic disorders.

Metformin reduces liver glucose production and improves insulin sensitivity, while SGLT2 inhibitors help kidneys flush out excess glucose.

GLP-1 agonists, prescribed for both diabetes and obesity, regulate appetite and insulin secretion. When used under medical guidance and combined with lifestyle modifications, these medications can be game changers in controlling metabolic disease and reducing long-term health risks.

Are any of these right for you? Send a chat to your Bionic Physician and see what they think.

Checkout this video on why I love GLP-1s:

Remember that we are all about progress not perfection. It’s hard to make change, but we are here to help you and guide you to the best version of yourself and we’ll get there a step at a time.

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