Ep. 144 – Metabolic Flexibility with Lumen: What It Can Tell You About Your Fuel Sources with Daniel Tal Mor

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Ep. 144 – Metabolic Flexibility with Lumen: What It Can Tell You About Your Fuel Sources with Daniel Tal Mor

For April, we are doing a biohacking month on the Everyday Wellness Podcast, and today, I am delighted to have Daniel Tal Mor joining me as my guest. 

Daniel is a seasoned entrepreneur, co-founder, and CEO of Lumen, a company developing consumer nutrition management platforms based on a small device that measures metabolism in a single breath and provides personalized food, lifestyle, and health recommendations. 

The Lumen is a tool that can help prevent serious illnesses. Up until now, measuring how we expend the fats and carbohydrates in our bodies and finding out how metabolically flexible we are (or are not) has been left largely to labs and those working in a scientific environment. Having a device in our home that can do all of that has been an exciting new development. 

In this episode, Daniel shares how he and his spouse came up with the idea of creating the Lumen device, and he talks about what the Lumen measures, who it was designed for, fuel management, and the importance of tracking your nutrition to maintain your metabolic health. Be sure to stay tuned today to find out what Daniel has to say about the Lumen device and how it can help us to maintain our metabolic health and flexibility.

“We all know that we are burning calories. The paradigm shift that Lumen is offering is where those calories are coming from.”

Daniel Tal Mor


  • Daniel discusses how he, his spouse, and her sister came up with the idea of creating a device to give consumers a sense of how metabolically flexible they are.

  • Daniel explains what the Lumen measures.

  • Daniel talks about the different fuels and the different motivations that they represent.

  • Daniel talks about metabolic flexibility and explains some of the benefits of using fat as a primary fuel source versus carbohydrates.

  • Avoid being rigid in your diet. If you are following a ketogenic diet, it could be necessary to bump yourself out of ketosis sometimes to maintain your metabolic flexibility.

  • Daniel discusses fuel management.

  • Daniel explains how carbon dioxide plays in with our breath and how the Lumen device differentiates when we are burning more carbs from burning more fats.

  • Daniel looks at how it is possible to see the changes caused by some dietary indiscretions almost in real-time.

  • Some of the changes that Daniel and his team have seen in women’s metabolisms when they get close to their menstrual period and how that impacts their nutritional requirements.

  • Daniel talks about how lack of sleep and stress impact people’s metabolic measurements.

  • Daniel discusses the impact that traveling can have on your metabolism and how using the Lumen has helped him to find new habits that work for him.

  • The impact that exercise has on your metabolism.

  • Daniel talks about the effect that prolonged fasting has on people’s metabolic values.

  • Daniel shares some food priorities and some strategies and hacks for improving your metabolic flexibility.


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Welcome to the Everyday Wellness podcast with Cynthia Thurlow! Cynthia is a mom of 2 boys, wife, nurse practitioner, and intermittent fasting and nutrition expert. She has over 20 years experience in emergency medicine and cardiology, but pivoted to focus on food as medicine. She loves to share science-backed practical information to improve your overall well being and is grateful to be interviewing leaders in the health and wellness field.  Her goal with Everyday Wellness is to help her listeners make simple changes to their everyday lives that will result in improved overall wellness and long term health.