Lihi Segal on applying technology and predictive models to manage glucose levels
In this episode, we’re diving into the research, and a brand new solution, focused on the growing understanding of the human microbiome – the microorganisms that help protect us against germs, break down food, and produce vitamins.
What work is being done to actually enlist the microbiome in the fight against disease? Can we leverage our understanding not just to preserve health but also to actually prevent or treat metabolic disease? Here on Digital Health today, it is our job and privilege to find the leaders who are breaking new ground, and I’m pleased to introduce you to one of those leaders on this podcast.
With me on this episode is Lihi Segal, the CEO and Co-Founder of DayTwo. Lihi cofounded Day Two in 2015 to bring personalized health solutions based on the gut microbiome into the consumer mainstream. Before starting DayTwo, Lihi led business and financial operations as the COO and CFO of Sisense, which is a provider of business intelligence and analytics software. She’s also a qualified lawyer, and has an LLB from the Tel-Aviv University and an MBA from Northwestern University in the US.
For another episode about the human microbiome, tune into episode 48 where we spoke with Dr. Azza Gadir from Harvard about the relationship between the microbiome and the development and management of food allergies.
- How Lihi progressed from Law into Science and Entrepreneurship
- A brief explanation of Microbiome, the statistics, and our current understanding and its impact
- The particular correlations of gut microbiome with metabolic health, genetics, and environment
- How DayTwo Ltd. funded research that led to the creation of their personalized diet program
- The process behind the product and how can consumers partake with the new program
- The ongoing tests, research, and current business model
Links and Resources Mentioned
- Lihi Segal on Twitter
- Lihi Segal on LinkedIn
- DayTwo on Twitter
- DayTwo on Linked
- DayTwo on the Web
- Personalized Nutrition by Prediction of Glycemic Responses
- Bread Affects Clinical Parameters and Induces Gut Microbiome-Associated Personal Glycemic Responses
- Environment dominates over host genetics in shaping human gut microbiota
- DayTwo’s page at Startup Nation Central
- Digital Health Events
- Dan Kendall on Twitter @HealthTechDan
- Join Digital Health Today
ABOUT THE HOST
As an engineer and business leader, I've worked to develop, launch and scale innovative products and solutions that impact health and wellness. As an entrepreneur, I know firsthand what it takes to start a business, build a team, and compete in the global marketplace.
On Digital Health Today, I leverage my experiences to help great leaders and innovators tell their stories and connect to users, investors and other stakeholders.