Episode #219 - With Dr. Sara Gottfried Author of The Horomone Cure

Summary:

In Episode #219 Ari and Nick share an interview with Sara Gottfried, author of The Hormone Cure. Listen in to hear about how hormone levels affect your mood, health, and energy - and how you can leverage your hormones to improve your life.

Time-stamped Show Notes

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  • 09:15 - Interview with Sara Gottfried
  • 09:50 - Hormones are extremely significant in our lives
  • 10:20 - “Stress is the small hinge that swings big doors”
  • 10:57 - If you’re stressed all the time, your stress hormones will be in overproduction
  • 12:05 - “Testosterone is important. It’s not just linked to sex drive, it’s linked to all kinds of energy.”
  • 13:45 - Many hormones act as neurotransmitters as well as carrying messages to different parts of your body
  • 15:10 - “The body does best when it’s nudged, not shoved”
  • 16:10 - The steps (in order of severity) to improving hormone balance:
    • Changing how you eat, move, think and supplement
    • Take proven botanical therapies in the short term
    • Bio-identical hormones, in small doses and in the short term
  • 18:03 - Addressing root causes is essential to developing robust health
  • 19:40 - There are plenty of ways to get your hormones in balance without using bio-identical hormones
  • 21:00 - When’s the best time to do a base case for hormone levels?
  • 24:00 - How about ageing? What are ideal hormone levels as you get older?
  • 25:30 - Everyone’s bodies are adjusted to different levels
  • 26:50 - How does sex affect hormone levels?
  • 27:50 - Orgasm raises testosterone and reduces cortisol in both men and women
  • 29:55 - It also helps to balance the thyroid
  • 31:00 - In Daoist philosophy, there is a focus on sexual plateaus rather than sudden climaxes
  • 34:00 - Women are used to squeezing a lot of benefit from a small amount of oxytocin
  • 34:50 - What foods are good for helping to balance hormones?
  • 35:30 - Napa cabbage and crustaceans are great for balancing zinc and copper
  • 36:00 - Cutting sugar is one of the best steps you can take to balancing your hormones
  • 38:00 - Find more information at The Hormone Cure

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