This week, we’re joined by Dr. Randi Epstein, author of Aroused: The History of Hormones, which approaches hormones in a conversational and approachable way, looking at the subject from a historical and practical standpoint. We chat about Dr. Epstein’s background and how she ended up in this field. Then we dive into the book, its creation, and its content. Finally, we spend some time covering the subject of menopause before discussing some ideas around diet, nutrition, and weight gain. For a vastly informative chat, be sure to tune in!

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Key Points From This Episode:

  • Dr. Epstein’s background and experience.
  • The process of writing and putting together the book’s content.
  • The relative newness of the study of hormones.
  • The evolution and culmination of this new field of study during the 20th century.
  • Applying and utilizing the information in Aroused in a practical way.
  • The supplementation of certain hormones and questions around purchasing them.
  • Hormone therapy during menopause and the chapter that deals with this.
  • Hot flashes and their connection to our hormonal system.
  • The correlation between stress levels and our hormones.
  • Chronic cases of stress and fatigue and our cortisol levels.
  • How our hormones influence our appetite and diet. 
  • Differentiating weight issues as hormonal versus other reasons.
  • Historic sexism in the medical profession. 
  • Dr. Epstein’s upcoming tour for the book.
  • And much more!

Tweetables:

“My particular focus has always really been on cultural influences on medicine.” — @randihepstein [0:07:09.3]

“It is really rare that people just increase their exercise and haven’t changed their diet and can really shed those pounds.” — @randihepstein [0:52:48.9]

Links Mentioned in This Episode: 

The Metabolic Health Summit — https://metabolichealthsummit.com/

Aroused: The History of Hormones — https://www.amazon.com/Aroused-History-Hormones-Control-Everything/dp/0393239608

Dr. Randi Epstein — http://randihutterepstein.com/

The New York Timeshttps://www.nytimes.com/

PubMed — https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/

Yale University — https://www.yale.edu/

Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism — https://journalism.columbia.edu/

London Bureau of the Associated Press — https://www.ap.org/live-and-location-services/locations/london-uk

Physicians Weekly — https://www.physiciansweekly.com/

The Washington Posthttps://www.washingtonpost.com/?noredirect=on

The Daily Telegraphhttps://www.telegraph.co.uk/

The Guardianhttps://www.theguardian.com/international

Parents — https://www.parents.com/

Dom D’Agostino — https://www.ketonutrition.org/

Mark Sisson — https://www.marksdailyapple.com/

Robb Wolf — https://robbwolf.com/

Dr. Jeff Volek — http://foodmed.net/listing/united-states/mansfield/researchers-1/dr-jeff-volek/

Dr. David Ludwig — https://www.drdavidludwig.com/

Dr. Thomas Siegfried — http://www.nourishbalancethrive.com/podcasts/nourish-balance-thrive/tripping-over-truth-return-metabolic-theory-cancer/

Charlie Foundation — https://charliefoundation.org/

MaxLove Project — http://www.maxloveproject.org/

Johns Hopkins — https://www.jhu.edu/

Sal de Stefano — http://www.saldistefanoblog.com/

Mind Pump Podcast — https://www.mindpumpmedia.com/p/rdm17-podcast

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