Welcome to The Betty Rocker Show, the place to be to nourish your mind, love your body, and rock your life.
In our last episode, we covered some of the key hormone players in our female life cycle including estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, adrenaline and cortisol. I hope you listened to that one, as it’s a great foundation for understanding the basics for some of these important components of our health.
Today we’ll continue the conversation with an overview of thyroid, insulin, ghrelin and leptin (your hunger and fullness hormones) plus human growth hormone. My goal in sharing these information basics with you is to prep us for our conversations with some excellent female hormone specialist doctors who are coming up on the show so we can live longer, stronger and fuller lives!
In this episode you’ll discover:
How your hormones impact your health (1:00)
- Your orchestra of hormones
- Symptoms of a hormone imbalance
The Thyroid (1:50)
- How the thyroid impacts your metabolism
- How the thyroid works
- How your thyroid impacts your monthly cycle
- How the 4 Pillars of Health influence your hormones
- The Doctor’s Farmacy Podcast: Male menopause, low libido and testosterone replacement
- Signs and statistics of Hypothyroidism
- Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism
- How Perimenopause affects your thyroid
- The importance of being your own health advocate
Insulin and Body Fat (9:31)
- How insulin works
- The importance of being active
- How glucose and glucagon impact your energy levels
- Why excess sugar leads to body fat storage
- What leads to insulin resistance
- How estrogen impacts your insulin levels
- How cortisol impacts your insulin levels
- The importance of eating whole, nutrient dense foods
- The importance of protein
- How to See Results Faster part 1
- How to See Results Faster part 2
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The hunger hormones (15:00)
- Why you get cravings
- How the hormone ghrelin works
- How the hormone leptin works
- The Body Fuel System
- Why processed foods can be dangerous
- How leptin impacts your thyroid
- How lack of sleep increases your hunger
The importance of sleep (18:25)
- Why your sleep/wake cycle is crucial to your health
- The importance of reducing artificial light exposure
- True Dark: Blue Blocking Glasses
- How stress and cortisol impact sleep
- Why you have cravings at night
- My free Better Sleep Guide
Human Growth Hormone – HGH (21:40)
- The importance of HGH
- How HGH impacts your body fat levels
- How sleep impacts your HGH levels
- The Oura ring
- How exercise impacts your levels of HGH
- The importance of the 4 Pillars of Health
Coming up next week…..
I’m joined by Dr. Sara Gottfried, a woman’s hormone health specialist and three times New York Times bestselling author. We will be building on the last two episodes and discussing how our hormones “talk” to each other, how they shift and change through the course of our lives and how that might show up for you. You won’t want to miss it! To get a headstart on next week, grab her book The Hormone Cure a brilliant resource that will give you so much insight about your own body.
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