241 | Hormones

By Joshua Fields Millburn, Ryan Nicodemus

Joshua talks about hormones—both female and male hormones—and how they change in our 30s, 40s, 50s, and beyond; what we can do to optimize our hormones to get the best out of life; how our hormones affect our sleep, stress, mood, energy, and sex drive; and how diet, sleep, sunlight, and exercise affect our hormones with registered dietitian Becca Shern and regenerative medicine expert Adam Lamb, and they answer the following questions: What are hormones? (02:46) Do hormones work in conjunction with one another? (04:17) Is ‘normal’ actually ‘optimal’ or ‘good’? (05:52) What are some warning signs of hormone imbalance? (10:10) How do I determine if hormone replacement therapy is right for me? (11:08) How does stress affect our hormones? (13:09) Can hormonal birth control negatively affect testosterone levels in females? (16:59) How do hormones affect sex drive? (20:29) What’s the link between hormones, anxiety, and depression? (23:09) Why does testosterone seem to be the silver-bullet hormone for so many people? (23:51) Can testosterone help with thyroid issues? (24:44) What’s the best way to determine hormone levels? (27:18) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

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