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Feb 22, 2023

In this episode of Holistic Health Radio, we dive into the fascinating world of hormones and their impact on our health and performance. Our guest, Dr. Nicky Keay, is an expert in exercise endocrinology and author of "Health Hormones and Human Potential: A guide to understanding your hormones to optimise your health and performance."

Here is a breakdown of what we cover in this episode:

  • Introduction to Dr. Nicky Keay and her work in exercise endocrinology
  • What hormones are and their role in the body
  • Debunking common myths about hormones and health
  • The consequences of suboptimal hormone levels, including relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S)
  • The impact of undereating and over-exercising on hormones
  • Lifestyle changes we can make to support optimal hormone function, including nutrition and sleep
  • The varied role of sex hormones in the body
  • The importance of the menstrual cycle in protecting our bones and heart health
  • How Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) can be a safe and effective option for those in perimenopause and menopause

Join us as we explore the science of hormones and how we can optimise them to improve our health and performance.

Follow Nicky on instagram @drnickykeay

Check out Dr. Nicky Keay's website and book here.

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