77: Harness the power of your hormones for happiness and more sex with Amy Thomson
Do you ever have turning points in the month where you feel ready to conquer the world on one day, but the very next day you feel like you can’t achieve anything? If the answer is yes, then you will be fascinated by my guest today. Amy Thomson is a tech founder, entrepreneur, author and all round wonder woman and expert on all things hormones. It always amazes me how much we don’t know about the fundamental mechanisms that go on inside our bodies every day, especially when they affect our mood, health and wellbeing so significantly. Amy has dedicated her life to helping us understand our hormones better, she has built an app Moody and just released her new brilliant book of the same name, Moody: a woman’s 21st century hormone guide.
In this episode, Amy shares the research and science behind how our hormones work for twenty-first-century survival, how understanding them can help you build better and healthier routines, and why the systems and cycles inside us are an invisible but powerful force.
We discuss why we need to start thinking about health and wellbeing from the perspective of a female experience because women’s bodies are different to men’s, what happens to our hormones when we fall in love and the impact that the contraceptive pill can have on our bodies.
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