Hormones: The Inside Story

Hormones: The Inside Story

By Society for Endocrinology

Uncover the truth about how hormones affect stress, sleep, body fat, fertility and almost every aspect of our daily lives and health in this new, expert-led, myth-busting (often amusing) podcast. Hormones: The Inside Story is a podcast series from the Society for Endocrinology taking a look at the stories and the science behind our hormones. Find out more at www.yourhormones.info

Episodes

S3.6 How can future technology help my hormones?

Could 3D printed pancreases be the cure for type 1 diabetes? Will AI take over in the IVF clinic? How and why have researchers created a remote controlled adrenal gland? Simon Hanassab, Dr Vicky Salem and Professor Polina Anikeeva are separating science fact from science fiction and seeing how future technology could solve today’s hormone problems. Full transcript and references available in our shownotes: yourhormones.info Produced by First Create The Media for the Society for Endocrinology
18/10/23·43m 32s

S3.5 Is my soya latte messing with my hormones?

Should I be concerned about growth hormones in a cow's milk cappuccino? Are the plant oestrogens in a soya latte affecting my risk of cancer? Will almond milk damage my thyroid?  Professor Tim Key and Dr Sarah Bath are spilling the tea (milk, no sugar) and looking at the hormonal impact of plant and cow’s milks. Full transcript and references available in our shownotes: yourhormones.info Produced by First Create The Media for the Society for Endocrinology
27/09/23·38m 16s

S3.4 Have I got a thyroid problem?

Do you ever feel tired and sluggish, and find yourself putting on a few pounds? Or perhaps you’re anxious, irritable, and no matter how much you eat, you're just not gaining weight? Does Dr Google think your thyroid is to blame for all your woes? Dr Pete Taylor, Professor Annice Mukherjee and Professor Kristien Boelaert are tackling the misinformation online about underactive and overactive thyroid conditions. Full transcript and references available in our shownotes: yourhormones.info Produced by First Create The Media for the Society for Endocrinology
20/09/23·28m 58s

S3.3 Is my diabetes my fault?

Is type 2 diabetes really a “lifestyle disease”? Why do some people develop diabetes even though they’re eating healthily while many obese people escape the disease? How can your environment shape your diabetes risk before you’re even born? Dr Inês Cebola, Dr Shivani Misra and Dr Lorna Smith are on a myth-busting mission tackling the misconceptions around type 2 diabetes. Full transcript and references available in our shownotes: yourhormones.info Produced by First Create The Media for the Society for Endocrinology
13/09/23·38m 39s

S3.2 Can my pet pick up my stress?

Do animals recognise when we are feeling the pressure? How can dogs help us when our stress hormones fail? And how has studying stress in horses helped us understand human hormones? Claire Pesterfield, Michelle Sutherland, Dr Clara Wilson and Dr Ruth Morgan let the cat out of the bag as we ask, “Can my pet pick up my stress?” Full transcript and references available in our shownotes: yourhormones.info Produced by First Create The Media for the Society for Endocrinology
06/09/23·31m 47s

S3.1 Are my hormones making me horny?

What’s the difference between sexual desire and arousal? How does the contraceptive pill affect your sex drive? Which hormone has recently been found to boost sexual arousal in both men and women?  Professors Kristen Mark, Alex Comninos, and Julie Bakker share the ins and outs of hormones and horniness. Please note, this episode may not be suitable for younger listeners. Full transcript and references available in our shownotes: yourhormones.info Produced by First Create The Media for the Society for Endocrinology
30/08/23·33m 50s

Series 3, coming soon...

Hormones: The Inside Story is back for a brand new series! Series 3 will tackle health misinformation head on, busting myths around common hormonal conditions, including diabetes and thyroid disfunction. The series will also reveal some of the surprising ways that hormones impact all our lives, exploring the role of hormones in our diet, sexual desire, and even our relationship with our pets! Subscribe now wherever you find your podcasts.  From the Society for Endocrinology and First Create The Media.
09/08/23·1m 42s

S2.6 Can I hack my hormones to improve my mood?

Do happy hormones exist? Is there a chemical recipe for improving your mood and is oxytocin really the biological basis of love? Professor Cathy Fernandes, Professor Gareth Leng and Professor Andrew Steptoe tackle how hormones can affect our mood. More info: yourhormones.info Produced by First Create The Media for the Society for Endocrinology
13/12/21·24m 17s

S2.5 Is there really a fertility crisis?

Is humanity approaching a catastrophic decline in fertility. Are hormone-hijacking chemicals to blame for falling sperm counts? Should we be concerned and what can we do about it?   Dr Channa Jayasena, Dr Suman Rice and Professor Rod Mitchell discuss how concerned we should really be and whether there's anything we can do about it.   More info: yourhormones.info Produced by First Create The Media for the Society for Endocrinology
06/12/21·23m 5s

S2.4 Menopause vs. ”Manopause”

The menopause marks one of the biggest natural shifts in hormones for women and can bring with it a number of unpleasant symptoms. But is there a testosterone-based equivalent in men - the "manopause"? In this episode, Dr Annice Mukherjee, Dr Channa Jayasena and Dr Andrea Ford consider the impact of sex hormone changes on our health as we age. More info: yourhormones.info Produced by First Create The Media for the Society for Endocrinology
29/11/21·24m 31s

S2.3 Can I hack my hormones to beat ageing?

Are there really chemicals inside us that could lead to some age-defying interventions in the future? Could our hormones hold the map to the fountain of youth? Dr Andrew Steele, Professor Paul Stewart and Professor Janet Lord explore how our hormones affect the aging process. More info: yourhormones.info Produced by First Create The Media for the Society for Endocrinology
22/11/21·23m 31s

S2.2 Does when I eat affect my weight?

Does when you eat affect your body weight? Do meal-timing based diets like intermittent fasting really work? How are your hormones involved and do these new diet fads stand up to scientific scrutiny? Listen to Professor Sadaf Farooqi, Professor Jonathan Johnstone and Dr Shazia Hussain to find out more. More info: yourhormones.info Produced by First Create The Media for the Society for Endocrinology
15/11/21·22m 0s

S2.1 Will taking hormones make me taller?

Ever had a moment at a crowded gig or in a cramped airplane seat when you wished you could change your height? We investigate how hormones affect our height destinies, and what they have to do with the legend of the Irish giants with experts, Professor John Wass, Professor Márta Korbonits and Professor Helen Storr. More info: yourhormones.info Produced by First Create The Media for the Society for Endocrinology
08/11/21·21m 41s

Series 2 coming soon...

Hormones: The Inside Story is back for a brand new series, exploring everything from how hormones impact our height to whether they hold the key to defying aging. Subscribe now wherever you find your podcasts.  From the Society for Endocrinology and First Create The Media.
01/11/21·2m 4s

S1.6 Are everyday chemicals harming my health?

There are chemicals all around us, but can they interfere with our hormones? Endocrine disruptors have been linked with a number of health problems, so for the final episode in the series we look at where these chemicals are found and whether we should be worried. More info: yourhormones.info Produced by First Create The Media for the Society for Endocrinology
07/12/20·26m 47s

S1.5 Is modern life overloading our stress levels?

We all know what it's like to feel stressed, perhaps this year more than most, but what are our stress hormones really doing to our minds and bodies?  More info: yourhormones.info Produced by First Create The Media for the Society for Endocrinology
30/11/20·25m 4s

S1.4 Should we have the steroid Olympics?

Doping scandals are a regular feature in sporting events, but how do the hormones involved boost performance and why are they banned? Plus, a short history of doping.  More info: yourhormones.info Produced by First Create The Media for the Society for Endocrinology
23/11/20·24m 34s

S1.3 Should I take a vitamin D supplement?

Vitamin D, the hormone in disguise, is currently in the spotlight as the world's favourite supplement, but is it really all it's cracked up to be?  More info: yourhormones.info Produced by First Create The Media for the Society for Endocrinology 
23/11/20·26m 31s

S1.2 Can I hack my hormones to beat jet lag?

We explore the hormones behind our sleep-wake cycle, how they can get out of sync and why some athletes are totally immune to jet lag.  More info: yourhormones.info Produced by First Create The Media for the Society for Endocrinology
19/11/20·25m 21s

S1.1 Are my hormones making me fat?

How do our hormones impact our eating habits and will scientists ever make a diet pill? Plus, the tale of the Labradors and the impossible sausage.  More info: yourhormones.info Produced by First Create The Media for the Society for Endocrinology
16/11/20·27m 54s

Coming soon...

Hormones: The Inside Story is a new podcast uncovering the truth behind our hormones and how they secretly run the show. From the Society for Endocrinology and First Create The Media.
30/10/20·1m 42s
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