Hormones – Even if you are young or a man, listen to this podcast from Mel on How to Hack Your Hormones and Use Science to Lose Weight, Sleep Better and Get Your Mojo Back. Wow where was this information 13 years ago when I started perimenopause? The impact hormones have had on my life is significant. I allowed others to influence my thoughts and decisions about hormone therapy and suffered greatly for it. It wasn’t until my doctor had me track my heart rate every time I had a hot flash, that I realized the damage it was doing to my heart as well. It wasn’t until the hot flashes/night sweats were only allowing me to sleep 20 minutes at a time, that I realized something had to change. My journey isn’t over, and I am still experiencing symptoms I am not enjoying, but I am working with a variety of health professionals to find a solution. In the podcast, Dr Amy Shah talks about the effects of hormone fluctuations throughout our life and gives some real-world options and solutions. Her suggestions that work well in my life are a bedtime routine, working out in the morning, high protein & fiber diet, and a nap in the afternoon. The information she gives in one hour is equal to what has taken me 13 years to figure out. So please share this podcast with as many people as possible, and in particular, those in their mid-40’s which is when this journey started for me.