Hormones and health with Dr Nicky Keay

This week on the podcast Mikki speaks to Dr Nicky Keay about her new book Hormones, Health and Human Performance.
Last time Nicky was on the podcast, we discussed in depth the issue of relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S) for both males and females. This time around we take a step back and talk about the role of hormones in health (how they underlie all physiology), how hormones change across the lifecycle, the risks associated with cardiovascular disease for women and how hormones play a major role in that, the diurnal rhythm of hormones and how this impacts on what we might learn from blood tests, and how the environment and our health behaviours can both enhance hormone function or work against it, and just testing hormones themselves may not give us a complete picture.

Nicky Keay is a medical doctor with expertise in the field of exercise endocrinology. Graduating from Cambridge University, she is an Honorary Clinical Lecturer in the Division of Medicine, University College London. Nicky’s clinical and research endocrine work is particularly with exercisers, dancers and athletes, with a focus on relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S) and with women experiencing perimenopause and menopause.

Nicky's website: https://nickykeayfitness.com/about/
Nicky's new book: Hormones, Health and Human Potential can be found at https://nickykeayfitness.com/new-book/
Nicky's previous Mikkipedia episode on Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S) https://share.transistor.fm/s/33bba7b1