How Your Appetite Is Affected By Your Hormones

Episode 845 19m


Our hormones coordinate many different functions in our body and control everything from our metabolism to our sexual function, circadian rhythms, and mood. These chemical messengers also play a big role when it comes to our appetites. In today’s episode of my series I’m calling Health Bites, I am talking about two lesser-known hormones, leptin and ghrelin, which you may not have heard of before but that have a direct impact on our body and health.


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Topics Covered

  • Why are so many people overweight?


  • What do leptin and ghrelin regulate in our bodies?


  • What happens when your leptin and ghrelin levels are out of whack?


  • Strategies to keep your leptin and ghrelin levels balanced and healthy


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Dr. Mark Hyman: Coming up on this week's episode of the Doctor's pharmacy, people are victims of an environment that is driving their hormones in the wrong direction that makes them unable to regulate their appetite and their hunger. Welcome to Doctor's Pharmacy. I'm Dr. Mark Hyman. That's pharmacy enough, a place for conversations that matter. If you're wondering if your hormones are making you hungry, this is going to be a good one for you because they can and will. And if you don't get your hormones straight, it's hard to regulate your appetite. You're kind of a victim of your biology. But how do you actually learn how to use science, not willpower, to control hunger and appetite? That's what we're going to talk about today on this..

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Ep. 845 - How Your Appetite Is Affected By Your Hormones