9 episodios

Hormones affect everyone and everything: from our skin, to stress, to sports.

But for most of us, they're still a mystery. Even the way we talk about hormones makes no sense. ("She's hormonal.")

So let's clear some things up. Each week, Rhea Ramjohn is asking scientists, doctors, and experts to break it all down for us.

A new podcast from Clue. Season 1 launches this fall with eight weekly episodes.

Hormonal Clue

    • Sexualidad

Hormones affect everyone and everything: from our skin, to stress, to sports.

But for most of us, they're still a mystery. Even the way we talk about hormones makes no sense. ("She's hormonal.")

So let's clear some things up. Each week, Rhea Ramjohn is asking scientists, doctors, and experts to break it all down for us.

A new podcast from Clue. Season 1 launches this fall with eight weekly episodes.

    We Are All Hormonal

    We Are All Hormonal

    Everyone has hormones. But for some reason, people with periods catch more flack around hormonal fluctuations. Why is that? And is the root of this issue more science, or more sexism?

    • 26 min
    How Food Affects PMS

    How Food Affects PMS

    Ahead of a big hormonal shift like PMS, what can you do to help those hormones do their job AND minimize negative side affects of that shift?

    “There are many systems at play that influence each individual menstrual symptom. So diet and micronutrients certainly play a role in all of these and this really complicated orchestration of events.”

    • 22 min
    How Pollutants Influence Our Hormones

    How Pollutants Influence Our Hormones

    Research suggests that exposure to pollutants can affect hormones related period regularity and fertility. Even some chemicals that we expose ourselves to on purpose (like make up or skin serums) can affect our hormones and menstrual systems.

    • 28 min
    Acne Isn’t Just For Teens

    Acne Isn’t Just For Teens

    When it comes to skin appearance, there are a few factors under our control—and some others are all hormonal.

    Dr. Tiffany Clay joins Hormonal to talk about how hormones affect our skin appearance.

    • 23 min
    Hothouse Orchids and Dandelions

    Hothouse Orchids and Dandelions

    Why do some people lose their periods and ability to conceive in the face of new stress? But other people who've lived in stressful environments their entire lives conceive without problems?

    • 26 min
    What Makes a Woman in Women’s Sports?

    What Makes a Woman in Women’s Sports?

    When women first began competing in elite sports, an important question cropped up: who exactly is a woman? Fears that men would simply plop on a wig and a petticoat in order to compete, to the perceived disadvantage of women, arose, and sporting officials began checking the gender of competitors.

    Modern gender tests rely on testosterone, despite inconclusive science around the hormone.

    Today we're joined by Katrina Karkazis. She’s the co-author of “Testosterone: An Unauthorized Biography.”

    • 30 min

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