Welcome to Season 2 of the Running Explained Podcast! This week we're talking to Registered Dietitian Kristen Screen (@screennutrition) about hormones, health, and performance! WHAT are hormones? Why do they matter? Risk factors for hormone dysfunction and dysregulation Cortisol: friend or foe? Sex hormones Sleep for hormone health Insulin (yes, it's a hormone!) Thyroid functioning What you can do to support your hormone health & functioning Important macronutrients & micronutrients for hormone function ...and more! 🕶️🦩This episode is sponsored by GOODR SUNGLASSES! Get 15% off (my favorite) running sunglasses in the world & support the show using code RUNEXP at www.goodr.com! 🕶️🦩 -- Kirsten Screen, MPH, RD, LD is YourFitnessDietitian Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yourfitnessdietitian Website: https://yourfitnessdietitian.com/ Kirsten Screen, MPH, RD, LD is an integrative performance dietitian. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition and a Master of Public Health, both from the University of Florida (Go Gators!). She and her team work with active adults and athletes of all caliber to support root foundations and performance needs. Kirsten has been in this field for over 20 years, and her passion & goal is straightforward: she wants every human to use nutrition to elevate their health, life, and performance - not restrict their body into submission.