In this episode, Dr. Huberman discusses metabolism and how our thyroid hormone and growth hormone control our metabolism. He also clarifies that metabolism isn’t just about burning energy; it’s about converting energy from different sources into fuels to build and repair our tissues such as muscle, brain, and tendons and mobilize energy from body fat storage. He discusses the role of iodine, selenium, and salt for thyroid health and how specific exercise protocols, amino acids and temperature can dramatically shift levels of growth hormone release in waking and in sleep. He also describes the current landscape of prescription compounds, peptides, and other factors for changing thyroid and growth hormone levels and some of their risks. Throughout the episode, mechanisms and tools grounded in specific mechanisms are discussed.
- Endocrine Effects of Repeated Hot Thermal Stress and Cold Water Immersion in Young Adult Men (American Journal of Men’s Health)