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Podcast 210: Optimizing Hormone Health with Dr. Kyle Gillett

February 22, 2023

The key to optimizing your health? Your homes. Dr. Kyle Gillett, a dual board-certified physician in family medicine and obesity medicine, joins the podcast to share how you can optimize your hormone health through exercise, nutrition, sleep, and more.

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On this week’s episode, WHOOP VP of Performance Science Kristen Holmes is joined by Dr. Kyle Gillett. Dr. Gillett is a dual board-certified physician in family medicine and obesity medicine, and an expert in optimizing hormone levels to improve overall health. He sits down to share more about the attention needed to optimize our bodies and minds to achieve optimal health, and much of that starts with understanding our individual hormone levels. From exercise to nutrition, Dr. Gillett covers ways you can unlock your best.

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  • 2:40 – Dr. Gillett’s path to medicine
  • 5:21 – What are hormones
  • 6:55 – Conditions caused by hormonal imbalances
  • 8:31 – What hormones control in the body
  • 9:32 – Heart rate and homeostasis
  • 12:30 – How hormones impact exercise performance
  • 15:13 – The entry point into resistance training
  • 17:55 – The connection between sleep and body composition
  • 20:50 – Exercise and metabolic function
  • 24:00 – Zone 2 and Zone 5 cardio work
  • 26:40 – Fueling the body and staying balanced
  • 30:05 – Protein and hormone optimization
  • 37:55 – Hormone health and sleep
  • 41:10 – Tips to get better restorative sleep
  • 44:10 – Intentional stress vs unintentional stress
  • 48:35 – Creatine and supplements that impact strain
  • 52:15 – Melatonin, magnesium, and other supplements Kyle focuses on for health

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