Not many people listening, or living, don’t know Men Are from Mars, Women Are From Venus, the famous book by Dr. John Gray. It’s my honor to interview him on this episode.
Dr. Gray is the quintessential relationship expert. He’s also an active health and wellness advocate and he’s talking now and has always been, about hormones.
Are you tempted by a juicy little piece of gossip? Or know someone who always is full of the latest dish on everyone from your high school classmates to celebrities? Did you know there is a hormonal link?
Since there is no real value in looking at fitness in a silo, when we understand that mind, body, and soul work in integration, then this guest makes complete sense.
For myself, relationships with others from friends to family and myself, become more important than ever. Understanding how to nurture them may be as important as those intervals and repetitions we’re scheduling. They are, after all, for many of us, a part of the why.
So, today we look at natural hormone boosts through a different lens.
John Gray is the author of the most well-known and trusted relationship book of all time, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus. USA Today listed his book as one of the top 10 most influential books of the last quarter-century. In hardcover, it was the #1 bestselling book of the 1990s. Dr. Gray’s books are translated into approximately 45 languages in more than 100 countries and continues to be a bestseller.
Dr. Gray has written over 20 books. His most recent book is Beyond Mars and Venus. His Mars/Venus book series has forever changed the way men and women view their relationships.
John helps men and women better understand and respect their differences in both personal and professional relationships. His approach combines specific communication techniques with healthy, nutritional choices that create the brain and body chemistry for lasting health, happiness, and romance.
His many books, blogs, and free online workshops at MarsVenus.com provide practical insights to improve relationships at all stages of life and love. An advocate of health and optimal brain function, he also provides natural solutions for overcoming depression, anxiety, and stress to support increased energy, libido, hormonal balance, and better sleep.
He has appeared repeatedly on Oprah, as well as on The Dr. Oz Show, TODAY, CBS This Morning, Good Morning America, and others. He has been profiled in Time, Forbes, USA Today, and People. He was also the subject of a three-hour special hosted by Barbara Walters.
John Gray lives in Northern California, where for 34 years he happily shared his life with his beautiful wife, Bonnie until her passing in 2018. They have three grown daughters and four grandchildren. He is an avid follower of his health and relationship advice.
Questions we answer in this episode about natural hormone boosts:
- [04:39] On your website you share some tips for women (who are still cycling) for natural hormone boosts. Can you share some of the activities and influence on hormones?
- Is this pertinent to women post-menopause?
- [25:14] You share this thought that makes a girl… on bioidenticals… think. And that is: that if estrogen needs during cycles vary, at times we need estrogen higher, at others progesterone, if we’re taking the same amount of hormones all the time we don’t get that benefit. What about women in menopause, not cycling?
- You have a program called Isoflex – will you share the basis and benefit of the program?
- We can cycle with exercise prescription as well, focusing on strength training and higher intensity interval training during the first part of the cycle and easier lighter workouts at the end, just before a woman gets her period. Even during menopause we all still as humans follow cycles of the moon and tide, what are your thoughts on that?
- How has the pandemic and isolation impacted women’s hormones and what can she do to support herself? If A) she’s in a home with others and B) if she’s living alone
- [45:33] There are a lot of working women in the world, many more than ever before entrepreneurs, and that could be a problem if working creates a need or even nurtures testosterone. Can you say more about that.. And what to do? If say, you’re a very independent woman working solo (asking for a friend) and living alone…
- [50:33] I heard you discuss with Sara Banta how gossip and talking together can boost certain hormones. Can you share which ones and how that can be good/bad?
- [1:01:25] I recently hosted a retreat with 13 women and never before in prior retreats have I noticed such a strong desire for connection and coming together as in this particular retreat. What was going on?
Is there any connection with the avoidance of exercise or physical activity and what’s happening with our relationships?
Natural hormone boosts can occur from exercise planned and done right. I prefer to look at hormone needs and current status (the way a woman feels) to support the type of exercise she needs. Notoriously, women are drawn more to cardio than strength. That has a lot to do with societal conditioning, but do you think there is also a hormonal explanation for this?
“Too much intensity can inhibit fat burning in women.”
– Dr. John Gray
John’s course “How to Get Everything You Want in Relationships For Women, Men, Couples, and Singles”
Dr. Gray’s Free Gift! https://marsvenus.com/gift
10-Day Hot Not Bothered Challenge: https://www.flippingfifty.com/hnb-challenge
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