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Hormones: The Hidden Secret to Health, Youth, Performance, & Vitality with Dr. Tami Meraglia

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“I like to think of your hormones as a symphony. If there is one part of the symphony that is out of tune, the entire symphony won’t sound good.”
— Dr. Tami Meraglia

Greetings, superfriends! Welcome to this week’s show.

Today, I invite you to take a journey into one of my own personal interests – hormones. I spend a lot of time – perhaps too much time – thinking about the various hormones that control my mood, my energy level, my recovery times, and my performance. And after listening to our guest today, I hope you’ll understand why you should, too. Hormones are some of the most important signaling mechanisms our bodies have, and they can make us feel great, healthy, and full of energy, or depressed, overweight, and constantly tired.

My guest today is an expert in all things hormone related. She’s the national bestselling author behind the book “The Hormone Secret.” Through her clinic, the Vitality MediSpa and Wellness center, and her book, she’s helped thousands of people reach optimal health through her unique focus on hormones. She’s also been accepted into Premiere speakers, an honor she shares with such greats as Arnold Schwarzenneger, Bill Clinton, and more.

In this episode, we’re going to discuss what you need to look out for, foods that optimize the ideal hormonal balance, environmental factors to avoid, and much, much more.

So, without any further adieu, let me introduce you guys to Dr. Tami Meraglia.

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This episode is brought to you by Onnit. Please consider shopping with this link to support the show!

In this episode with Dr. Tami Meraglia, we discuss:

  • How Dr. Tami Meraglia “started her education over again” after medical school, on what topics, and why
  • Some common symptoms or health issues that you might not know are caused by hormone imbalances
  • What are the roles of the various hormones in our bodies, and why is it so important to have a correct balance
  • Why testosterone is so important – especially for women!
  • Two safe, all-natural herbal supplements that can boost your natural testosterone
  • What are the physiological costs versus the benefits of drinking alcohol?
  • What kind of diet does Dr. Tami Meraglia advocate for optimizing endocrine and hormonal health?
  • How dangerous are the compounds in our soaps, colognes, and household products, and what should we look out for?
  • How to fire your doctor (and when), and why doctors aren’t necessarily 100% right
  • Two important pieces of homework for you to complete this week
  • How to get yourself to do new habits every day with one simple mental exercise
  • Which skills are the most important to teach our kids?
  • What books have Dr. Tami recommended the most?
  • How physical activity can improve your family life – and your brain
  • The #1 top lesson Dr. Tami Meraglia would you like you to take away from this episode

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Favorite Quotes from GUEST:

“I think people forget that how they’re feeling, actually, is probably effected by their hormones… Hormones affect how we look, how we feel, AND how we function.”
“It would be a lot easier and quicker to talk about what functions [hormones] DON’T cover.”
“[Testosterone] is basically the secret anti-aging hormone.”
“If you have a doctor that doesn’t listen to you, or dismisses natural means to approach a problem, FIRE THEM! They work for YOU!”
“I have a successful practice, a book… a beautiful family, and two businesses. It’s not because I’m the smartest, it’s because I learned how to get organized. THAT’S what we need to teach our kids!”
“You have choices. And whether you think you’re choosing, or not choosing, you are.”




Jonathan Levi is an experienced entrepreneur and angel investor from Silicon Valley.

After successfully selling his Inc 5,000 rated startup in April of 2011, Levi enlisted the help of speed-reading expert and university professor Anna Goldentouch, who tutored him in speed-reading, advanced memorization, and more. Levi saw incredible results while earning his MBA from INSEAD, and later went on to teach a best-selling online course on the subject. With this unique skill, he has become a proficient lifehacker, optimizing and "hacking" such processes as travel, sleep, language learning, and fitness.

  • Greg Tilley

    Hey Jonathon, really enjoyed the hormone episode – I went to Dr. Tami’s site to take the quiz, but it seems to be very targeted to women – my boobs are not sagging (that’s one of the questions) – is there a resource for men to do a similar quiz that you or Dr. Tami would recommend?


    • Jonathan Levi

      Hey Greg,
      Thanks for your message. Actually I think boobs sagging might also be a guy issue! But I’m not sure. Dr. Tami didn’t suggest any other quiz. I’ll reach out to her team and ask about it and let you know when I hear back.

  • Reinaldo Luckman

    This episode was mind blowing. Congrats for the excellent work, Jonathan. I never listened podcasts in my life, but your podcast changed my mind. Hope you get in your life all the good that you are spreading to others.

    PS: the link for the Facebook page Dr. Tami on Facebook is directing to Indoor Skydiving. 🙂