Aroused

The History of Hormones and How They Control Just About Everything
Narrated by: Donna Postel
Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
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Metabolism, behavior, sleep, mood swings, the immune system, fighting, fleeing, puberty, and sex: these are just a few of the things our bodies control with hormones. Armed with a healthy dose of wit and curiosity, Randi Hutter Epstein takes us on a journey through the unusual history of these potent chemicals and their discovery, from the London laboratory where the concept of hormones was identified to a basement filled with jarred brains to a canine sex lab.

We meet leading scientists who made life-changing discoveries about the hormone imbalances that ail us, as well as charlatans who used those discoveries to peddle false remedies. Along the way, Epstein examines the functions of hormones such as leptin, oxytocin, estrogen, and testosterone, demystifying the science of endocrinology.

A fascinating exploration of the history and science of one of medicine's most important discoveries, Aroused reveals how hormones can both push us to the edge and reel us back.

©2018 Randi Hutter Epstein (P)2018 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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there were anecdotes but could have been meatier

Such a subject is fraught with politics of organ donating, which I suppose is why the depiction of the subject matter felt a little light. And a bit preachy. But if you didn't already know that your body chemistry trumps your brain chemistry, here's a fine and well-researched account of it.

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inspiring

loved the details of scientific limits and innovations. narration was awesome. a wonderful collection of about hormones.

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Loved it!

I recently struggled with alot of hormonal issues that brought me to the hospital befor I was diagnosed with PCOS. As I was recovering I listened to this book to gain a greater understanding on the history and mechanisms of hormones and various therapies. I found this book extremely insightful and hands down would recommend to anyone, especially a medical professional. More people need to read this as our BODY and MIND is absolutely connected.

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expected info, got propaganda.

my whole reason for getting this book was to learn more about my own hormone system. my disappointment is without limit. the performance is the single redeeming part of this awful (in my opinion) hack job of a book.

you might enjoy it if you are a trans person/ women as it contains information pertaining to you. as a straight white dude? this book is dog shit and should be avoided. spend your money on Jordan Petersons stuff.

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