PEP 04: How Stress Makes you Fat, Dumb, Depressed & Unlikable

In this episode, Joe and Amber discuss how stress makes you, fat, dumb, depressed, and unlikable. They share the biology behind stress & how it influences weight gain, cognition, mood, and perception.

Topics Discussed:

  • Stress/Insulin
  • Gluconeogenesis
  • Cortisol vs. Melatonin
  • Corticotropic Releasing Factor and related hormones
  • Being asleep vs. being knocked out
  • The perception of stress
  • Acute stress vs. Chronic Stress
  • Neurogenesis

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