PEP 004: How Stress Makes you Fat, Dumb, Depressed, and Unlikeable

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

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Topics Discussed:

  • Stress/Insulin

  • Quality sleep and its relation to diabetes

  • Spongebob ;)

  • Gluconeogenesis

  • Cortisol vs. Melatonin

  • Corticotropic Releasing Factor and related hormones

  • Being asleep vs. being knocked out

  • Depression

  • The perception of stress

  • Acute stress vs. Chronic Stress

  • Neurogenesis


Enjoy the show !

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