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Caloric restriction in fertile women?

Hi - I know we hear about the benefits of caloric restriction for lifespan/telomeres etc. But I wonder how that applies to women in their fertile years. Anecdotally, I've seen many cases of young women losing their cycle while undereating or dieting. I have also seen some (contested?) data that says intermittent fasting is not the best idea for women preparing to conceive. I'd love to hear more about healthspan data in the context of women's hormonal health (though I'm sure that can get convoluted!).


There is a lot of mixed information out there about adaptogens, like Ashwagandha. What does the scientific evidence say about adaptogens and their ability to mediate the bodies stress response? Is there any solid evidence that it has an affect on neurotransmitters or the HPA?


Have you any toolkits and advice to help with procrastination?

An episode dedicated to the neuroscience of creativity

In the cannabis episode, there was an interesting discussion about convergent and divergent thinking in regards to creativity. It would be great to have an episode dedicated to the neuroscience of creativity and some practical protocols.


What are tools and protocols one can use to enhance creativity? This could be creative problem solving, artistic creativity or any other forms of creativity you feel are pertinent. Thanks very much!