Episode 3: Meet (And Take Control of) Your DOSE Hormones

So this episode could really be one of the most important because we’re going to look at how things like your mood, happiness, optimism, relationships and so much more can be controlled by just a handful of hormones over which you in turn have great control over.

Your brain is quite simply everything you are. Your personality, your opinions, your outlook, your emotions, your memories, your intellect, your feelings and fears, your future. You name it, your brain is it. As you’ve heard me say repeatedly, you are not how you think, you are not your thoughts, but you are how you think.

And how you think changes the way those chemicals, neurotransmitters, work in your brain to make you healthier and happier.

When it comes to mental health, mood, happierness, it really comes down to five key chemicals or hormones, and you have incredible control over them. The first four are known simply as the dose hormones. Dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin, and endorphins. And these are the good ones. The bad one is cortisol. It’s triggered by stress and if you don’t take charge of it, it could kill you.