what is this episode about?

Today's episode is a conversation about the importance of hormones for performance and health with sports endocrinologist Dr. Nicky Keay. We chat about hormones affected in RED-S, low energy availability, and even peri-menopause; what to monitor and how they affect us; and exciting updates on the use of Artificial Intelligence in understanding and tracking our hormones.


Dr Nicky’s aim is to redefine optimal health and fitness for the individual. Her approach integrates all aspects of her professional clinical experience with her medical research expertise in Endocrinology. Dr Nicky offers a clinical advisory service for those seeking a more personalized, evidence-based approach to optimizing health. She conducts clinical endocrine research, frequently publishes in medical journals, presents at medical conferences and is currently writing a book about hormones. Dr Nicky Keay was awarded a BA in Medical Tripos and medical qualifications MB, BChir from Cambridge University. After passing post graduate medical examinations to become a Member of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP), Nicky gained extensive clinical and research experience in Endocrinology. As a Research Fellow at St Thomas’ Hospital, she was also part of the international medical team working to develop a test to detect athletes doping with growth hormone, supported by the International Olympic Committee. Nicky’s other research studies investigated the effects of exercise and nutrition on the Endocrine system, body composition and bone mineral density, supported by medical research awards. These various research projects led to a number of publications and awards. With medical scholarships her international attachments have included North Sydney Sports Medicine Centre, Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre Melbourne; Australian Institute of Sport; Faculty of Medicine, Discipline Human Physiology, University Newcastle Australia; and Department of Paediatrics, Division of Growth and Reproduction, University of Geneva. Dr Nicky is an Honorary Clinical Lecturer in Medicine at UCL and Fellow in the Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences at Durham University. She is a member of the British Menopause Society and British Association of Sports and Exercise Medicine. Dr Nicky is Chief Medical Officer at Forth.


Learn more about Dr. Nicky Keay at


(where her blogs are located talking more about Forth & AI as well!)

Insta @nickyfitness

Twitter @nickykfitness

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