Episode 190

The Goddess’ Guide to Hormonal Health

With Dr. Stephanie Estima

A woman’s hormonal landscape changes dramatically throughout her life. Because of this unique biology, understanding her menstrual cycle and its rhythm can be incredibly useful for optimizing productivity, weight, sex drive, energy, and mood. 

On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, I talk to my good friend, Dr. Stephanie Estima about how women are often divorced from their body, frustrated, and come to the conclusion that their health efforts are not being realized because there is something “wrong with them.” We discuss how to eat and work out in a way that honors a woman’s natural cycle in her reproductive years. We also talk about how chronic stress affects women differently than men, the importance of listening to your body, and why loving yourself is one of the most radical things you can do.

For more on Dr. Stephanie Estima you can follow her on Instagram @Dr.Stephanie.Estima, on Facebook @BetterWithDrStephanie, on YouTube @DrStephanieEstima, and through her website https://hellobetty.club/. Get her book, The Betty Body: A Geeky Goddess’ Guide to Intuitive Eating, Balanced Hormones, and Transformative Sex at https://bettybodybook.com/

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I hope you enjoyed this conversation as much as I did.
Wishing you health and happiness.
Dhru Purohit

In this Episode, you will learn

  1. The pandemic and chronic stress
    (1:34)
  2. Dr. Estima’s health journey
    (5:33)
  3. What is a “Betty” and where the term came from
    (14:05)
  4. The big mistake women make when it comes to their hormonal health 
    (21:46)
  5. How the accumulation of low-grade stress impacts metabolic health 
    (25:23)
  6. How training and competing in a figure competition impacted Dr. Estima’s health
    (29:36)
  7. Self-esteem and reclaiming your power
    (39:00)
  8. The importance of listening to your body and attuning to your symptoms
    (47:01)
  9. The Estima Method
    (49:30)
  10. A case study from Dr. Estima’s private practice 
    (1:02:32)
  11. Where to learn more about Dr. Estima
    (1:12:05)

Guest

 
Dhru Purohit

Dhru is the host of the Broken Brain Podcast, a top 20 health podcast with over 10 million downloads, that teaches listeners how to improve their brain performance and mental health through their diet, lifestyle and everyday biohacking.

As an entrepreneur, Dhru is also the CEO Dr. Hyman Enterprises, Farmacy and the UltraWellness Center, a functional medicine based clinic that specializes in treating chronic disease through personalized medicine.

 
Dr. Stephanie Estima

Dr. Stephanie Estima is an expert in female metabolism and body composition. She is a doctor of chiropractic with a special interest in functional neurology, brain metabolism, and the specific application of the ketogenic diet and fasting to female physiology. She is particularly focused on distilling strategies in nutritional proxies, movement, posture, and mindset to actualize human potential, healthspan, longevity, and achievement.

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