EP 7: The Betty Body with Dr. Stephanie Estima

Early in her clinical career, Dr. Stephanie Estima recognized through her patients that men and women required very different approaches to achieve successful outcomes. That realization led to Stephanie developing a standard of care uniquely focused on female health and wellbeing.

Now, her mission is to inspire women globally to be the best versions of themselves physically and emotionally through the power of easily accessible female health education.

Stephanie has been a friend of mine for several years, and her approach to women’s health and fitness is unique and fascinating. Whenever I have patients who want to go that extra mile, I refer them to The Betty Body while I work with their hormones.

In this conversation, Stephanie and I talk about why women need to understand their unique physiology, brain function and metabolism, the role of diet and lifestyle in your brain health, the benefits of a female-centric ketogenic-style diet, what to look for in a good protein source, why women should lift heavy weights, what you’ll learn in The Betty Body, and more.

About Dr. Stephanie Estima
Dr. Stephanie Estima is the Founder of Hello Betty, a community centered around female empowerment through health and business coaching. She is a doctor of chiropractic with a special interest in metabolism, body composition, functional neurology, and female physiology. She is also the Host of the Better! Podcast With Dr. Stephanie, featuring the world’s leading voices on health and wellness.

As the creator of her signature, female-centric ketogenic protocol, The Estima Diet™, Dr. Stephanie has helped over 10,000 women worldwide regulate hormones, reduce adiposity, and get off medications in the perimenopause stage and beyond.

Following the success of The Estima Diet™, Dr. Stephanie released a best-selling book, The Betty Body, where she shares her proven strategies to help women jumpstart and calibrate their metabolism, revive their libidos, rest guilt-free, and elevate their emotional wellbeing.

With the first-of-its-kind mastermind for health practitioners called The Chalice Collective, Dr. Stephanie, her partner Giovanni Marsico, and their team of leading experts mentor doctors closely as they build online programs to increase their impact and income.

Dr. Stephanie’s mission is to inspire women on a global scale to be the best versions of themselves both physically and emotionally through the power of easily accessible female health education. Because let’s face it — women are not little men and should be taught about their unique physiology.

A vocal trailblazer in the health world, Dr. Stephanie has been featured on Thrive Global and The Huffington Post, and has amassed over 3.5 million article reads on Medium.com.

When she is not busy teaching inside Hello Betty or recording a podcast episode, Dr. Stephanie enjoys spending time with her partner Giovanni (salsa dancing on Tuesdays) and their three boys in Toronto, Canada.

Episode Highlights
-Stephanie’s training and clinical experience as a chiropractor

-What led Stephanie to develop a standard of care that uniquely focuses on female health and wellbeing

-Implications of the differences in serotonin and dopamine synthesis and receptors between the sexes

-Measuring brain function and brain metabolism

-How nutrition and lifestyle directly impact your brain health

-Why Stephanie advocates for the ketogenic diet as a great starting point for improving your brain health

-The stumbling block many people encounter around 4-5 weeks into the ketogenic diet

-Potential harmful effects of chronic protein restriction

-What to look for in a good protein source

-Why you don’t need to worry about becoming too muscular

-Why women must lift heavy weights

-How to start weight training

-What you will learn from reading The Betty Body

-The two-phase approach of the Estima Diet™

Stephanie’s Confession: Feeling abandoned by the traditional medical system

Connect with Dr. Stephanie Estima

Dr. Stephanie Estima’s Book | The Betty Body: A Geeky Goddess’ Guide to Intuitive Eating, Balanced Hormones, and Transformative Sex

Dr. Stephanie Estima’s Podcast | Better! with Dr. Stephanie

Dr. Stephanie Estima on Instagram @dr.stephanie.estima

Dr. Stephanie Estima’s Website | Hello Betty

Resources
Dr. Shawn Tassone’s Practice

Dr. Shawn Tassone’s Book | The Hormone Balance Bible

Dr. Shawn Tassone’s Integrative Hormonal Mapping System | Hormone Archetype Quiz

Disclaimer
This podcast and website represent the opinions of Dr. Shawn Tassone and his guests. The content here should not be taken as medical advice and is for informational purposes only. Because each person is so unique, please consult your health care professional for any medical questions.

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