Better with Dr. Stephanie

By Dr. Stephanie Estima, Stephanie Estima

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This show is for high performing women who want to have BETTER bodies, BETTER minds, BETTER relationships, BETTER sex, and BETTER families. I love taking complex science and making it easy to integrate into daily life. Every week I’ll be giving you access to world-class scientists, medical doctors, plastic surgeons, professional athletes, Olympic athletes, Hollywood actors, parenting coaches, sex experts, and psychologists. I am always looking to answer this question: What are the simplest things we can do today, to get better tomorrow? I am part geek, part magic, and it’s my mission to be the voice for women...Let’s get better together.

Episode Date
How To Build A Better Booty
00:32:57

This week we take a Geeky Magic carpet ride into the benefits of building your Booty. We discuss the role of the Glute muscles and how building stronger Glutes will not only make us look great, but also benefit us in our longevity and brain health. Join The Better! Community On Facebook. Get the show notes here.

Apr 14, 2021
Keto, Carnivore, and Fasting with Ben Azadi
01:15:08

This week we welcome Ben Azadi. In this episode, we discuss all things Ketogenic Diet. From understanding how to structure your ketogenic diet and its many variations to implementing a fasting protocol alongside dietary change. As well as the use of digestive bitters, issues with plant toxins, the carnivore diet, and the most common mistakes when doing the ketogenic diet. Ben is on a mission to help 1 billion people live a healthier lifestyle. Ben has been the go-to source for intermittent fasting and the ketogenic diet through his podcast and youtube channel “Keto Kamp”. He is known as ‘The Health Detective’ because he investigates dysfunction, and educates, not medicates, to bring the body back to normal function. Join The Better! Community On Facebook. Get the show notes here.

Apr 12, 2021
Skin Change With Age: Collagen, Retinol, Vitamin C & E with Dr. Anthony Youn
00:09:18

Welcome to Betty Bites. In this episode, we welcome Dr. Anthony Youn. Anthony is a top cosmetic plastic surgeon and author as well as a board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Anthony understands the importance of asking the right questions and choosing the right plastic surgeon. In this short episode, we discuss how the skin changes with age, how facial skin thins as collagen production slows down. As well as, how to take care of your skin to prevent aging. Join The Better! Community On Facebook. Get the show notes here.

Apr 09, 2021
Geeky Magic - Red Light Therapy For Skin, Fat Loss & Body Composition
00:38:53

This week we take a Geeky Magic carpet ride into the benefits of Red Light Therapy. We discuss the use of the therapy for fat loss, how to use it after resistance training, as well as its benefits for seasonal affective disorder, depression, and anxiety. We also dive into its benefits on aging and skin, as well as, how to dose appropriately and find the perfect device for you. Join The Better! Community On Facebook. Get the show notes here.

Apr 07, 2021
How Your Genes Affect Your Hormones with Dr. Mansoor Mohammed
01:40:01

This week we welcome Dr. Mansoor Mohammed. Mansoor is the president and chief scientific officer of The DNA Company and is considered to be a pioneer in medical genomics. He’s a classically trained molecular immunologist who has received academic and industry awards, published numerous papers, and holds patents in the general fields of molecular diagnostics and genomics research.  In this episode, we discuss the relationship of Functional Genomics and Epigenetics, both informing and transforming information on hormones from genetic testing, and Androgen Dominance and Estrogen Dominance. We also dive into the impact of oral contraceptives and their impact on genetic variances as well as, an in-depth breakdown of the three Estrogens and Estrogen Metabolism. Join The Better! Community On Facebook. Get the show notes here.

Apr 05, 2021
Betty Bites - Anti-Depressants: Addiction, Violence, and Risks with Dr. Kelly Brogan
00:11:08

Welcome to Betty Bites. In this episode, we welcome Dr. Kelly Brogan. Kelly is a holistic psychiatrist, author of the NY Times Bestselling book, A Mind of Your Own, Own Yourself. She specializes in a root-cause resolution approach to psychiatric syndromes and symptoms. In this short episode, we discuss the misuse and lack of understanding of the effects of antidepressants and as well as the potential chemical dependency from them.  Join The Better! Community On Facebook. Get the show notes here.

Apr 02, 2021
Geeky Magic - How To Create The Life And Body You Want
00:11:23

This week we take a peek at the final chapter in our Geeky Magic carpet ride that is a journey through the chapters of my new International Best Selling book - The Betty Body. In this chapter “Betty Is That You?”, we discuss the distinction between information and application, how to apply this information. We also read a powerful excerpt from the final chapter and conclude with some parting wisdom. Join The Better! Community On Facebook. Get the show notes here.

 

 

 

Mar 31, 2021
Clean Beauty and Natural Skincare with Trina Felber
01:19:03

This week we welcome Trina Felber. Trina is a dental health and natural skincare expert and founder of Primal Life Organics, who is dedicated to sharing the truth about the products we use in our mouths and on our bodies. In this episode, we discuss how to treat acne and oily skin with clean beauty products, we narrow down the worst ingredient in skincare products that are commonly found in products from the “Big Cosmo” brands. We also dive into the root causes of aging skin and skin issues, and how we should approach taking  care of our lips and eyes. Join The Better! Community On Facebook. Get the show notes here.

Mar 29, 2021
Betty Bites - How To Test Your Hormones with Carrie Jones
00:06:16

Welcome to Betty Bites. In this episode, we welcome Dr. Carrie Jones. Carrie is a functional medicine women's health and hormone doctor who believes in the importance of both men and women understanding their hormones in a simplified manner. We discuss when it is important for you to test your hormones in accordance with your menstrual cycle, the importance of tracking your cycle, and a simplified breakdown of what a Hormone is.  Join The Better! Community On Facebook. Get the show notes here.

Mar 26, 2021
Geeky Magic - Go To the Gym She Said. It'll Be Fun She Said
00:12:05

This week on Geeky Magic we take a look at Chapter 12  “Go To the Gym She Said. It'll Be Fun She Said” from my new International Best Selling book The Betty Body. In this chapter, we discuss why exercise is so important to us and for our longevity. We touch on different types of cardiovascular endurance for mitochondrial health, and how to train according to your menstrual cycle. Join The Better! Community On Facebook. Get the show notes here.

Mar 24, 2021
Your Menstrual Cycle is a Vital Sign with Lisa Hendrickson-Jack
01:23:28

This week we welcome Lisa Hendricksen-Jack.  In this episode,  Lisa teaches that the menstrual cycle is a vital sign and that regular ovulation is important for more than just conception. We dive into such topics as the use of charting, understanding of the role of cervical fluid, infertility, physical changes around ovulation, and we shift the way you may think about fertility. Lisa is the creator of the Fertility Friday blog and podcast, she is a certified Fertility Awareness Educator, a Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner. She draws heavily from the current scientific literature and presents an evidence-based approach to fertility awareness and menstrual cycle optimization. Join The Better! Community On Facebook. Get the show notes here.

Mar 22, 2021
Betty Bites - Kim Anami on Unlocking Your Orgasm
00:09:57

Welcome to Betty Bites. In this episode, we welcome Kim Anami. Kim is a Holistic Sex and Relationship Coach. We discuss how to unlock your orgasm through self-exploration and how it can release emotional energy for healing.  Join The Better! Community On Facebook. Get the show notes here.

Mar 19, 2021
Geeky Magic - Supplement Cycling
00:13:17

This week on Geeky Magic we take a look at Chapter 11 “Supplement Cycling” from my new International Best Selling book The Betty Body. In this chapter, we discuss how you can't get all nutrients, and discuss how we eat differently than our ancestors. We also discuss which supplements are important for women in particular, and how to use them depending at certain points in your cycle. Join The Better! Community On Facebook. Get the show notes here.

Mar 17, 2021
Nat Kringoudis on Educating Young Women On Menstruation, Sex and Their Bodies
01:21:02

This week we welcome Nat Kringoudis. Nat is a Health-Care Practitioner, Author, Speaker, and all-around natural fertility expert. Nat is also a Two-Time Best Selling Author and recently released a new book called “Beautiful You”. In this episode, we discuss our role in helping educate young women on their period, about sex, and about connecting with their bodies. We also touch on issues surrounding oral contraceptives, and their effects on the body, libido, and sexuality. As well as how to approach children and young women about their cycle, and the first physical signs that menstruation is near. Join The Better! Community On Facebook. Get the show notes here.

Mar 15, 2021
Betty Bites - Ari Whitten on Low Energy & Mitochondrial Cell Danger Response
00:08:12

Welcome to Betty Bites. In this episode, we welcome Ari Whitten. Ari is an energy and fatigue specialist who focuses on taking an evidence-based approach to energy enhancement. He is also a nutrition, exercise, and natural health expert, and #1 best-selling author. We discuss in this short episode, how energy is more than just the mitochondria, it is actually the sum of our inputs that help our mitochondria produce energy. As well as understanding the Mitochondrial Cell Danger Response. Join The Better! Community On Facebook. Get the show notes here.

Mar 12, 2021
Geeky Magic - Fasting For Women
00:17:57

This week on Geeky Magic we take a look at Chapter 10 “Fasting For Women” from The Betty Body. This chapter is all about how to fast specifically as a woman. We talk about the different types of fasts, frequency of fast, the length of fast, understanding fasting tolerance, and how to use fasting as a tool depending on your goals.  Join The Better! Community On Facebook. Get the show notes here.

Mar 10, 2021
The Holistic Psychologist Dr. Nicole LePera On How To Do The Work
01:11:27

This week we welcome Dr. Nicole LaPera.  In this episode, we discuss why we fear doing the work to better ourselves,  understanding our conscious self. what it takes to step into your awareness, understanding your trauma and how we develop coping strategies around them,  and understanding the tendencies of your inner child. Nicole aka “The Holistic Psychologist” often found herself frustrated by the limitations of traditional psychotherapy. Wanting more for her patients—and for herself—she began a journey to develop a united philosophy of mental, physical, and spiritual health that equips people with the tools necessary to heal themselves. Nothing short of a paradigm shift, Dr. Nicole LePera’s teachings empower the individual to break free from trauma cycles and create who they want to become. shows us the importance of becoming more aware of ourselves and gives some frameworks on how we all can start on a path towards better consciousness and healing our past traumas. Join The Better! Community On Facebook. Get the show notes here.

Mar 08, 2021
Betty Bites - Mark Hyman Opens Up About His Relationship
00:06:30

Dr. Mark Hyman is the director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, an internationally recognized speaker, and an eleven-time New York Times best-selling author. His wife, Mia Lux, is an international host, comedian & facilitator, specializing in top wellness and personal development events around the world. Together, they join the podcast to discuss how they communicate in their relationship. Join The Better! Community On Facebook. Get the show notes here.

Mar 05, 2021
Geeky Magic - Keto Cycling for All Women
00:15:08

This week on Geeky Magic we take a look at Chapter 9 “Keto Cycling for All Women” from my new book The Betty Body. This chapter is all about how cycling the Ketogenic Diet is ideal for women's physiology. We discuss the science behind this concept, including driving protein synthesis and hypertrophy, as well as honoring our female menstrual cycle.  Over the last few weeks, we have taken a dive into each chapter to discuss the struggles, successes, and stories behind the book. Join The Better! Community On Facebook. Get the show notes here.

Mar 03, 2021
Strong Women Lift Each Other Up with Molly Galbraith
01:26:20

This week we welcome, Molly Galbraith. Molly is the author of Strong Women Lift Each Other Up, and Co-founder of Girls Gone Strong (GGS), a worldwide health and fitness movement dedicated to helping women feel strong, confident, and empowered in their lives and their bodies. In this episode, we discuss believing that you are worthy of your own care, how it is important to embrace the small changes, and finding your community.  We also touch on the power of the comparison trap has over us and the shame spiral that follows,  and how we intentionally need to curate our environment. Join The Better! Community On Facebook. Get the show notes here.

Mar 01, 2021
Betty Bites - Nicole LePera on Our Thoughts Are Not Us
00:07:27

Welcome to our new series called Betty Bites. A decidedly delicious short and sweet mind snack for your brain to chew on.  Dr. Nicole LePera aka The Holistic Psychologist - In this short episode, Nicole discusses pattern recognition, becoming the observer of thoughts, and how conscious awareness is practiced in the everyday. Join The Better! Community On Facebook. Get the show notes here.

Feb 26, 2021
Geeky Magic - Become A Fat Burner In 28 Days
00:14:17

This week on Geeky Magic we take a look at Chapter 8 “Become A Fat Burner In 28 Days” from my new book The Betty Body. Over the last few weeks, we have taken a dive into each chapter to discuss the struggles, successes, and stories behind the book. This chapter is all about how to structure a ketogenic diet for women. We dive into the emerging science around cholesterol and how the conversation around cholesterol has been misleading.  Join The Better! Community On Facebook. Get the show notes here.

Feb 24, 2021
Jason Prall on Healing Trauma with Psychedelics
01:46:23

This week we welcome Jason Prall. Jason is a health educator, practitioner, author, speaker, and filmmaker. In 2018, his independent research and experience led him to create "The Human Longevity Project”, a 9-part film series that uncovers the true nature of chronic disease in our modern world. He’s currently finishing his first book titled, “The Longevity Equation”, as well as his next film series that explores ancient methods of healing mind, body, and soul from indigenous cultures around the world. In this episode, we discuss how to untangle the trauma you may have experienced as a child, how everyone has a genius, and how to use psychedelics to aid in healing. We also expand the definition of trauma, longevity, and tapping into your genius. Join The Better! Community On Facebook. Get the show notes here.

Feb 22, 2021
Betty Bites - Danielle LaPorte On Grief and Forgiveness
00:06:30

Welcome to our new series called Betty Bites. A decidedly delicious short and sweet mind snack for your brain to chew on.  Inspirational speaker, entrepreneur, and best-selling author, Danielle LaPorte re-joins this week's Betty Bites episode to share her experiences navigating grief, fear, tending to your inner child, and forgiveness throughout her career and personal life. Join The Better! Community On Facebook. Get the show notes here.

Feb 19, 2021
Geeky Magic - Masterpiece Lives Start With Masterpiece Mornings
00:15:23

This week on Geeky Magic we take a look at Chapter 7 “Masterpiece Lives Start With Masterpiece Mornings'' from my book The Betty Body. Over the last few weeks, we have taken a dive into each chapter to discuss the struggles, successes, and stories behind the book. This chapter is all about how most morning routines are sexiest, how to make the routine more flexible based on your needs, and how to craft a morning routine around your responsibility as a mother and caregiver. Join The Better! Community On Facebook. Get the show notes here.

Feb 17, 2021
Dr. Titus Chiu on The Three Pillars Of Optimal Brain Function
01:23:33

This week we welcome Dr. Titus Chiu. Titus is a #1 bestselling author, award-winning international speaker, and Functional Neurologist that specializes in Post-Concussion Syndrome. Dr. Chiu helps high achievers go from surviving to thriving after a concussion, through online brain training programs, masterclasses, and immersive wellness retreats. In this episode, we discuss the three fundamental pillars of optimal brain function - physical, chemical, and emotional. As well as the ketogenic diet effects on the brain, the gut-brain connection, eye movements role in recognizing the status of the brain, and habits to optimize your brain. Join The Better! Community On Facebook. Get the show notes here.

Feb 15, 2021
Betty Bites - Robin Sharma on How Unresolved Trauma Manifests In Addiction
00:07:42

Welcome to our new series called Betty Bites. A decidedly delicious short and sweet mind snack for your brain to chew on.  Robin Sharma is a legendary leadership expert, author, and former lawyer, well known for his bestselling books, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari and The Leader Who Had No Title. In this short episode, Robin discusses the power of Heartset, how your life will never be higher than your pain,  and how unresolved trauma manifests in modern-day addiction. Join The Better! Community On Facebook. Get the show notes here.

Feb 12, 2021
Geeky Magic - Sleep and Sex
00:12:35

Over the last few weeks, we have taken a dive into each chapter to discuss the struggles, successes, and stories behind my upcoming book “The Betty Body”. This week we take a look at Chapter 6 titled “Sex and Sleep”- This chapter is all about how to transform your sleep, sex as a means for self-actualization, and how sex affects your hormonal balance. We also touch why sex and orgasms are so important for women.  Join The Better! Community On Facebook. Get the show notes here.

Feb 10, 2021
Dr. Patrick Gentempo - Self Sabotage Explained & How To Change Your Thinking
01:26:40

This week we welcome Patrick Gentempo. Patrick is a serial entrepreneur who has founded and led multiple, multi-million-dollar companies.  Early in his career as a practicing chiropractor, he co-developed diagnostic technologies, for which he received multiple patents. With his decades of experience having founded and co-founded over 15 businesses in various fields ranging from diagnostics to filmmaking, Dr. Gentempo has developed a specialized skill in the practical application of philosophy in business. In this episode, we dissect Philosophy and how it can help you find Purpose, Procedures, and Prosperity. How your true calling lies in your strengths and how we can find alignment in our life. Join The Better! Community On Facebook. Get the show notes here.

Feb 08, 2021
Betty Bites - Dr. Shefali Tsabary on How Our Children Are A Reflection Of Us
00:07:56

Welcome to our new series called Betty Bites. A decidedly delicious short and sweet mind snack for your brain to chew on.  Dr. Shefali Tsabary is an author of three best-selling parenting books, an international speaker, and a clinical psychologist specializing in the integration of eastern philosophy and western psychology. Her books – The Awakened Family, The Conscious Parent, and Out of Control have revolutionized parenting methods in ways never discussed before. In this short episode, Tsabary discusses the myth of good and bad children, how to be in service to the child, and practical tools to help them. Join The Better! Community On Facebook. Get the show notes here.

Feb 05, 2021
Geeky Magic - I’m Still Hot It Just Comes In Flashes Now
00:11:20

Join me for a continued look behind the curtains of my upcoming book “The Betty Body”. Over the last few weeks, we have taken a dive into each chapter to discuss the struggles, successes, and stories behind the book. This week we take a look at Chapter 5 - This chapter is all about perimenopause, menopause and low-estrogen. How do you know you're in perimenopause? What are some of the signs and symptoms of low estrogen? We take a peek at some of these answers, as well as listen to an excerpt from The Betty Body.  Join The Better! Community On Facebook. Get the show notes here.

Feb 03, 2021
Ben Bikman on Why We Get Sick, Insulin Resistance and Infertility
01:13:53

This week we welcome Benjamin Bikman. Ben earned his Ph.D. in Bioenergetics and was a postdoctoral fellow with the Duke-National University of Singapore in metabolic disorders. Currently, his professional focus as a scientist and professor to better understand chronic modern-day diseases, with special emphasis on the origins and consequences of obesity and diabetes. With a particular emphasis on the role of insulin. He frequently publishes his research in peer-reviewed journals and presents at international science meetings. In this episode, We discuss all things Insulin Resistance and Insulin Sensitivity. Such as Linoleic Acid Effects on Insulin, PCOS, Erectile Dysfunction, and Migraines. Ben also gives us his dietary recommendations for managing insulin resistance. Join The Better! Community On Facebook. Get the show notes here.

Feb 01, 2021
Betty Bites - Lisa Nichols on How Action Is The Prescription For Success
00:09:14

Welcome to our new series called Betty Bites. A decidedly delicious short and sweet mind snack for your brain to chew on.  This week we hear from a transformational speaker, entrepreneur, and best-selling author, Lisa Nichols. From a struggling single mom on public assistance to a millionaire entrepreneur, Lisa’s courage and determination have inspired fans worldwide and helped countless audiences break through, to discover their own untapped talents and infinite potential. In this short episode, Lisa talks about taking action as the prescription for success, how to visualize and reverse engineer your dreams, and how to live in the unfamiliar. Join The Better! Community On Facebook. Get the show notes here.

Jan 29, 2021
Geeky Magic - Warning! Due To Hormones, I Could Burst Into Tears Or Kill You In The Next Five Minutes
00:11:07

Join me for a continued look behind the curtains of my upcoming book “The Betty Body”. Over the last few weeks, we have taken a dive into each chapter to discuss the struggles, successes, and stories behind the book. This week we take a look at Chapter 4 - The entire chapter is dedicated to exposing the abundance of hormonal presentations and derangements that can happen in a woman, including estrogen dominance, testosterone, and progesterone. We also take a look at overlapping symptoms, what functional lab tests and ranges you may need to understand, and strategies to get you on the right path. Join The Better! Community On Facebook. Get the show notes here.

Jan 27, 2021
JJ Virgin - Making Yourself A Priority and The Power of Forgiveness
01:14:44

This week we welcome one of my personal mentors,  JJ Virgin. JJ is a Triple-board certified nutrition expert, Fitness Hall of Famer, podcaster, and four-time NY Times best-selling author of titles including The Virgin Diet, JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet, and their companion cookbooks. Her latest book is Warrior Mom: 7 Secrets to Bold, Brave Resilience. We discuss JJ’s journey of  Mental Resilience, Mindset, The Importance of Self-Care, Making Yourself A Priority, and the Power of Forgiveness & Worthiness. Join The Better! Community On Facebook. Get the show notes here.

Jan 25, 2021
Betty Bites - Jim Kwik on Digital Overload, Information Anxiety and How Motivation Is A Myth
00:11:19

Welcome to our new series called Betty Bites. A decidedly delicious short and sweet mind snack for your brain to chew on.  This week we hear from Learning expert, keynote speaker, trainer, and author, Jim Kwik. After suffering a head injury as a child, Jim struggled with traditional learning. He undertook a journey that led him to discover different learning habits, including accelerated learning systems and tactics, which he now shares with the world.  In this short episode, Jim touches on digital overload, information anxiety, the benefits of limiting digital inputs, and how motivation is a myth. Join The Better! Community On Facebook. Get the show notes here.

Jan 22, 2021
Geeky Magic - Your Menstrual Cycle, The Lasso Of Truth
00:07:44

We are back to take a sneak peek at Chapter 3 called “Your Menstrual Cycle, The Lasso Of Truth“. We discuss becoming more in touch with your cycle and the cadence of  your hormones, understanding what normal menstruation should look like, and how to become a CPO (Chief Period Officer). Join me each week for a look behind the curtains of my upcoming book “The Betty Body”, we will take a dive into each chapter to discuss the struggles, successes, and stories behind the book.Join The Better! Community On Facebook. Get the show notes here.

Jan 20, 2021
Dave Asprey - How Fasting Is Different For Women and Easy Steps For A Better Fast
01:25:08

In this episode, we talk about all things Fasting with Bulletproof Founder, Dave Asprey. He is a three-time best-selling science author, world-renowned bio-hacker, and host of the award-winning podcast Bulletproof Radio. We discuss fasting for women, easy steps for a better fast, questioning false assumptions, and fasting's powerful effects on sleep.  Join The Better! Community On Facebook. Get the show notes here.

Jan 18, 2021
Betty Bites - Elizabeth Gilbert On Sexual Desire
00:08:13

Welcome to our new series called Betty Bites. A decidedly delicious short and sweet mind snack for your brain to chew on. I've gone back into the Betty library and pulled out my favorite Betty sound bites! It's bits of wisdom, sprinkles of knowledge, and a dash of dry humor. For you to do and be better. This week we welcome back Best-selling Author, Elizabeth Gilbert, discussing female sexual desire. Join The Better! Community On Facebook. Get the show notes here.

Jan 15, 2021
Geeky Magic - Stressed Spelled Backwards Is Desserts
00:08:34

In this special edition of Geeky Magic I give you a backstage pass into my upcoming book, The Betty Body, with a look at Chapter 2: Stressed Spelled Backwards is Desserts. In this chapter, I share my origin story and the origins of this book - my struggle with health, with my period, food cravings. Join The Better Community On Facebook. Get the show notes here.

Jan 13, 2021
AMA #10 - New-Year Intentions, The Betty Body, 100 Episodes, Trauma and Habits
01:29:10

Major and Dr. Stephanie  are back for AMA #10, but this time the roles get reversed. In celebration of our 100th episode of the podcast- we dedicated our conversation to both the reflection of the podcast, as well as, a peek behind the curtains of  Dr. Stephanie's new book “The Betty Body”. We explore intentions for the year, redefining what creativity looks like, why Stephanie felt the call to write this book and the meaning behind the book title. As well as an opportunity for Dr. Stephanie to open up about her personal and health journey, the female psyche, and the link between trauma and our habits. Join The Better! Community On Facebook. Get the show notes here.

Jan 11, 2021
Geeky Magic - A Heroine Lost In A Modern World
00:14:06

Join me for a look behind the curtains of my upcoming book “The Betty Body”. Over the following weeks, in a mini-series we call Director's Cut, we will take a dive into each chapter to discuss the struggles, successes, and stories behind the book. This week in chapter 1, we discuss losing control and the balance of my body and my period.  Join the Betty Body Challenge today. More information about the book at The Betty Body Book.  Join The Better! Community On Facebook. Get the show notes Here.

Jan 07, 2021
Lara Adler - How to Avoid Hidden Toxins in our Food, Makeup, and Everyday Life
01:45:14

Lara Adler is an Environmental Toxins Expert & Educator and a Certified Holistic Health Coach. She trains practitioners to become experts in everyday toxic exposures so they can improve client outcomes, with the unaddressed link between chemicals and chronic health problems. We discuss the truth around toxins in our everyday life, from personal care products to feminine hygiene to cookware. As well as diving  into understanding regulatory standards, toxicology, phthalates & PFAS.  Join The Better! Community On Facebook. Get the show notes here.

Jan 04, 2021
Geeky Magic - Manifesting 2021
00:29:09

Let’s lean into our MAGIC, Bettys! Learn the difference between wishful thinking and directing your creative consciousness, the principles of manifestation, and how to harness your power to create exactly what you want. Have thoughts or questions about this whole manifestation thing? Make sure to join our Facebook Group. Get the show notes here.

Dec 31, 2020
American Gods Bruce Langley on Acting, Loneliness, and Self-Care
01:04:17

Bruce Langley, a British actor known for his role as Technical Boy in American Gods, is committed to his work and determined to become the world’s greatest actor. We discuss how he prepares, gets into character, and handles criticism— and we learn how Bruce gets into a flow state to perform at his best. Bruce also shares his challenges with loneliness and life’s darker emotions, and he shares some interesting tidbits during a quick Q&A lightning round! Join the Better! Community on Facebook. Get the show notes here.

Dec 28, 2020
Geeky Magic - Winter Supplementation
00:28:05

Let’s talk wintertime supplementation. Learn why your supplement regimen should change with the season and hear Dr. Stephanie's list of wintertime supplements, why they’re important, and learn her dosage tips. Have your own supplement, diet, or health questions? Make sure to join our Facebook Group. Get the show notes here.

Dec 24, 2020
Joe Polish - Reframing Addiction: How Compassion Can Help On The Path To Recovery
02:30:08

Joe Polish, an entrepreneur and recovered addict is committed to connecting people to reduce suffering and help people live fulfilling healthy, and abundant lives. We discuss his definition of addiction, how environment impacts behavior, and psychedelics for trauma healing — and we learn the four things necessary in order to get and stay sober. Joe also shares how to get a copy of his book for free, so be sure to tune in to find out! Join the Better! Community on Facebook. Get the show notes here.

Dec 21, 2020
Geeky Magic - Fasting & Chronic Stress
00:27:12

A continuation of our Geeky Magic fasting series, today we’re diving into time-restricted fasting and how it helps mitigate the negative impacts of chronic stress on the body. Get insights on the role of cortisol and insulin in the body, as well as how to support glucagon production, and hear Dr. Stephanie's tips for using time-restricted eating as an everyday tool.  Have your own diet or health questions? Make sure to join our Facebook Group. Get the show notes here.

Dec 17, 2020
AMA #9 - The Vagina Dialogues: Better Sex, Vagina Health, and Menopause.
01:34:14

Major and I are back for AMA #9 where we talk all things VAGINA! We dive into how to increase vaginal health, why we should prioritize our pleasure, and how we can treat her better and harness her magical powers. Get access to the show notes here and join the facebook group!

Dec 14, 2020
Geeky Magic - Water Fasting & Testosterone
00:33:06

A continuation of our Geeky Magic fasting series, today we’re diving into water fasting and how best to use this modality of hormetic stress. Get insights on teas to drink, if coffee is good or bad, hormones, and Dr. Stephanie's guidelines to get the most out of your fast.  Have your own diet or health questions? Make sure to join our Facebook Group. Get the show notes here.

Dec 10, 2020
Jennifer Fugo - Skin Health, 'Leaky Skin', and How To Heal Skin Conditions like Eczema and Psoriasis
01:34:59

Jennifer Fugo, MS, LDN, CNS, is a functional clinical nutritionist who is committed to helping people with never-ending “stomach problems”, chronic skin rashes, brain fog, chronic fatigue, and autoimmunity find a way back to their best health. We discuss the 16 root causes of skin problems, the connection between liver and skin health, and “leaky skin” — and we learn healthy skin diet principles to live by. Jennifer Fugo also shares where you can get more free educational content from her, so be sure to listen in so you don’t miss out! Join the Better! Community on Facebook. Get the show notes here.

Dec 07, 2020
Geeky Magic - Fasting & Estrogen
00:29:48

A continuation of our Geeky Magic fasting series, today we’re diving into a mini master class on our menstrual cycle and how we can pair it with specific types of fasts. Have your own diet or health questions? Have your own diet or health questions? Join the Better! Community on Facebook and get the episode show notes here.

Dec 03, 2020
Ben Greenfield - Fat Loss, Muscle Gain, & Diet Tips for Longevity & Performance
01:05:03

Ben Greenfield, a biohacker, human body and brain performance coach, speaker, New York Times bestselling author, and podcaster, is on a mission to provide the world with practical advice on fat loss, nutrition, human performance, and holistic health. We discuss how to burn fat effectively, reduce inflammation, and provide our body with the best nutrients — and we learn the truth about oils, sugar, and dangerous electromagnetic fields when it comes to inflammation. Ben Greenfield also shares his optimized daily routine, so be sure to tune in so you don’t miss out! Join the Better! Community on Facebook  and  get the episode show notes here.

Nov 30, 2020
Geeky Magic - Fasting & The Holidays
00:21:52

Seasonal stress, parties, and comfort foods. With the Holidays approaching rapidly, this time of year can seem to be an uphill battle with the diet. In this episode, we’re talking fasting and how to do that around the holidays. Have your own diet or health questions? Join the Better! Community on Facebook and get the episode show notes here.

Nov 26, 2020
Dr. Joan Rosenberg - Emotional Mastery & How to Really Feel
01:20:29

Dr. Joan Rosenberg, a highly-regarded expert psychologist, master clinician, trainer, consultant, and the creator of Emotional Mastery™ and Emotional Mastery Training™, is passionate about helping people create a life they love. We discuss the eight unpleasant feelings, the science behind them, and their purpose — and we learn how to work through feelings, “ride the wave”, and cultivate unwavering confidence, resilience, and emotional mastery. Dr. Rosenberg has a special free gift to share, so be sure to tune in and find out what it is! Join the Better! Community on Facebook and get the episode show notes here.

Nov 23, 2020
Geeky Magic - Chronic Cardio
00:25:05

Is all that cardio actually doing something? Learn how to make every workout count without running yourself into the ground in today’s episode. Join the Better! Community on Facebook and get the episode show notes here.

Nov 19, 2020
Trina Felber - The Truth About Oral Health
01:17:15

Trina Felber, a dental health and natural skincare expert and founder of Primal Life Organics, is dedicated to sharing the truth about the products we use in our mouths and on our bodies. We discuss the link between our oral microbiome and our overall health — and we learn what ingredients to avoid in order to keep our mouths clean, bodies healthy, and teeth pearly white. Trina has a way to make healthy oral care easy, so be sure to tune in and find out what she has to offer! Join the Better! Community on Facebook and get the episode show notes here.

Nov 16, 2020
Geeky Magic - Fat Loss
00:24:52

There is a difference between fat loss and weight loss. Learn how to become a fat-burning machine in a way that is healthy, sustainable, and effective. Join the Better! Community on Facebook and get the episode show notes here.

Nov 12, 2020
Dr. Elisa Song - Covid-19, Kids, and Immune Resilience
01:35:18

Dr. Elisa Song, a holistic pediatrician and founder of Whole Family Wellness and Healthy Kids Happy Kids, is passionate about helping kids thrive and reach their fullest potential. We discuss her experience with COVID-19, the things she did to help her child heal in the hospital, and what she recommends families do to increase their cellular resilience — and we learn some tips from Dr. Elisa’s Pandemic Immune Support Plan so we can equip our kid’s bodies for whatever comes their way. Elisa has many helpful resources for parents, so tune in to hear how to get access! Join the Better! Community on Facebook and get the episode show notes here

Nov 09, 2020
Geeky Magic - Beauty & Symmetry
00:32:25

There is a connection between health and beauty—and beauty and symmetry. Learn why symmetry is important for your health and how to assess and improve it with exercises, stretches, diet, and a healthy skincare routine. Join the Better! Community on Facebook and get the episode show notes here.

Nov 05, 2020
AMA #8 - Relationships, Melatonin, Muscles, & Moon Cycles
01:42:24

Major and I are back for AMA #8 where we dedicate an entire episode to answering your juiciest questions. We dive into managing triggers, maintaining healthy melatonin levels, moon cycle tracking, muscle gains, and cultivating powerful female friendships.  If you’d like to have me highlight your question, make sure to join the Facebook Group. It's where we source all the listener questions!

As always, I’ve prepared my show notes for this episode that has all my recommendations and references. If you’d like to get access to the show notes just head over to EXTRA MAGIC

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Nov 02, 2020
Geeky Magic - Gluten, Dairy, and Chronic Pain
00:24:11

Are gluten and dairy the culprits behind your chronic suffering? Learn how the inflammation from gluten and dairy impacts your body and mind, and do an experiment to see if it’s time to eliminate them from your diet for good. Join the Better! Community on Facebook and get the episode show notes here.

Oct 29, 2020
Dr. Carrie Jones - Female Hormones: Explained
01:22:59

Dr. Carrie Jones, a functional medicine women's health and hormone doctor and the Medical Director for Precision Analytical Inc, is dedicated to helping people understand their bodies and take control of their health. We discuss the relationship between our hormones, immune system, and gut health— and we learn practical ways to balance our hormones for better overall health. Carrie has a great free resource to learn more, so tune in to hear how to get access! Join the Better! Community on Facebook and get the episode show notes here.

Oct 26, 2020
Geeky Magic - New Study: Intermittent Fasting Doesn’t Help Weight Loss?
00:15:48

Is intermittent fasting still a thing? Learn what a recent study by Dr. Ethan Weiss found, and think critically to determine how you want to proceed with your own eating habits.  Join the Better! Community on Facebook and get the episode show notes here.

Oct 22, 2020
Dr. Maya Shetreat - Plant Medicines, Mushrooms, and MDMA
01:36:19

Dr. Maya Shetreat, a neurologist, herbalist, urban farmer, founder of the Terrain Institute, and author of The Dirt Cure, is a transformational healer who is passionate about our reconnection to the sacred natural world. We discuss spirituality and reconnecting to ourselves as women— and we explore the benefits of plant medicine, expanded consciousness, and an intimate understanding of our universal connectedness. Maya has many opportunities for continued growth and education, so tune in to learn what she has to offer! Join the Better! Community on Facebook and get the episode show notes here.

Oct 19, 2020
Geeky Magic - The Link Between Posture and Brain Health
00:28:04

Did you know that your posture and brain health are connected? Understand how bad posture affects your body, and, in turn, your brain, and stand tall with some easy posture-boosting tips to live by.  Join the Better! Community on Facebook and get the episode show notes here.

Oct 15, 2020
Lisa Nichols - Secrets To Self Love & Transformation
01:51:11

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Motivating the Masses, Lisa Nichols, inspires us to pick up the pen and write our own story. We discuss self-love, balancing masculine and feminine energy, and the journey back to the self so we can embrace every beautiful side of ourselves and thrive. Lisa also has an exciting opportunity for those who want to make an impact through speaking, so keep an ear out for the details! Join the Better! Community on Facebook and get the episode show notes here.

Oct 12, 2020
Geeky Magic - Morning Routines Are Sexist
00:22:48

In this Geeky Magic, I’m going to explain why as women we need to focus on creating our own morning routines separate from our male counterparts. I’ll go over the common pitfalls to avoid and outline the core building blocks that make a morning routine (in my opinion) one of the best parts of your day. Join the Better! Community on Facebook and get the episode show notes here.

Oct 08, 2020
Nadine Artemis - Natures Powerful Oral & Skin Care
01:14:16

Living Libations founder Nadine Artemis gives us a deep dive into natural care. We discuss the common problems and natural solutions for your oral microbiome, dental health, and skincare. Nadine also gave us a special gift, listen for that easter egg! Join the Better! Community on Facebook and get the episode show notes here.

Oct 05, 2020
Geeky Magic - C is For Cortisol
00:31:56

Cortisol left unchecked can be a silent killer! Understand its function in the body, how to identify unhealthy levels, and how to mitigate chronic cortisol levels with some actionable protocols. Join the Better! Community on Facebook and get the episode show notes here.

Oct 01, 2020
Best Podcast Moments - 1 Year Anniversary
01:34:02

The podcast turns a year old on this episode! Stephanie Major and I sit down and talk about all the powerful and magical moments that have happened over this past year. We also give you a sneak peek at potential upcoming guests and topics that I’m super excited to bring to the pod. Join the Better! Community on Facebook and get the episode show notes here.

Sep 28, 2020
Geeky Magic - A is For Androgens
00:24:15

Androgens are apart of the most common hormonal derangements in women between 18-44 years old. I’m going to uncover some of the signs, symptoms, and strategies that you can start today to get this hormone under control. Join the Better! Community on Facebook and get the episode show notes here.

Sep 24, 2020
Dr. Jeff Spencer - Developing A Champion's Mindset
01:43:44
In this episode, get mentored in mindset by one of the top performance coaches in our lifetime. Dr. Jeff Spencer is here to discuss the practical steps to revolutionizing your mindset and setting you on a path to championing your goals. The same methods he's used on Tiger Woods, Richard Branson, and many other high performers.
Sep 21, 2020
Geeky Magic - E is For Estrogen
00:28:00
Take the dive with me to understand clues to healthy and unhealthy estrogen levels and a geeky estrogen metabolism 101 class with me! I cover how our bodies go through three distinct phases of metabolism and some dietary recommendations for those that need to boost healthy estrogen metabolism levels.
Sep 17, 2020
Nick Nanton & Gio Marsico - How To Make Your Dreams Come True
01:20:09
We all have dreams for a reason. In this episode, I sit down with two brilliant dreamers Nick Nanton and Giovanni Marsico to discuss ambitious dreams and their upcoming documentary Dreamers. They interviewed some of the most prolific dreamers like Lisa Nichols, Richard Branson, Seth Godin, Emily Fletcher, Jim Kwik, Jessica Cox, and have linked the common themes to their success. Listen in to get the actionable steps to take for tapping into your genius and making dreams a reality.
Sep 14, 2020
Geeky Magic - Women Are The Soil
00:21:31
Breaking down the cadence of the feminine cycle and the steps you can take today to recognize and embody your cyclical magic.
Sep 10, 2020
Kate Northrup - Time & Energy Management for Ambitious Women
01:06:49

Reconnect with yourself and your innate cycles in this Better episode. Kate Northrup and I discuss the mindset shifts that will show you how you can master your time and output without feeling overdone. Join the Better Community On Facebook. Get the show notes here.

 

Sep 07, 2020
Geeky Magic - Men Are The Seed
00:24:59

Get insights into male hormones and the steps you can take today to support healthy testosterone levels for your man! Join The Better! Community On Facebook. Get the show notes here.

Sep 03, 2020
Nicole LePera - Healing Trauma w. The Holistic Psychologist
01:35:34
Nicole LePera, aka The Holistic Psychologist, shows us the importance of becoming more aware of ourselves and gives some frameworks on how we all can start on a path towards better consciousness and healing our past traumas.
Aug 31, 2020
Geeky Magic - Building Strong Adult Immunity
00:32:25
Get best practices and personal protocols used to build strong immune systems. It’s easier than you think! Listen in and get some geeky tips from foods, supplements, exposure, and home care.
Aug 27, 2020
Lauren Roxburgh - The Power Of Your Fascia
01:25:22
We dive into the world of your fascia! It's the connective tissue that plays an integral role in your overall body wellbeing. Lauren Roxburgh joins us today to break down everything fascia, our pelvic floor; how to strengthen it #viginaselflove, along with a journey through our body to explore how we can use certain therapies to release tension and energy that's been stored there.
Aug 24, 2020
Special Feature On David Neagles Podcast
01:34:19
In this episode, you’ll learn a little more about the differences between men and women with how they each approach success, what women struggle with, with being successful, and differences between men and women with sex.
Aug 22, 2020
Geeky Magic - Building Up Our Kids Immunity
00:19:45
Get best practices and personal protocols used to build strong immune systems in your children. It’s easier than you think! Listen in and get some geeky tips from foods, supplements, exposure, and home care.
Aug 20, 2020
Dr. Dale Bredesen - Round 2 - Reducing Your Risk Of Dementia
01:29:41
Get the protocols for optimal brain health and reducing your exposure to harmful Dementagens in today’s episode of the Better Podcast. Alzheimer's expert Dr. Dale Bredesen joins us for round 2 to discuss how to better understand cognitive health and the action you can take to implement ideal cognitive health for you and your loved ones.
Aug 17, 2020
Geeky Magic - What You Gain Through Menopause
00:22:44
Get practical and actionable advice that can equip you to move into and through menopause, taking full advantage of this period of time for you. Understand some of the common challenges that lay ahead and how to mitigate them, learn how to adapt your exercise and diet to changing hormones, and much more on this Geeky Magic episode.
Aug 13, 2020
Ari Whitten - How To Regulate Your Energy Levels
01:35:44
Learn strategies on how you can correct your fatigue, get cortisol levels in check, and master your energy levels day in and day out.
Aug 10, 2020
Geeky Magic - Breast Tenderness
00:25:01
Breast tenderness is common but not normal ladies. There are some specific reasons why this might be happening to you and I will walk through some protocols on what you can do about it.
Aug 06, 2020
Dr. John Berardi - What Makes An Influential Coach
01:25:03
What makes an amazing coach? Dr. John Berardi joins Dr. Stephanie for an insightful dive into the mechanics of great coaching and highlights the key behaviors that both the coach and coachee must adopt for an amazing relationship. Johns methodology and framework extend far beyond the coaching dynamic and can be applied multiple areas of professional and personal life.
Aug 03, 2020
Geeky Magic - Menstruation 101
00:29:07
I lay out the menstruation cycle timeline and show you the magic that exists right in your own body and how to embrace the changes that are really just your superwoman powers. For the most part we don’t pay much attention to our cycle and there's a huge difference between what is “normal” vs what is “common”. I want to teach you ladies who are still cyclical, to understand the ins and outs of your period that effect your hormones, diet, and sex life.
Jul 30, 2020
AMA #7 - Hormones, Ketones, & Weight Loss
01:24:29
Major and I are back for AMA #7 where we’ve taken your juicy questions and dedicated them to an entire episode. Diving into understanding Exogenous Ketones, best protocols for healing injuries, some guidelines around IUD’s, and how to approach losing weight and dealing with Diastasis Recti.
Jul 27, 2020
Geeky Magic - Solving Low Back & Neck Pain
00:23:02
We all deal with some level of low back and neck pain. Dive into the origins and steps to rehabilitate our spines so we all can keep physiological creep at bay and create a more pain free life.
Jul 23, 2020
Dr. Afrouz Demeri - A Holistic Approach To Fertility
01:45:53
Dr. Demeri and I focus the episode's backbone on environmental, social, and nutritional aspects which are key not only to peak fertility but overall wellness. We cover best practices for preconception, we discuss fertility in men, birth control, toxins and detox, and specific diet guidelines for fertility.
Jul 20, 2020
Geeky Magic - The Cause & Remedies For Brain Fog
00:27:26
Prepare to jam on inflammation because this is at the core of what “Brain Fog” really is. Chemical Insults, Circadian Biology, and Hormonal Issues all lay in the path to a clearer, sharper, and happier brain. I’m going to lay out exactly what you need to know and how to make brain fog a thing of the past.
Jul 16, 2020
Dr. Shawn Tassone - Female Sterilization, Endometriosis and Testosterone in Women
01:27:05
Ladies prepare for everything Female Reproductive Health. Dr. Shawn Tassone is on the show to discuss Low Testosterone, Endometriosis, and Birth Control. We break down symptoms, causes, and treatments. Anything you’d need to make better informed decisions about your reproductive health.
Jul 13, 2020
Geeky Magic - What To Know About Fasting
00:24:48
Learn everything you should know about getting started with fasting. Understand the mechanics, the different types of fasts, the potential negative effects of long term caloric restrictions, and if you really should start one.
Jul 09, 2020
Kim Anami - Unlocking Your Sexual Power
01:25:29
Kim Anami reveals her framework for how you can have the best sex ever! Discover the powerful feminine energy that resides in all of us and the steps you can take to unlock it. We discuss how to fix vaginal desensitization, the importance of different orgasims, and a special opportunity to learn from Kim.
Jul 06, 2020
Phillip McKernan - Living Without Attachment
01:20:05
This episode will open your eyes to our problem with attachment and how to separate from it. Philip McKernan is a master of looking into your past to bring clarity for your future. He’s personally helped me through some incredibly difficult times. I admire him for his blunt and straight to the source mentality. We also dive into why we struggle with vulnerability, where our judgement comes from, and how we can start connecting more with ourselves and the ones around us.
Jun 29, 2020
Jennifer Kolari - Teenage Parenting For The Modern Parent
02:01:34
This episode is a continuation of our last conversation and it's all about TEENagers. If you’re a parent with a teen in the house, this episode is for you. We covered all the bases. Anxiety, Drugs, Sex, Social Media, and how you as a parent can navigate these challenges during this period of your childs development.
Jun 22, 2020
AMA #6 - Vulnerability Hangovers, Muscle Building, and Relationships.
01:55:52
This gets vulnerable. Not only do Major and I get into deep dives around keto diet, hormones, protein synthesis, and relationships; we truly open up our hearts around the divine feminine. This one is for all the women out there and the ones who love them.
Jun 15, 2020
Dr. Dale Bredesen - Alzheimer's & Reversing Cognitive Decline
01:47:04
Get the protocols for optimal brain health and reversing cognitive decline in todays episode of the Better Podcast. Alzheimer's expert Dr. Dale Bredesen joins us to discuss how to better understand cognitive health and the action you can take to implement ideal cognitive health for you and your loved ones.
Jun 08, 2020
Dr. Sara Gottfried - The Brain & Body Connection
01:25:14
It's time to strengthen the brain and body connection. Dr. Sarah Gottfried brings her comprehensive understanding of the different verticals of female health and physiology. Which lays out the framework for dealing with brain fog, pesky weight, pleasure deprivation, and so much more.
Jun 01, 2020
Kara Lowewentheil - Retraining Your Mind
01:25:37
Struggle with negative thoughts, self doubt, or shame? Master Certified Life Coach, Kara Lowewentheil joins us and explains how you can turn your mind from a negative thought factory into a superpower. Frameworks rooted in cognitive psychology-based techniques and feminist theory, will give you the tools to start shifting negative mindsets to good.
May 25, 2020
Dr. Ethan Weiss - The Secrets Behind Cholesterol
01:34:06
Learn the part cholesterol plays in the body and what you need to know for great heart health. Cardiologist Dr. Ethan Weiss joins the podcast where We bring you on a mini crash course through Lipidology, breaking down why we need cholesterol, the different types of cholesterol, how women and men are different when it comes to cardiovascular disease and the Keto Diet, and the alternate diet options for individuals who don’t respond well to Keto.
May 18, 2020
AMA #5 - Keto Diet, Shadow Work, and Parenting During COVID-19
01:24:42
Dr. Stephanie Estima and Stephanie Major are back together after a long quarantine. They touch base on the positive changes that COVID-19 has brought into their life and how they’ve made the most out of these uncertain times. As always, they answer YOUR questions; this week around the keto diet, benefits of shadow work, and practical parenting advice for families with high stress.
May 11, 2020
Michelle Norris - Paleo f(x) & The 7 Pillars of Health
01:05:05
Paleo f(x) co-founder and CEO Michelle Norris joins us for a look into her health philosophy and what pivots her event business is making during this uncertain time. Also, we discuss how fundamentally important tribal-like behaviors are and how that social connection will help the event business thrive in the future.
May 04, 2020
Dr. Robert Melillo - Brain Development Explained For Parents
01:08:34
Dr. Robert Melillo, an authority on brain development, comes on the show to discuss developmental imbalances, left brain vs right brain, and breaks down developmental issues to give us an understanding of why it happens and what we can do about it as a parent.
Apr 27, 2020
Dr. Kelly Brogan - Using Your Depression As A Catalyst
00:52:07
We all experience depression but how should we deal with it? Dr. Kelly Brogan shares her insights around processing difficult emotions and how we can shift the way we see depression. Get a deeper understanding of how you can change your relationship with difficult emotions and turn them into a potent fuel for personal growth in today's episode of Better with Dr. Stephanie.
Apr 20, 2020
A Guided Meditation: The Cure For Our Stress Pandemic
00:42:04
We may not have a cure for the virus but we do have a cure for our stress. Emily Fletcher is here to guide us through a special mindfulness, meditation, and manifestation session. Please find a comfortable seat and prepare yourself for a very special guided meditation.
Apr 13, 2020
David Neagle - Mindset Shifts For Uncertain Times
01:17:50
The mind can be unbelievably powerful if trained appropriately. David Neagle joins the podcast today and we discuss how to use the mind as a beneficial tool during these uncertain times. It can be easy to let the mind run wild but we’re here to show you how to make conscious decisions not based in fear, sacristy, or lack but from a place of gratitude, abundance, and awareness.
Apr 06, 2020
Jim Kwik - The Power Of Your Mind & Becoming Limitless
01:40:10
Jim Kwik joins the podcast again for a special conversation around the core concepts of his new book Limitless. Specifically, showing people how to upgrade the potential of their own minds. Get a powerful download on Jim’s formula for motivation, techniques for reframing your belief systems, and practices to boost achievement and mental fitness.
Mar 30, 2020
Dr. Tom Moorcroft - A Deeper Look at COVID-19
01:15:39
We put Coronavirus under the microscope! Discussing the mechanisms behind the virus to better understand how it interacts with us and how we can prepare ourselves to be the most resilient, both physically and mentally. Tom and Stephanie review some promising treatments in traditional and alternative medicines. Along with giving you their best recommendations on sleep and cleanliness practices.
Mar 24, 2020
SPECIAL EPISODE: Anxiety, Fear, & Uncertain Times
00:42:56
This is my direct response to the anxiety and fear that people are experiencing through these uncertain times. My goal on this episode is to help everyone understand what might be driving the anxiety, so you can take responsibility, and go forward to create a better life for yourself and the ones around you. Also, get simple but powerful health practices you can start today.
Mar 22, 2020
029 Dr. Stephanie - AMA #4 - Coronavirus & How To Prepare Your Body
01:17:09
With the country and world staying home due to Coronavirus, it's now the PERFECT time to focus on developing healthy lifestyle changes. This AMA focuses on what you can do today to become the most resilient person you can be. Listen in for a current status COVID-19 and how its different, how to look at your diet, fasting techniques, mindset, and sleep all through the lens of dealing with Coronavirus.
Mar 21, 2020
028 Dr. Mariza Snyder - Secrets Behind Perimenopause and Menopause
01:25:43
This episode is all about understanding the symptoms and practical solutions for perimenopause and menopause. Dr. Mariza Snyder, a functional practitioner and best selling author joins the podcast for this revealing episode around what’s really happening with our hormones. Take away solutions for dealing with estrogen dominance, low progesterone, physical and mental stress, and insulin resistance.
Mar 16, 2020
SPECIAL EPISODE: Coronavirus
00:31:30
I have seen too many callous disregards for Coronavirus and wanted to address what you can do right now and how you should be preparing for it. I discuss the difference between over preparation and panic, why the virility and lethality is separate and distinct from the seasonal flu, social distancing, unexpected places where the virus is being transmitted, and how myself and the family are doing right now.
Mar 14, 2020
027 Dallas Hartwig - Living Your Life With The Seasons
01:40:30
Learn how to live better with each changing season in this episode with Dallas Hartwig. Get insights on the challenges we face as a society in a constant state of expansion and how we can create better living by just being more aware of the current season; just simply adapt with the natural changes. With these challenges presented, Dallas gives his advice for how to create an optimal diet that changes with the seasons and some practical tips on how to get powerful restorative sleep!
Mar 09, 2020
026 Alex & Cadey Charfen - Creating Thriving Relationships As An Entrepreneur
01:16:09
Alex and Cadey Charfen deeply know the intricacies of running a business while being married. Not only have they mastered the tools you need to develop a thriving relationship but help hundreds of other entrepreneurs learn the methods that can transform partnerships. Get insights on how to find alignment in relationships, understanding triggers, relationship rituals like goal setting, and creating transparency for amazing communication.
Mar 02, 2020
025 Dr. Stephanie - AMA #3 - Nutrition, Fasting, & Dating Tricks
01:23:37
Curious on how your hormones influence dieting and weight loss? What about insights on how to eat based off your menstrual cycle? Dr. Stephanie and her co-host Stephanie Major answer your questions in this week's Ask Me Anything episode. Listen in and get perspectives on nutrition and fasting in relation to female hormones. Get the honest truth about the carnivore diet for women and strategies for dating in 2020.
Feb 24, 2020
024 Martin Latulippe - Essential Skills For Life Transitions
01:30:20
Martin Latulippe shares his powerful mindset techniques anyone can use today to make life transitions and start feeling the success we all possess. Martin is a world renowned mentor, speaker, and coach who has accompanied thousands of individuals and hundreds of organizations to maximize their personal and business development.
Feb 17, 2020
023 Jennifer Kolari - Principles and Frameworks For Great Parenting
02:15:16
Whether you’re a parent or are thinking about becoming a parent this episode is a MUST. We talked a lot about the difference in the way we interact with our babies verses when children start to acquire language. Also, how we move from responding and being in tune with our babies to reacting to our toddlers and children. For any parent or to-be parent, get a huge download on how to handle triggers from our children, how to effectively talk with teenagers, and a magic framework called the CALM Technique.
Feb 10, 2020
022 Dr Joanne Cacciatore - How To Handle Traumatic Grief
01:11:46
In our conversation, we face the topic of grief head on. Discussing why we’re generally afraid of the subject, the different ways to communicate it from children to adults, and some methods that can assist supporting grieving friends or family members through a difficult time. This episode can help anyone become better prepared for grief itself and our view on how it plays into our lives.
Feb 03, 2020
021 Melissa Ramos - On Essential Oils, Thyroid Health, & Carnivore Diet
01:45:44

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  • Want a break down of all essential oils for underactive thyroid?
  • Curious about how peppermint can increase athletic performance?
  • Want a safety handguide for ingesting essential oils?

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  • 00:00 - Intro
  • 18:28 - Melissa’s background & story
  • 25:52 - Melissa’s carnivore diet experience
  • 36:30 - Carnivore diet, effects on the female cycle, and “intuitive eating”
  • 40:46 - Introduction to essential oils
  • 47:58 - Different uses for essential oils
  • 01:04:46 - Intro to thyroid
  • 01:14:24 - How to detox heavy metals and the magic of sleep
  • 01:20:14 - DDR Prime & the go-to thyroid oil bundle
  • 01:31:38 - Explained: Muir, Rose, Geranium, Magnolia, Jasmine, Rosemary, Peppermint, and Lavender.
  • 01:45:02 - Melissa’s coconut oil hair mask
  • 01:46:14 - How to ward off energy vampires with Petitgrain
  • 01:48:04 - Lavender benefits and magic relief for yeast infections
  • 01:49:11 - Best oils for energy, stress, PMS/cramps, and daily
  • 01:52:08 - Why essential oils and closing statements

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Jan 27, 2020
020 Dr. Mark Hyman & Mia Lux – On Relationships, Healthy Eating, & Coming Back to Love
01:02:19

00:51 – Dr. Stephanie introduces today’s guests, Dr, Mark Hyman and Mia Lux

06:48 – Dr. Mark and Mia share their origin story of how they met and fell in love

11:05 – How Dr. Mark and Mia approach working on their relationship

14:20 – Dr. Mark and Mia share one surprising thing they adore about each other

19:47 – Mia speaks to her standup comedy and the value she places on humor

24:00 – Dr. Mark talks about his book, Food: What The Heck Should I Cook?

28:10 – Advice Dr. Mark would give to those looking to eat healthy, especially with their partner

37:26 – Dr. Mark and Mia comment on the impact of our food choices on the environment

48:17 – Dr. Mark explains what topsoil is and why it’s so important

50:12 – How Dr. Mark and Mia incorporate quality time within their daily routines and rituals

53:35 – The importance of supporting your partner through times when they’re struggling

59:08 – Dr. Stephanie thanks Dr. Mark and Mia for their honesty and for joining the show

1:00:21 – Where listeners can follow Dr. Mark and Mia

1:01:02 – Where listeners can follow Dr. Stephanie and subscribe to her newsletter

TWEETABLE QUOTES

“So, we created something called, ‘What’s Up Below.,’ like, ‘What’s Up…Below.’ And the idea is you each take a turn to ask, ‘What’s Up Below?’ And that person talks about their feeling experience about what’s going on in their life.” (12:38) (Mia)

“I would like to brag that I enough emotional responsibility to know that I’m not gonna be emotionally responsible. I am beyond reason, don’t speak to me.” (17:53) (Dr. Mark)

“I started standup a while ago but only got into it seriously a couple of year ago. And, I originally used it as a personal growth tool.” (20:05) (Mia)

“You’re gonna have a hard time convincing me that people won’t like great food if it’s put in front of them.” (29:13) (Dr. Mark)

“One of the things that really is big for people is the role of mental health and food. And, people don’t understand that their mood, their depression, their anxiety, all that can be related – even ADD – can be related to what they’re eating.” (34:44) (Dr. Mark)

“When you create a regenerative farm, which is essentially integrating animals and plant species using animals in a way that actually regenerates through their poo and their pee and they’re running around and chewing on the grass, it actually builds soil. And also, it holds water and it requires less irrigation. So it’s a win-win-win and it produces better quality food.” (44:22)

“So we had to figure out how to build a bridge between us so that he understands that if I need a moment to go and figure it out, it’s not because I’m running or withdrawing. It’s because I want to come back with a really open heart and a clean space so we can really deal and heal with whatever it is.” (56:02)

LINKS MENTIONED

Better! Website

Dr. Stephanie’s Website

Dr. Stephanie’s Twitter – @dr_stephanie

Dr. Stephanie’s Instagram – @dr.stephanie.estima

Dr. Stephanie on LinkedIn

Dr. Mark’s Website

Dr. Mark’s LinkedIn

Dr. Mark’s Instagram – @drmarkhyman

Dr. Mark’s Twitter – @drmarkhyman

Dr. Mark’s Facebook

Dr. Mark & Mia’s Podcast

Dr. Mark’s BooksFood: What The Heck Should I Cook? & Food Fix: How to Save Our Health, Our Economy, Our Communities, and Our Planet—One Bite at a Time

Mia’s Website

Mia’s YouTube Show

Mia’s LinkedIn

Mia’s Instagram – @mymialux

Mia’s Twitter – @mymialux

Mia’s Facebook

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Jan 20, 2020
019 James Maskell – On Functional Medicine, Community, & Health Empowerment
01:11:24

00:48 – Dr. Stephanie introduces today’s guest, James Maskell

05:49 – James’ background and origin story

11:29 – The Functional Forum and James’ first book, The Evolution of Medicine

22:47 – Statistics on loneliness

30:44 – How group visits work

38:50 – James breaks down the seven steps of The Therapeutic Order

45:05 – James recalls a story about Frome, a town in the U.K.

51:10 – Profitability

59:58 – Scaling up functional medicine

1:03:38 – Tips and strategies for getting patients to open up within a group setting

1:07:48 – James talks about the release of his latest book, The Community Cure

1:10:07 – Where listeners can follow Dr. Stephanie and subscribe to her newsletter

TWEETABLE QUOTES

“Having grown up in such a different health environment I just sort of had a moment where I realized maybe some of what I was born into is a part of the solution. And maybe I’m not born here to be an investment banker. Maybe I’m here to follow a different kind of a path.” (09:14)

“And, just to take a step back, it’s really healthcare where the goal is self-efficacy. And, what that means is the goal where people can take care of themselves and they don’t need a doctor and they don’t need medication.” (14:10)

“There was one stat that I have in the book which is that if you’re subject to a targeted rejection – which is someone intending to break a social bond with you, like a divorce or you get fired from your job – your risk of depression goes up by twenty-two times.” (25:05)

“The reason why I think it makes sense to reestablish those groups in healthcare is that, eventually, everyone comes across some sort of health issue. And that’s a moment where we can sort of bring them into a group if they need it.” (32:15)

“And the Therapeutic Order comes from naturopathic medicine, and all it says is ‘we should start with the least costly, least invasive interventions first and then work our way up to drugs and surgery as a last resort.” (40:44)

“So ultimately, my vision for transforming healthcare is really to create this bottom layer of empowerment groups that facilitate turning on the body’s healing mechanisms and dealing with weakened systems that have been weakened as a result of malnutrition and so forth.” (44:20)

“Here’s the thing. If you teach someone to meditate and you do it ten percent wrong, what is the downside risk of that? It’s nothing. If you give people the wrong drug, the downside risk could be death.” (1:01:13)

“I think that, for practitioners who are involved, I think you really have to realize that your expertise is not as valuable as your ability to help people help themselves.” (1:04:36)

LINKS MENTIONED

Better! Website

Dr. Stephanie’s Website

Dr. Stephanie’s Twitter – @dr_stephanie

Dr. Stephanie’s Instagram – @dr.stephanie.estima

Dr. Stephanie on LinkedIn

James’ Website

James’ LinkedIn

James’ Instagram – @mrjamesmaskell

James’ Twitter – @mrjamesmaskell

James’ Facebook

James’ Books - The Community Cure: Transforming Health Outcomes Together & The Evolution of Medicine

Functional Forum

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Jan 13, 2020
018 Dr. Stephanie – AMA#2 – Hormones
01:23:08

00:56 – Introducing today’s second AMA episode

03:31 – Dr. Stephanie introduces her co-host for today’s episode, Stephanie Major

04:38 – Dr. Stephanie and Stephanie Major share their words for 2020

08:58 – The importance of understanding the nomenclature

10:37 – Adrenal fatigue, explained

12:17 – The circadian flow of cortisol levels

19:04 – Strategies for fasting and TRE with a difficult work schedule

22:21 – Advice on managing cortisol levels, specifically eustress and distress

26:14 – Dr. Stephanie’s preferred method for hormone testing

28:37 – Strategies for identifying and lowering high cortisol

32:17 – The relationship between sleep optimization and hormone optimization

35:36 – Developing healthy sleep patterns

38:41 – The relationship between HIIT (high intensity interval training) and cortisol

43:36 – Harnessing the power of your menstrual cycle

45:17 – Breaking down the menstrual cycle

55:53 – Managing your emotions

1:00:03 – Supplements that Dr. Stephanie uses in her daily life

1:02:59 – Stephanie Major asks Dr. Stephanie her own questions about birth control for teenagers

1:15:10 – How to prioritize fixing our hormones

1:20:51 – Dr. Stephanie announces another upcoming AMA episode

1:21:50 – Where listeners can follow Dr. Stephanie and subscribe to her newsletter

TWEETABLE QUOTES

“I’m doubling down on the [cortisol] slope because it’s predictive of longevity. The slope, in and of itself, is predictive of your life span, so how long you’re gonna live, cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer’s, among other things.” (14:34)

“You want your cortisol to be at its highest point, at its peak zenith, in the morning and then you want it to come down after that.” (22:58)

“One of the things you have to be really, really, really mindful of when you’re doing any type of testing is the timing cause cortisol changes all day long.” (31:50)

“I really, really want to drive this point home where I want women to really learn how to harness the power of their menstrual cycle, because there are ebbs and flows in terms of hormonal fluctuations and energetic capacity.” (43:53)

“Symptoms are your body’s way of talking to you.” (57:15)

“I would actually life to start a little bit earlier and get teenagers really in tuned or at tuned with their cycle.” (1:11:39)

“If we are anything, we are houses for our bacteria. We are houses for our microbiota. And if we cannot protect our bacterial lineage because we are destroying it with the pill, we are endangering our future daughters and our future women. That is why I say the pill is anti-woman.” (1:14:50)

LINKS MENTIONED

Better! Website

Dr. Stephanie’s Website

Dr. Stephanie’s Twitter – @dr_stephanie

Dr. Stephanie’s Instagram – @dr.stephanie.estima

Dr. Stephanie on LinkedIn

Dr. Stephanie’s Article on Sleep

Danielle LaPorte’s Desire Map Collection

Link to Daysy (Fertility Awareness Tracking)

OTHER RESOURCES & LINKS

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  • Needing to eat or snack frequently to avoid fatigue, irritation
  • Salt craving
  • Low blood pressure
  • Being wired and tired at night, with difficulty falling asleep and frequent awakening
  • Heart pounding and palpitations for no reason
  • Multiple food sensitivities
  • Weight gain, especially around the waist
  • Reduced sex drive and libido,
  • Fatigue after intercourse
  • Brain fog, with difficulty concentrating and remembering things
  • Lack of energy in the mornings and mid-afternoon
  • Migrating pain for no reason
  • Inability to handle stressful situations
  • Anxiety, panic attacks, dizziness, easily startled
  • Inability to tolerate heat or temperature fluctuation
  • Reduce exercise capacity and breathlessness on exertion like going up a flight of steps

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Jan 06, 2020
017 David Neagle – On Limiting Beliefs, Proactive Thinking, & Ingredients for a Successful Mind
01:24:40

00:54 – Dr. Stephanie introduces today’s guest, David Neagle 

05:12 – What David learned from a near death experience 

23:01 – David’s attitude change and his approach to life after the accident 

29:10 – David talks about the importance of seizing opportunities 

33:42 – The role religion plays in success 

38:07 – How core wounds and fears develop 

47:12 – Our need for safety and love 

50:06 – The difference between the conscious and subconscious mind 

58:35 – David speaks to the importance of self-expression 

1:02:49 – How shame and guilt affect our potential 

1:06:50 – Proactive thinking and desire   

1:16:04 – Dr. Stephanie and David discuss tolerance 

1:18:29 – Ingredients for a successful mind 

1:21:35 – Where listeners can follow and connect with David 

1:23:22 – Where listeners can follow Dr. Stephanie and subscribe to her newsletter

TWEETABLE QUOTES

“When I was in the Army for a year and when I went through basic training, they take you through a survival course where they tell you, ‘It doesn’t matter how bad you’re injured, what really matters is if you panic or not.’ And, if you can not panic, if you can really keep your head about you…you have a very good chance of surviving most things.” (13:10)  

“I was basically asking God for a second chance. I’m like, ‘I promise, if you let me live today that I will figure out why I couldn’t do those things. I will fix my life and then I’ll spend the rest of my life teaching other people how to do it.’” (14:59)  

“The word belief carries a much different connotation two thousand years ago than it does if you read literature, say within the last hundred years. The way the word is even used is completely different.” (39:05)  

“I believe that everybody has a purpose, a specific purpose. We don’t have this unbelievable intellect for nothing.” (41:52)  

“Based on the Law of Polarity, there’s nothing that has just one side to it. Everything has two sides. And those things are connected; they’re not separate. So, we look at poverty and wealth as two separate things; they’re not. They’re one in the same thing either rightly or wrongly used.” (53:17)  

“The way that we get to know our true self is through expression. If we cannot express the way that we feel naturally, we never get in touch with that nor are we able to bring it into a healthy balance.” (59:01)  

“He said, ‘David, you’ll always get what you need when you need it. Not what you want, but what you need. So, if you’re willing to step into whatever that is, you’ll never be without.’” (1:11:23)  

“I think that, both genetically and spiritually, we’re born to be a success. And, success is also about awareness.” (1:18:50)  

LINKS MENTIONED

Better! Website

Dr. Stephanie’s Website

Dr. Stephanie’s Twitter – @dr_stephanie

Dr. Stephanie’s Instagram – @dr.stephanie.estima

Dr. Stephanie on LinkedIn

David’s Podcast

David’s Website

David’s LinkedIn

David’s Instagram – @david_p_neagle  

David’s Twitter – @DavidNeagle 

David’s Facebook  

Think & Grow Rich Book 

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Dec 30, 2019
016 Dr. Gabrielle Lyon - On Building Muscle, Animal v Plant Protein, and Aging
01:35:38

00:54 – Dr. Stephanie introduces today’s guest, Gabrielle Lyon 

06:19 – Dr. Gabrielle opens up about being a new mother 

12:41 – Dr. Gabrielle’s training and nutrition 

17:14 – Why Dr. Gabrielle believes that muscles are the organ of longevity 

22:40 – Obesogenic Sarcopenia 

26:30 – The PROT-AGE Study 

34:48 – Myths about muscle-protein synthesis in men and women 

37:45 – How aging impacts muscle-protein synthesis 

45:43 – Dr. Stephanie asks about amplifying muscle-protein synthesis through her personal diet and training regiment 

52:10 – Animal and plant proteins 

1:00:44 – Growth pathways 

1:08:26 – Dr. Stephanie and Dr. Gabrielle share their thoughts on the documentary, The Game Changers 

1:14:24 – The vegetarian and vegan diet 

1:19:13 – Dr. Gabrielle speaks to observations she’s seen from the mindset of the Navy SEALs and how we can apply their resilient, forward-thinking mindset 

1:27:55 – Dr. Gabrielle breaks down the different types of stress 

1:32:37 – Where listeners can follow and connect with Dr. Gabrielle 

1:34:28 – Where listeners can follow Dr. Stephanie and subscribe to her newsletter 

TWEETABLE QUOTES

“It’s incredible. Ya know, I’ve been thinking a lot about what significant life events change one completely. There’s the before and the after. I would say there’s probably two, and that’s death, you’re no longer the same person, and birth. It is an instantaneous right of passage.” (06:39)  

“The moment we become comfortable is the moment that our progress stops.” (16:42)  

“There’s a lot of myth out there that individuals believe that the protein requirements are different for men versus women. And that’s actually not true. Protein requirements are based on blood volume and lean muscle mass.” (35:10)  

“It is probably the single worst piece of advice that anyone could be given is to, in mid-life, go vegan or vegetarian.” (37:45)  

“Really you should keep your protein consistent. So, whether it’s the first meal of the day, your first meal of the day, the first thing you’re eating doesn’t have to be breakfast, but it needs to be high-protein.” (48:23)  

“I think it [The Game Changers] does a good job to show diversity. But, the truth is it’s a fear-mongering, propaganda film that is dangerous for the public and dangerous for our aging population. There’s little to no science in that film.” (1:11:22)  

“That actually is one of their [Navy SEALs] superpowers is humor. It could literally be the worst situation ever and they’re making jokes about it. It is uncanny their capacity for optimism.” (1:19:57)  

“So, we all think practice makes perfect. But really, practice – and I’m talking about the mental practice – makes permanent.” (1:24:05)  

LINKS MENTIONED

Better! Website

Dr. Stephanie’s Website

Dr. Stephanie’s Twitter – @dr_stephanie

Dr. Stephanie’s Instagram – @dr.stephanie.estima

Dr. Stephanie on LinkedIn

Dr. Gabrielle’s Website

Dr. Gabrielle’s Instagram – @drgabriellelyon 

Dr. Gabrielle’s Twitter – @drgabriellelyon

Dr. Gabrielle’s Facebook 

Link to PROT-AGE Study  

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Dec 23, 2019
015 Dr. Jolene Brighten – On Orgasms, Seed Cycling & Informed Consent
01:19:36

01:31 – Dr. Stephanie introduces the topics she and Dr. Jolene Brighten discuss in Part Two of her interview

06:00 – A 2016 study out of Denmark of the association of hormonal contraception with depression

11:57 – Mood disorders and the tryptophan pathway

15:52 – The incidence rate of depression and Alzheimer’s in women

17:40 – Elevated cortisol levels

20:04 – Progesterone and head injuries

21:55 – How hormonal birth control affects sexual health and libido

26:37 – How testosterone affects inflammation

27:13 – Yeast infections and vaginal wall atrophy

30:18 – Orgasms

33:31 – The importance of communication during sex

34:42 – Dr. Jolene’s Top 10-12 Things to Know about Orgasms

42:37 – Hormonal birth control’s impact on gut and gastrointestinal health

46:54 – A recent Harvard study on birth control and Crohn’s Disease

50:16 – The value of supplementation while on the pill

59:31 – Seed cycling

1:04:35 – Evidence-based medicine

1:06:55 – Defining Post-Birth Control Syndrome

1:08:48 – Fertility Awareness Method (FAM), defined

1:16:56 – Where listeners can follow Dr. Jolene

1:18:08 – Where listeners can follow Dr. Stephanie and subscribe to her newsletter

TWEETABLE QUOTES

“We have to have these inconvenient conversations so that we can keep our daughters, our sisters, our future mothers safe.” (11:28)

“We can do better when we know. But when we don’t know, then we’re flying blind.” (21:47)

“If you’re a woman having sex with a male, that sexual intercourse is inviting someone else’s body into your body.” (32:18)

“Now, the other great thing about orgasms, they can give you easier periods, more regular cycles, and relief from menstrual cramps.” (40:44)

“We’ve now come to understand that what grows in your mouth can impact your fertility and also impact pregnancy outcomes.” (46:38)

“Anybody who lives with women or is a woman knows, women will power through just about anything until they can’t and then they’ll go to the doctor.” (1:08:29)

“It’s really important, I think, for all women to understand that if you’re not in a monogamous relationship, the pill, IUDs, patch, they’re not going to protect you against sexually transmitted infections. And that’s something that often gets glazed over.” (1:14:34)

LINKS MENTIONED

Better! Website

Dr. Stephanie’s Website

Dr. Stephanie’s Twitter – @dr_stephanie

Dr. Stephanie’s Instagram – @dr.stephanie.estima

Dr. Stephanie on LinkedIn

Dr. Jolene’s Website

Dr. Jolene’s LinkedIn

Dr. Jolene’s Instagram – @drjolenebrighten

Dr. Jolene’s Twitter – @drbrighten

Dr. Jolene’s Facebook

Dr. Jolene’s YouTube Channel

Depression, Anxiety, Stress Scales (DASS)

DASS Questionnaire

Link to Seed Cycling Article

Dr. Jolene’s Books:

Beyond the Pill: A 30-Day Program to Balance Your Hormones, Reclaim Your Body, and Reverse the Dangerous Side Effects of the Birth Control Pill

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Dec 16, 2019
014 Dr. Jolene Brighten – On Hormonal Birth Control, Symptom Management, & Women’s Vitality
00:53:35

01:02 – Introducing today’s guest, Dr. Jolene Brighten

06:57 – Dr. Jolene talks about the history of hormonal birth control

10:38 – Worldwide use of hormonal birth control

13:06 – Birth control and infertility issues

14:41 – The purpose of your menstrual cycle

17:57 – Symptom management

18:49 – The buffet approach to birth control

20:05 – Understanding that belief has no place in medicine or science

25:11 – The inherent medical bias against women

28:41 – How hormonal contraception affects mate selection

34:53 – Hormonal contraception’s influence on women’s behavior

37:40 – How to stay safe on birth control in the wake of dangerous side effects

41:00 – Reversing Metabolic Mayhem

44:01 – Physiological side effects of hormonal birth control

47:51 – Inflammation

49:47 – The complex nature of hormones

52:06 – Where listeners can follow Dr. Stephanie and subscribe to her newsletter

TWEETABLE QUOTES

“Your doctor doesn’t need to have a research study to believe your story.” (07:55)

“What often happens is that you are put on birth control for symptom management and, as it turns out, those symptoms are really rooted in conditions that are associated with infertility.” (13:06)

“Hormonal birth control can rob us of what I call our superpowers. Throughout the menstrual cycle we have this ebb and flow of hormones that really gives us superpowers.” (16:42)

“For me, and really I think for many women, we don’t need other people’s beliefs when we’re trying to make an informed decision. We need the facts and we need the information, and we can frame those within our belief system.” (23:12)

“While hormonal birth control can rob you of your libido, when you come off of it, if you’ve selected your mate while you were on it and you come off of it, you may report more sexual dissatisfaction.” (32:47)

“If women have ever used hormonal birth control for six months or more in their lifetime, they have over thirty percent risk of developing diabetes post-menopausal.” (44:04)

“Women are dismissed and die at higher rates of heart attacks than men because we’re often told, ‘Oh you’re just stressed. You’re just anxious. It’s just in your head.’” (46:49)

“Women are tricky. But ya know what isn’t tricky about women? How well they know their body. So, what we have to do as doctors is listen to them because women are really smart and really in-tune with their body.” (47:40)

LINKS MENTIONED

Better! Website

Dr. Stephanie’s Website

Dr. Stephanie’s Twitter – @dr_stephanie

Dr. Stephanie’s Instagram – @dr.stephanie.estima

Dr. Stephanie on LinkedIn

Dr. Jolene’s Website

Dr. Jolene’s LinkedIn

Dr. Jolene’s Instagram – @drjolenebrighten

Dr. Jolene’s Twitter – @drbrighten

Dr. Jolene’s Facebook

Depression, Anxiety, Stress Scales (DASS)

DASS Questionnaire

Dr. Jolene’s Books:

Beyond the Pill: A 30-Day Program to Balance Your Hormones, Reclaim Your Body, and Reverse the Dangerous Side Effects of the Birth Control Pill

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Dec 09, 2019
013 Shawn Wells – On Mitochondrial Health, Supplements, & Tribe
01:20:40

00:57 – Introducing today’s guest, Shawn Wells

05:53 – Shawn breaks down the role of mitochondria its impact on energy

07:14 – Insufficient Cellular Energy (ICE) states

09:38 – Glycation, explained

12:17 – Signs of accelerated glycation

14:10 – The benefits of the supplement, Berberine

16:22 – The value of context

17:53 – The importance of checking and modulating your blood sugar

20:23 – How Barberry works

22:09 – How chronic low-grade inflammation can affect our mitochondria

25:06 – Dr. Stephanie and Shawn discuss why it’s not ideal to rely on caffeine and other energy boosters that have negative side effects

28:39 – Dr. Stephanie explains oxidative phosphorylation

29:25 – How keto works

30:49 – Key differences between ketogenic diets and Standard American Diet

39:41 – Digestive resistant starches

45:39 – Benefits of being metabolically flexible

51:22 – Shawn’s favorite foundational supplements

55:11 – Dr. Stephanie and Shawn talk about the supplement NAD

59:02 – The power of mitochondrial pathways

1:02:21 – The value of recovery

1:03:44 – Happiness

1:06:50 – Sleep deprivation and social jetlag

1:09:19 – Community and sex

1:11:47 – Shawn answers a series of rapid-fire questions

1:18:21 – Where listeners can follow Shawn

1:18:59 – Dr. Stephanie thanks Shawn for joining the show

1:19:23 – Where listeners can follow Dr. Stephanie and subscribe to her newsletter

TWEETABLE QUOTES

“What happens though, that’s so important that we’re finding out, why I say, ‘mito is the new keto,’ is that we are often in insufficient cellular energy states, which is an acronym called ICE. And, there’s something else that’s in neurological diseases, it’s a very similar idea called brain energy gap.” (07:14)

“It’s [Berberine] been shown in studies to be as effective, if not more effective, than Metformin, which is known as an incredible glucose disposal agent.” (14:47)

“One of the ways that keto works is that you’re not creating as much oxidation and you are using an alternate fuel source – ketones – and you are insulin-resistant, and you are in this insufficient cellular energy state, and you don’t have enough glucose readily available for substrate. That’s why keto is a miracle.” (29:34)

“It’s a beautiful thing in terms of evolution that we could be by the ocean, we could be in the trees, we could be in a barren winter wasteland, we could be in whatever climate all over the world and find a food source. That’s incredible.” (46:53)

“When we’re in an optimized state, when our mitochondria are functioning optimally, we’re not only anti-aging, anti-disease, pro-energy, but we’re able to deal with stress better.” (1:01:08)

“I think happiness is a choice. Every day you can choose whether you’re happy or not, whether you’re positive or not.” (1:04:24)

“I have amazing people like you [Dr. Stephanie] in my life because of the energy I’m putting out is coming back to me. And, it’s so important that yes you’ve been burned, yes you’ve been hurt, but don’t let that change what’s going out because that’s what’s going to come back.” (1:12:44)

“Whatever you’re thinking right now is your weakness is actually probably your superpower. You’re hiding it away and it’s the thing you’re so blessed for that makes you unique. And, once you let it out, you’ll become so powerful.” (1:15:28)

LINKS MENTIONED

Better! Website

Dr. Stephanie’s Website

Dr. Stephanie’s Twitter – @dr_stephanie

Dr. Stephanie’s Instagram – @dr.stephanie.estima

Dr. Stephanie on LinkedIn

Shawn’s Website

Shawn’s Instagram – @zonehalo

Shawn’s LinkedIn

Shawn’s Twitter – @ZoneHalo

Shawn’s Facebook

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Dec 02, 2019
012 Dr. Stephanie – AMA#1 – Fasting
01:08:18

00:50 – Introducing today’s inaugural AMA episode

01:03 – Dr. Stephanie introduces her co-host for today’s episode, Stephanie Major

06:19 – Differentiating between time restrictive eating and fasting

12:16 – Benefits of fasting

13:28 – Timing your post-workout meal

16:23 – Breaking down PCOS, polycystic ovarian syndrome

18:39 – The important role that hormones play

20:03 – Fasting with PCOS

21:49 – Why Dr. Stephanie never does an extended fast in the week leading up to her period

26:20 – The incredible differences in a woman’s biology

28:16 – Dr. Stephanie speaks to some recent studies on rodent fasting

32:27 – HPA Access Dysfunction

35:32 – How fasting can affect thyroid issues, including Hashimoto’s Disease

40:47 – Fasting and hair loss

41:54 – The three stages of hair growth

43:29 – Supplements to combat hair loss during fasting

44:34 – Best practices for preparing for an extended fast

49:10 – Signs and signals that indicate you should end an extended fast

52:05 – Breaking a fast

54:30 – Dr. Stephanie discusses fasting while travelling

57:44 – When Dr. Stephanie does longer fasts

58:41 – How to explain fasting to your children

1:04:19 – Who should not be fasting

1:05:37 – Dr. Stephanie announces another upcoming AMA episode

1:07:01 – Where listeners can follow Dr. Stephanie and subscribe to her newsletter

TWEETABLE QUOTES

“When you allow for the stomach to fully empty, you will have a better quality sleep.” (09:42)

“When she does eat her next meal, it should have protein in it, and a minimum of twenty grams. So, a minimum of twenty grams of good, quality protein to be able to drive that muscle protein synthesis from her diet.” (16:07)

“Around Day 21 is when we start to see progesterone rising. Progesterone is a potent stimulator of your appetite. It slows down your bowels. And it can also affect your mood and it drives cravings.” (23:05)

“When you are obese, male or female, the data is clear in terms of fasting and the benefits that it’s going to impart to you. So, if you are overweight, if you have excess adiposity fasting is probably the most powerful weight-loss tool on the planet.” (31:28)

“That’s why I always say females are the original biohackers. We will do anything to feel better.” (35:24)

“When you start fasting, it is a temporary change you may notice like clumps of hair falling out, but it tends to return somewhere between three to six months. You’ll notice that that falling out stops.” (41:40)

“When you’re thinking about what breaks a fast, you have to be thinking about what your goal is surrounding the fast.” (52:32)

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RELEVANT STUDIES, COMMENTARY, AND RANDOM BITS FROM MY PREP NOTES

Time Restrictive Eating (TRE) vs. FASTING

TRE - is restricting the hours in which you consume calories. This is where 
I start most people off if they have never heard of the concept of fasting, or they are intimidated by it.

So very basic would be a TRE of 12 hours – 12 hours of fasting, 12 hours of eating starting at 7am - 7pm.

I would quickly move this to a tighter eating window of 8-9 hours as the baseline for how you eat all the time. If one were so inclined, and if you’re listening to this podcast, I would also add in the caveat of making your last meal 3 hours before your bedtime. This allows the stomach to fully empty, and for our central and peripheral clock to sync up.

SCN is your central clock. It detects light coming in from the back of the retina and is the sleep-wake cycle master regulator.

However, we have other clocks in our bodies: the liver, pancreas, and kidneys, for example. The liver in particular senses intake of food.

If you have a late meal, there is a sort of homeostatic dissonance where the brain is saying ‘less light, time for bed,’ but the liver is saying, ‘but we just got a huge bolus of energy!’ This will affect sleeping quality and quantity. It is hard to sleep well on a full stomach.

If you listen to Sachin Panda, he will say anything with a caloric value will start the clock. So, in the strictest sense, the 5 calorie pre workout drink would start the clock. As far as I am aware, Mg does not have a caloric value, and neither does L-theanine.

FASTING is for 24 hours or more and there’s a myriad of ways to do it: Water only, NC LF, or CR.

Benefits are similar and, like anything, has a bell shaped curve:

  • drops in insulin
  • activation of sirtuins
  • Autophagy - cellular cleaning up of debris
  • BDNF
  • improve lipid profiles ( HDL: LDL ratio, TG levels)
  • allow for rest and repair of gut
  • FFA & ketone production / alternative substrate
  • mental clarity and focus
  • amps up GH
  • changes in gene expression upping longevity / FOXO
  • cardioprotective benefits
  • Powerful weight loss tool

On Refeeding Within 15-30 Minutes Of Exercise:

There has been considerable work undertaken to determine the optimal timing of nutritional intake in order to maximize post-exercise MPS and ensuing adaptations to training (Cribb & Hayes, 2006; Hoffman et al. 2009). In general, it is largely irrelevant whether the feed is given pre-, during or post-exercise. This is because the delaying of the muscle-full response appears to last at least 24 hours (Burd et al. 2011) after a single bout of exercise, which may help explain adaptations likehypertrophy/remodelling of muscle over time, which is independent of proximity-dependent feeding patterns.

Types of Exercise:

Endurance-type exercise such as running or cycling is associated with increased synthesis of mixed muscle proteins. However, these acute responses are not associated with significant changes in muscle mass (i.e. hypertrophy observed with resistance exercise).

The same individuals performed a 10-week resistance (weight-lifting) programm in one leg and a 10-week endurance (cycling) programm in the other. After training, post-exercise myofibrillar not mitochondrial protein synthesis increased with resistance exercise (Wilkinson et al. 2008). Conversely, after training mitochondrial protein synthesis increased only in the endurance-trained leg, whereas myofibrillar did not. These data seem to suggest a ‘matching’ between MPS responses and phenotypic changes, i.e. muscle hypertrophy in resistance training versus mitochondrial biogenesis in endurance training.

I have a general disdain for traditional cardio machines and feel like I am on a hamster wheel. I have retrofitted my outdoor bike with a TacX and use an app called ZWIFT so I can have some sort of indoor cardio in the winter months. I love to climb hills, have a psychological and physical resistance to sprints. I have to pump myself up mentally and physically when I know I’m sprinting, but generally I hate them. If I were to guess, I have way more type 2a mm fibres than 2b, because I despise sprints. It feels like I peter out and need a much longer recovery. This may be due to my years as a step instructor and being an endurance runner.

Best practices:

  • Vary workload and intensity
  • Aim for at least 20g of good quality protein per meal(this can change as we age, necessitating the need for more protein to continue to stim MPS)

A few more studies should one want to read up further:

No effect on protein supplement timing:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19478342/

24h window for refeed:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21289204/

20g for MPS:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19056590/

PCOS & Fasting:

  • Insulin levels elevated:
  • inverse relationship to SHBG (high insulin, low SHBG, more free T)
  • direct relationship with LH (high insulin, higher LH, lower relative surge before ov)

Insulin is a nutrient sensor. You eat carbohydrates or proteins, and insulin goes up. This signals to the body that there is sufficient food to drive growth. (There are other nutrient sensors involved - mTOR and sirtuins, but let’s stick right now to insulin and its role in PCOS)

High insulin levels drives growth. For women of reproductive age, the ovaries are the queen of cells. They have 100-600K mitochondria in them, and are the most rapidly growing cells in the body.

The other issue excess insulin has on a reproductive female is is drives up LH. LH levels should only surge right before ovulation, to help the mature follicle release the viable egg. If LH levels are higher throughout your cycle, the egg cannot be released. I always liken LH to that uncle that comes over for dinner, slaps you on the back so hard to make you spit out your food. That is basically what LH is doing to your follicle.

Insulin has an inverse relationship the shbg. Shbg will, like its name suggests, bind sex hormones, like testosterone. Sex steroids and thyroxine are shbg regulators, but so is insulin. More insulin, less shbg, meaning more testosterone is free and able to exhibit its masculinizing effects.

So when we are fasting, we are not stimulating insulin to rise, and therefore will see a lowering of LH throughout the cycle, and an increase in shbg, which will lower free T.

With PCOS patients, fasting is a powerful tool to help regulate this hormonal derangement. At the very least, depending on the severity of symptoms and the patient’s goals, a TRE of 8 hours. I would also be strongly inclined to throw in several OMADS, and potentially a monthly or quarterly long fast in there as well if there was excess adiposity.

I would also be looking at other lifestyle changes, like weight lifting with a focus to increasing lean mm to assist in further insulin regulation and glucose disposal.

On Females & Fasting:

Fasting for women is different for men and women. We do see some gender specific differences. For obesity, whether male or female, the benefits are largely ubiquitous. It is when you get closer to normal BMIs that the data begins to differ. Some rodent studies have demonstrated deleterious effects on females and either alternate day fasting or prolonged CR.

Males

  • improved insulin sensitivity
  • waking and sleep patterns were uninterrupted,
  • they were more fertile (gonadal transcription factors),
  • Improved lipid profile

Female rats ‘masculinize’ - meaning their ovaries shrunk,

With 20 CR:

  • irregular cycling patterns

With 40% CR:

  • they ceased ovulation and menstruating altogether
  • became hyper alert,
  • learning and memory went up,
  • sleep patterns were disrupted,
  • heightened stress response,
  • Upregulated BDNF
  • Increased adrenal size

In human females

  • ADF showed poor glucose tolerance and no change in insulin sensitivity in non-obese women
  • did not see this negative effect with men, and only the men showed improvement in TG levels

So what do we as women do?

So if you are overweight, fasting is going to be a good option for you to reduce adiposity, and to help regulate metabolic hormones. Most of the studies I have looked at that detail fasting interventions report positive outcomes in cardio metabolic parameters.

It is when we trench into waters of hormonal issues, and also fasting with women who are not obese, where things can get murky. Even women with the same condition are going to be different. You are not the same hormonal each day of your cycle. We are just extra like that.

Must consider:

HPA Axis Dysfunction

  • chronic low grade stress (physical, chemical, emotional)
  • pro -inflammatory - pro cytokines
  • long term fasting is a stress, and may contribute to the allostatic load
  • short term fasting like TRE is appropriate
  • most women have some sort of HPA derangement until proven otherwise
  • pregnant, delivered a child, sleepless nights associated with kids, and then if you work...good luck

PCOS

  • in this condition, our bodies behave more male
  • fasting, especially longer term fasting on a monthly or quarterly basis is great
  • allows for the drop in insulin, and can lend to better T regulation

For women like myself who are not obese, do not have hormonal issues, what do we do?

The truth is the jury is completely out, and we do not have enough literature to really tell us either way. I think there are measurements you can watch: ketone levels, glucose levels, and subjective observations that can help you monitor your fast. But, I would definitely seek counsel in a trusted primary care physician so you can be monitored while doing it.

I personally TRE everyday - it is around 4-5 hour eating window when I eat. While I love eating, I find it incredibly distracting and annoying to getting into my work, so I will have a large meal around 11am, and then a snack with the kids when they get home. Usually no dinner.

For women of reproductive age, there is no wrong time to fast, but there are decidedly easier and more difficult times

Again, talking in depth about gaming your menstrual cycle for metabolic and body comp gains soon, but the first week of your period - when P and E are low is much easier than the week leading up to the bleed.

Reproductive Function in Response To Fasting

https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0002398

https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0004146

Alternate Day Fasting in Humans

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15833943?dopt=Abstract

https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/article/81/1/69/4607679

Sex Differences

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3200169/?tool=pubmed

https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/article/85/4/981/4648934

Obese Females & Fasting

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23171320

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29534545

On Autoimmunity & Fasting

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27239035

On Fasting & Hair Loss

3 Distinct Phases of Hair Growth

Anagen Phase is the active growth phase. It lasts anywhere from 2-6 years and is largely genetic in terms what your window is. It could be up to 1 cm every 28 days.

Catagen Phase - follows the anagen growth phase

  • transitional stage where growth stops, somewhere around 2-3 weeks
  • follicle stops producing fiber

Telogen Phase

  • resting phase
  • When the body is subjected to extreme stress, as much as 70 percent of hair can prematurely enter the telogen phase and begin to fall, causing a noticeable loss of hair
  • 3 months in length

Reasons for Hair Loss

It’s not the fasting per se, but the large, sudden change in calories. The body repurposes energy for vital function (brain > hair). It can also be caused by vitamin & mineral deficiency. Zinc has been shown to be a cause of hair thinning. As you use up glycogen stores, your kidneys excrete excess water, Na, zinc, Mg, K.

Hair loss can also be affected by the supplement or foods once you resume eating (ex. beef, lamb, chicken, mushrooms). It can be caused by not getting enough protein in your diet (aim for 20-30g good quality protein per meal). When you do start eating again, making sure you are getting adequate biotin, which is known to increase hair thickness.

Foods with biotin

  • eggs w yolk
  • avocadoes
  • salmon
  • spinach

MSM - methylsufonylmethane - forms the structural links in things like skin, hair, and nails and strengthens cartilage and tissue

  • found in animals & animal proteins

Collagen - (from bone broth or supplementation)

Lack of collagen has been linked to early hair loss, hair thinning, hair graying, and spine degeneration.

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Nov 25, 2019
011 Dr. Anthony Youn – On Breast Implants, Aging Skin, and Playing God
00:55:09

00:47 – Introducing today’s guest, Dr. Anthony Youn

06:13 – Dr. Anthony explains the important distinction of being a board-certified plastic surgeon

08:43 – The decision to become a plastic surgeon

11:03 – Dr. Stephanie brings up a specific story from Dr. Anthony’s most recent book

15:52 – The role of morality and faith in medicine

20:47 – An advocate first

23:56 – Guidelines for choosing a plastic surgeon provider

20:00 – Non-invasive alternatives to surgery

27:39 – Dr. Anthony and Dr. Stephanie touch on skin care

31:33 – Best practices for healthy skin care routines

36:55 – How to avoid that unnatural look that can be associated with plastic surgery

40:34 – Best practices when having botox

41:41 – The three most common areas that are injected with botox

46:00 – The dangers of filler

46:55 – Dr. Anthony and Dr. Stephanie discuss breast augmentation

52:26 – Dr. Stephanie thanks Dr. Anthony for joining the show

53:00 – Where listeners can follow Dr. Anthony

53:40 – Where listeners can follow Dr. Stephanie and subscribe to her newsletter

TWEETABLE QUOTES

“There’s a handful of patients throughout any doctor’s career that you remember. Sometimes, these are patients that they’re such great successes that you take a lot of pride in…but even more important are those patients that you failed.” (14:42)

“That’s why the title of the book is Playing God, because so many doctors think they’re playing God. And, in the end, what I’ve come to realize is that it’s not that as a doctor you’re playing God, it’s that you need God to help you to help your patients.” (20:03)

“One thing I think that I have learned over the last many years, as I’ve gotten to know doctors like yourself and a lot of our holistic health colleagues, I’ve learned how much I don’t know. And that’s a lot.” (22:10)

“There are actually studies that show that if you combine Vitamin C and Vitamin E, their antioxidant power, basically, is synergistically increased. For some reason, you put them separately, they do what they do separately. You put them together, and it’s much better than them separate.” (33:00)

“If you don’t care that you’re having a medical procedure done that’s unnecessary, well think about that maybe you may be screwing yourself in the future because if you do it too much when you’re young, it might not work when you’re older.” (41:26)

“The important thing to take away from this is that there are no smooth surface implants that we know of that have been related to this ALCL on their own.” (49:07)

“Literally five years ago if you were to ask the majority of plastic surgeons if breast implant illness is real or is it a psychiatric condition, probably ninety-eight percent of them or more would say it’s a psychiatric condition, it’s the women thinking this and they’re wrong.” (50:38)

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FDA's new warnings around breast implants

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Nov 18, 2019
010 Dr. David Sinclair – Why We Age and Why We Don't Have To
01:01:17

00:52 – Introducing today’s guest, David Sinclair

06:28 – David’s origin story

08:38 – Why we age

11:17 – The genome and epigenome

13:00 – The piano metaphor

15:51 – Sirtuins explained

21:59 – Other environmental stressors that sirtuins detect

25:11 – Hormesis defined

28:13 – How NAD+ and its precursors combat aging

35:11 – Dr. Stephanie brings up a specific story from Dr. David’s book

38:40 – Friedreich's Ataxia

39:27 – Benefits of resveratrol

45:11 – Horvath's Clock and measuring age accurately

47:58 – The backup copy of the epigenome

53:44 – Anti-aging technologies on the horizon

55:07 – Other anti-aging best practices

56:47 – Dr. Stephanie suggests a new sequel to the Avengers franchise

57:48 – Dr. Stephanie thanks Dr. David for joining the show

58:21 – Dr. David shares with the audience where they can find the cheat sheet in his book

58:48 – Where listeners can follow Dr. David

1:00:00 – Where listeners can follow Dr. Stephanie and subscribe to her newsletter

TWEETABLE QUOTES

“I wrote the book because there’s a lot of really interesting technology and things people can do in their daily lives, I believe, to live significantly longer and healthier. But, I also wanted to start the conversation because I felt no one was really saying the kinds of things that I was saying.” (08:15)

“I think that the major driver of aging, put simply, is a loss of information.” (10:19)

“I think it’s worth clarifying that the sirtuins are protectors of our bodies, but they can also cause aging by being distracted too much.” (25:11)

“It’s all about being uncomfortable. Our bodies would much rather sit in a chair and eat popcorn. There’s a whole industry based on that.” (26:19)

“I like to joke that scientists like to fight because the stakes are so low.” (42:41)

“We can predict, very accurately, how old someone is biologically. And that’s not so much related to birthday candles. It’s more about how you’ve lived your life. Twenty percent of your age will be genetic and eighty percent will be how you’ve lived.” (46:59)

“What I don’t know is how to bring people back from the dead, but I think we’re getting close to being able to keep people alive in a healthy way for much longer.” (57:31)

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR THIS PODCAST

In animal models, more NAD is better

At least when it is paired with exercise

The Mathematical Theory Of Aging

The Horvath Clock

Reversal Of Aging & Cellular Reprogramming

Resveratrol effects 1 

Resveratrol effects 2

NMN & lifespan in mice

David’s Newsletter

David’s book

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Nov 11, 2019
009 Connor Carrick – On Life in the NHL, Mindset Mastery & Coffee
01:01:15

01:05 – Introducing today’s guest, Connor Carrick 

04:11 – Connor’s NHL origin story 

08:56 – Connor recaps his time with the Washington Capitals 

10:04 – What it was like to be traded to Toronto 

13:26 – The mental toll of being traded multiple times 

18:11 – Joining the New Jersey Devils 

20:10 – Connor touches on his struggles with mental health 

26:21 – Short-term vs. long-term mindsets 

32:45 – Techniques and strategies Connor implements for longevity in the NHL 

34:36 – The importance of diet and nutrition 

39:12 – Connor’s performance and training regiment 

43:28 – The specific skills necessary to be a professional hockey player 

45:36 – Connor speaks to the sacrifices he, his wife Lexi, and their family have made for his career 

50:33 – Making effort cool again 

53:24 – Life post-NHL

56:46 – Connor answers some rapid-fire questions about one of his passions: coffee 

59:57 – Where listeners can follow Dr. Stephanie and subscribe to her newsletter

TWEETABLE QUOTES

“There’s something to be said about being a Toronto Maple Leaf. It means something in Toronto. It means something to people. It’s an Original Six franchise. There’s so much history and expectation there.” (11:31) 

“The NHL game, every ten games let’s say, is played at a different pace. So, every team at ten games is a different team at twenty. Every team at twenty is a way better team at forty.” (19:06) 

“I play a sport that, if you ask any GM, any coach, any player for that matter, what percentage of the game is mental, you’re not gonna get a percentage lower than eighty.” (23:57) 

“I think athletics puts you uniquely in touch with that because you know you can go sprint and run as fast as you can or jump as high as you want. You can’t just go faster because you want to. It’s hard. It takes a lot of work.” (30:24) 

“If you don’t have a skill and you can’t skate, this game is not going to be friendly to you.” (33:49) 

“The concept of making effort cool again, I relate to that greatly.” (51:40) 

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Nov 04, 2019
008 Emily Fletcher – On Mindfulness, Meditation, & Unlocking Your Potential
01:14:44

00:59 – Introducing today’s guest, Emily Fletcher 

05:45 – Meditation and sex 

09:42 – Mirror Neurons 

14:31 – Other reasons to practice meditation 

16:39 – Mindfulness defined 

20:41 – Identifying and dealing with stress from the past as well as the present 

23:20 – Manifesting 

26:05 – Adaptation energy 

30:54 – The physiological effects of stress 

34:09 – Cortisol 

36:30 – How stress affects your competitive edge 

40:58 – Why people don’t meditate as much as they should 

44:18 – Far-side simplicity 

46:46 – Emotional detoxification 

50:45 – Reasons to get a meditation teacher 

53:15 – The computer analogy 

54:30 – Purging physical and mental trauma 

56:41 – Emily shares how meditation has improved her own life 

1:00:19 – How meditation has impacted Emily as a mother 

1:02:54 – Dr. Stephanie speaks to how meditation has helped her as a mother 

1:04:31 – Emily provides additional parenting tips 

1:06:07 – Best practices for an ideal meditation routine 

1:08:47 – Caution with caffeine 

1:12:04 – Where listeners can find and follow Emily 

1:13:26 – Where listeners can follow Dr. Stephanie and subscribe to her newsletter

TWEETABLE QUOTES

“Forty percent of American cohabitating couples say that the number one reason that they’re not having as much sex as they would like is that they’re tired.” (08:15)  

“There is some science coming out of Tufts and Wake Forest University suggesting that meditation can reverse your body age from anywhere from eight to fifteen years.” (15:15)  

“Mindfulness I would define as the art of bringing your awareness into the present moment.” (17:31)  

“To me, manifesting simply means consciously creating a life you love. It’s you getting intentional about what you want your life to look like.” (23:52)  

“Stress is not what’s happening to you. Stress is your reaction to what’s happening to you.” (26:56)  

“While it is possible to change your state of consciousness, it is not possible to give your mind a command to shut up.” (43:01)  

“It’s better to cry this stuff out into your tissues than it is to have the stress stored in your tissues.” (55:17)  

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Oct 28, 2019
007 Todd Herman – On Activating Your Alter Ego
01:19:57

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TWEETABLE QUOTES

“Mindset is really about attitude. It’s about philosophy.” (11:44)

“People who really pursue the process [of success], they are undefeatable.” (31:41)

“The great thing about rage and anger is they are phenomenal focusers of energy.” (33:49)

“What matters to me is movement. Movement matters because movement creates momentum. Momentum creates confidence. And confidence creates certainty.” (36:08)

“The alter ego is simply a mental tool that we’ve got that allows us to disassociate ourselves from our own story and start to play through the idea of someone and something else that we admire.” (41:44)

“What makes us unique – human beings – is our creative imagination, our ability to create new stories about what we’re capable of. We can shift and we can change in an instant.” (52:23)

“I’ve had people who have picked an alter ego because it sounded like a nice idea, but they didn’t actually connect with that person. There wasn’t like an emotional tug and I need that emotional tug when I’m working with someone.” (1:02:21)

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The Hero with a Thousand Faces

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Oct 21, 2019
006 Danielle LaPorte – On Love, Forgiveness, and the Divine Feminine
01:11:59

00:53 – Introducing today’s guest, Danielle LaPorte

05:34 – Danielle’s background and story

09:06 – Imposter Syndrome

10:17 – Rebelling against the establishment

11:33 – Starting a lifestyle consultancy

13:15 – Danielle tells the story of how her company was taken from her

15:12 – Dr. Stephanie and Danielle talk about grief, anger, and forgiveness

20:36 – Danielle speaks to what forgiveness feels like for her

25:12 – The genesis of Danielle’s Fire Starter Sessions

27:34 – Possibility and fear mindsets

31:09 – Danielle talks about her book, The Desire Map

35:33 – Dr. Stephanie and Danielle discuss the divine feminine

36:55 – Danielle defines what leadership means to her

40:34 – Living a life of service

42:00 – The truth of love

46:09 – What self-love means to Danielle

51:28 – Dr. Stephanie and Danielle share their experiences and thoughts on motherhood

57:44 – Danielle describes her ideal partner in life

59:34 – Dr. Stephanie and Danielle talk about her podcast, With Love, Danielle

1:03:09 – Danielle speaks to the influencer culture and ideology

1:06:42 – What is something Danielle has changed her mind about recently

1:10:31 – Where listeners can follow Dr. Stephanie and subscribe to her newsletter

TWEETABLE QUOTES

“If you’re the outlier, just be the outlier. Declare it. Yeah, be the outsider if that’s what you are.” (08:58)

“The energy of anger is fire. Too much of that will burn out your system. It will burn your relationships, but just enough – for the right reason, in the right direction – looks like justice. It looks like policy change. It looks like clear decision making.” (17:53)

“And forgiveness, my experience of the feeling is it’s a profound relief. It’s a homecoming.” (24:16)

“My definition of leadership is the courage to hold the vision up and invite people to that vision. And, that courage comes from introspection and being able to be still and stillness takes courage.” (36:55)

“If you don’t want to live a life of service, if you don’t think there’s some higher order to this, I might not have that much to offer you. I’m not interested in convincing you of anything. I’m really actually interested in teaching teachers and singing to and with the choir.” (40:45)

“I want you to be joyful. I want you to be whole. And, I think the result of love is joy.” (42:26)

“I think most of us just need to be witnessed.” (1:08:19)

LINKS MENTIONED

Better! Website

Dr. Stephanie’s Website

Dr. Stephanie’s Twitter – @dr_stephanie

Dr. Stephanie’s Instagram – @dr.stephanie.estima

Dr. Stephanie on LinkedIn

Link to Dr. Steph’s Article

Danielle’s Instagram – @daniellelaporte

Danielle’s Twitter – @DanielleLaPorte

Danielle’s Facebook

Danielle’s LinkedIn

Danielle’s Website

Danielle’s Podcast

BOOKS MENTIONED

The Desire Map: A Guide to Creating Goals with Soul

White Hot Truth: Clarity for Keeping It Real on Your Spiritual Path from One Seeker to Another

The Fire Starter Sessions: A Soulful + Practical Guide to Creating Success on Your Own Terms

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Oct 14, 2019
005 Robin Sharma – On The Framework for a Better Life
00:50:44

01:02 – Introducing today’s guest, Robin Sharma

04:45 – Robin recalls the greatest influences on his life’s journey

08:26 – The importance of having a morning routine

12:11 – The Four Interior Empires

16:32 – The framework of your heartset

20:29 – Why kindness is a super power

27:41 – Pursuing joy

32:14 – The Genius Betrayal Syndrome

36:10 – The importance of building a great team

37:49 – Robin explains why cheap costs more

40:29 – The Twin Cycles of Elite Performance explained

43:32 – The best way for parents to influence their children

47:01 – Robin leaves the audience with a few challenges

47:57 – Robin makes a couple of announcements about his book

49:15 – Where listeners can follow Dr. Stephanie and subscribe to her newsletter

TWEETABLE QUOTES

“One of my core things that I believe is no one will believe in you until you believe in you.” (07:03)

“Building soulset at five am while the rest of the world is asleep is about letting go of the noisy voice of ego, which is the voice of your insecurity and wounded self, and rebuilding the relationship with who you truly are – this light, this luminosity, this strength, this undefeatability, this wisdom.” (15:22)

“Your life, your income, your impact will never be any higher than your pain.” (16:55)

“The Spartan warriors used to say, ‘Sweat more in training and you’ll bleed less in war.’” (26:45)

“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable one persists in adapting the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” (28:33)

“A great life is nothing more than a series of well-lived days strung together.” (38:20)

“If you work longer, harder, more stressed, you are literally going to deplete, what I call in the 5 AM Club book, the five assets of genius: your mental focus, your physical energy, your personal talent, your daily willpower, and your time.” (41:08)

LINKS MENTIONED

Better! Website

Dr. Stephanie’s Website

Dr. Stephanie’s Twitter – @dr_stephanie

Dr. Stephanie’s Instagram – @dr.stephanie.estima

Dr. Stephanie on LinkedIn

Link to Dr. Steph’s Article

Robin’s Instagram – @robinsharma

Robin’s Twitter – @RobinSharma

Robin’s Facebook

Robin’s LinkedIn

Robin’s Website

Robin’s Podcast

BOOKS MENTIONED

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams & Reaching Your Destiny

The Leader Who Had No Title: A Modern Fable on Real Success in Business and in Life

The 5 AM Club: Own Your Morning. Elevate Your Life.

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Oct 07, 2019
004 Dr. Shefali Tsabary - Awake-ish
01:02:31

00:56 – Introducing today’s guest, Dr. Shefali Tsabary

05:35 – Conscious parenting, defined

08:18 – Goals of conscious parenting

11:22 – Dr. Stephanie opens up about having expectations of her son

13:29 – Framing expectations for our children

16:11 – Differentiating between child-centric and parent-centric parenting

18:22 – Parenting myths discussed in Dr. Shefali’s book, The Awakened Parent

19:58 – Why success has become the primary barometer for childrearing

23:14 – The danger of potential

25:26 – The myth of ‘good’ children and ‘bad’ children

28:50 – Learnings Dr. Stephanie applied from Dr. Shefali’s book

30:28 – Dr. Shefali provides practical tools parents can utilize daily

31:47 – The myth that good parents are naturals

35:11 – Breaking free of parental guilt

36:40 – The myth that a good parent is a loving one

39:36 – Dr. Stephanie recalls a vulnerable moment from her childhood

42:18 – The myth that parenting is about raising a happy child

46:10 – The myth that parents need to be in control

48:46 – Tools parents can use to become more conscious

52:47 – How to navigate two differing parental philosophies

54:14 – Dr. Shefali gives advice to parents struggling with raising children with special needs

55:54 – The importance of accepting ourselves as imperfect beings

58:16 – Dr. Shefali promotes her annual event, Evolve

59:50 – Where listeners can follow Dr. Stephanie and subscribe to her newsletter

TWEETABLE QUOTES

“The conscious parenting understands that the traditional way they’ve been parenting until now is full of holes and mythologies that need to be debunked.” (05:45)

“In many ways our children are more evolved because they allow themselves to be unhampered by culture. They’re very open about their feelings. They’re not yet jaded and critical like we can be.” (11:03)

“I think keep it to day-to-day expectations and the rest will kind of take care of itself. If they’re [your children] meant to be a scientist, they’re going to be a scientist. If they’re meant to be an artist, they’re going to be an artist. Don’t dictate their future.” (15:52)

“Success has become the goal of childhood. Not play, not exploration, not nothingness, not boredom, not creativity, but success.” (19:58)

“Our children are not here to live our lives. And they’re not here to fulfill our destinies. They’re here to become their own beings.” (22:46)

“There’s so much to learn. And, really, parenting should just be learning. We don’t know these children that come to us.” (32:16)

“The journey is not outward, it’s inward. You have to go inward in order to make this thing call parenting work.” (34:59)

“Love is the most active thing you can feel. And it really involves no judgement, no approval, no conditions, no transactions. It’s really love for the other person’s essence no matter how they make you feel.” (37:06)

“That’s the beautiful part of life. If life was all happy, there would be no nuance, there would be no adventure, there would be no complexity, and there would be no growth.” (43:27)

“Meditation has been the single most profound tool in my life, so much so that I am more connected inward than outward.” (51:57)

“We can’t be everything to all people and all things and all images of ourselves as women.” (54:44)

“Mothering just takes the life out of us, doesn’t it? And I think that we are ashamed to talk about just how draining it is because we have this mantle of perfection over our heads.” (55:31)

LINKS MENTIONED

Better! Website

Private Facebook Community for Better!

Dr. Stephanie’s Website

Dr. Stephanie’s Twitter – @dr_stephanie

Dr. Stephanie’s Instagram – @dr.stephanie.estima

Dr. Shefali’s Instagram@drshefalimexico

Dr. Shefali’s Twitter@DrShefali

Dr. Shefali’s Facebook

Dr. Shefali’s Website

Link to Dr. Shefali’s Evolve Event

BOOKS MENTIONED

Dr. Shefali’s Book – The Awakened Family: How to Raise Empowered, Resilient, and Conscious Children

The Conscious Parent

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Sep 30, 2019
003 Lisa Nichols - On Goals, Forgiveness, and the Permission to Fail
01:03:56

WHAT WE COVERED

00:58 – Introducing today’s guest, Lisa Nichols

03:59 – Lisa’s origin story

06:28 – Willing to have an unfamiliar life

07:32 – The courage to ask for help

11:24 – Lisa opens up about her weight loss

14:22 – Lisa’s light

15:45 – Dr. Stephanie and Lisa take a deep dive into the framework of goal setting

19:01 – Opening up to your goals emotionally and wholeheartedly

20:39 – Dr. Stephanie and Lisa break down common misconceptions about The Secret

24:40 – The inspiration to become a speaker trainer

25:45 – The importance of doing the work and investing in yourself

29:36 – Lisa’s thoughts on fear and overcoming it

31:35 – Birthing your vision

33:21 – Giovanni speaks to an interesting pattern he has observed from Archangel Academy speakers

34:44 – Why our life is like a car

36:50 – How the acquisition of information can help overcome fear

38:39 – The concept of cellular learning

41:08 – Lisa opens up about the process of trusting herself

45:04 – Failing forward

48:29 – The process of forgiveness

50:53 – Lisa shares a very personal and vulnerable story about forgiveness

58:25 – Lisa gives a taste of what she’ll be bringing to Archangel this October

1:02:27 – Where listeners can follow Dr. Stephanie and subscribe to her newsletter

TWEETABLE QUOTES

“At the end of the day, I wanted to be love for me, and I wanted to have friends. And it wasn’t until I can love me enough – pour into Lisa enough, a firm Lisa enough – to say, ‘Hold on. I’m enough woman. I’m smart enough. I’m loving enough.’” (15:11)

“I feel like a vision helps you see what you wanna get. But the feeling, the feeling is the turbo boost. So, I don’t wanna just see it. I wanna feel it.” (17:23)

“You can’t take a sixty-four ounce dream and put it in a twenty-four ounce container called you. Sometimes your dreams are bigger than your capacity.” (26:15)

“I don’t do intellectual learning. I do DNA learning. I want it to be in my cells.” (38:39)

“Prayer is asking the universe for what you want. Meditation and stillness is being quiet long enough to hear the daggone answer.” (41:46)

“When you don’t give yourself permission to fail, you really haven’t given yourself permission to fly.” (47:08)

“When you don’t forgive you, you’ve only given yourself permission to win. And so, you are holding yourself hostage to an unrealistic expectation that sets yourself up to be disappointed with self repeatedly.” (49:53)

LINKS MENTIONED

Better! Website

Dr. Stephanie’s Website

Dr. Stephanie’s Twitter – @dr_stephanie

Dr. Stephanie’s Instagram – @dr.stephanie.estima

Link to Dr. Steph’s Article

Lisa’s Instagram – @lisa2motivate

Lisa’s Twitter – @2motivate

Lisa’s Facebook

Lisa’s LinkedIn

Lisa’s Website

BOOKS MENTIONED

Abundance Now: Amplify Your Life & Achieve Prosperity Today

No Matter What!: 9 Steps to Living the Life You Love

Unbreakable Spirit

Living Proof: Celebrating the Gifts That Came Wrapped in Sandpaper

The Secret

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Sep 23, 2019
002 - Jim Kwik - No Brain Left Behind
01:26:16

WHAT WE COVERED

00:48 – Introducing today’s guest, Jim Kwik

04:08 – Jim’s origin story

09:58 – Growing up as an introvert

13:54 – Not letting school get in the way of education

15:08 – The importance of knowing your ‘why’

17:54 – Getting clarity on what challenges you are facing

21:04 – Jim opens up about solving the puzzle of his own brain

23:10 – Jim recalls the first student he tutored

25:57 – Meta-thinking

29:30 – The crashed truck story

32:58 – How critical thinking can lead to better decisions

33:38 – Why people are so scared to make decisions

37:15 – Beginning with the end in mind

40:11 – The power of passion

42:04 – The importance of curiosity

42:41 – Jim tells a quick story of one of his heroes, Stan Lee

45:19 – The difference between a thermometer and a thermostat

47:41 – The impact of our outside and inside environments

48:35 – Modern day kryptonite

56:36 – The Zeigarnik Effect

1:00:35 – Jim’s thoughts on technology

1:04:15 – Digital depression

1:06:56 – Jim and Dr. Stephanie share their best morning practices

1:12:12 – How our environments train our brains

1:18:05 – The Four ‘G’s

1:20:44 – Where listeners can follow Jim

1:21:39 – Jim’s actionable challenges to the audience

1:25:00 – Where listeners can follow Dr. Stephanie and subscribe to her newsletter

TWEETABLE QUOTES

“I think the ultimate quest we’re all on is just to be better, right? To be able to grow and progress and fully express ourselves and little by little a little becomes a lot.” (02:47)

“Don’t let school get in the way of your education.” (13:54)

“The same level of thinking that’s created your problem won’t solve your problem.” (17:39)

“I don’t believe that there’s necessarily a good memory or a bad memory. But, there’s a trained memory and there’s an untrained memory. Genius can be learned.” (22:28)

“Discipline weighs ounces, but regret weighs tons.” (39:56)

“I think that the treasure that most people seek is hidden in the work that they’re avoiding.” (57:38)

“What’s good for your heart is gonna be good for your head.” (1:16:06)

LINKS MENTIONED

Better! Website

Dr. Stephanie’s Website

Dr. Stephanie’s Twitter – @dr_stephanie

Dr. Stephanie’s Instagram – @dr.stephanie.estima

Link to Dr. Steph’s Article

Jim’s Instagram – @jimkwik

Jim’s Twitter – @KwikLearning

Jim’s Facebook

Jim’s Podcast

Dr Stephanie on Kwik Brain Ep. 73

Dr Stephanie on Kwik Brain Ep. 93

Jim’s Website

BOOKS MENTIONED

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

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Sep 21, 2019
001 - Elizabeth Gilbert - On Self Awareness
00:52:39

00:52 – Introducing today’s guest, Elizabeth Gilbert

04:40 – Elizabeth talks about her new book, City of Girls

12:01 – The ‘Me Too’ Movement, consent, and the impact on sexuality

13:58 – Female sexual desire

16:39 – The importance of relationships and community

20:50 – Elizabeth shares her thoughts on what it means to be a woman

25:01 – Elizabeth opens up about her decision to leave a prior relationship

28:39 – Dr. Stephanie shares her own experience with being out of alignment with herself

29:58 – ‘This isn’t working for me’

34:11 – Elizabeth opens up about her grieving process after losing the love of her life, Rayya

42:48 – Elizabeth recalls fond memories of Rayya

50:34 – Where listeners can follow Dr. Stephanie

TWEETABLE QUOTES

“If women’s lives were automatically ruined by our poor judgement when it comes to sex and love, there would not be a woman left alive in this world.” (07:56)

“Sometimes the loss of innocence is such a relief because sometimes you’re simply better off without it.” (10:48)

“Female sexual desire is a dark – and I don’t mean sinful I mean primal – it is a deep, biological, complex, messy, ungovernable force.” (14:20)

“The most important relationship in my life is my relationship to myself.” (17:29)

“If that voice arises and says ‘This is no longer a nourishing environment for me,’ I’m bound by my contract of love to myself to get the hell out of there.” (26:31)

“My fifty year old self says to my younger self, ‘I’m sorry I didn’t know how to take care of you before, but I hadn’t met you yet.’” (27:51)

“The most powerful words in the English language that a woman can say are, ‘This is not working for me.’” (29:58)

“It’s so funny, there’s certain human experiences that I’m very scared of. Grieving isn’t one of them.” (39:14)

“If I’ve done nothing else with my life, I just wanna be a walking permission slip t make other people feel a little less crazed and weird about their own lives.” (49:39)

LINKS MENTIONED

Better! Website

Private Facebook Community for Better!

Dr. Stephanie’s Website

Dr. Stephanie’s Twitter @dr_stephanie

Dr. Stephanie’s Instagram @dr.stephanie.estima

Link to Dr. Steph’s Article

Elizabeth’s Instagram @elizabeth_gilbert_writer

Elizabeth’s Twitter @GilbertLiz

Elizabeth’s Facebook

BOOKS MENTIONED

Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia

City of Girls

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Sep 19, 2019
Better! Trailer
00:12:38

00:27 – Welcome to the Trailer episode of Better! 00:35 – Introducing today’s guest, Giovanni
02:24 – The format of Better! 04:08 – Dr. Steph gives a sneak peek of some upcoming guests
07:00 – A meta-learner at heart
08:46 – The most common questions Dr. Steph fields from audiences she speaks to
10:47 – Giovanni urges listeners to subscribe to Better! 11:02 – The inspiration to become ‘Better!’

TWEETABLES

“I also want to be exploring other nuances in how to live better. So that is, of course, from nutrition and fitness and fasting and that aspect. But there’s also the mindset, there’s the alignment, there’s the intimacy with yourself.” (03:02)

“I think that these conversations are just like going out to dinner with someone. And, you just get into these really awesome conversations.” (06:24)

“A really important thing is if you understand the framework, then the tactical application or the execution of the framework becomes much easier because you understand the nuances of the framework.” (08:17)

“I have been, in all honesty, so nervous around just showing the world who I am and what I do. But this podcast is a way to peel off all those things. I’m going to be standing before you and just letting everybody know who I am because it’s time.” (10:30)

“In order to be the best that you can, you need to improve every day to become better in some way.” (11:46)

LINKS MENTIONED

Private Facebook Community for Better! 

Dr. Steph’s Website

Link to Dr. Steph’s Article 

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Sep 05, 2019