episode #304

A Masterclass on Perimenopause (Pt. 2)


We’re back with Part 2 of the perimenopause series! If you missed Part 1 you can listen to it here before checking out today’s episode. In this episode, we talk about supplements and bioidenticals for all the Bettys in perimenopause. Dr. Stephanie shares her supplement recommendations and some useful tips for caring for your skin and hair (listen all the way through for a weird but effective hair tip!).

**Fact Check From This Episode**

30 minutes of sun gives you approximately 20,000IU of vitamin D. This works out to around 1000 IU/minute, not 10 minutes which was mentioned in the episode. Depending on age, location (relative to the equator), time of day, and melanin pigmentation, this will vary.


Last Episode: A Masterclass on Perimenopause (Pt. 1)

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    • 0:00:00 – Intro
    • 0:03:01 – Supplement: Vitex
    • 0:06:31 – Recommended Vitex dosage
    • 0:08:20 – A word from our sponsors
    • 0:13:35 – Supplement: Rhodiola
    • 0:18:03 – Supplement: Ashwagandha
    • 0:20:15 – Supplement: Phosphatidylserine
    • 0:25:37 – Supplement: Magnesium (+ Stephanie’s current dosage)
    • 0:28:49 – Supplement: Vitamin D
    • 0:32:06 – Action items for healthy hair
    • 0:38:18 – Recommended skin care
    • 0:40:23 – Bioidentical: Progesterone
    • 0:45:01 – Difference between progesterone and progestin
    • 0:48:18 – Tip for progesterone cream application
    • 0:50:11 – When should you think about TRT
    • 0:52:26 – When to start using bioidenticals
    • 0:56:50 – Outro


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I’m Dr. Stephanie

Part geek, part magic, and all the way passionate about being a well-lived woman.

I want to throw my grandkids in the air in my 70’s. I want to be squatting even more weight than I am now, and putting my OWN luggage in the overhead bin. Sound like weird goals? For me these are just some of the little things that represent a life well-lived.

My health is MY job – I’ll be damned if I rely on luck, ‘good genes’ or a cocktail of drugs that over promise and under deliver.

The Betty Body is my first book-baby, and a collection of what I’ve learned after thousands of clinical hours, hundreds of conversations with the world’s top experts, and most importantly…

This book is an outline of what took ME from “rock-bottom health” at 38, to being my own version of a Betty in my perimenopausal mid 40’s. A woman who is physically strong, full of energy, enjoys mental clarity, great sex and a joyful family life. Is it all roses? Of course not. But I have the stamina and tools to deal with the push and pull of life so that it doesn’t turn into chronic stress.

I want this for you too. Let’s go Bettys!