Best of 2022: Menstruation & Menopause Explained with Dr. Stephanie Estima & Guests with Dr. Stephanie Estima


This month on the Better show we wrap up our annual tradition of looking back throughout the year, to find the Best Of – moments of 2022. We will be combining clips from an array of guests we have had on the show to talk about such subjects as Metabolism, Muscle Building and Hypertrophy, Hormones and this week’s topic…Menstruation and Menopause. We hear from a handful of guests, such as Cynthia Thurlow, speaking about Fasting in Perimenopause and PCOS, as well as Dr. Mindy Pelz who chats to us about stress as menopausal women, teenagers on the pill, and how to workout on your cycle. We pulled some great clips from Dr. Anna Cabeca relating to our Belief Systems around Menopause, the benefits of keto as an aging woman, as well as hearing from Lenise Brothers talking about painful periods and shame, the difference between PMS and PMDD as well as what a normal bleed week looks like.

We thoroughly enjoyed putting this together for you Betties! 2022 has been a great year for us and we love all of you who have taken the time to watch or listen to the Better show. We have some great episodes lined up for 2023 so stay tuned in 2023!

  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 0:15 Fasting in Menopause & Perimenopause with Cynthia Thurlow
  • 9:31 Belief Systems Around Menopause with Dr. Anna Cabeca
  • 16:55 Perimenopausal Stress Impacts with Dr. Mindy Pelz
  • 25:09 Painful Periods and Cultural Shame with Lenise Brothers
  • 32:58 Working Out for Each Week of Your Cycle with Dr. Mindy Pelz
  • 59:20 Teenage Girls & The Birth Control Pill with Dr. Mindy Pelz
  • 1:07:42 PMS vs PMDD & Time to Improve Your Period with Lenise Brothers
  • 1:18:10 The Benefits of Ketosis for Aging Women with Dr. Anna Cabeca
  • 1:29:04 PCOS & Fasting with Cynthia Thurlow
  • 1:37:11 Post Menopausal Weight Training & Collagen Use with Dr. Mindy Pelz
  • 1:47:23 Normal Bleed Week & Menopausal Symptoms with Lenise Brothers
  • 1:54:56 Conclusion

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!