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


This month on the Better show we begin 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 Fitness and Building an Hourglass Figure, Menstruation & Menopause, Hormones and this week’s topic… Metabolism. In this episode we hear from Cynthia Thurlow, Dr. Mindy Pelz, Kashif Kahn, Dr. Gil Blander, Dr. Chris Palmer, Brian Sanders, Dr. David Perlmutter, Dr. Bret Scher, and Sal Di Stefano. We go in depth with such topics as fasting, ketosis, low blood glucose, diet misconceptions, fat storage, bad science and fructose metabolism. Metabolism comes in many different forms, and the influence of metabolism on genetics and mental disorders is something we dive into with Dr. Gil Blander, Kashif Kahn, and Dr. Chris Palmer.

We love looking back on the year to find the best factoids and value for you Betties, so we hope you enjoy this one! Be sure to let your curiosity lead you to these other full episodes on our channel, and leave us a comment below to YOUR best moment of 2022 on the Better show.

Episode Overview:

  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 0:15 Metabolic Health & Ketogenic Benefits with Dr. Bret Scher
  • 16:50 Fasting: The Different Types & Benefits with Cynthia Thurlow
  • 39:25 Metabolic Disorders & Mental Illness with Dr. Chris Palmer
  • 1:00:45 Why We Burn Fat vs Store Fat with Dr. David Perlmutter
  • 1:06:15 Calories As a Metric with Sal Di Stefano
  • 1:20:27 Low Blood Glucose & Intermittent Fasting with Dr. Mindy Pelz
  • 1:31:50 How to Start Fasting & Cynthia’s Regimen with Cynthia Thurlow
  • 1:43:53 Diet Misconceptions & Bad Science with Brian Sanders
  • 2:01:01 Importance of Vitamin D & Your Genetics with Dr. Gil Blander
  • 2:13:55 Methylation & the Worrier/Warrior Gene with Kashif Kahn
  • 2:30:27 Metabolism of Fructose with Dr. David Perlmutter



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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.

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