Female Health Optimization with Dr. Molly Maloof


Female Health Optimization with Dr. Molly Maloof

In this episode, Dr. Stephanie interviews Dr. Molly Maloof, medical doctor, professor, and consultant, about all things female stress. They talk about health optimization for females, how women experience stress and how it differs from men, and how trauma affects the way you live your life. They dive into psychedelic therapy as a way to process trauma and to rewrite the story, and you’ll learn tools for healing from trauma to become your highest self. Warning: this episode includes a discussion of sexual abuse.

Episode Overview:  

  • 0:30 Introduction
  • 5:40 Welcoming Dr. Molly Maloof
  • 6:45 Molly’s Origin Story
  • 10:30 Health Optimization for Females
  • 15:15 The Patriarchal Hierarchy
  • 17:30 The Different Stress Responses Between Men & Women
  • 25:00 Your Hormonal Report Card
  • 30:00 How Trauma Affects Your Health
  • 42:00 Psychedelics as a Therapy Tool
  • 51:00 Tools for Healing from Trauma
  • 58:00 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!