Linking Microbiome, Covid 19 & Depression with Dr. Mahmoud Ghannoum with Dr. Stephanie Estima


In this episode

Dr. Stephanie and Dr. Mahmoud Ghannoum will discuss the link between sleep, exercise, and your microbiome. First of all, you’ll find out what your microbiome actually is and why it’s so crucial for your overall health. They’ll explore the various types of bacteria found in your gut, including beneficial and opportunistic fungi.

You’ll learn how the pandemic is influencing your gut health, the role of the ACE2 receptor in relation to immune system changes, and how the Covid stress syndrome is playing a role in your mental health. The two will teach you how to build a diet that nourishes your microbiome and decreases inflammation.

You’ll discover the importance of Biofilm and what that is, and dive into the positive effects of exercise on depression, your microbiome, and inflammation. Finally, Dr. Stephanie and Dr. Ghannoum will talk about sleep deprivation’s harmful effects on your physical and mental health, and how you can supplement your way to a stellar microbiome.

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!