episode #262

Menstrual Masterclass: Weeks 1 & 2 Of Your Cycle with Dr. Stephanie Estima


Menstrual Masterclass: Weeks 1 & 2 Of Your Cycle

In this masterclass episode, we talk about the first two weeks of your menstrual cycle. In week 1, we discuss how your hormones change throughout the week, what menstrual symptoms are normal, and how to exercise during your bleed week. You’ll also learn about what foods you should be eating throughout your period, the benefits of fasting, why your period is the time to make bigger decisions, and the foundational supplements you should be taking. In week 2 of your menstrual cycle, we discuss the change in hormones from week 1, and the types of movements you should be doing to support your hormones.

Episode Overview: 

  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 3:10 Your Hormones in Week 1
  • 6:15 Normal Menstrual Symptoms
  • 7:30 Exercise During Week 1
  • 14:30 Nutrition During Week 1
  • 19:30 Fasting During Your Period
  • 20:00 Emotional Health
  • 22:45 Foundational Supplements for Your Period4
  • 42:00 Your Hormones in Week 2
  • 47:45 Movement During Week 2
  • 55:45 Types of Cardio During Week 2
  • 1:05:00 Nutrition During Week 2
  • 1:07:00 Fasting During Week 2
  • 1:10:45 Emotional Well-Being During Week 2
  • 1:15:45 Supplementation During Week 2

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!