episode #359

Seed Oils, Omega Fatty Acids & Body Composition with Jessica Kane Berman


Jessica Berman, the Chief Marketing Officer of BodyBio, delves into the fascinating world of seed oils, omega-6s, omega-3s, and their impact on our bodies’ composition and overall health.

“Essential fatty acids are essential. They are not biological substrates. We do not make them in our body. We need them for cellular health.” – Jessica Berman

In this episode, Jessica and Dr. Stephanie journey through the scientific landscape, dissecting terms like linoleic acid and ALA, and debunking myths surrounding the vilification of seed oils.

Moving beyond the surface, they also explore the role of butyrate, its activation of GLP-1 agonists, and its profound implications for weight loss and body composition. Jessica sheds light on how the fatty acid needs of women evolve during pivotal life stages like perimenopause, pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding.

Episode Overview:

0:00 Intro/Teaser
1:06 The Big Bad Seed Oils
2:25 Butyrate and GLP-1 Agonists
3:18 Brain Health and Perimenopause
9:11 Essential Fatty Acids Pathway
10:49 Nuanced Conversation on Seed Oils
12:13 Scientific Illiteracy on Social Media
14:29 Evening Primrose Oil Benefits
16:12 Omega-3 Precursor ALA
16:56 Importance of EPA and DHA
18:11 The Balance of Essential Fatty Acids
19:59 Caviar as a Source of EPA and DHA
20:12 Phospholipid Form of Fish Oil
22:09 Liposomal Delivery and Absorption
23:39 Omega Fatty Acids and Health
26:03 Women’s Health in Perimenopause
29:15 Changes in Linoleic Acid Concentration
30:46 Importance of Phosphatidylcholine in Detoxification
32:29 Detoxing from Mold Exposure
35:01 Clearing Mold Toxins with Essential Fatty Acids
36:04 Impact of Essential Fatty Acids on Behavior
37:42 Benefits of Essential Fatty Acids for Kids
40:10 Therapeutic Dosing of Essential Nutrients
44:02 Resistant Starches and Butyrate Production
45:19 Butyrate in Colon Health and Immune Function
48:55 Butyrate for GI Health and Inflammation
51:24 Using Essential Fatty Acids for Long COVID
55:31 Therapeutic Dosage for Mold Recovery
58:00 Where to Find BodyBio Products


As the CMO of BodyBio, Jessica Kane Berman leads all internal and external efforts in building the BodyBio brand and footprint across all social channels and expanding distribution both in the U.S. and internationally with the company’s trusted partners. In the last few years alone, Jess and her team have successfully managed consumer-driven marketing campaigns that have collectively generated over 55MM digital impressions across all social channels in the last 24 months. Jess has also been instrumental in securing partnerships with leading medical doctors and functional medicine specialists all of whom have endorsed BodyBio recommending its line of products to their patient network.

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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!