Why Fasting for Women is Different with Dr. Stephanie Estima


This week on the Better Show we are pleased to present Dr. Stephanie Estima’s first solo episode on Fasting for Women. Dr. Stephanie thought she would share part of her presentation that she showed at Oxford University, who are currently working in the Oxford Longevity Project. Today’s topic is based around some of the differentials we have to consider with respect to fasting as a woman. This will be a series of episodes where we deep dive into this topic and it’s many facets, so buckle up we are headed to Nerdville. We start off with some basic differences between men & women and the leading cause of death for both sexes, Cardiovascular Disease. Then we push in the the benefits of fasting, insulin resistance and what it is like to approach fasting as a female rather than a male. We discuss the different types of fasting, Caloric or non-caloric and briefly touch on the double P…the period poops. Ladies, you know what we are talking about. We continue the episode by discussing the impact fasting has on your period, and what this means at certain stages of your life. Finally we touch on Estrogen dominant women and how they should approach fasting, so be sure to listen up to see if any of these pertain to you! Thanks for watching and listening, we will see you next week with part 2.

Episode Overview:

  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 3:00 How Different is it for Women?
  • 10:00 Cardiovascular Disease
  • 18:00 Educating Doctors
  • 20:00 Fasting
  • 28:00 Insulin Resistance
  • 37:30 Fasting as a Woman
  • 28:00 Different Type of Fasting
  • 49:30 Your Period
  • 52:30 Fasting with PCOS
  • 57:30 Estrogen Dominance & Fasting
  • 1:00:30 Conclusion

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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!