Ep. 156 Mysterious Effects On Hormones & Intermittent Fasting: Tips for Optimizing Estrogen Metabolism with Dr. Stephanie Gray

I am excited to welcome a fellow nurse practitioner, Dr. Stephanie Gray, as my guest for today’s show!  Stephanie Gray, DNP, MS, ARNP, AGNP-C, ABAAHP, FAARFM, is a functional medicine provider who helps men and women build sustainable and optimal health and longevity so that they can focus on what matters most to them!   Stephanie helps women in mid-life, who feel like their bodies have betrayed them, step back into their bodies by restoring optimal hormone levels so they can regain their sleep, figure, mood, and feel amazing once again. She is known for keeping hormone replacement therapy sexy, safe, and effective. Stephanie saw a lot of incontinence while doing her graduate training in nursing homes. She realized that urinary incontinence was the primary reason for people being admitted to long-term care facilities. So she learned the art of pessary fitting, and through that, discovered that there were non-surgical and non-pharmacological options for urinary incontinence. Those options helped people regain some dignity and allowed them to stay in their own homes. Stephanie decided that there had to be a similar approach for every other condition, so she sought out the necessary training, became a nurse practitioner, and started a practice of her own. Be sure to listen in today, to hear Stephanie’s story, and learn all you need to know about hormones and hormone therapy. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: Stephanie discusses what motivated her to focus on hormone therapy. Stephanie’s health journey led her along the route of learning functional medicine, which involved optimizing her hormones. The first signs of hormonal imbalance in the body, which could tip people off that there is something wrong. Stephanie discusses pellets, BiEst, and TriEst and talks about the age at which people can start using hormone therapy safely, and the length of time that hormone therapy can continue being used. Some of the reasons for women getting hot flashes. Stephanie discusses the tests that she prefers for her patients. Stephanie explains why it is vital to find someone who can test your hormone levels effectively. Stephanie talks about hormones, bone density, osteoporosis, and osteopenia. The difference between bioidentical and synthetic hormone medications. Stephanie explains what having a hysterectomy represents for a woman. Some tips to help middle-aged women to optimize their estrogen metabolism. Stephanie owns Integrative Health and Hormone Clinic in Hiawatha, Iowa. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website  Connect with Dr. Stephanie Gray The website for her book podcast/blog/supplements The Integrative Health and Hormone Clinic Website On Social media: stephaniegraydnp Resources: Thanks10 will provide 10% off purchases at www.yourlongevityblueprint.com (including Stephanie’s book, Your Longevity Blueprint.) If you purchase Stephanie’s book, she has 2 free pdfs, a quick start guide, and a pdf of questionnaires to help you determine where you need to start. Go to https://yourlongevityblueprint.com/ylb-bonus/ 

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