Wondering what you can be doing right now to live longer and feel better?
Curious about how hormones impact the aging process and how to best protect them in your later years?
Want to learn how to build a healthy, active body that will stand the test of time?
Then this episode is for you!
I sat down with Dr. Stephanie Gray, functional medicine provider and regenerative medicine expert, and we discuss hormones, aging, and making lifestyle choices that ensure our best years are ahead of us.
Don’t miss this fantastic conversation!
0:00 – Episode start
3:14 – Stephanie’s story
5:14 – What’s the difference between functional and conventional medicine?
6:32 – How did you become interested in learning more about functional medicine?
7:54 – In your book, Your Longevity Blueprint, you talk about a “house blueprint” concept. Can you break that down for us? How does a Longevity Blueprint help you build your health?
11:14 – Where do hormones fit into this analogy?
12:10 – How do you test at your clinic for hormone imbalances?
13:20 – What specific tests do you use?
14:48 – Why are hormones important to the aging process? How do they help with longevity and bones?
17:35 – What conditions or situations would hormone replacement therapy not be suitable for?
21:13 – What are the options when it comes to hormone replacement therapy?
18:30 – What are the differences between natural and synthetic hormones?
23:00 – Do hormones cause cancer?
24:04 – Is there an age cutoff for hormone replacement therapy?
30:30 – If someone has had a hysterectomy do they need hormone replacement?
31:59 – What are some myths regarding hormones and hormone replacement therapy?
33:23 – Where can people find Dr. Stephanie Gray?
You can find Dr. Stephanie Gray’s resources below!
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About Dr. Stephanie Gray:
Dr. 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! She 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.
She has been working as a nurse practitioner since 2009. She completed her doctorate focusing on estrogen metabolism from the University of Iowa in 2011. Additionally, she has a Masters in Metabolic Nutritional Medicine from the University of South Florida’s Medical School. Her expertise lies within integrative, anti-aging, and functional medicine. She is arguably one of the Midwest’s’ most credentialed female healthcare providers combining many certifications and trainings.
She completed an Advanced fellowship in Anti-Aging Regenerative and Functional medicine in 2013. She became the first BioTe certified provider in Iowa to administer hormone pellets also in 2013. She has appeared on numerous podcasts, summits, and TV interviews. She is a contributor to various health publications including mindbodygreen. She is the initial author of the FNP Mastery App and an Amazon best-selling author of her book Your Longevity Blueprint. She is host of the Your Longevity Blueprint podcast and co-founder of Your Longevity Blueprint Nutraceuticals with her husband, Eric and they enjoy spending time outdoors with their son, William. They founded the Integrative Health and Hormone Clinic in Hiawatha, Iowa.
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