Gratitude, movement, and positive feedback are all crucial to living up to your superhuman potential.
Today I sat down with Dr. Stephanie Estima. Dr. Estima is a chiropractor, coach and a builder and curator of superhumans. Our conversation centered around behavioural changes that we can make to alter our neurochemistry, the things that can literally change our brain to turn us into superhumans. We also talked about the differences between men and women, the types of behaviours we can engage in that will make us better partners, improve our morning routines and support us in living a life of gratitude. In this interview you will learn some really cool hacks to live a superhuman life, and be in a superhuman relationship. Enjoy!
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[1:36] How you movement influences your hormone levels.
[3:11] Dr. Estima’s mom was a fitness instructor, and taught her family the importance of eating well.
[4:28] At one time Dr. Estima thought she would become a pediatrician.
[5:21] Dr. Estima’s professional success has been driven by her own health goals.
[5:48] What is a superhuman?
[7:45] Is there such a thing as a superhuman relationship?
[12:19] There are big differences between a male brain and a female brain.
[15:33] We can raise our own levels of dopamine, but we need someone else to raise our serotonin levels.
[18:20] Women have half the serotonin receptors in their brains that men do.
[19:58] Women turn to carbs when they are down because carbs upregulate serotonin. What can we do instead?
[24:53] Dr. Estima advises that people eat a ketogenic diet.
[25:45] Find the best exercise plan for you.
[26:19] You can finish a HIIT workout in 12 minutes.
[28:21] Dr. Estima does gratitude exercises with her kids, and she teaches them that it’s okay to be different.
[31:14] What does emotional stress and trauma do to the brain?
[34:38] Besides sleep, how can we heal the sympathetic nervous system?
[38:40] Give yourself permission to fail.
[40:42] Health is the ability to appropriately respond to your environment.
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[42:56] Dr. Estima gets up at 4:30 every weekday.
[44:38] Dr. Estima loves her Bulletproof Coffee.
[45:11] Dr. Estima makes sure to go to bed by 9:00.
[45:37] Dr. Estima is reading Tools of Titans, by Timothy Ferriss.
[46:03] Dr. Estima loves to dance and sing.
[46:36] To be an entrepreneur you have to be resilient, driven, strategic, linear, creative, and passionate.
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Mentioned in This Episode:
Dr. Stephanie’s Gratitude Spreadsheet
“Superhuman relationships are possible.”
“Women need more positive feedback than their male partners think they do.”
“You are either in fear or you are in love.”
“No electronics in the bedroom. That is your sacred space for restoration.”
“Learn to see the sources of joy in your life.”
“You’re going to win or you’re going to learn.”
MORE ABOUT DR. STEPHANIE ESTIMA
Dr. Stephanie is a big-hearted, driven and energetic coach, chiropractor, and expert in superhumans. She studied Neuroscience and Psychology before becoming a Doctor of Chiropractic. Dr. Stephanie has been in private practice for 14 years at The Health Loft in downtown Toronto. She integrates brain health, nutrition, fitness and mindset into all of her care plans. It is her mission to help you achieve your highest potential. Dr. Stephanie has 2 incredible children. Becoming a parent, and the process of parenting every day has taught her more about love, respect, forgiveness, patience, curiosity and human potential than she ever could have imagined before having children. She has a long standing love of languages, dancing, and quirky jokes.
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