In today’s episode, I’m welcoming on the ultimate expert in the ketogenic diet for female brains, physiology, and entrepreneurs — Dr. Stephanie Estima! 

Dr. Stephanie is an expert in metabolism and body composition. She’s a doctor of chiropractic with a special interest in functional neurology, brain metabolism, and specifically, the application of the ketogenic diet and fasting to female physiology. Her framework, The ESTIMA Method™, is particularly focused on distilling strategies in nutritional proxies, movement, posture, and mindset to actualize human potential, healthspan, longevity, and achievement. She’s also the podcast host of the very brand new show, Better! With Dr. Stephanie. She’s also a very dear friend of mine. 

Today on the podcast, we’re having a conversation around women’s brains, the ketogenic diet, and how we can equip ourselves as female entrepreneurs to be the superheroes that we are! 

Key Takeaways: 

[1:22] About today’s episode! 

[2:34] Welcoming Dr. Stephanie Estima to the podcast! 

[3:08] Dr. Stephanie Estima gives us some background about what it is that she does and lets us in on what she’s been doing since she was on the podcast last! 

[4:15] Dr. Stephanie Estima shares why some of us don’t have the energy that we need, desire, and want, to do what we need to do in this world. 

[9:47] The huge difference between a diet that will keep you alive and a diet that truly honors your potential. 

[10:13] How the ketogenic diet for women looks different from the male version. 

[12:35] Looking through the lens of high vibration food and understanding what’s good for you. 

[13:50] Dr. Stephanie walks us through what the ketogenic diet looks like for women and the benefits that it comes along with. 

[21:25] Who does Dr. Stephanie not recommend the ketogenic diet to? 

[24:04] In Dr. Stephanie’s experience, how do women with strong estrogen dominance (such as those with PCOS or those that have a history with endometriosis) respond to the ketogenic diet? 

[28:13] The basics of understanding the Keto Clean way. 

[30:25] Shifting your food choices in conjunction with your menstrual cycle. 

[47:14] Dr. Stephanie’s key-performance indicators! 

[56:20] Where to learn more about Dr. Stephanie and her Keto Clean diet! 

Mentioned in This Episode: 

The Entrepology Podcast Ep. 131: “Body: Leveraging a Fresh Take on the Keto Lifestyle to Optimize Your Life, Business, and Hormones, with Dr. Anna Cabeca” 

Dr. Stephanie Estima 

Better! With Dr. Stephanie 

The Entrepology Podcast Ep. 14: “Superhuman Health and Relationships with Dr. Stephanie Estima” 

Impact LIVEs Event — Get Your Tickets Here! 

Emily Fletcher 

Dr. Shefali Tsabary 

Jennifer Kolari 

Playing God: The Evolution of a Modern Surgeon, by Anthony Youn, M.D. and Alan Eisenstock 

Dirty Genes: A Breakthrough Program to Treat the Root Cause of Illness and Optimize Your Health, by Dr. Ben Lynch 

The Heroine’s Journey, by Maureen Murdock 

Elizabeth Gilbert 

City of Girls: A Novel, by Elizabeth Gilbert 

Dan Brown 


More About Dr. Stephanie Estima 

Dr. Stephanie Estima is an expert in metabolism and body composition. She is a doctor of chiropractic with a special interest in functional neurology, brain metabolism, and the specific application of the ketogenic diet and fasting to female physiology. Using her framework, The ESTIMA Method™, she is particularly focused on distilling strategies in nutritional proxies, movement, posture, and mindset to actualize human potential, healthspan, longevity, and achievement. 

For the past 17 years, she has lectured at wellness centers, conferences, and corporations on nutrition, exercise, sleep, hormone health, and mindset. She has spoken in corporate and conference settings with audiences ranging from 50-3000. She is one of the top writers on with approximately 300,000 new readers to her articles each month. She has been featured in Thrive Global, a division of The Huffington Post. 

Dr. Stephanie is also the host of Better! With Dr. Stephanie which is designed to empower women to live better, by knowing better and doing better.  

Check out her website, and sign up for her newsletter, ‘Brain Candy,’ which is sent out weekly to 200,000+ subscribers. It is full of bite-sized information on nutrition, fitness, forgiveness, mental grit, and perseverance! 

Connect with my Guest: 

Websites: and 

Social Media: FB: @DrEstimaTwitter: @Dr_Stephanie, & Insta: @Dr.Stephanie.Estima 

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We want to help you find the diet that works for you — whatever that may be! To have the most energy throughout your day, you’ve got to be eating in a way that honors both your biology and your changing hormonal landscape. Dr. Stephanie Estima and I would love to know about the foods you eat that nourish you the most, and together, make a commitment to get even more in your diet! Follow-up with us on The Entrepology Podcast Facebook page — because when you’re accountable, you’re helpable! 


“On a micro-level, if you are not eating in a way that honors your biology or in a way that honors your changing hormonal landscape you are going to sap energy.” — Dr. Stephanie Estima 

“As female entrepreneurs, we tend to push our biological limits to the brink and we often end up with hormonal dysregulation.” — Dr. Stephanie Estima 

“Talking about nutrition to heal hormonal dysregulation as well as other things like fitness or weight training is a really powerful way for us to honor our biologies and hormonal landscape that is very distinct from males.” — Dr. Stephanie Estima 

“As long as you are serving and nourishing your cells so that they can work in a way that is optimal and you can self-actualize on a cellular level that’s all that matters.”  — Dr. Stephanie Estima 

“There are a lot of different ways to fast!  When you are thinking about what fast you want to be engaging in I want you to be thinking about what your goals are.”  — Dr. Stephanie Estima 

“All your gains happen in recovery!” — Dr. Stephanie Estima