Joining me is Dr. Stephanie Gray to take a deep dive into the connection between hormone optimization and longevity. Stephanie is a clinician deeply credentialed in being able to look at hormones and the influence on our health.
Today, we discuss how we can biohack the influence of hormones in terms of our longevity and quality of living over the long term, her personal story and health wake-up call that made her realize the importance of focusing on hormones within her work, and the power of simple lifestyle changes that we all can make.
This episode is deeply relevant for all of us that want to live a longer, higher quality life — which should be all of us! I can’t wait for you to tune into this conversation with Dr. Stephanie Gray!
[1:30] About today’s episode with Dr. Stephanie Gray!
[2:47] Welcoming Dr. Stephanie Gray to The Entrepology Podcast!
[3:39] Stephanie introduces herself, her story, and shares why she is uniquely positioned to talk about longevity and hormones today!
[6:17] After going through her own health crisis and addressing the root cause, what key pieces did Stephanie notice in hindsight that were negatively impacting her health?
[9:07] Why you need to ask patients what they are eating.
[10:38] What is the longevity blueprint?
[12:19] Why stress is the biggest hijacker of our endocrine system.
[12:48] We stress doesn’t equal achievement.
[15:47] How to offset the impact of stress to shift to a state of thriving, and the danger of hurrying.
[18:42] The power of simple lifestyle changes.
[21:55] How does Stephanie leverage tests and data to see what’s happening with regards to hormones in her patients?
[24:17] Stephanie shares how they test hormone levels in non-cycling women.
[25:18] We all have a unique blueprint — which is why taking an individualized course of action to address our own health is so key.
[26:00] How our hormonal health impacts our longevity.
[28:22] How our hormones impact our aesthetics (such as our skin, hair, and nails).
[30:13] Is there an age cap to when we can leverage hormone replacement therapy?
[31:46] Beyond hormone management, Stephanie shares some of the key pieces we can be looking at and habits we should be engaging in to optimize our health long term.
[34:29] Dr. Stephanie Gray’s key performance indicators!
[38:36] Where to find Dr. Stephanie Gray and her incredible work online!
[39:17] Thanking Stephanie for joining the podcast!
Mentioned in This Episode:
Dr. Stephanie Gray
Your Longevity Blueprint
Your Longevity Blueprint: Building A Healthier Body Through Functional Medicine, by Dr. Stephanie Gray
The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry: How to Stay Emotionally Healthy and Spiritually Alive in the Chaos of the Modern World, by John Mark Comer
Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World, by Bob Goff
Dream Big: Know What You Want, Why You Want It, and What You’re Going to Do About It, by Bob Goff
More About Dr. Stephanie Gray
Stephanie Gray 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 has been working as a nurse practitioner since 2009 and completed her doctorate, focusing on estrogen metabolism from the University of Iowa, in 2011. Additionally, she has a Master’s in Metabolic Nutritional Medicine from the University of South Florida Medical School. Her expertise lies within integrative, anti-aging, and functional medicine.
Stephanie has appeared on numerous podcasts, summits, and TV interviews and is a contributor to various health publications, including mindbodygreen. She is also the initial author of the FNP Mastery App; an Amazon best-selling author of her book, Your Longevity Blueprint; the host of the Your Longevity Blueprint Podcast; and the co-founder of Your Longevity Blueprint Nutraceuticals.
Connect with my Guest:
Website: YourLongevityBlueprint.com and IHHClinic.com
Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn
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“Stress is our body’s biggest hormone hijacker. And I was so stressed out and I had no idea.” — Dr. Stephanie Gray
“All of the aspects of [your] home [you’re] maintaining also are true for your body. We have to be looking at every single organ system if we want to promote longevity.” — Dr. Stephanie Gray
“We don’t always want to admit that there’s no pill, potion, or powder that’s going to replace lifestyle changes — that’s the foundation.” — Dr. Stephanie Gray
“One in seven women, pre-menopausally, is going to have heart disease. But … after menopause, … that goes up to … almost one in three. … Estrogen … [is] going to help even our vessels stay very elastic and … reduce heart disease.” — Dr. Stephanie Gray
“Hormones do help with the appearance … of aging.” — Dr. Stephanie Gray
“A lot of women feel like their bodies have betrayed them and so I believe my gift is to help them step back into their bodies and restore optimal hormone balance so they can regain their figure, their sleep, feel amazing, and age well.” — Dr. Stephanie Gray