Podcast Episode 17 – Bioidentical Hormone Replacement + Boosting Hormones Naturally

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What is hormone replacement therapy and how can it significantly impact our quality of life? What measures can we take to promote longevity? If you’ve been thinking these questions, then this episode is perfect for you! Stephanie Gray shares her knowledge and expertise to help us figure out some of the root causes of our health problems and the ways in which we can fix them. We dive deep into hormone replacement therapy and tips to boost your hormone naturally.


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Topics Discussed in this Episode:

  • The house blueprint analogy to taking care of your body’s health
  • The difference between synthetic hormones and bioidentical hormones
  • The link between hormones and autoimmunity
  • Where bioidentical hormones have the greatest impact
  • Who should not use bioidentical hormones
  • What monitoring your hormones look like
  • The important areas we need to focus on in order to support our hormones naturally
  • The different types of testing options and when to get them

Key Takeaways:

  • Just because someone has had a hysterectomy, it doesn’t mean she automatically needs to take hormones, especially high doses of hormones.
  • There is a huge role for hormone replacement therapy in the autoimmune community. Studies show that the higher your hormone levels get, the more reduced your autoimmune symptoms will be.
  • Progesterone is the most soothing, calming hormone. It is great for sleep, it is great for anxiety, and it is great for bone density. But it is the first hormone to decline and can start declining as early as our late 20s.
  • Boosting estrogen can help get rid of menopausal symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats, and help with memory and cognition.
  • Testosterone is just as important for women as it is for men and can help with mood, motivation, drive, libido, and energy.
  • Work with a functional medicine practitioner to help you rebuild your body.


Action Steps:

  • Get blood work done to assess your hormone levels.
  • Depending on your situation, consider getting hormone replacement therapy.
  • Make lifestyles changes by allotting time for meditation, yoga and/or deep breathing.
  • Fix your nutritional deficiencies by taking supplements as needed.
  • Focus on reducing your toxin exposure.
  • Do a liver detox.


Stephanie said:

“Stress is your body’s biggest hormone hijacker. It’s going to rob you of your important hormones. So you’ve got to figure out the best means for you to reduce stress.”


“We have to cut ourselves some slack and know that every day we can make changes to better our health, and we’re going to have those realizations. Ten years from now, we’ll still be uncovering new surprises, but the important thing is that we’re willing to change and we’re learning as well, and we understand it’s a journey.”


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More about Stephanie: 

Stephanie Gray, DNP, MS, ARNP, ANP-C, GNP-C, ABAAHP, FAARFM, 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 is the author of the FNP Mastery App and an Amazon best selling author of her book Your Longevity Blueprint. She is co-founder of Your Longevity Blueprint nutraceuticals with her husband, Eric. They own the Integrative Health and Hormone Clinic in Hiawatha, Iowa.

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