Estrogen and Menopause - Benefits and Risks with Dr. Carrie Jones

Estrogen and hormone testing have become increasingly important topics in the field of women's health. In this episode, I'm joined by the remarkable Dr. Carrie Jones, a seasoned Naturopathic Physician known as the "Queen of Hormones." Together, we demystify hormone replacement therapy, specifically estrogen, debunking fears and revealing its profound benefits when used correctly.

Discover the vital role estrogen plays in our bodies and the significance of hormone testing, particularly through advanced urine testing. Dr. Carrie, with over two decades of expertise, emphasizes the value of understanding how our bodies process estrogen metabolites. Gain insights into maintaining a healthy hormonal balance and preparing your body for any necessary hormone therapy through proactive lifestyle changes.

Tune in and empower yourself with knowledge on hormone replacement therapy methods and safety, exploring the advantages of transdermal patches and the importance of choosing the right approach based on your lifestyle. Dr. Carrie and I agree – there's no set endpoint for hormone therapy. When used alongside healthy habits, it can be continued indefinitely, providing lifelong benefits for brain health and cognitive function.

Our conversation aims to empower you with the knowledge needed to make informed decisions about your health. Whether you're navigating perimenopause or menopause, understanding your hormones is crucial for a vibrant life. Take that one next right step for your health – reduce your toxic burden, choose clean products, and share this episode with friends. 

Key Takeaways:

[00:04:11] Women's health and hormones.

[00:07:03] Estrogen metabolite pathways and testing.

[00:10:44] Cruciferous vegetables and spices.

[00:14:24] Growing broccoli sprouts at home.

[00:16:48] Detoxification and DNA damage.

[00:20:22] Estrogen options for menopause.

[00:22:58] Topical hormone absorption and safety.

[00:26:46] Timing of hormone therapy.

[00:29:39] Hormone support in perimenopause.

[00:34:43] Reality vs. blue zone lifestyle.

Memorable Quotes:

"Sulforaphane opens up some 200 pathways. It's like opening all the doors. It unclogs all the drains. It pulls up all the manhole covers. It just opens and says, get out. You can go now. And it's great for your detoxification pathways. Not just estrogen, but chemicals and toxicants and other hormones that just need to go, medications that are on their way out, all those things." [00:13:35] – Dr. Carrie Jones

"I feel a lot of empathy for all the women everywhere, because you and I are in this field. So, we know what's going on biologically, physiologically. But if you have no idea, I 100% empathize with you. I know it can feel rough. And I know in medicine, it's not very well talked about or told about. And so even if you go to your OBGYN, you know, they may be more focused on the younger baby years. That's what their expertise in. They are not an expert yet in perimenopause and menopause. And so, it can be really frustrating." [00:32:18] – Dr. Carrie Jones


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Dr. Anna Cabeca

Dr. Anna Cabeca

Certified OB/GYN, Anti-Aging and Integrative Medicine expert and founder of The Girlfriend Doctor. During Dr. Anna’s health journey, she turned to research to create products to help thousands of women through menopause, hormones, and sexual health. She is the author of best-selling The Hormone Fix, and Keto-Green 16 and MenuPause.

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