Thursday, September 21, 2023
Mitochondrial Health

A Deep Dive into Female Hormones at Every Stage with Dr. Carrie Jones

This episode of Conversations for Health features Dr. Carrie Jones, a Naturopathic Physician who is board-certified in Naturopathic Endocrinology with a Master’s in Public Health having over 17 years in the field of functional and integrative medicine. As a former Adjunct Faculty for the National University of Natural Medicine, she taught courses in both Gynecology and Advanced Endocrinology and was the Medical Director for two large integrative clinics in Portland, Oregon, and the Medical Director for Precision Analytical Inc., creators of the DUTCH Test, for almost 10 years. She served on the Human Performance Council for Under Armour and was the Clinical Expert for the Lifestyle Matrix Resource Center serving the SOS Stress Recovery Program. Most recently she served as the Head of Medical Education at Rupa Health and now Metabolic Mentor University.

In our conversation, Dr. Carrie takes a deep dive into all things female hormones, from the different types of hormone testing that are available to the different types of hormonal conditions and patterns, as well as nutritional supplements and hormone replacement therapies. She offers actionable steps to managing hormones at every stage and shares the popular supplements that she recommends for hormone treatment and an empowered approach to menopause.

I’m your host, Evelyne Lambrecht, thank you for designing a well world with us.

*Episode Resources:*

Dr. Carrie Jones –

Estrogen Matters: Why Taking Hormones in Menopause Can Improve Women’s Well-Being and Lengthen Their Lives — Without Raising the Risk of Breast Cancer –

Reappraising 21 Years of the WHI Study: Putting the findings in context for clinical practice –

DUTCH Test –

Pub Med: Fragrance compounds: The wolves in sheep’s clothing –

*Design for Health Resources:*

Designs for Health –

Spotlight Metabolomics Test –

Blog: Endocrine Disruptors in Infertility –

Blog: Phytoestrogens to Help Diminish Mild Hot Flashes –

Blog: Resveratrol and Curcumin to Promote Mitochondrial Biogenesis –

Research Review: Broccoli for Supporting Gut Microbial Health –

Blog: Dim Estrogen Dominance with DIM –

Blog: Support Detoxification with Calcium-D-Glucarate –

Blog: Recent Review Explores Potential Link between Nutrients that May Support Antioxidative Status and Age-related Neural Changes –

Visit the Designs for Health Research and Education Library which houses medical journals, protocols, webinars, and our blog.


00:00 Intro
03:00 The genesis of Dr. Carrie’s interest in naturopathic medicine and women’s hormones.
05:00 Recommendations for using the DUTCH test in clinically insightful ways.
09:15 Symptoms that can warrant additional long-term testing.
12:24 The correlation between higher levels of estradiol and monthly symptoms.
14:55 Dr. Carrie’s definition of hormone imbalance.
18:00 Considerations when approaching treatment of estrogen dominance.
22:00 Top exposures to avoid for the greatest impact on hormonal health.
27:55 The science behind how xenoestrogens impact estrogen receptors.
31:29 Phytoestrogens as they affect alpha and data receptors differently.
39:39 An overview of popular supplements that are used for hormones.
45:24 Dr. Carrie’s top three favorite actions for each stage of hormone health.
53:40 Sources for high-quality bioidentical hormone replacement information.
56:24 Dr. Carrie’s favorite health practices, her personal daily supplements, and her new view of thinking on estrogen.


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