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Why Women Suffer with Autoimmune Conditions 10 to 1 Compared to Men

Did you know that 9 out of 10 individuals who get autoimmune conditions are women?

In this episode, Betty talks about why autoimmune conditions are so prevalent in women. She takes you through the various sex hormones, with an emphasis on estrogen, explaining how they are related to autoimmunity.

Betty is particularly passionate about this topic because part of the reason she came to the fields of functional medicine and nutrition was as a result of her own autoimmune history. Her passion will translate over to you as she explains ways to avoid autoimmune conditions in yourself.

The fact is, there are easy steps you can take to reduce the chances of an autoimmune condition. This episode is your first step in doing just that!

Key Topics/Takeaways:

  • Risk factors for autoimmune conditions.
  • Why women have more autoimmune conditions than men.
  • The connection between autoimmune disorders and hormones.
  • How to know if your hormones are out of balance.
  • Why you should know the purpose of estrogen.
  • Does pregnancy trigger autoimmune diseases?
  • Ways to prevent autoimmune conditions.

Memorable Quotes:

“The truth is autoimmune conditions are probably one of the most distinct and widely varied diseases that have the most wide variety of causes that are often multifactorial.” (1:45, Betty)

“There is no other thing on the planet as ubiquitous and as prevalent at changing our DNA and the function of our cells than viruses.” (4:39, Betty)

“There are over 50 million people with at least one autoimmune condition, the majority of which do not know.” (14:16, Betty)

“Ultimately estrogen and all those compounds that our body either makes or come in contact with that look estrogenic are going to stimulate inflammation.” (37:38, Betty)

“Yes, we got the short end of the stick as women, but it’s all because nature wants to make sure that we can continue the species. And so we have to just work within that.” (41:33, Betty)

Connect with Betty Murray:

Certified Nutritionist & Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner
CEO & Founder, Living Well Dallas Functional Medicine Center

Living Well Dallas
Menopause Metabolism Mastery



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