The Rebel Podcast

Ep. 78 – Medical Gender Bias: Why Most “Healthy Eating Systems” & Diets Don’t Work for Women (& So Much More) – with Jeannette Bessinger

Jeannette Bessinger is a health and consciousness coach, author of numerous books, and creator of the lifestyle transformation program MeBoot. She has helped hundreds of women make lasting changes both on and off the plate to eradicate deeply-entrenched habits that no longer serve them.

Jeannette focuses on women over the age of 40 because the sad fact of the matter is that there is a huge gender-based disparity in medical and fitness research, so most medical professionals are not serving this population nearly as effectively as they should be. It’s not usually intentional — but it’s a huge bias that affects every kind of medical care, starting with the very early stages of research.

And this matters because men and women age very differently, while the majority of health and fitness data today is deeply male-biased. 95% of “healthy eating systems” do not take a woman’s fluctuating hormones into account at all, and as a result, thousands of women are giving up on improving their health, energy, and weight. They are frustrated with the ineffectiveness of the diet industry and unsatisfied with the overly-simplistic advice of their medical professionals to “sleep more and eat fewer calories.”

Jeannette Bessinger is on a national mission to serve educators, business professionals, spiritual seekers, and all the other women who are tired of feeling trapped by their aching, overweight bodies and painful, self-destructive mindsets.

By overturning the flawed paradigm that drives the way we think about women’s health and wellness in this country, she paves the way for a shift in consciousness that allows women to reclaim their power as strong women and beacons of light for everyone in their circles.


With a unique combination of humorous, real-life stories and rich, practical content, Jeannette tapped into decades of experience to build MeBoot, a groundbreaking program designed to help women understand the deep interconnectedness of body, mind, and spirit, and better negotiate their fitness, food, and mood beyond the childbearing years.

The MeBoot, as a lifestyle change program, gives women the absolute simplest formula for improving their energy and health over the long haul. It’s boiled down to seven foundational habits that are easy to understand and begin implementing almost immediately. The program focuses on helping women make these habits a part of their daily routine, allowing them to change their health and life for the long-term.

It all starts with changing what’s on your plate, but the real lasting change comes from Jeannette’s off-the-plate tips, which you’ll learn more about in this episode. 

You can learn more about MeBoot and all of Jeannette’s programs at


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Disclaimer: The activities and research discussed in these podcasts are suggestions only and are only advised to be undertaken following prior consultation with a health or medical professional. Fitness training, nutrition, and other physical pursuits should be tailored to the individual based upon an assessment of their personal needs.

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