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Dr. Anna Cabeca is The Girlfriend Doctor. She's the first call for the woman who has questions she would only ask her best girlfriend if her girlfriend were a triple-board-certified OB-GYN. This top health podcast is all about helping women live better lives — before, during, and after menopause.

The Girlfriend Doctor w/ Dr. Anna Cabeca Dr. Anna Cabeca OB/GYN

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 287 Ratings

Dr. Anna Cabeca is The Girlfriend Doctor. She's the first call for the woman who has questions she would only ask her best girlfriend if her girlfriend were a triple-board-certified OB-GYN. This top health podcast is all about helping women live better lives — before, during, and after menopause.

    Iodine, Fasting, and Metabolism with Sara Banta

    Iodine, Fasting, and Metabolism with Sara Banta

    Wild animal protein has been gaining popularity as a source of nutrition and health benefits. Today, embark on a transformative health journey with the latest episode of The Girlfriend Doctor, where we unravel the significance of wild animal protein in our diets. Explore nutrient-dense options such as bison, lamb, deer, elk, and grass-fed beef, while delving into the risks associated with amyloid proteins and spike proteins found in conventionally raised animals. Discover how this crucial dietary shift can impact your overall well-being. 
    Joining us in this enlightening conversation is Sara Banta, a health and wellness expert with a Top 100 Health podcast, Accelerated Health TV, and owner and founder of the award-winning supplement company: Accelerated Health Products. Sara shares her journey and insights into thyroid health, the benefits of iodine supplementation, and the role of accelerated keto in supporting metabolism and energy levels. Her expertise shines through as we navigate the intricacies of achieving optimal health.
    Throughout the episode, we touch on detoxification, hormone balance, and the impact of negative emotions on well-being. Sara provides practical tips for incorporating healthy eating habits into busy lives, emphasizing mindful food choices and daily detox practices. 
    Elevate your health journey with actionable steps towards flourishing in every aspect of your life. Tune in now for a must-listen episode that empowers you to embrace life's possibilities and thrive at every stage. Your health is your greatest asset – let's journey towards optimal well-being together.
    Key Takeaways:
    [00:03:12] Hormonal balance and weight loss resistance.
    [00:04:05] Supporting thyroid health for better metabolism.
    [00:06:33] Sara's health transformation.
    [00:08:57] Empowerment through patient care.
    [00:12:22] Iodine's importance in hormonal health.
    [00:17:46] Boosting energy with iodine.
    [00:22:08] Iodine and detoxification process.
    [00:26:02] Accelerated keto benefits.
    [00:30:00] Wild animal protein.
    [00:34:03] Eating for specific health goals.
    [00:38:36] Iodine-rich foods like seaweed.
    [00:41:45] Thyroid disease and toxins.

    Memorable Quotes:
    "The body doesn't go into starvation mode. It knows it's got thousands of calories to burn. It's gonna actually rev up its metabolism. It's not gonna slow down its metabolism because it's eating, it is happy. And so, it's going to support appetite management, increase your physical and mental energy because the ketones are feeding your brain, giving you really good mental energy, reducing that inflammation." [00:26:31] – Sara Banta
    "I'm here to help you because I feel that we could have the best second half of our lives, much better than the first half, regardless of these obstacles, these challenges, the toxins, the insulin resistance that we're all facing, and really feel our best." [00:39:30] – Sara Banta

    Links mentioned in this episode:
    Accelerated Keto®️: https://acceleratedhealthproducts.com/products/accelerated-keto/cabeca
    Acceleradine®️ Iodine: https://www.acceleratedhealthproducts.com/products/acceleradine/cabeca
    Main Link: https://acceleratedhealthproducts.com/cabeca

    Connect with Sara Banta:
    Website: https://sarabantahealth.com/
    Website: https://www.acceleratedhealthproducts.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/acceleratedhealthproducts/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/acceleratedhealthproducts/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/sarawbanta
    Connect with Dr. Anna Cabeca:
    Website: https://drannacabeca.com/pages/show
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thegirlfrienddoctor/
    Personal Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dranna__c

    • 43 min
    5 Love Languages and More with Gary Chapman

    5 Love Languages and More with Gary Chapman

    Welcome to a special rerun episode featuring the esteemed Dr. Gary Chapman, renowned author of the bestselling book, "The 5 Love Languages." In this episode, we revisit our enlightening conversation with Dr. Gary, filled with timeless wisdom on understanding love languages and their transformative impact on relationships. 
    Just days after the celebration of love on Valentine's Day, I bring you this episode with bonus content of Dr. Gary sharing valuable insights on how to repair a relationship after an affair. Dr. Gary, drawing from three decades of counseling couples, unveils profound insights that resonate in partnerships, parenthood, and even the professional realm.
    You will glean invaluable lessons from Dr. Gary as he delves into repairing relationships post-affair, the transformative force of forgiveness, and the dynamic nature of love languages over time. This episode isn't just a conversation; it's a revelation that arms you with practical tools, offering the keys to unlocking deeper connections and cultivating a more loving and gratifying life.
    Whether you've pondered the mystery of why certain gestures speak volumes to some and not others, or if you've wrestled with the aftermath of infidelity, this episode offers valuable insights and guidance. Join us on this journey as we explore the intricate path to healing, rebuilding trust, and fostering enduring connections. Your relationships are about to embark on a transformative journey - one guided by the insights of Dr. Gary Chapman.
    Key Takeaways:
    [00:01:28] Betrayal and affairs.
    [00:02:23] The 5 Love Languages.
    [00:05:10] Learning words of affirmation.
    [00:07:04] Identifying your own love language.
    [00:08:17] Undivided attention.
    [00:10:48] How love languages can change over time.
    [00:13:03] Love languages in different relationships.
    [00:14:13] Repairing relationships after an affair.
    [00:19:14] Being roommates versus in love.
    [00:21:17] Can our love language change?
    [00:24:30] Love languages in the workplace.
    [00:29:08] Emotional affairs in relationships.
    [00:32:56] Repairing after an affair.
    [00:39:07] Deciding to work on a relationship.
    [00:41:00] Loving unconditionally and influencing your spouse.

    Memorable Quotes:
    "When the love tank is empty, and you feel like they don't love me, they wish they weren't married to me, life begins to look pretty dark. And so, the only way to meet that need for love is to speak love in a language that communicates to them emotionally." [00:14:48] – Gary Chapman
    "You can't make somebody forgive you. You just be open and transparent and loving toward them, and they will make a decision to love you, forgive you, and love you or not. That's a decision they have to make." [00:33:53] – Gary Chapman

    Connect with Gary Chapman:
    Website: www.5LoveLanguages.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/5lovelanguages/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/5lovelanguages/
    Connect with Dr. Anna Cabeca:
    Website: https://drannacabeca.com/pages/show
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thegirlfrienddoctor/
    Personal Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dranna__c

    • 44 min
    Dating and Relationship Tips with Bela Gandhi

    Dating and Relationship Tips with Bela Gandhi

    Love is in the air, and as we step into the month of love, I had the pleasure of chatting with Bela Gandhi, a Dating/Relationship Expert, and the Founder of Smart Dating Academy. In this heartwarming episode, we explore the world of love, connection, and dating at any age. 
    Bela shares captivating stories and invaluable advice, addressing common concerns about dating and intimacy. As we’ve approached the month of love, this episode is perfectly timed to guide you through the intricacies of relationships and set the stage for a fulfilling journey in the realm of love.
    Get to discover practical tips from Bela on how to navigate the dating scene after a breakup or divorce. We delve into reigniting relationships that may have lost their spark and explore the nuances of online dating. Bela's insights provide a roadmap for finding the right partner, effective communication, and steering clear of common relationship pitfalls. This episode is a treasure trove of wisdom, offering guidance for singles, those in long-term relationships, or anyone starting anew, ensuring you're equipped with the tools to nurture love at any stage of life.
    Join us in this empowering conversation that goes beyond the conventional dating advice. Bela also shares her expertise on taboo topics like sex and intimacy, offering insights on how to maintain a healthy and fulfilling relationship. 
    Whether you're navigating the dating world or seeking to enhance your existing relationship, this episode is your go-to resource for practical advice and inspiration. Don't miss out on the opportunity to embrace the possibilities of love and connection – tune in now for a dose of relationship wisdom that transcends the ordinary.
    Key Takeaways:
    [00:01:42] Love and connection at any age.
    [00:02:47] Getting back out there after loss.
    [00:04:06] First steps in rekindling relationships.
    [00:05:28] Battling negative self-talk.
    [00:08:05] Reigniting the relationship.
    [00:09:13] Building a robust sex life.
    [00:10:02] Communication and conflict resolution.
    [00:12:53] Relationship skills beyond romance.
    [00:13:55] Smart Dating Academy's success stories.
    [00:15:35] Love stories in dating.
    [00:18:19] Video dating and red flags.
    [00:23:17] Coaching differences between men and women.
    [00:26:19] Addressing intimacy issues in relationships.
    [00:27:38] Menopause and sexual health.
    [00:31:03] Being right in relationships.
    [00:32:16] Love and self-acceptance.

    Memorable Quotes:
    "Attachment is your power. And if you are prematurely attaching to someone who doesn't yet deserve it, or has earned your trust, then you're giving your power to somebody that might misuse it." [00:24:21] – Bela Gandhi
    "If you're in a relationship, it's OK to say, this is painful, I need to take a break, or I'm going to go get some help around this. Because the more you talk to your partner about this, the less stressed you're going to feel, the lower cortisol levels you'll feel, and you'll feel more bonded because you're having a conversation and being vulnerable." [00:28:07] – Bela Gandhi

    Connect with Bela Gandhi:
    Website: https://www.smartdatingacademy.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/smartdatingacademy/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/smartdatingacademy
    Podcast: https://www.smartdatingacademy.com/podcast
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/smartdatingacademy
    Connect with Dr. Anna Cabeca:
    Website: https://drannacabeca.com/pages/show
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thegirlfrienddoctor/
    Personal Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dranna__c

    • 33 min
    MOVEJOY, The Loving Movement with Lavinia Errico

    MOVEJOY, The Loving Movement with Lavinia Errico

    Welcome back to The Girlfriend Doctor Show, where we delve into health, hormones, and happiness. In this episode, I had an enlightening conversation with the incredible Lavinia Errico, co-founder of Equinox and the visionary behind MOVEJOY. We explored the transformative power of movement and community, witnessing remarkable stories of women achieving significant health improvements, from weight loss to unprecedented blood work results.
    Lavinia shared her unique approach of blending ancient wisdom with modern science in MOVEJOY, a practice that not only enhances physical fitness but also fosters mental and emotional well-being. We discussed the profound impact of starting each day with positivity, creating a foundation for overall health. Lavinia's journey during the pandemic, from offering online classes in her garage to building a supportive community, showcases the importance of joy and connection in challenging times.
    Join us as Lavinia shares practical tips for incorporating more movement into your life and emphasizes the profound impact of mindful living. Don't miss out on the beta launch of MOVEJOY – an opportunity to join a movement focused on not just fitness but on fostering happiness and community. Discover how MOVEJOY can be your catalyst for a more vibrant, joyful life.
    Key Takeaways:
    [00:01:35] Maintaining motivation and self-care.
    [00:05:30] Shifting energy during COVID.
    [00:09:23] Starting an unexpected fitness class.
    [00:12:13] Moving for the mind.
    [00:16:19] Aging and well-being.
    [00:22:24] Shifting mindset around food.
    [00:25:15] Ritualistic approach to food.
    [00:29:15] Integrating breath with movement.

    Memorable Quotes:
    "I think the biggest thing is that to just really love yourself and love where you are and find a way to be like, all right, I may have 20 pounds on me, but it, I'm alive. Like I woke up this morning like amazing, like 150,000 people aren't gonna wake up this morning." [00:22:20] – Lavinia Errico
    "I think that health really is an inside job and I don't care how many steps you do. I don't care if you're paleo or vegan or vegetarian or primal, at the end of the day, it's like, it's your thoughts, it's your words, it's your action, it's your behavior. You know, it's your attitude that really creates your life, right?" [00:12:15] – Lavinia Errico
    Connect with Lavinia Errico:
    Website: https://www.movejoy.life/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laviniajoy/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/insideoutbylavinia/ 
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/LaviniaErrico/ 
    Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lavinia-errico-0ab5b77/
    Connect with Dr. Anna Cabeca:
    Website: https://drannacabeca.com/pages/show
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thegirlfrienddoctor/
    Personal Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dranna__c

    • 31 min
    Heal When You Hate Your Body with Dr. Tabatha Barber

    Heal When You Hate Your Body with Dr. Tabatha Barber

    Welcome back to The Girlfriend Doctor show, where we dive deep into the questions that matter most to your health and well-being. Today, we're tackling a topic that's close to my heart: how to heal a body that you hate. It's a candid discussion with my dear friend and colleague, Dr. Tabatha Barber, also known as The Gutsy Gynecologist, a true inspiration in the realm of triumph over adversity. 
    In this episode, we dive deep into the powerful topic of healing and loving your body, even in the face of life's challenges. Dr. Tabatha shares her remarkable journey from overcoming emotional trauma to achieving success as a physician, providing invaluable insights on gut health and overall well-being.
    Join us as we uncover the secrets to self-acceptance, embracing our bodies, and cultivating the resilience to conquer obstacles. In her newly released book, "Fast to Faith," Dr. Tabatha offers a unique perspective on the mind-body connection and the transformative power of faith. This episode is a must-listen for anyone seeking to shift their energy, foster a positive mindset, and prioritize both physical and emotional wellness. Dr. Tabatha’s contagious passion for helping others shines through, making this conversation not only relatable but genuinely inspiring.
    Tune in to discover practical strategies for navigating life's challenges with grace and gratitude. Dr. Tabatha's story is a testament to the strength that lies within each of us, and her wisdom will leave you motivated to embark on your own journey towards a healthier, more fulfilled life.
    Key Takeaways:
    [00:03:15] Loving yourself and body image.
    [00:06:14] Overcoming adversity and achieving success.
    [00:10:03] Healing the soul and body.
    [00:15:12] Failing marriage and hard lessons.
    [00:19:11] Losing hope and finding strength.
    [00:21:08] Dr. Tabitha's book "Fast to Faith."
    [00:24:15] Shifting your thoughts and narrative.
    [00:26:17] Gratitude and transformation.
    [00:30:52] The Fast to Faith program and its impact.
    [00:34:29] The Gutsy Gynecologist show.

    Memorable Quotes:
    "I would say the biggest thing that has gotten me through yet another major adversity in life is welcoming the growth and the challenge in all of it, because you can get bitter, or you can get better." [00:22:23] – Dr. Tabatha Barber
    "Go hang out with people who look the way you want to look; feel the way you want to feel and function the way that you want to function because you will start to be like them." [00:29:05] – Dr. Tabatha Barber

    Connect with Dr. Tabatha Barber:
    Website: https://www.drtabatha.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thegutsygynecologist/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrTabatha
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheGutsyGynecologist
    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/discover/the-gutsy-gynecologist
    Fast to Faith Book Website: https://fasttofaith.com/
    FREE GUIDE: 5 Essential Tools to Tame Cravings & Extinguish Out of Control Cravings: https://drtabatha.com/weightloss-guide/
    FREE GUIDE: The Gutsy Gynecologist’s Guide to Balancing Your Hormones: https://drtabatha.com/free-guide/
    Connect with Dr. Anna Cabeca:
    Website: https://drannacabeca.com/pages/show
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thegirlfrienddoctor/
    Personal Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dranna__c

    • 39 min
    Let's Discuss Immunity with Dr. Mercola

    Let's Discuss Immunity with Dr. Mercola

    Prepare to unravel the secrets to a healthier, longer life as we embark on a thought-provoking conversation with the renowned Dr. Joseph Mercola, a true pioneer in the field of health information. In this episode, we discuss a wide range of topics, including longevity, biohacking, the immune system, and the downsides of certain foods. Dr. Joseph shares unconventional perspectives that challenge the norm, paving the way for a healthier lifestyle.
    Did you know that there are both pluses and minuses when it comes to consuming chicken? Discover the potential drawbacks of this popular protein source and gain a profound understanding of antioxidants and their dynamic interaction with our bodies. We unravel the secrets to living not just longer, but healthier. Dr. Joseph's insights are both enlightening and controversial, making this conversation a must-listen for anyone on the journey to optimal well-being. Buckle up for a captivating exchange that challenges conventional wisdom and sets the stage for a brighter, healthier future.
    We also delve into the current state of research and the impact of artificial intelligence on our access to information. Join us for an insightful conversation that challenges conventional wisdom and sheds light on the future of health and wellness. Gain valuable insights that empower you to make informed decisions about your well-being. Don't miss this chance to stay ahead in the quest for health and wellness in an age where knowledge is key.
    Key Takeaways:
    [00:02:35] Dr. Joseph Mercola’s online presence and controversy. 
    [00:04:21] Longevity and research funding.
    [00:08:24] Benefits of methylene blue.
    [00:11:23] Oxidative stress and radiation.
    [00:17:44] Methylene blue usage and precautions.
    [00:21:08] Immune boosting protocol.
    [00:23:28] Toxicity of food grade peroxide.
    [00:27:48] Linoleic acid in different foods.
    [00:32:10] Chicken and linoleic acid.
    [00:36:08] Protein sources and favorites.
    [00:40:13] Progesterone and breast cancer.
    [00:47:02] Global cabal and CBDCs.
    [00:47:55] Disappearing internet information.
    [00:51:21] Linoleic acid and radiation exposure.

    Memorable Quotes:
    "Now, fortunately, if you optimize for health and longevity, that tends to self-correct any of the other challenges that cause those conditions to begin with. So that's one of the reasons why I do it. And I think because your body wants to be healthy. It was designed to be healthy. It's intrinsically directed towards to achieve that unless you throw some roadblocks in the way. And most people are so confused and brainwashed by traditional conventional media that it's a full-time job to figure this thing out." [00:05:28] – Dr. Joseph Mercola
    "It's definitely a new world. You really can't predict it, but you can see the trends, and trends don't look encouraging. You really want to build health and resiliency because it's a very short time. I mean, this access to information we just shared is going to disappear. They're taking it all off the internet. It is gone. No, it's actually not off. It's still there, but it's out of the resources and tools you would typically use to find it." [00:47:45] – Dr. Joseph Mercola
    Episode Resources:
    Podcast: https://drannacabeca.com/blogs/show/mitochondrial-health-is-metabolic-health-with-cynthia-thurlow
    Podcast: https://drannacabeca.com/blogs/show/living-young-for-a-lifetime-unlocking-the-secrets-of-longevity-with-dr-jeffrey-gladden
    Immune Bundle: https://drannacabeca.com/products/mama-doctors-immunity-bundle?_pos=3&_psq=immune&_ss=e&_v=1.0\
    Connect with Dr. Anna Cabeca:
    Website: https://drannacabeca.com/pages/show
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thegirlfrienddoctor/
    Personal Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dranna__c

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
287 Ratings

287 Ratings

Mirmir99!! ,


Every episode is compelling, grounding, and truthful. I always appreciate listening to your vulnerability and direction for others to know you and feel guided by my girlfriend doctor.

Binka51 ,


Dr. Anna… I have listened to you for years… And you have been a great help to me… Your December 12 podcast was so brave and courageous… Carry on…” With arms full of gratitude”a loyal listener-maureen

sraineycw ,

65 and loving it!!

Hi Dr Anna,

Your podcast is amazing and I share it with everyone’. I just finished my book called BALANCE, (a journey to wholeness) and am currently collaborating with my Dr friend and RN sister to bring my book to our church ladies! I will be adding your books and podcast to our discussions and recommendations!!

Thank you for your discussions. Sara

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