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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 • 291 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.

    Magic: Second Spring Successfully: Part 1

    Magic: Second Spring Successfully: Part 1

    As women, it is essential to understand our bodies better than anyone else so, let’s dive into the crucial topic of hormone health, menopause insights, and empowerment in this repurposed episode of The Girlfriend Doctor show. Explore stories, insights, and valuable information that unveil the intricacies of your body, empowering you to take charge of your health and well-being. 
     
    Discover the common pitfalls of perimenopause misdiagnosis and unravel the nuances between bioidentical hormones and hormone replacement therapy. Gain knowledge that goes beyond mere information, empowering you with actionable steps to achieve hormone balance, combat inflammation, and nurture adrenal health.
     
    Transform your menopause journey with the Magic Menopause Program! This proven 8-week process eases menopause symptoms, boosts energy, and restores vitality. Crush menopause challenges with us and rediscover your vibrant self. Learn more and join the program at drannacabeca.com/pages/offers-magic-menopause.
     
    Key Takeaways:
    [00:01:58] Halle Berry and perimenopause symptoms.
    [00:05:31] Optimizing sexual and vaginal health.
    [00:10:22] Women's intimacy and health.
    [00:13:36] Estrogen metabolism and balance.
    [00:16:18] Hormone therapy and breast cancer.
    [00:23:27] Women's health and hormones.
    [00:25:04] Hormone imbalance and health journeys.
    [00:28:15] Misdiagnosis and empowerment in women's health.



    Memorable Quotes:
    "You have an intuition. You know when something's wrong with your body when you're feeling your body is betraying you. And trust that." [00:09:39] – Dr. Anna Cabeca
     
    "You need to know your body better than anyone, and you do. You need to feel empowered in it. Don't give your power away to anyone. Feel empowered, and with knowledge, knowledge is power." [00:28:25] – Dr. Anna Cabeca



    Links Mentioned: 
    Magic Menopause Program: https://drannacabeca.com/pages/offers-magic-menopause
     
    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
     

    • 29 min
    BONUS EPISODE: Your Diagnosis is NOT Your Destiny

    BONUS EPISODE: Your Diagnosis is NOT Your Destiny

    Ever wondered about the incredible transformations possible in health journeys? I'm thrilled to share this episode with you, where I dive deep into heartfelt stories and experiences that have shaped my journey as a doctor and a woman. You'll hear about the struggles and triumphs of my patients, from miraculous pregnancies against all odds to the empowering journey of reclaiming health and vitality.
     
    Tune in to learn the importance of understanding our bodies, advocating for ourselves, and never giving up on our health goals. Whether you're dealing with hormonal imbalances or simply seeking inspiration for better health, this episode is for you. Let's embark on a journey of empowerment and transformation together!
     
    And if you're ready to put your menopause struggles behind you, check out my Magic Menopause Program. It's an 8-week proven process to stop menopause symptoms, regain energy, and feel like yourself again. Let's crush those menopause symptoms and embrace a vibrant life! Join here: drannacabeca.com/pages/offers-magic-menopause
     
    Key Takeaways:
    [00:02:03] Joy in helping patients.
    [00:02:58] A miraculous pregnancy journey.
    [00:06:44] Fertility breakthroughs using holistic approaches.
    [00:10:17] Empowerment through knowledge.
    [00:13:39] The ripple effect of self-care.



    Memorable Quotes:
    "I am so proud of this client because she took ownership. She didn't take no for an answer. She did everything she had to do and just to create a healthier body." [00:04:02] – Dr. Anna Cabeca
    "You are worth taking the necessary steps to make changes, no matter what diagnosis you've been given. Remember, your diagnosis is not your destiny." [00:14:49] – Dr. Anna Cabeca



    Links Mentioned: 
    Magic Menopause Program: https://drannacabeca.com/pages/offers-magic-menopause
     
    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

    • 15 min
    Thyroid Talk: Symptom Solutions with Dr. Amie Hornaman

    Thyroid Talk: Symptom Solutions with Dr. Amie Hornaman

    Thyroid health is crucial for overall well-being and quality of life. When the thyroid is not functioning optimally, it can lead to a variety of symptoms and health issues. In this episode, discover the hidden truths behind optimal thyroid function and hormone balance as we embark on a transformative conversation with Dr. Amie Hornaman, the renowned “Thyroid-Fixer.” Uncover the crucial role of thyroid health in enhancing your overall well-being and quality of life.
     
    Dr. Amie delves into the intricacies of thyroid health and hormone optimization, sharing invaluable insights from her own battle with hypothyroidism and the challenges she faced in finding the right treatment. Learn about the significance of personalized thyroid treatments, the impact of iodine on hormone equilibrium, and how environmental toxins can disrupt thyroid function.
     
    If you're tired of navigating hormonal imbalances or feeling limited by conventional treatment options, this episode is your roadmap to reclaiming control over your health. Dr. Amie's expertise shines through as she empowers listeners to embrace proactive measures for optimal thyroid and hormone health.
     
    And are you ready to harmonize your hormones and embrace vitality? Join Dr. Anna Cabeca's exclusive Hormone Masterclass to gain practical strategies, personalized guidance, and transformative insights. Enroll now at dranna.com/hormonemasterclass.
     
    Key Takeaways:
    [00:01:48] Thyroid as a weight control hormone. 
    [00:04:59] Physical signs of thyroid dysfunction.
    [00:06:26] Fixing the thyroid.
    [00:10:58] Trusting intuition and self-advocacy.
    [00:12:47] Thyroid hormone treatment options.
    [00:17:15] Common symptoms of hypothyroidism.
    [00:19:20] Thyroid treatment for Hashimoto's.
    [00:24:47] Nuances in thyroid treatment.
    [00:29:50] Iodine importance for hormone receptors.
    [00:32:27] Iodine supplementation and benefits.
    [00:37:13] Iodine's detoxifying properties.
    [00:37:52] Importance of iodine for health.
     
    Memorable Quotes:
    "So, constipation is a big one. Brain fog, slow thinking. I've had patients come to me thinking that they have early Alzheimer's. And I was like, no, you just have low thyroid function and not enough T3." [00:17:31] – Dr. Amie Hornaman
     
    "Are we going to wait until you have 35 soldiers to officially say, congratulations, you have Hashimoto's? No, we're going to treat it as if you have Hashimoto's right now. We want to take those soldiers down to zero. We don't want them to build a full army." [00:21:14] – Dr. Amie Hornaman



    Links Mentioned: 
    Hormone Masterclass: https://www.dranna.com/hormonemasterclass
    Affiliate Link (Code: DRANNA {10% off}): https://betterlifedoctor.com/annacabeca19  

    Connect with Dr. Amie Hornaman:
    Website: https://dramiehornaman.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/dramie/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dramiehornaman
    The Better Thyroid & Hormone Club: https://betterhormonesbetterlife.com/
     
    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

    • 40 min
    Sauna’s & Detoxing: Go Red Light with Connie Zack

    Sauna’s & Detoxing: Go Red Light with Connie Zack

    Infrared sauna therapy has gained popularity in recent years as a method for supporting detoxification.  In this captivating episode, we dive into the topic of detoxification with a special focus on the transformative power of infrared saunas. Discover how Connie Zack, co-owner of Sunlighten®️, the global leader in infrared light therapy and sauna manufacturing, sheds light on the different wavelengths of infrared light and their profound benefits for detoxification, hormone balance, and overall well-being.
     
    Tune in to learn about the crucial role of detoxification in achieving hormone balance, the unique properties of various light frequencies in infrared saunas, optimal times for sauna sessions, and the potential long-term advantages of consistent use. If you've ever wondered about the impact of infrared saunas on your health, this episode is a must-listen for valuable insights and actionable tips.
     
    Don't miss out on Connie's exclusive offer for The Girlfriend Doctor Show listeners, detailed in the episode. And while you're at it, grab a copy of my FREE E-book, "What's Happening to My Hormones?". Uncover the secrets behind aging gracefully, reclaiming vitality, and embracing a healthier, happier you. Click here to download your copy: https://bit.ly/3P5geaB
     
    Key Takeaways:
    [00:00:47] Detoxification and dry brushing.
    [00:01:51] Importance of electrolytes and hydration.
    [00:02:13] Benefits of sweating and bowel function.
    [00:03:03] Introduction to infrared saunas.
    [00:05:39] The power of infrared technology.
    [00:10:34] Infrared light comparison.
    [00:12:47] Benefits of near-infrared light.
    [00:16:06] Choosing the right sauna and light therapy.
    [00:20:19] Light spectrum for optimal health.
    [00:22:28] Benefits of far infrared saunas.
    [00:26:23] Sauna frequency for maximum benefits.
    [00:29:38] Detoxification and health investments.



    Memorable Quotes:
    "We chose the frequency of the invisible light because we worked with scientists that explained to us that light, the invisible light goes the deepest. So, you're getting the more skin repair, cell repair, most benefit into all the different functions of the cells with near infrared." [00:12:40] – Connie Zack
     
    "Yes, the more you use it, the better because you're getting the activation of your cells, you're getting the reduction of inflammation, you're getting the increased blood flow, you're getting the clarity of your brain, you're getting a better skin." [00:26:23] – Connie Zack



    Links Mentioned: 
    FREE E-book "What's Happening to My Hormones?": https://bit.ly/3P5geaB
    Affiliate Link: https://get.sunlighten.com/DrCabeca
     
    Connect with Connie Zack:
    Website: https://www.sunlighten.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sunlightensaunas/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SunlightenSaunas
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/sunlightsaunas
     
    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
     

    • 30 min
    Mastering Your Hormones

    Mastering Your Hormones

    Change is a constant in life, and the ability to adapt to it is a crucial skill that can lead to personal growth and success. Much like life's changes, our bodies undergo transformations, especially when it comes to hormonal changes. In this episode, I delve into the topic of perimenopause and hormonal imbalances, exploring how shifts in hormones can affect mood, energy levels, and overall well-being. 
    Join me as we uncover the intricate connections between hormones and health, learning about the decline in progesterone and estrogen, and the role of DHEA in hormonal balance. I share personal stories, insights, and practical tips on how to support your adrenal glands, balance your hormones, and optimize your overall health. From nutrition to supplements and lifestyle adjustments, I explore holistic approaches to managing symptoms and enhancing quality of life.
    And don't miss out on my upcoming "Mastering Your Hormones Masterclass" at the end of March – sign up here now, https://drannacabeca.com/pages/f-masterclass-mastering-hormones, to gain valuable insights and practical strategies to take charge of your hormonal health and reclaim your vitality. And be sure to grab your FREE E-book, "What's Happening to My Hormones?" at https://bit.ly/3P5geaB, for eye-opening revelations and actionable steps to feel slimmer, saner, and sexier at any age!
     
    Key Takeaways:
    [00:02:02] Our body as a cathedral.
    [00:04:40] Decline of progesterone with age.
    [00:09:15] Cortisol's role in daily rhythm.
    [00:15:20] Keeping adrenals healthy with nutrients.
    [00:18:13] Healing properties of maca.
    [00:22:41] Empowering the body with hormones.
    [00:25:24] Transformation through hormone balancing.



    Memorable Quotes:
    "In the Bible, it says the body is the temple of the spirit. And if you go back to the origin of the word temple, it really represents a cathedral. So, our body is a cathedral of our spirit. And like any good cathedral, you got to have a good foundation and it needs constant renovation and repair. Same is true with our body." [00:02:02] – Dr. Anna Cabeca
     
    "Keeping the adrenals healthy is focusing on that good night's sleep, decreasing inflammatory foods in your diet, so you're not having to push out all this cortisol and anti-inflammatory hormone. And you keep glucose nice and stable. Ooh, that goes a long way to keeping your mood stable and healthy." [00:14:57] – Dr. Anna Cabeca



    Links Mentioned: 
    Mastering Your Hormones Masterclass: https://drannacabeca.com/pages/f-masterclass-mastering-hormones
    FREE E-book "What's Happening to My Hormones?": https://bit.ly/3P5geaB
     
    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
     

    • 27 min
    Trauma and AutoImmunity with Sara Gottfried

    Trauma and AutoImmunity with Sara Gottfried

    In this episode of The Girlfriend Doctor Show, we embark on a deep dive into the intricate web of trauma and its profound effects on our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Join me and my esteemed colleague, Dr. Sara Gottfried, as we navigate the complexities of trauma's influence on autoimmune diseases, hormone balance, and overall quality of life.
    Dr. Sara brings her wealth of knowledge in obstetrics and gynecology to the table, shedding light on the connection between trauma and autoimmune conditions. Together, we explore the psycho-immune-endocrinology network and how trauma can disrupt hormonal balance, trigger autoimmune responses, and compromise immune function.
    Throughout our conversation, we delve into practical strategies for addressing trauma, including the significance of assessing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) scores and monitoring DHEA levels. Dr. Sara shares insights from her upcoming book, "The Autoimmune Cure," offering actionable advice for those seeking to heal from trauma and reclaim their health.
    Tune in to this enlightening episode to gain valuable insights into the impact of trauma on longevity, immune health, and hormonal balance. Whether you're navigating autoimmune conditions or simply seeking to optimize your well-being, this episode offers practical guidance for your health journey. Don't miss out on this empowering conversation with Dr. Sara Gottfried on The Girlfriend Doctor Show.
     
    Key Takeaways:
    [00:02:13] Clean living and aging gracefully.
    [00:05:28] Trauma and its effects.
    [00:08:32] Autoimmune disease diagnosis challenges.
    [00:13:54] Autoimmunity and low DHEA.
    [00:17:56] Psychedelic assisted therapy.
    [00:22:43] Trauma and its impact.
    [00:27:07] Autoimmune cure.
    [00:29:16] Leading women in health journey.



    Memorable Quotes:
    "I have an adverse childhood experiences score of six, which is high. So I've got more than 45 chronic diseases that are increased associated with the exposure to trauma that I had as a child." [00:20:41] – Sara Gottfried
    "So number one, do the ACE questionnaire. Know what your ACE score is. It's critical. Number two, I would say check your DHEA level. I think it's so critical to know what that is. A lot of people have no idea and yet they're getting it measured. So get your DHEA checked." [00:28:34] – Sara Gottfried



    Connect with Sara Gottfried:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/saragottfriedmd
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrGottfried/
    X: https://twitter.com/DrGottfried
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drgottfried
    Link to Purchase Book: 
    https://www.saragottfriedmd.com/the-autoimmune-cure/
     
    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

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
291 Ratings

291 Ratings

Mirmir99!! ,

Wow

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 ,

Love

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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