225 episodes

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 • 190 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.

    How to normalize your blood sugars - Couch Talk Clips

    How to normalize your blood sugars - Couch Talk Clips

    In this couch talk clips; Dr Anna & Dr Nadia Pateguana discuss how to normalize your blood sugars.
     
    Dr. Anna Cabeca empowers the modern women to escape the suffering and stereotypes of menopause, returning her to an energetic body, a clear mind, a connected spirit, and a shining example of feminine love. 
     
    Come along on a fantastic health journey with Dr. Anna Cabeca and join our thriving community to learn tips to keep you happier, healthier and thriving!!!  Join her community to gain knowhow,  pure inspiration and motivation with Dr. Anna at DrAnnaCabeca.com
     
    -ABOUT DR. ANNA-
     
    Dr. Anna Cabeca is an Emory University trained and board certified Gynecologist and Obstetrician.  In addition, she is board certified in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine and an expert in Functional Medicine and Women’s Health.  She specializes in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and natural alternatives, successful menopause and age management medicine.  
     
    Dr. Cabeca is a frequent national and international speaker on restorative and women’s health issues. She serves as a consultant and trainer for other physicians in Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy and Functional Medicine Principles.  
    Dr. Cabeca is the creator of the highly acclaimed virtual transformational programs: WomensRestorativeHealth.com, SexualCPR.com, and MagicMenopause.com. She is also the creator of the superfoods drink Mighty Maca™ and the new feminine anti-aging cream, Julva™.



    -CONNECT WITH DR. ANNA-
     
    Website: http://drannacabeca.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Drannac/ 
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/cabecahealth
    Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drcabeca/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thegirlfrienddoctor

    • 8 min
    Hormones, Hair Loss, and Getting Your Health Back On Track with Dr. Anna Cabeca and Dr. Shel

    Hormones, Hair Loss, and Getting Your Health Back On Track with Dr. Anna Cabeca and Dr. Shel

    Have you ever suffered from hair loss or struggled with your hormones? Dr. Shelena Lalji shares her experience of dealing with hair loss, being diagnosed with breast cancer, and how she started her journey to understand her own hormone imbalances and what she did to get her health and hormones back on track. It’s an inspiring story filled with a number of insights and tips for women and men dealing with hair loss or hormonal issues.
    Shel’s hormone journey started in her early- to mid-30’s after the birth of her son. Right after postpartum, Dr. Shel began losing large amounts of hair. A clear indication that something was wrong. A symptom is your body trying to give you a message. It’s a way of communicating that your body requires something to get back to optimal health. Most often, it’s telling you your hormones are imbalanced. Her experience trying to get a diagnosis lead to Dr. Shel looking into functional medicine and identifying the root cause of her symptoms. Her hair loss at that point was so bad that she was reluctant to leave her house. Doing the research into hormone imbalances gave her an intense interest in helping other women suffering from the same issues. In October of 2019, Dr. Shel was diagnosed with breast cancer, which was just two years after her husband was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s Disease. The stress of that time had a lot to do with her hair loss and hormonal imbalances. Leading up to that point, Dr. Shel had completely ignored her health while thinking of herself as a self-sacrificing martyr. It wasn’t too surprising to hear that her cancer experience started after two years of not focusing on her health. Shel took her cancer diagnosis as a wake-up call. It was an opportunity to slow down and refocus on what her body needed. She chose to do chemotherapy with the knowledge that she would probably lose all her hair, so she decided to shave her head preemptively and own the experience. She made it a goal to regrow as much healthy hair as she possibly could once she was done with the therapy. Hormones go beyond the thyroid but it’s often the first place to look. When your thyroid is imbalanced, you can experience weight gain, constipation, fatigue, and hair loss. An overactive or underactive thyroid can cause dry thin hair to grow from your scalp. When hormone production is disrupted, specifically the hormones T3 and T4, it affects all the processes that happen during the hair growth cycle. The average person loses 60 hairs each day, but with a hormonal imbalance that number grows and you will replace the hair that falls out at a slower rate. Alopecia is an autoimmune condition that often occurs alongside hormone imbalances. The good news is that hair loss caused by these conditions can often be reversed and is typically temporary. Just because you have a thyroid condition today, that doesn’t mean that you need thyroid medication for the rest of your life. Solving the underlying problems like an iron deficiency or nutritional deficiency can resolve things. When you have an inflammatory diet, the inflammation will eventually spread throughout your entire body. By the time you see the effects on a test, it’s been happening microscopically for a long time. Gluten and grains in general are a common source of inflammation in the body. Getting onto a diet like Keto Green and eliminating inflammatory foods can change your life. When you have excessive daily hair shedding, it’s not necessarily reliant on a genetic predisposition. It occurs as a result of an internal balance or upset, like a nutritional deficiency or high-stress levels. When estrogen and progesterone levels decrease, the male hormones increase and your hair loss can accelerate. The hormonal process of testosterone harms hair follicles and is the source of male pattern baldness. Increasing zinc levels and decreasing cortis

    • 54 min
    Why is it important that we manage Insulin? - Couch Talk Clips

    Why is it important that we manage Insulin? - Couch Talk Clips

    In this Couch Talk Clip; Dr Anna Cabeca & Dr Nadia Pateguana discuss the importance of managing insulin.
    Dr. Anna Cabeca empowers the modern women to escape the suffering and stereotypes of menopause, returning her to an energetic body, a clear mind, a connected spirit, and a shining example of feminine love. 
     
    Come along on a fantastic health journey with Dr. Anna Cabeca and join our thriving community to learn tips to keep you happier, healthier and thriving!!!  Join her community to gain knowhow,  pure inspiration and motivation with Dr. Anna at DrAnnaCabeca.com
     
    -ABOUT DR. ANNA-
     
    Dr. Anna Cabeca is an Emory University trained and board certified Gynecologist and Obstetrician.  In addition, she is board certified in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine and an expert in Functional Medicine and Women’s Health.  She specializes in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and natural alternatives, successful menopause and age management medicine.  
     
    Dr. Cabeca is a frequent national and international speaker on restorative and women’s health issues. She serves as a consultant and trainer for other physicians in Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy and Functional Medicine Principles.  
    Dr. Cabeca is the creator of the highly acclaimed virtual transformational programs: WomensRestorativeHealth.com, SexualCPR.com, and MagicMenopause.com. She is also the creator of the superfoods drink Mighty Maca™ and the new feminine anti-aging cream, Julva™.



    -CONNECT WITH DR. ANNA-
     
    Website: http://drannacabeca.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Drannac/ 
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/cabecahealth
    Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drcabeca/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thegirlfrienddoctor

    • 23 min
    Pelvic Pain Doesn’t Have to be a Life Sentence with Dr. Anna Cabeca and Dr. Allyson Shrikande, Dr. Rucha Kapadia

    Pelvic Pain Doesn’t Have to be a Life Sentence with Dr. Anna Cabeca and Dr. Allyson Shrikande, Dr. Rucha Kapadia

    Dr. Anna Cabeca visits the Pelvic Rehabilitation Medicine center to talk with Dr. Allyson Shrikande and Dr. Rucha Kapadia about pelvic pain. Find out why it’s so hard for pelvic pain to be diagnosed properly, especially after childbirth, what you can do to help relieve pelvic pain during intercourse, and how pelvic floor exercises and therapy can prevent a lifetime of discomfort and pain.
    Women often deal with pelvic pain after giving birth, post-surgery, and for a number of other reasons. Shrikande started the Pelvic Rehabilitation Center out of necessity for herself. During the final year of her residency, she was experiencing classic pelvic floor pain symptoms and was having trouble getting a diagnosis and treatment. Since the condition doesn’t show up on traditional tests like imaging or bloodwork, it’s a challenge to get a diagnosis and help beyond pain medication. It wasn’t until Dr. Shrikande found an amazing pelvic floor physical therapist did she find a solution. She became fascinated by the whole field of pelvic floor health. As a non-operative physician, she focuses on the nerves and the myofascial system. Cabeca experienced pubic symphysis pain, which led her to learn more about the pelvic system and seek a solution. The pubic bones have connective tissue that joins the pubic bones together, and that tissue can get inflamed during pregnancy. During childbirth, even if there wasn’t a tear or cut exteriorly, there can be a tear on the interior, and depending on how that heals it can cause scarring and pain without being seen. After childbirth, muscle nerve dysfunction can cause pain with intercourse. The muscles can either be tight or loose and either condition can lead to compressed nerves and soreness before and after intercourse. The goal of the Pelvic Rehabilitation center is to release the inflammation of the nerves and see how the patients do. A lot of patients feel like they just have to live with the pain, but there are physical therapies that can help, especially when it comes to your sexual health. We can’t get an answer if we’re not asking the question and patients need to advocate for themselves. If you are experiencing something, keep digging for an answer. Cabeca and Dr. Shrikande go over a treatment protocol for a patient experiencing pain while sitting and explain how the treatment will solve the issue. The most challenging patients are the ones experiencing chronic pain for several years. The issue there is the pain becomes imprinted on your nervous system and it becomes your new normal. It can take more time to reset the nervous system but it is possible. With any pain issue, it’s important to start an anti-inflammatory diet. The Keto Green diet is a great option for kickstarting your anti-inflammatory program. 80% of people will experience incontinence over their lifetime and it’s also the #1 reason a caregiver will put someone into a nursing home. This is why pelvic floor exercises and pelvic floor health is so important. Starting your pelvic floor exercises when you are young have cumulative positive effects throughout your life. Start young and your post-menopausal life will be better as well. It’s important to lubricate and moisturize your skin, and that includes the skin within the pelvis. When it comes to vaginismus, a yoga program or a dilator can be effective in holding progress, along with pelvic floor relaxation techniques. It’s also important for you to have an open, honest relationship with your partner so they can help. A lot of pelvic floor issues are lateral within the pelvis. The wand is used to go into the canals of the bony pelvis and increase blood flow. Kapadia spent the majority of her career dealing with neuromuscular medicine for the entire body, but after experiencing pelvic floor pain herself she came across pelvic rehab medicine and has been helpin

    • 53 min
    Best Snacks for Period Cravings - Q&A With Dr Anna

    Best Snacks for Period Cravings - Q&A With Dr Anna

    In this Q&A clip; Dr Anna goes thru the Best Snacks for Period Cravings.
    Dr. Anna Cabeca empowers the modern women to escape the suffering and stereotypes of menopause, returning her to an energetic body, a clear mind, a connected spirit, and a shining example of feminine love. 
     
    Come along on a fantastic health journey with Dr. Anna Cabeca and join our thriving community to learn tips to keep you happier, healthier and thriving!!!  Join her community to gain knowhow,  pure inspiration and motivation with Dr. Anna at DrAnnaCabeca.com
     
    -ABOUT DR. ANNA-
     
    Dr. Anna Cabeca is an Emory University trained and board certified Gynecologist and Obstetrician.  In addition, she is board certified in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine and an expert in Functional Medicine and Women’s Health.  She specializes in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and natural alternatives, successful menopause and age management medicine.  
     
    Dr. Cabeca is a frequent national and international speaker on restorative and women’s health issues. She serves as a consultant and trainer for other physicians in Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy and Functional Medicine Principles.  
    Dr. Cabeca is the creator of the highly acclaimed virtual transformational programs: WomensRestorativeHealth.com, SexualCPR.com, and MagicMenopause.com. She is also the creator of the superfoods drink Mighty Maca™ and the new feminine anti-aging cream, Julva™.



    -CONNECT WITH DR. ANNA-
     
    Website: http://drannacabeca.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Drannac/ 
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/cabecahealth
    Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drcabeca/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thegirlfrienddoctor 
     

    • 1 min
    Suffering from "PMS Insomnia" - Q&A With Dr Anna

    Suffering from "PMS Insomnia" - Q&A With Dr Anna

    In this Q&A Clip; Dr Anna Cabeca discusses the lesser known symptoms of PMS.
    Dr. Anna Cabeca empowers the modern women to escape the suffering and stereotypes of menopause, returning her to an energetic body, a clear mind, a connected spirit, and a shining example of feminine love. 
     
    Come along on a fantastic health journey with Dr. Anna Cabeca and join our thriving community to learn tips to keep you happier, healthier and thriving!!!  Join her community to gain knowhow,  pure inspiration and motivation with Dr. Anna at DrAnnaCabeca.com
     
    -ABOUT DR. ANNA-
     
    Dr. Anna Cabeca is an Emory University trained and board certified Gynecologist and Obstetrician.  In addition, she is board certified in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine and an expert in Functional Medicine and Women’s Health.  She specializes in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and natural alternatives, successful menopause and age management medicine.  
     
    Dr. Cabeca is a frequent national and international speaker on restorative and women’s health issues. She serves as a consultant and trainer for other physicians in Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy and Functional Medicine Principles.  
    Dr. Cabeca is the creator of the highly acclaimed virtual transformational programs: WomensRestorativeHealth.com, SexualCPR.com, and MagicMenopause.com. She is also the creator of the superfoods drink Mighty Maca™ and the new feminine anti-aging cream, Julva™.



    -CONNECT WITH DR. ANNA-
     
    Website: http://drannacabeca.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Drannac/ 
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/cabecahealth
    Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drcabeca/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thegirlfrienddoctor 
     

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
190 Ratings

190 Ratings

Dant817 ,

Thank you for the wonderful interview Dr Anna!

I so appreciate the opportunity to do a podcast with you, Dr Anna! It felt like an easy comfortable conversation with a girlfriend - you are appropriately named The Girlfriend Doctor! It was great to speak about Brainspotting Therapy and how it can be helpful for those who suffer from trauma, grief and my specialty in my heart, pet loss. Thank you, Dr Anna!

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Caring. Wise. Unique.

Dr Anna brings a powerful voice to women, and I adore her message. Can not recommend her or this podcast enough. A+

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