The Ideal Diet & Nutrition for Menopause with Dr. Anna Cabeca

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In this episode, Dr. Stephanie interviews Dr. Anna Cabeca, Doctor of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Integrative Medicine, and Regenerative Medicine, about menopause and how we can heal through food. They talk about preliminary symptoms of perimenopause, how your hormones affect cognitive function and our desire to connect, and the importance of metabolic flexibility during menopause. They discuss how cortisol and insulin drive hormonal dysregulation and metabolic dysfunction, and the benefits of oxytocin. You’ll learn about the benefits of ketosis to support your transition through perimenopause and menopause and how your behavior affects physiology so you can feel your best.

Episode Overview:  

  • 0:30 Introduction
  • 4:30 Dr. Anna Cabeca’s Origin Story
  • 12:00 Becoming a Grandmother After Experiencing Fertility Issues
  • 18:45 Belief Systems Around Perimenopause and Menopause
  • 28:30 The Importance of Metabolic Flexibility in Menopause
  • 33:15 The Benefits of Ketosis Through Perimenopause and Menopause
  • 38:00 Optimal Urine pH Levels During Ketosis
  • 44:30 Why You Should Alkalize Your Diet
  • 55:30 The Different Diets of MenuPause
  • 1:01:15 How Behavior Affects Physiology
  • 1:05:30 Best Practices for Rewiring Your Belief System
  • 1:08:40 Dr. Anna Cabeca’s New Book
  • 1:10:00 Conclusion

Dr. Anna Cabeca’s website, the Girlfriend Doctor: https://drannacabeca.com/ 

Dr. Anna Cabeca’s new book: https://drannacabeca.com/collections/books 

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