How to test your stress levels using your urine pH + how to heal hormonal imbalances that may be making you moody and anxious (with Dr. Anna Cabeca OB-GYN and hormone expert)

May 23, 2020

We all know that our hormones are important, but did you know that they can impact our mood and mental health as well? In this podcast, I spoke to Dr. Anna Cabeca, an OB-GYN, bestselling author and hormone expert, about the neuroendocrine system, how our hormones affect our mood and mental wellbeing, how the keto diet boosts brain energy and can help us lose weight and what our urine says about our stress levels. 


Dr. Anna’s desire to help others was inspired by her own life story. After the traumatic death of her young son, Anna’s health started declining as she went through PTSD-induced early menopause. Even though she was a highly-qualified doctor who trained at one of the best schools in the country, she was at a loss: nothing was working, so she went around the world looking for answers. 


During her healing journey, Dr. Anna began to realize the importance of lifestyle choices and habits, and the impact they have on our hormonal health and mental and physical wellbeing. She recognized the importance of a holistic mind and body approach to health, and now teaches others how they too can heal and live their best lives!


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Podcast Time Stamps

4:20 Why Dr. Anna has always loved medicine, and how her own struggles inspired her to help others

8:20 The Hormone Fix, and how to deal with negative effects of perimenopause and menopause

13:31 Hormones and mental health: how are they connected and what you can do about it

20:09 Cortisol: the good, the bad and the ugly

22:01 Insulin resistance, hormonal imbalance and weight gain

32:22 What your urine pH says about your stress levels   

36:07 What are bioidentical hormones and why are they important?

42:20 Is the keto diet good for our hormones?


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