Bonus Episode: Diving into Menopausal HRT

featuring Anna Cabeca, DO

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Bonus Episode

Published October 31, 2023

In this bonus episode of the DUTCH podcast, Dr. Jaclyn Smeaton continues her talk with Dr. Anna Cabeca to tackle the often-overlooked subject of hormone replenishment during menopause. Their conversation centers around comprehensive testing and the management of postmenopausal patients, with a particular focus on optimizing the HPA axis. Dr. Cabeca shares insights into the precise procedures for testing women before initiating hormone replacement therapy, emphasizing the significance of consistency in test timing.  

This episode provides a valuable exploration of the important considerations for healthcare professionals and patients alike in the realm of hormone replenishment during menopause. We discuss the importance of optimizing the HPA axis and provide insights into accurate testing procedures while debunking common misconceptions about hormone therapies. 


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About our speaker

Dr. Anna Cabeca, “The Girlfriend Doctor,” is a triple board-certified OBGYN who is passionate about helping women understand and improve their health. Dr. Cabeca wants her patients to live happy, healthy, and vibrant lives, especially as they transition through menopause. She’s spent years perfecting her life-changing programs that tackle symptoms like fatigue, depression, weight gain, loss of libido, vaginal dryness, and hair loss. Dr. Cabeca is also the author of two best-selling books: The Hormone Fix, and Keto-Green 16, both geared toward helping women live healthier lives. 

Please Note: The contents of this podcast are for educational and informational purposes only. Precision Analytical will be interviewing functional medicine key opinion leaders, the best and brightest in the field. The information is not to be interpreted as, or mistaken for, clinical advice. Please consult a medical professional or healthcare provider for medical advice, diagnoses, or treatment.

Show Notes

Explore Dr. Cabeca’s website at   

Buy a copy of her new book: The Hormone Fix 

Follow Dr. Cabeca on instagram: @thegirlfrienddoctor  

Become a DUTCH provider and profoundly change your patients’ lives through comprehensive hormone testing.  

Learn more about the Mastering Functional Hormone Testing Course – free to registered DUTCH providers!  

Find more on the DUTCH Blog: What to Expect: The Menopause Years - DUTCH Test 

Look back at Season 2 Episode 7: Finding Comfort in the Menopause Metamorphosis with Esther Blum