Making the Most of Menopause

featuring Anna Cabeca, DO

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Season 3: Episode 8

Published October 31, 2023

“Menopause is mandatory, but suffering is optional." In this thought-provoking episode of the DUTCH Podcast, Dr. Anna Cabeca, DO, provides an uplifting perspective on the transformative journey of menopause. Along with our host, Dr. Jaclyn Smeaton, they explore the many hormones involved in menopausal symptoms and how patients should feel empowered to control they’re health and wellbeing through this “Second Spring” phase of life.  

Learn how progesterone, DHEA, cortisol, and oxytocin all play a role in the common symptoms of menopause including fatigue, weight gain, and hot flashes. You'll also learn about the vital role of insulin resistance and diet in shaping menopausal experiences across different cultures. Dr. Cabeca emphasizes the importance of hormone monitoring and holistic approaches to patient care including hormone “replenishment” therapy. Tune in to think differently about menopause and see if from a brighter perspective. 

Listen to the bonus episode with Anna Cabeca, DO on Menopausal HRT!


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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