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The Girlfriend Doctor w/ Dr. Anna Cabeca

Mar 10, 2019

Brain fog, menstrual memory, dementia, and Alzheimer's are all conditions and diseases that affect our brain. All of us worry about those times when we forget something, and in our 20s and 30s it’s usually not a big deal. But when we get older, into our 50s, 60s, and beyond, the concern can definitely be real -- are we losing our memories for good?

Oftentimes, the cause for these illnesses starts well before we’re even aware that we have a problem, but there is good news. You can fix your brain! And today’s guest and expert, Dr. Tom O’Bryan, is here to tell you how.

Dr. Tom O’Bryan is a leading expert, author, and specialist, studying how gluten-containing foods impact our gut. He’s basically the Sherlock Holmes of chronic disease. His latest research shows the links between gluten, the gut, and the brain and highlights how important it is to have good immune health.

Today we’re talking about the changes your body goes through that means you might test positive for Celiac disease later in life. We learn about oral intolerance and explain why it’s something you need to understand to start managing your gut symptoms. Plus, we’re looking at the factors in early to mid-life that can contribute to issues, gut symptoms, and poor brain health later in life.

Dr. Tom also goes over what simple changes you can make in your diet and fitness routine to help promote healthy brain function. Finally, we’re looking at the blood tests you can ask your doctor for if you’re really worried.

Are you worried about your memory? Do you suffer from brain fog? What changes to your diet have you made to try to help your symptoms?

In This Episode:

  • Why everyone should know what their normal fasting glucose is
  • What the connection between the gut and the brain is
  • What happens to cause Celiac disease later in life
  • What loss of oral tolerance is and why it’s important to understand
  • Why wheat can change from a minor to a major irritant
  • Why living a stressful life can cause menopausal memory
  • What simple and basic food changes you can make to improve your brain health
  • What tests you can ask for to help diagnose these health problems


“These tests that - in general doctors use that tell you are you sick? Or are you healthy?- Can actually be interpreted from 'where are you on the scale?” (6:45)

“70% of people with a sensitivity to wheat have hypoperfusion of the brain, a decreased blood supply to the brain.” (12:58)

“When your ovaries start shutting down it’s the job of your adrenal glands to start ramping up and making about 1/10th the estrogen that your ovaries used to make.” (27:48)


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