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The Girlfriend Doctor w/ Dr. Anna Cabeca

Oct 4, 2022

On this episode of The Girlfriend Doctor, Dr. Trevor Cates joins me to talk about hormones and nutrition. Dr. Cates is the author of the USA Today bestselling book Clean Skin From Within and the founder of The Spa Dr. natural skincare line. 

In order to obtain hormonal balance, we should look at many factors, including diet and seasonal changes. Our needs change with fall, winter, spring and summer and changing up your diet is important to get the freshest food with the most nutrients. Eating the same diet every day is not optimal. So if you’re used to eating the same chicken salad every single day, try replacing it with something seasonal.

Even adult acne can be traced back to our gut health and metabolism because there is a gut-skin connection. Using the right skincare products without harmful chemicals is essential because those chemicals can pass through into our bodies.

We get a healthy glow when your hormones are balanced. Dr. Cates suggests eating a little more fiber, a little less sugar, and trying to find ways to reduce your stress and have a more positive mindset. 

Look in the mirror and love what you see as much as you can!



[4:41] Why Dr. Cates wrote her 2 books

[8:11] Why it’s important to change eating habits with the seasons

[11:29] Adult acne in perimenopause, menopause and post-menopause

[15:05] How we can support ideal digestion and gut health

[15:43] Our gut-skin connection

[18:28] What to look for when choosing a skincare line

[19:46] Endocrine-disrupting chemicals

[25:21] Testing of skincare products and regulation

[31:26] The 3 key beauty tips

[33:07] Where to buy Dr. Cates’ new book, The Natural Beauty Reset




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“Our needs change with each season and so should our approach. So with my patients, I change things up with their food movement, mindset and skincare.”

“For most people, there are changes in season. And with that change in the sun, that changes the way our food grows, it changes our sleep patterns, it changes our skin, it changes our mood, it changes our hormones.”

“What a lot of people don't realize is the gut skin connection. Our skin has a group of microorganisms that live on it and protect it. And when our skin microbiome gets out of balance, then that's what happens with acne breakouts.”

“How can you optimize your health? A lot of it has to do with the food, your mindset and your skincare.”


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