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The Girlfriend Doctor w/ Dr. Anna Cabeca

Dec 5, 2023

Oxytocin is often referred to as the "love hormone" or the "cuddle hormone" due to its association with feelings of love, bonding, and intimacy. However, it is much more than that. Oxytocin is a master hormone that plays a crucial role in various physiological functions and has a significant impact on our overall well-being.

In this episode, I had the pleasure of sitting down with the amazing Dr. Sahar Swidan to discuss the power of Oxytocin and its impact on our overall well-being. Dr. Sahar, President and CEO of NeuroPharm, and an internationally renowned speaker and expert in pain management, headaches, and HRT, shares her insights and expertise on this fascinating topic. We delve into the role of Oxytocin in combating stress, promoting positive emotions, and fostering stronger connections with others. It truly is a hormone that can transform our lives! 

Dr. Sahar also shares her expertise on how to harness the benefits of Oxytocin in our daily lives, including practical tips on microdosing Oxytocin throughout the day. We also touch on the importance of healthy eating, protein shakes, and maintaining hormonal balance for optimal health.

As your trusted Girlfriend Doctor, I am committed to helping you navigate all stages of life with confidence and vitality. Whether you're looking to reduce stress, enhance your relationships, or simply boost your mood, this episode has something for everyone!


Key Takeaways:

[00:04:49] Oxytocin is a master hormone. 

[00:06:24] Oxytocin deficiency in society.

[00:08:07] Master switch hormone and its function in the brain.

[00:12:30] Delivery methods for Oxytocin.

[00:17:06] Injecting Pitocin for Oxytocin.

[00:19:01] The power of hugs and kisses.

[00:24:20] Neuroprotective effects of pregnenolone.

[00:27:20] Heart disease in women.

[00:30:03] Progesterone and clotting disorders.

[00:35:17] Dr. Sahar’s new book.

[00:38:23] Medications and cleaner alternatives.

[00:43:19] Using DHEA as a preventative.

[00:45:07] Urinary incontinence and hormone replacement.

[00:47:52] Microdose Oxytocin throughout the day.

Memorable Quotes:


"I think we all really are Oxytocin deficient nowadays, because a lot of us have lost two to three years, depending on the lockdowns and what state you were in, because we really miss being with our loved ones and family and friends and girlfriends, which I always say is the best form therapy." [00:06:24] – Dr. Sahar Swidan


"The studies have shown that you gotta hug somebody at least 20 seconds, minimally, to increase the release of oxytocin. So, these quick hugs that we all do because everybody's so rushed, it doesn't release Oxytocin. So, make sure all of your hugs to your kids, spouses, friends, girlfriends, humanity, whatever, whoever needs a hug, it's 20 seconds or more. " [00:18:56] – Dr. Sahar Swidan

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