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The Girlfriend Doctor w/ Dr. Anna Cabeca

Sep 16, 2021

Nourish your body from the inside out to live a long, happy, and healthy life. Dr. Anna breaks down the science behind longevity and explores the key supplements to promote health and reduce inflammation, how to reduce and avoid the toxins and endocrine disruptors we face everyday in our lives, and why love is the best medicine of all.

  • [0:15] Longevity begins in the womb. What we do for our health matters for generations. In the past episode Dr. Anna talked about a number of different treatments that were meant to help maintain a pregnancy, but instead resulted in a plethora of negative effects generations down the line.
  • [1:05] There are age reversal techniques that everyone can do that can have tremendous genetic and generational positive benefits.
  • [1:40] The healthier we are as a community and with our relationships the longer we live with a high quality of life. Love, laugh, and give is a great mindset to start your day and end your life with.
  • [3:50] Treatments can have generational effects. Endocrine disruptors like Diethylstilbestrol (DES) were touted as a wonderful, universal drug for pregnant mothers but resulted in numerous negative effects.
  • [4:50] Dr. Anna recently attended the Da Vinci 50 conference and Dr. Gregory Church recommended that the FDA should require third generational animal studies before releasing a medication out to the public. Most medications today do not meet that standard.
  • [6:30] Protect yourself from toxic overload and hormone disruptors. In many places, disruptors can even be found in tap water.
  • [7:30] Another key area that affects our longevity is our epigenetics. If you don’t have your 23andMe health yet, it can be a good idea to get it. Knowing how well you methylate will determine the best types of supplementation for you.
  • [8:40] You also need to pay attention to toxin exposure. Things like fireproof treated fabric can be absorbed through the skin, and particular GMOs can cause issues.
  • [10:05] Anything with PCBs is considered highly toxic. Dioxin, a byproduct from chloride containment processes, can linger in the environment for years and diminishes the production of thyroid hormones.
  • [10:50] A recent patient came to Dr. Anna with low testosterone. Before dealing with the symptom, it’s important to address the cause of the problem. Her approach was to do an endocrine toxicity screen and address the thyroid issues.
  • [12:40] If you’re suffering from low testosterone, we have to ask where the testosterone is going. Is it being converted to estrogen? Is it becoming dihydrotestosterone? These could result in either man boobs or hair loss, so it’s important to understand what is going on.
  • [13:55] Most of us haven’t been aware of the potent complication of endocrine disruptors. We are seeing an overall increase of infertility, early menopause, and early andropause.
  • [14:20] Phthalates are very common in the plastic drinking bottles we use. Avoiding BPAs is also important, which are found in plastics as well as metal food containers. The rule of thumb is to reduce our exposure to toxins as much as possible.
  • [17:30] Off-Gassing of chemicals can also occur in your shower curtain and dry cleaning bag. Switching to a natural fiber shower curtain is an easy, quick fix.
  • [18:00] Even something as innocuous as the receipts you get at the store have BPAs on them. Cashiers should think seriously about using gloves while handling receipts all day.
  • [19:10] Seek out products that have the FDA-certified Organic label. The reverse should be the norm, where foods are labeled as grown with pesticides, but that’s the reality we live in.
  • [20:55] Heavy metals are major endocrine disruptors. Mercury from fish, and lead in air pollution, all impact fertility and cause complications in pregnancy. Dr. Anna often tests patients for heavy metals and recommends natural chelators. Vitamin C and certain foods like garlic, ginger, broccoli sprouts, and more help reduce toxic heavy metals in the body.
  • [27:00] Chromosome maintenance and repair will improve all the downstream symptoms. Telomere erosion and genetic errors age us rapidly. Natural aging can be accelerated through life and environmental stresses like smoking, high blood sugar, high blood pressure, and inflammation.
  • [27:50] Inflammation accelerates aging universally, from your hair to your skin to your brain cells. Mitochondria are the powerhouses of the cell, and when they are functioning poorly for a number of different reasons, it leads to rapidly declining energy and fatigue.
  • [29:15] Anyone with autoimmune issues is affected by rapid aging. The lower your basal metabolic rate, the more unhealthy you are.
  • [30:30] Glucose regulation is the number one recommendation from experts in longevity. Keeping your glucose levels steady throughout the day with a diet like Keto Green will certainly help. Especially for women going through menopause, a stable blood sugar and a habit of fasting can drastically improve the quality of your life.
  • [34:10] Sticking with the Keto Green lifestyle leads to more benefits the longer you persist.
  • [34:40] Maintaining a stable glucose level and avoiding the peaks and valleys of snacking and card heavy meals throughout the day is a true hack for longevity.
  • [34:55] If you’re a poor methylator because of your genetics, you will age faster if you don’t intervene.
  • [36:20] We live in a climate-controlled world, and exposing yourself to extreme temperatures can have a major positive impact on your metabolism. Cold plunges have been used for thousands of years to improve performance.
  • [37:10] Supplements can also promote longevity. Things like turmeric, green tea extract, and resveratrol increase antioxidants in the body and promote healthy aging.
  • [39:10] DHEA levels are something you should also try to keep high. Supporting the adrenal gland can help your body produce its own DHEA and keep your levels in the optimal range.
  • [40:35] MNM is a precursor to NAD, a powerful anti-inflammatory and supports the mitochondria.
  • [41:25] Dr. Anna breaks down her daily supplementation regimen which can be found in her Super Woman packs.
  • [45:15] Another supplement mentioned during the conference is spermidine. Certain exercises can help you increase your flow of this natural longevity-promoting substance.
  • [46:40] Stem cell injections have also shown anti-aging effects. As more science is produced supporting those results, the more likely it will be the future of anti-aging treatment.
  • [48:10] If we have an unhealthy gut, we are unhealthy. Keeping the gut as healthy as possible is crucial to hormone balance and longevity.
  • [48:25] Gratitude, meditation, being out in nature, and getting a good night's sleep are all components of a long, healthy lifestyle.
  • [49:25] Most of the time, it’s the things we say no to that make the most difference in your life.
  • [49:50] Love is the best medicine. Love, laugh, and give is the mantra that Dr. Anna lives by and recommends others to do as well.




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