Confused about bio-identical hormones during menopause?

Couch Talk hormones graphic

Controversy and clinical insights into the health effects and breast cancer
Today on Couch Talk I am talking with Dr. Edwin Lee. He is a past Couch Talk guest and one of the best physicians I know.
And we’re talking about one of my favorite topics, the use of bio-identical hormones in the treatment of menopausal symptoms in women.

Dr. Lee believes that the best way to treat hormonal imbalance is by natural bio-identical hormone therapy. Natural hormones are the exact and identical …

Read Full Post →

Replenishing our spirit and mind

Have you ever struggled with your emotions on your birthday?  Missed someone you loved? Felt a need for peace and quiet?
I know I have!  Well, that is exactly what I am going to talk about on today’s CouchTalk podcast.
And guess what? On today’s Couch Talk, I’m my own guest!
Why?
Well….I taped this for you after my birthday last week…an emotional time for many reasons… and it made me realize the importance of resting our spirit and mind, and not just our body!

Read Full Post →

Nuances to exercising over 50! Oh the joys!

Debra Atkinson

My Couch Talk guest today is Debra Atkinson, and we will be talking about exercising over 50 and how your bad exercise habits might not be serving you well.
The perfect “after 50” fitness formula!
Debra shares how you can get more energy with less exercise!
I like the sound of that!
And she is such an expert…love her videos on instagram!
If you are struggling with fatigue and reaching for caffeine in mid-afternoon, or if you can’t rev up your metabolism and lose that …

Read Full Post →

Re-thinking your cervix: pain, orgasms and more

Olivia Bryant

Today I want to start a conversation on a topic that you won’t often hear about, and that is about connecting more positively with your cervix.
Meet today’s Couch Talk guest, Olivia Bryant
On today’s Couch Talk I interview Olivia Bryant, founder of Self:Cervix, a global project that aims to educate women on how to heal their cervix for more pleasure, deeper orgasms and easier childbirths. To date over 2500 women have taken part in her project.
Prior to starting Self:Cervix Olivia worked as a …

Read Full Post →

Increase Your Longevity! The Science of Telomeres

Telomeres expert

On today’s CouchTalk we will be talking about “reversing aging”…
So excited to have as my guest today, Dr. Bill Andrews. 

I’ve known Bill for almost a decade, and I’ve watched him really just push the envelope in so many areas of physical health, and in particular relating to the science of maintaining healthy telomeres and literally reversing aging.
For those who aren’t familiar with telomeres, they are the tips on every one of your body’s chromosomes. 
Why are telomeres important?
Science has …

Read Full Post →

Tinker, Dabble, Doodle, Try! (Harness your brain’s power!)

Here is a wonderful interview that I absolutely want you to take the time to watch! You will love this!
There are few people that I regard with the high level of respect I have for Dr. Srini Pillay. Maybe it is the authentic and caring way he solves problems and shares solutions; maybe it’s his humbleness, whatever it is, he is an extraordinary man, physician and teacher.
You will discover ways to open …

Read Full Post →

Cooking for hormone balance with Magdalena Wszelaki

Really enjoyed this podcast with Magdalena Wszelaki, the founder of Hormones Balance.
Magdalena talked about the significant health crisis she went through as a result of a highly stressful career in advertising. A high profile and demanding lifestyle, stressful in every way! Mentally stressful, never in the same time zone, lack of sleep, hotel and fast food on the run. This eventually ended in complete adrenal fatigue, autoimmune conditions, estrogen dominance and even depression.
But she was able to heal herself and go into complete …

Read Full Post →

Hormone to Gut Connection

I want to share a fabulous discussion that I had recently with Dr. Michael Ruscio about women’s hormones and how gut bacteria can have such a tremendous effect on them!
He is a functional medicine practitioner with an emphasis in gut health. He also specializes in autoimmune, thyroid, and digestive disorders. He is a wealth of knowledge and provided many great insights.
Listen to our discussion on “The Hormone to Gut Connection”
Key points from our interview include:

Pylori – dangerous or protective?

Read Full Post →

JJ Virgin: The Miracle Mindset (will you become the victim or fight?)

I recently had the opportunity to sit down and talk with my good friend JJ Virgin about her new book, Miracle Mindset. Listen to our interview (and get your free gift from JJ, below, as well)!

JJ and I go back a long way! Our lives have been intertwined for over a decade now, and for that I am incredibly grateful.
Miracle Mindset is about a huge tragedy in JJ’s life, when her 16-year-old son Grant was in a brutal hit-and-run car accident and …

Read Full Post →

Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo – “Do you know YOUR blood sugar Sweetspot?”

http://drannacabeca.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Ritamarie_audio_only.m4a
On today’s Couch Talk I had a great interview with a very dear friend – and amazing holistic practitioner – Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo.
She is the first functional doctor I ever followed and I have been on her newsletter list ever since I first heard of her. She is so knowledgeable and I learn something from her every time we talk. I also love that we both abide by the mantra that people need to “test…and not guess!” relating to their health.

Read Full Post →