Hormones and Breast Cancer with Dr. Devaki Lindsey Berkson

Today on The Girlfriend Doctor, get ready for an electrifying episode with the distinguished Dr. Devaki Lindsey Berkson! Dr. Berkson holds an astounding 50 years of experience as a hormone expert and advocate. As a distinguished Hormone Scholar at Tulane University's Center for Bioenvironmental Research and serving on the board at the Institute of Bioidentical Medicine, Dr. Berkson is the premier hormone expert. Dr. Berkson has authored 21 books, some of which have achieved best-seller status. Her expertise spans from hormones to endocrine-disrupting compounds (EDCs), making her a true luminary in the field.

Prepare to have your perspective transformed as Dr. Berkson unravels the myths and misunderstandings surrounding hormone therapy. With over five decades of experience, she's here to guide you through the intricacies of the Women's Health Initiative trial, shedding light on the pivotal role hormones play in your overall health and longevity. Discover the incredible power of balanced hormones in safeguarding your precious hippocampus and staving off cognitive decline. Dr. Berkson fearlessly confronts the bias against hormone therapy, calling for a revolution in medical education and awareness.

Revolutionize your health and well-being! This episode is a game-changer, offering you the knowledge and insights to take control of your health and hormones. Her charismatic personality, coupled with her wealth of expertise, ensures an enlightening and entertaining experience. Tune in and embark on a journey to a healthier, happier you—because your body deserves nothing but the best!


[4:17] The importance of hormones and nutrition for overall health

[7:03] The significance of hippocampal volume for anti-aging

[11:32] How hormone therapy reduces the risk of breast cancer 

[14:43] Why protective and anti-aging tools are withheld

[17:11] Differentiating between synthetic and bioidentical hormones.

[21:23] Importance of progesterone and its benefits in various body parts

[29:41] Impact of prenatal hormone exposure on cancer risk

[32:48] Third-generation effects of DES exposure

[33:29] Endocrine disruption and gender fluidity

[37:44] Increase in hormone imbalances in younger girls and boys

[39:40] Importance of reducing exposure to toxins

[40:43] Green pregnancy and reducing exposure for healthier children





"If a woman has been on estrogen therapy for at least five years, she has a 23 percent decreased incidence of getting breast cancer." [11:05] -Dr. Lindsey Berkson

"I just really have that same confusion as to why there's such a bias against hormones and the same fire in my belly to have other women and gentlemen not miss out on keeping their hormones balanced so that they too can be younger longer." [19:34] -Dr. Lindsey Berkson


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Dr. Anna Cabeca

Dr. Anna Cabeca

Certified OB/GYN, Anti-Aging and Integrative Medicine expert and founder of The Girlfriend Doctor. During Dr. Anna’s health journey, she turned to research to create products to help thousands of women through menopause, hormones, and sexual health. She is the author of best-selling The Hormone Fix, and Keto-Green 16 and MenuPause.

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