What is a Hormone?

I received an email not too long ago from a fantastic woman named Karen.
Karen wrote and said…
“Dr. Anna, I have a request.  I’ve followed you and a few other doctors for some time now, and whenever they talk about hormones, they always assume I already have a basic knowledge…and guess what?  I don’t!  Most of what they say goes right over my head!  Now, I don’t want to sound uneducated, but I feel like I need to ask the basic questions to really understand what’s going …

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Why DHEA is optimal for vaginal dryness, pain and pelvic health

I recently wrote this very detailed article on why the natural hormone DHEA is a superior treatment option for vaginal atrophy and menopause symptoms in women. I used DHEA when developing my new restorative feminine vulvar cream, Julva, because of its tremendous vaginal health benefits and safety.
I think you will find the article informative…and it may help you immensely.

Please feel free to provide the link to this article to your friends, loved ones and/or patients. Practitioners may link to it in their …

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Neurology Meets Gynecology: Hormones and Menopause

Wow! I am super excited to have been interviewed by one of my favorite mentors…
Dr. David Perlmutter!
He interviewed me on his podcast, “The Empowering Neurologist“… about what might surprise you relating to hormones and menopause!
He is a Board-Certified Neurologist and Fellow of the American College of Nutrition. I have known Dr. Perlmutter for many years and have read many of his books and listened to his lectures.  I have been a fan and he has mentored me as well.
We’ve been on a scientific …

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We may be getting better but we are feeling older

Women, I firmly believe the 1980’s saying, “You’re not getting older, you’re getting better!” This can be the reality for all of us. And it should be!
Yes, our bodies change as time passes…but too many of us are feeling older than our age. Especially pre, during and after menopause.
So how are women really FEELING…? (what the research says!)
There are many researchers out there routinely doing large surveys and studies about how women are aging, both in terms of actual physiology (hormone changes …

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The story behind my new Julva feminine cream…

There are many normal physical changes that occur to our beautiful feminine parts over time.  This is just reality.  In general, some of us age better than others. And sometimes there are unnecessary changes and consequences that, up until now, have been ill addressed.
As a gynecologist and obstetrician I have delivered thousands of babies including 4 of my own. Through this experience I became acutely aware of the metamorphic changes that occur to our whole body, especially our breasts and vagina.
If you too …

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The things women don’t want to talk about (but probably should)

Join in for “Lady Bits” expert conversation on all things pelvic floor health with Dr. Brianne Grogan, DPT and Dr. Anna Cabeca on CouchTalk

What we discussed:

What women really don’t want to talk about but must!
How the pelvic floor is vital to feminine health and how to protect it.
The exercise everyone is doing wrong.
and pelvic floor therapies and exercises that can prevent the need for surgery for incontinence, prolapse, pain, and even hip replacement!


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Why do I feel disconnected? The Cortisol-Oxytocin Connection

Do you feel stressed, tired, lonely and disconnected from your relationships with others and even yourself?
Do you prefer to stay home rather than socialize?
Have you walked by people you know and didn’t say hi, not because they annoy you but because you didn’t want to interact?
Are you missing the warmth of love and connection?
Do you just not have the ENERGY TO CONNECT?
If you or anybody else you know has ever felt this way and are struggling with what to do …

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Pelvic floor strength and support – making it fun and revitalizing

Today’s Couch Talk Guest: Michelle Kenway
Michelle Kenway is an Australian postgraduate qualified Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist and author of the internationally acclaimed women’s exercise program, Inside Out. Michelle has produced a number of instructional exercise DVDs for women teaching them how to exercise safely and effectively for pelvic floor health and recovery, physical strength and bone health.
I first met Michelle in 2012, which is when this Couch Talk was originally aired.
Pelvic health is vital to women as they age!
Michelle is a private practitioner …

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How To Do Kegel Exercises!

Today I have a guest post from Michelle Kenway…
Your pelvic floor is so critical to your overall health and happiness, especially as we age…so take a look…and start practicing your Kegels! You can also get updated info on pelvic floor health and other key women’s sexual health topics here on my blog. Learn more about pelvic floor collapse and incontinence here.
How to do Kegel Exercises – Expert Workout Guidelines for Women
By Michelle Kenway Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist
06/20/2012
Kegel exercises are vital for …

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