Functional Foods for Female Hormones With Dr. Anna Cabeca

New Series 2 Episode 14
This episode focuses on functional foods for female hormones. Our guest is Dr. Anna Cabeca, a DO, OBGYN, FACOG, triple-board certified and a fellow of gynecology and obstetrics, integrative medicine, and anti-aging and regenerative medicine. We are exploring the relationship between food and female hormone imbalances that occur, including hot flashes and the other uncomfortable symptoms that many women experience in menopause. Most doctors prescribe hormones, or they put women on antidepressants or other drugs for symptom relief.  Tune in to learn other possibilities related to teaching patients how to eat properly for hormone balance.


  • [03:00] Guest Dr. Anna Cabeca’s certifications.
  • [08:00] As children we were taught “3 meals and 3 snacks per day.” Dr. Cabeca explains why that needs to change.
  • [15:00] We cannot always trust studies, as sometimes there’s bias to have a certain outcome.
  • [20:00] Dr. Anna Cabeca’s new book, called “MenuPause.”
  • [28:00] Examples of calories versus nutrition.
  • [32:00] The challenge for many vegetarians is that too many carbs equals too much sugar.


  • Many women experience female hormone imbalances in menopause, and at other times their lives.
  • Other factors including Ryzen in blood sugar, digestion and insulin resistance also affect our hormone balance.
  • Instead of antidepressants or drugs, eating certain foods can assist in relieving the symptoms of hormone imbalances.


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Ritamarie Loscalzo

Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo is a best-selling author and speaker known for her extensive knowledge, infectious energy, and inspirational message that encourages individuals to become their own best health advocate. She is an internationally recognized nutrition and health authority who specializes in using the wisdom of nature to restore hormone balance with a special emphasis on thyroid, adrenal and insulin imbalances. She founded the Institute of Nutritional Endocrinology to empower health and nutrition practitioners to get to the root cause of health concerns by using functional assessments and natural therapeutics to balance the endocrine system, the body's master controller.

Dr. Ritamarie is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic with Certification in Acupuncture and is a Diplomat of the American Clinical Nutrition Board. She is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist with a Master’s in Human Nutrition, has completed a 2-year, 500-hour Herbal Medicine Program at David Winston’s Center for Herbal Studies and has a master's degree in Computer Science, which contributes to her skills as an ace problem solver.