Today on The Girlfriend Doctor, we discuss how oxytocin is the key to unlocking longevity with Dr. Molly Maloof. Her book The Spark Factor is a riveting display of the effect that love and community have on your body. Dr. Maloof deconstructs how loneliness and stress affect your health and deplete your lifespan.
To fully understand how external stress affects your body, Dr. Maloof teaches you the importance of tracking your cycle because your period is a vital sign. If your period becomes irregular, it is a sign that you need to slow down and be kind to your mind and body. In this episode, Dr. Maloof shares her biohacking protocol for reframing stress from a destructive force to a transformational tool.
[2:00] Ensuring longevity by optimizing your organ reserve while your young
[3:45] How a stressful environment can deplete energy and cause hormonal imbalance
[6:00] Your period is a vital sign and a window into your overall health
[10:30] Knowing the difference between good stress and bad stress
[12:00] Cognitive reappraisal and becoming your own performance coach
[16:25] Sitting in the satisfaction of what you have achieved and celebrating yourself
[18:30] Reframing your mindset to act with joy to improve your attitude and cortisol levels
[20:00] How love and oxytocin give life meaning and promote vitality and longevity
[23:00] How isolation stress from a lack of community causes phycological diseases
[26:30] The role of mitochondrial dysfunction in inflammation
[29:00] The physiology of isolation and the challenge of cortisol testing
[35:00] Hypertonic muscles and how you can train your body to relax
[39:30] The effect community has on your oxytocin levels
[41:00] What is the spark factor
Molly’s book: https://drmolly.co/thesparkfactor/
Molly’s online course: YOUR HEALTHSPAN JOURNEY: master your blood sugar (your energy gauge & the ultimate biomarker!) to extend healthspan https://drmolly.co/courses/
Dr. Molly Maloof’s book THE SPARK FACTOR: Supercharge Your Batteries for Limitless Energy and a Fitter, Stronger, More Resilient Future (on-sale 1/31). As a physician and Stanford lecturer, Dr. Molly Maloof has spent her career providing personalized medicine services to high-performing technology executives, billionaire investors, Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, and Academy Award-winning actors. What she noticed is that women, specifically, were feeling the spark that once energized their lives beginning to dim. Not just metaphorically but in a measurable reduction in the energy output from their cells. In response, Dr. Molly developed a science-backed program focused on mitochondrial health, used successfully by her patients, which offered lifestyle changes that target the unique biology of women and provide immediate and long-term benefits–now available in her book The Spark Factor. “The idea is steady gradual improvement, not perfection. The goal is to help get your spark back, so you can spend the rest of your life empowered, alive, mobile, and resilient,” she writes.
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Dr. Anna Cabeca is an Emory University trained and board certified Gynecologist and Obstetrician. In addition, she is board certified in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine and an expert in Functional Medicine and Women’s Health. She specializes in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and natural alternatives, successful menopause and age management medicine. Dr. Anna is the best-selling author of Hormone Fix, Keto-Green 16, and MenuPause.
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