Friday, September 29, 2023
Mitochondrial Health

Mitochondrial Health is Metabolic Health with Cynthia Thurlow

As we age, our bodies undergo various changes that can impact our overall health. One of the most significant changes is the decline in insulin sensitivity, which can lead to a host of metabolic issues. In this episode of The Girlfriend Doctor, Cynthia Thurlow delves into the complexities of insulin sensitivity and how we can navigate the challenges that come with it.

Cynthia Thurlow is a nurse practitioner and expert in metabolic health and intermittent fasting for women’s health. With over 20 years of experience in cardiology and metabolic health, Cynthia emphasizes the importance of metabolic health and insulin sensitivity in our overall well-being. 

In this episode, Cynthia shares her personal experience with intermittent fasting and how it has helped her and her clients. She also covers the role of stress, exercise, and sleep in metabolic health, as well as the importance of individualized care for women’s health, and she shares her thoughts on aging, personal choices, and the importance of internal work.

Key Takeaways:

00:03:25 Insulin sensitivity and the impact of our eating habits

00:05:35 Importance of making little changes and balance

00:13:30 Reprogramming your mind 

00:18:25 Insulin sensitivity

00:19:20 Impact of visceral adiposity 

00:25:00 Benefits of creatine monohydrate for women

00:28:55 Benefits of Myo Acetol supplements

00:32:25 Importance of sleep 

00:34:25 Highlights and key points

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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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