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Supplements that I often recommend

In my earlier private medical practice, and now with individual client consulting, I often recommend supplements as part of the overall health plan for clients. I have developed several products on my own, and also recommend many from a handful of other companies such as Xymogen and Designs for Health.

I am on the Board at Xymogen, have worked with and recommended them for some time, and continue to recommend many of their products to my private consulting clients. They provide well-researched, CLEAN, quality products, in my view.

Below I have listed some of the products that I sell on my website, as well as a few Xymogen products I like. The Xymogen products need to be ordered directly from Xymogen (and those instructions are noted at the end).

I’ve also included info on a few products from Designs for Health, one from ProThera, and contact info on a great pharmacy, Belmar Pharmacy for several prescription products.

As always, note that you should discuss new supplements or any adjustments with your health routine with your doctor, as he/she knows your health history, current medical conditions and any prescriptions you may be on.

My Wellness Shop can be found at http://store.cabecahealth.com/collections/all.

As class participants you get a discount on products purchased at my Wellness Shop thru the end of November. The discount is 15% and the coupon code is: MAGICME8

Here are the products:

Foundation basics that I typically recommend to my private clients:
MightyMaca® Plus by Dr. Anna Cabeca

Pura Omega Extreme by Dr. Anna Cabeca

Pura D3K2 by Dr. Anna Cabeca

Additional ongoing support:

Keto-Alkaline™ Protein Powder by Dr. Anna Cabeca

ActivEssentials™ Daily Vitamin pack for Women by Xymogen

ActivEssentials™ with Calcium Daily Vitamin pack by Xymogen

Better Brain & Sleep by Dr. Anna Cabeca

Bio C 1:1™ by Xymogen

Mood and hormone support:
Pura Balance PPR Cream Progesterone and Pregnenolone cream by Dr. Anna Cabeca

Mood Food™ by Xymogen

SerenX™ by Xymogen

Julva® feminine cream by Dr. Anna Cabeca

OncoPLEX ES™ by Xymogen Alternative from Dr. Anna’s Vida SGS

PMS Soothe™ by Xymogen

Digestion:

Pura Probio Max Daily by Dr. Anna Cabeca a fabulous probiotic

ProteoXyme a digestive enzyme a biofilm buster too, by Xymogen

Xymozyme by Xymogen a comprehensive digestive enzyme

Additional for sleep:

Pura Snooze by Dr. Anna Cabeca

RelaxMax by Xymogen

Other products from Xymogen: https://www.xymogen.com/formulas/

Essentials if having constipation or IBS, or not having a bowel movement per day and desire weight loss: Pura Probio Max Optifiber® Lean and ColonX

For improved collagen and skin, healthy jointsRegenemax® Plus

Aging population – builds muscle – best quality amino acid blendXymobolx™

Joint and muscle recovery support; athlete joint integrity/function/mobility support – Synovx® product line

Additional Depression support or PTSD, and if poor methylater:  Sam-E, Cortisolv 


TO ORDER FROM XYMOGEN

You want to go to xymogen.com

– Click New Customer (or if previous customer, sign in) or click “I have a referral code” button on top

– Enter “vidapura” in the Referral Code# box

– Enter “cabeca” in the Physician Last name box

– Enter your email address

– Complete New User Registration

– Click Register

– It will then ask you where you want to go. Go to ORDER PRODUCTS

– It will take you to the formula page

– Enter Formula

– Complete Purchase


Vendor: Designs For Health

Vitamin D Supreme™ (previously called Pura D Supreme)

Vitamin D Supreme provides a clinically useful dose of vitamin D3 along with vitamin K as both K1 and the MK-7 form of K2. This formula contains higher therapeutic doses than Vitamin D Synergy for situations where more aggressive repletion is required. Vitamins D and K are essential for optimal bone and arterial health and for maintaining the immune system in proper balance. The amount of vitamin D and K in this formula may be beneficial for those who do not get adequate sun exposure and/or dietary sources of these vitamins. Vitamins D & K work as a team. Thus, increasing doses of vitamin D will increase the need for vitamin K.*

Acnutrol™ (previously called Vida Skin & Eyes)

Acnutrol™ capsules are formulated to provide comprehensive support for healthy skin by focusing on the internal healing process and overall skin health. The key ingredients are pantothenic acid and carnitine. Pantothenic acid plays a significant role in maintaining keratinocytes, the predominant cell type in the skin’s epidermis (outermost layer). Research shows that when pantothenic acid is depleted, the production of keratinocytes is suppressed. This vitamin also helps regulate lipid metabolism, and may affect the balance of oils in the skin. The potent anti-inflammatory and immune-supportive nutrient carnitine helps pantothenic acid work more efficiently in lipid metabolism. It is found in cells throughout the body, including skin fibroblasts, and is necessary for cellular repair.*

Metabolic Synergy™ (previously called Vida Metabolism)

A nationally prominent medical doctor specializing in blood sugar and endocrine health designed this multivitamin and mineral formula. Metabolic Synergy™ helps maintain healthy glucose and insulin levels, while supporting the conversion of carbohydrates to be used for energy by providing nutrients for the TCA cycle. The chromium, zinc, manganese, and vanadium are true chelates from Albion, the leader in the manufacture of mineral chelates with superior absorption. It also includes our proprietary NatureFolate™ blend of active-isomer naturally occurring folates.*

LV-GB Complex

LV-GB Complex™ is a comprehensive formula designed to support bile flow for the normal processing and elimination of toxins through the specific combination of nutrients and herbs in this formula. By supporting liver and gallbladder function, LV-GB Complex™ assists with the elimination of fatty substances from the liver, and with the digestion and assimilation of fats and fat soluble vitamins.**

DESIGNS FOR HEALTH ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS

Go to www.Designsforhealth.com

Click “Login/Register” in the upper right hand corner

If you do not have a login, click “register” in the bottom

Click “A Patient”

Fill out personal information…Include code CABECA,ANNA (no spaces) at the bottom of the page. They will email you, your login information within 24-48 hours.


Vendor: ProThera

Vital-Zymes (previously called Vida-Zymes)

  • Full-spectrum enzyme blend to support digestive function.*
  • High in DPP-IV activity.*

PROTHERA ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS

You want to go to https://www.protherainc.com/register.asp?acct=patient

– Click New Customer or if previous customer, sign in.

– Complete New User Registration

– Enter “W20” Code#: box

– Click Submit Registration

– Follow instructions

– Complete Purchase


Vendor: Belmar Pharmacy

Here are product replacements available from Belmar Pharmacy. (Your physician will need to order for you as these are available via prescription only)

DHEA 10 mg & 50 mg

Pregnenolone 100 mg

https://www.belmarpharmacy.com/


If you have any questions or problems relating to ordering please email us at Team@DrAnnaCabeca.com

 

Lab testing? What tests do you recommend?

Several Magic Menopause participants have asked about testing

While lab testing is not part of the Magic Menopause program, I wanted to offer some support to those who might be interested. If you are interested in optional lab testing, I have provided some information below on tests that I have customized with 3rd party labs for my individual consulting clients.

The testing is paid directly to the 3rd party lab and note that blood draws can’t be done in NJ, NY or RI (or outside of the USA) due to local restrictions.

I have negotiated significantly discounted prices for these test panels.

Note that you can take your lab results to your own doctor to discuss what your results might mean specific to you. Your doctor is best suited for this as he/she knows your health situation (has your health history and ongoing records), medications you are on, etc.

We’ll discuss what many of the individual markers are within these tests during Class 6 and Class 7 of Magic Menopause.

  1. Dr. Anna’s Comprehensive Elite Panel :
  1. Dr. Anna’s Elite Hormone Test Panel:
  1. Dr. Anna’s Key Marker Panels:

      4. Dr. Anna’s Keto-Green Panel:

      5. Dr. Anna’s Keto-Green Baseline Panel:

Cannot have labs drawn in NJ, NY or RI or outside USA.

Note that the specific biomarkers each panel covers as well as pricing may change from time to time so please read the linked to information carefully.

Lab instructions:

Important Instructions from Dr. Anna Cabeca

  1. Fasting labs – No food or caloric drinks for 12 hours before your blood is drawn.
  2. If you are on hormones, then have your specimen collected 5-6 hours from your morning dose.
  3. No morning exercise, other than stretching prior to the collection of your specimen.

The labs can take about 2 weeks in order to get your results.

Questions? See our lab testing page at:  https://www.ultalabtests.com/drannacabeca/ or should you have additional questions please send an email to team@drannacabeca.com and we can try and help you out.

Medical Disclaimer:

This information is provided for informational and educational purposes only and not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional, is not intended as medical advice, and DOES NOT create a doctor-patient relationship between you and Dr. Anna Cabeca. Dr. Anna Cabeca provides information based on years of medical practice and encourages you to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified health care professional.

Do not use this information for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, or prescribing medication or other treatment. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem, contact your health care provider promptly. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking professional advice because of this information.

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Recipes Dr. Anna Recommends

Your Keto-Alkanine Recipe Booklet for Magic Menopause is found here:  Magic Menopause Recipes

Vegan protein sources that comply with the Keto-Alkaline plan include: Tempeh, Miso, Tofu (non-GMO), chick peas, lentils, grains as needed, most seeds (hemp, chia, flax), most nuts, nut butters, coconut yogurt, mushrooms, kale, brussel sprouts, spinach, teff & quinoa.

Dr. Anna recognizes that vegetarians and vegans in our program need additional suggestions. She recommends Martina Slajerova’s vegetarian recipes which you can download here. (More can be found at http://KetoDietEbooks.com)

For our vegans here are some recipes from Leanna Vogel from Healthful Pursuit:

You also have the ability to search for Leanne’s vegan keto recipes using her recipe search.

Breakfasts:

Keto Overnight “Oats” (3 flavors)

Chai-Infused Pumpkin Keto Smoothie

 

Sides:

Keto Tabouleh

Ultimate Low Carb Vegan Seed Loaf

Roasted Garlic Brussels Sprouts

Kale Pate

 

Entrees:

Low-Carb Noodle Bowls with Creamy Curry Sauce

5-Minute Vegan Cream Tomato Soup

Keto Falafel (No Beans!)

Vegan and Grain-Free Cream of Mushroom Soup

 

Snacks:

4-Ingredient Keto Cookie Bars

Egg-free Roasted Herb Crackers

Dairy-free Sam Elliott Dip

Desserts:

Keto Fizz Drink

Peppermint Hemp Fat Fudge

Keto No Bake N’oatmeal Fudge Bars

MagicM Recipe Contests:

Linner Recipe Contest Entries

Dessert Recipe Contest Entries

MM5 Mighty Maca Recipe Contest

Alkaline "booster" recipe
Here is a good recipe when you need to help your body bump up its alkalinity:

  • 1/4- 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp – 1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Squirt to 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • Water
  • Scoop Mighty Maca

Cravings "Buster"
Cod Liver Oil Cravings Buster!

After fasting 15 hours…

Drink 4 ounces of pure CLO, you can add a squeeze of lemon

Wait 2 hours and then eat a green salad with vinaigrette dressing

Here’s a fun video for you to watch! The blog page also has a lot of great info helping you understand why your body craves things to begin with! Enjoy!

I'm waking up 2-4 am, what can I do?

This could be due to low blood glucose, high cortisol, your body detoxing…there are many different issues to consider, but first, let’s talk about circadian rhythm and lifestyle. And please note that we will be talking a lot about sleep during Class 4. We’ll also talk about foods that can help us sleep!

We have to reset our circadian rhythm to get a good night’s sleep, and one easy thing that can help us with that is simply seeing the sunrise and sunset!

Yes, seeing the sunrise and sunset. We get a lot more than Vitamin D from the sun, it is how our body’s own natural rhythms are set. In our house we try to catch the sunsets. Sunsets naturally signal to our body that it is time to produce melatonin, that it’s time to rest.

How else can we reset our daily biological clock?

First, we must turn off electronics at 9 p.m.. Looking at our electronic computer screen well into the night can cause us to have disruptive sleep as it disrupts our circadian rhythm.

Now, somethimes we can’t avoid it, and so when I work late I use an app on my computer called Flux (https://justgetflux.com/). It reduces the blue light on my screen; blue light tells our eyes that it isn’t nighttime, so then our body doesn’t produce melatonin.

Secondly, to break the habit and support our body in getting a good nights sleep we need to avoid caffeine, sugar and alcohol. These act like stimulants in our systems. Even alcohol, which we may feel is helping us get sleepy, is actually really bad for your sleep pattern; you may fall to sleep right away after a few drinks, but you will likely then wake up later and not be able to get back to sleep. Then, you’ll be tired and will continue on your broken circadian rhythm hamster wheel.

Third, there are a variety of lifestyle changes that will help you get back on a healthy day/night cycle. Many of these are about stress reduction and getting your hormones balanced to support healthy biological rhythms. Here are a few to start on right away:

  • Practice good sleep hygiene. We will talk about this in Class 4! You need to have a ritual for bedtime that includes calming practices…I love a nice Epsom bath soak, for example.
  • Choose alkalizing whole foods.  Well the good news is that we’re doing that in this program! So just by becoming more alkaline you may start to get relief on your sleep.  Mighty Maca® is a great alkaline green superfood as well (as you know).
  • Don’t eat close to bedtime. More good news, our Keto-alkaline™ program tells us to fast from dinner until breakfast anyway; but eating at night is just not healthy for many reasons. It means your digestive system needs to work overnight, impacting other restorative activities your body would prefer to focus on. It can impact your glucose and insulin levels, hormones, detoxing and other processes.
  • Reconnect with nature. Take long hikes. Try to get out and enjoy a few hours in nature a couple times a month.
  • Mya amore. Love-making releases oxytocin and reduces cortisol, helping you relax and fall asleep!
  • Gratitude journal. It will help you start your day on the positive. I guarantee it will  make a difference in your stress-level and mood. It is also a good way to identify if you have something negative going on in your mind that may be causing you a restless night sleep!
  • Meditate. De-stress yourself to keep your hormones flowing naturally, supporting your natural rhythms.
  • Heart MathEMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique). All of these “therapies” help you with your emotional anxieties, supporting you in connecting with more positives, as well as better able to connect in your relationships.
  • Speak in positive verbage. Whether about others or yourself, positivity is catching!
  • Deep breathing, Using/living my mantra, “Pause, Breath, Smile, Connect
  • Urinary issues? Could you have an infection, systemic yeast issue or other? If you have more than one yeast infection a year, you could…check with your doctor.

Supplements that can be helpful* are melatonin and magnesium (both over the counter, or check out my FAQ on supplement that I recommend from Xymogen). A lot of us are deficient in magnesium. Krill oil (available from Xymogen) is great.

Also, my Pura Balance PPR Progesterone/Pregnenolone cream can help with calming and sleep. One pump at night.  Other supplements I like from Xymogen that really can help with this is Cortisolv (to calm cortisol spike), and RelaxMax, a magnesium and nervous system support supplement, as well as Melatonin at bedtime.  See my supplement FAQ for links.

During our class, in your weekly workbook for Class 4, you’ll get a self-assessment questionnaire on sleep…it will help you gain insights into why you aren’t getting a deep quality sleep…you can then work on changing up things yourself, or take the assessment to your doctor and ask for additional guidance.

* always check with your doctor prior to starting new supplements, exercise routines or other major changes in your daily health habits

What does "weight in control" mean on the Keto-alkaline tracking app?
Weight in control means – meeting your goal, whatever your own particular weight goal is. So, as an example…not gaining any weight unless you are trying to (so holding steady or losing it instead).

If your weight is not doing what you’d like it to be doing, it is not in control. I have some clients trying to gain weight (due to IBS, autoimmune, cancer, etc.) – so holding steady or gaining is in control for them.

For me “weight in control” currently means stable or trending down.

What would you like it to mean for you?

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How do I get the Keto-Alkaline Tracking App?
You can download the Magic Menopause Keto-Alkaline™ Tracking App. for free, and I highly recommend you do so!Magic Menopause Keto-Alkaline Tracking App

The iOS version of the App is live in the Apple store. Please find below the link path to install the app in your iPhone. https://itunes.apple.com/us/ app/keto-ph/id1118675646?mt=8

The Android version of the App is live in the Google Play Store. Please find below the link path to install the app in your Android phone. https://play.google.com/store/ apps/details?id=co. inspiringlife.ketoph

Should I be on a gluten-free diet?
Yes, I really want everyone to go gluten-free Week 1! We’ll talk a lot more about this and your workbook will have a lot of helpful information for you about this topic as well.

And I’ll be asking you to go grain-free for the most part starting in Week 2. I’ll be covering why that is important in the Week 2 class.

How to get alkaline?
Remember the chart from our Class 1 presentation? Green leafy veggies (Kale, spinach, chard, etc.), Maca (the Mighty Maca® Plus in your class kits is great for this!) and lots of good clean water will help you become more alkaline…as will reducing sodas, sugar, gluten and processed foods. There is a list of high alkaline foods and other helpful resources in your workbook.

There are a few veggies that are acidic! Such as Brussels sprouts. See the same list!

Alcohol (sorry!), coffee and most dairy is acidic.

Reducing stress in your life, getting a good night (7-9 hours) of sleep, and increasing movement, will also help. Having healthy daily bowel movements is also important. We will also talk about many other elements that affect your alkalinity such as exposure to everyday environmental toxins. And don’t forget positivity and mental thoughts. We will be covering all of these in the program.

You’ll have great support using the Magic Menopause recipes! I will be posting additional recipes to help you out during the program…and you’ll find that other participants will share their delicious and creative alkaline recipes as well on our private Facebook group page.

 

Foundation Information: Good To Review Early On During Program
Helpful Foundation Information: 

We cover a large amount of material during our Magic Menopause classes, but I have recorded some additional foundation material if you are interested:

  1. Watch this video “5 obstacles that are robbing your health…”
  2. Watch this video  “7 ways to balance your hormones naturally…

When should I be using the protein powder in my Magic Menopause Kit?
For now  (Week 1) I want you to be using one scoop of protein powder and 1-2 scoops of Mighty Maca each day.

There is a lot of flexibility as to when you take your protein powder. You can use it in the morning for a breakfast, or if you already are having a healthy breakfast that includes healthy protein, fat and alkaline food (such as eggs/avocado and green veggies), hold your protein powder until later in the day and have your scoop in a shake.

What should my urine pH level be (to be alkaline)?
Your urine pH should be in the 7-8 range in the morning. Don’t worry if this takes you awhile to achieve!

If you are dehydrated or didn’t sleep well, you will find that you will be less alkaline. So drinking a lot of water will help.

Some people will have higher or lower pH to start with. That’s ok as long as you are measuring where you start. We want you to have a baseline, and then track your pH to see what is happening over time and throughout the day. You’ll start to see patterns of how what you eat can trigger changes to your pH.

If you need help in how to test your urine, the info is in your class workbook.

And remember you are measuring your urine pH level…your blood pH level is something else and doesn’t change much.

How to use the pH strips to test your urine.
This info will be covered in class and is in your workbook as well.

Allow the midstream of urine to saturate the test strip then set it on a tissue or counter or hold for 60 seconds. It can be held flat or upright, i.e. the top color vertical.

pH test is the bottom and the ketone test is the top test.

If held upside down, the color could bleed into the pH and be confusing.

Just record your results for now on your Daily Tracker. We will detail this more as we go.

The test strips don’t have to sit in the urine for 60 seconds. Also, if you’re on your menses, or vaginal fluid touches the strip, that will confuse the result, so be careful.

If your pH is not 7.0 or above:

Don’t panic or get frustrated. It may take a while! And remember, you wouldn’t know this if you weren’t testing.

This is a process of DISCOVERY!

Things that interfere:
Dehydration
Stress
Inflammation
Food sensitivities
Intestinal dysfunction, IBS, constipation
Poor sleep
Certain Medications
Blue light? Electronics? EMF – possibly
Toxic emotions, negative thoughts
Yeast overgrowth
Skin or cosmetic products, toxic cleaning agents

Be kind to yourself! This is a process! Take one step at a time. You are learning about you and your environment. I bump in and out as well and continue to discover and learn and apply.

If your test trips are not staining uniformly here are a few possibilities. I had the same issue on a few of the test strips initially when I opened my bottle, I connected with the manufacturer that I had make it and they suggested possibly because I’d left it in the car and it had gotten heated. Currently with keeping the same bottle of test trips at room temperature, it doesn’t happen.