The Hormone Fix

May 10, 2019
Hosted by Susan Downs, MD

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“I don’t feel like myself ” is a common complaint from women suffering a hormone balance in Dr. Cabeca’s office. They suffer wild mood swings: Irritable and snappy in the morning, depressed when the workday ends, and then anxious as bedtime approaches. Happiness rarely comes, and they can’t recall the last time they felt exuberant joy or bliss. But when it comes to your mood, willpower and determination don’t cut it. Your hormones run the show. They’ll take your emotions wherever they see fit, often at the expense of your health and happiness . One physician told one of her patients “it’s just normal for women your age to feel this way.” Well, while it may be “normal” it’s not ok and can be fixed! Dr. Cabeca offers a far better solution that doesn’t require prescription drugs, powering through negative emotions, or any sort of emotional struggle. Starting at the end of your fork she shows how to fix these imbalances to feel better fast.

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Susan Downs, MD

Dr. Susan is boarded in Integrative Medicine and in Psychiatry, is a certified IFM practitioner and certified in the American Academy of Antiaging Medicine. She works at the University of California, San Francisco and is on the Psychiatry Consultant Registry (UK). She has Masters Degrees in engineering from MIT and Stanford and a Masters in Public Health from Loma Linda Medical Center.

Based between San Francisco and Bloomsbury (London), she is the president of the cutting edge, Silicon Valley Health Institute (SVHI), has worked in ten countries and studied many healing modalities. Previously, she worked for the NHS in the UK, was an assistant professor at INSEAD (European School for Business Administration), and was a foreign service officer managing alternative energy projects in Asia. She is also a film-maker with two multi award winning films on health. Her interests include medicine, economics, spirituality and making the world a better place.

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