Ep 237: Keto Not Quite Working For You? Here’s Why with Dr. Anna Cabeca

Ep 237: Keto Not Quite Working For You? Here’s Why with Dr. Anna Cabeca

Unexpectedly gaining weight? Too acidic? Keto not quite working for you? Struggling with sexual health issues? Having menopause from hell? You are not alone. In fact, there are many people who have hit a dead-end when it comes to 

Please welcome the girlfriend doctor. Dr. Anna Cabeca. D. Anna is board certified in gynaecology, obstetrics, integrative medicine, and anti-aging and regenerative medicine. She’s a two-time best-selling author, a mom, and a public speaker on the topics of menopause, hormone balancing, and sexual health. She is the girlfriend Doctor. 

“It can feel really hopeless, especially when you’re doing everything you think is right. And then there’s a shift, maybe there’s a disruption to our hormones, there’s a toxic exposure, there’s a virus, right, there’s something that attacks us. Even when we feel like we’re doing everything right it can feel like oh my gosh. And what’s the answer? There’s nothing I can do to get me out of this. It can feel this way….what is the one next right step I can take?”

Dr. Anna was burnt out, tired, gaining weight with no reasonable cause. Her patients were reporting similar experiences and she couldn’t get to the bottom of it. It was time to try the thing everyone is talking about: keto. It worked for a while but the side effect was sky-high acidity in the body which comes with its own slew of side effects and increased risk. Major contributors to acidity in the body are acidic foods (coffee, grain, sugar, dairy, fish, fresh & processed meats, processed foods, high-protein foods) and stress (cortisol, released during stress is the most acidic hormone in the body).

For her, the missing link to keto was alkalizing foods. From this observation, Keto-green 16 was born.

What is Keto Green-16?

Keto-green 16 is the name of Dr. Anna’s most recent book. It is also a deep dive into her suggestions of a balanced way to go keto that doesn’t over acidify, helping keep the body in balance.  These are some points of Keto-green 16.

  1. We are what we eat/ate. Making sure what we’re eating comes from healthy sources.
  2. It’s not just about what you eat, but when you eat. With Keto-green 16, intermittent fasting is the name of the game (only eating for 16 hours of the day). The need to snack goes away and this gives the body time to fully digest what you eat, creates insulin-sensitivity, and gives a sense of fullness after you eat. Like you’re properly satiated. 
  3. Introduce the alkalizing factor. Eating alkalizing foods like dark green leafy vegetables, cruciferous vegetables, and green herbs that are essential for detoxification and antioxidizing.
  4. Going keto while also balancing your body’s pH improve markers for inflammation, heart health, and brain health


“I noticed that in the mornings that I would walk on the beach or go for a hike or gratitude journal, I was more alkaline on my urine PH all day. That’s because cortisol, our stress hormone, is the most acidifying hormone in our body.”


Enter to win Dr. Anna’s product giveaway!

Here’s what you will win:

Mighty Maca Plus®, is a blend of green superfoods, organic maca, + more (60 serves)

Keto Green Shake® (15 servings)

Keto-PH™ urine test strips (100)


To follow Dr. Anna Cabeca’s work, go to her website. https://drannacabeca.com/

See her book “Keto Green -16”