Ten Toxic Ingredients That Might Be in Your Skin Care (And What to Use Instead)

  Recently senators Dianne Feinstein and Susan Collins proposed the Personal Care Products Safety Act, which would give the FDA greater oversight over the millions of skin care and makeup products that are sold each year. This new bill would allow the FDA to recall products that are mislabeled or unsafe, require companies to submit information about their … [Read More...]


Dr. Sara Grades Different Forms of Exercise for Women: Barre Fitness Gets an “A+” (Part 1)

As an OB/GYN, hormone expert, and specialist in women’s health, I receive a lot of questions from my patients about their bodies. While many of the questions involve hormones and reproductive health, I am also asked a lot about physical activity. Specifically, which exercise is the best for weight loss? How do I build strength without bulking up? Is CrossFit too … [Read More...]


The Top 7 Books Every Woman Should Read

  1. Yes Please by Amy Poehler. Her two apology letters, one from the brain (p 80) and from the heart (p 82) are required reading for anyone in a relationship, because relationships will take down your adrenals if you let them. 2. Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham. So funny and so fresh, even if you’re way past your twenties. I highly recommend Dunham’s … [Read More...]


Dr. Sara’s Top 8 Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gifts

  Have you waited until the last minute to find the perfect gift that says, "I love you, Mom"? If so, here is my Top 8 Last-Minute Mother's Day Gifts that are sure to be your mom's favorite this year! Start by honoring her with your love lights: put your arm around her shoulder and sit quietly on the sofa together for awhile. That makes everything better and … [Read More...]


Dr. Sara’s Top 10 Tips to Reset Your Hormones Naturally

My top tips for how to reset your hormones shifts with time, the latest scientific discoveries, and the problems my clients face most commonly. Here's the latest game plan! 1. Wear organic lipstick. I love lipstick but it was making me sick. I recently checked my heavy metals and was stunned to learn that my lead level was high, most likely from my lipstick. Did you … [Read More...]


Ditch Sugar Cravings with These 5 Strategies

“I had done so well yesterday, but about 9 p.m. last night I walked into the kitchen and there they were,” a friend recently told me. “I intended to eat just a bite, but, well, I managed to polish off quite a few cookies. It was like something overcame me and I just couldn’t stop!” The root cause of cravings runs the gamut from ancestry to lifestyle choices. … [Read More...]


How Honest Are Your Conversations? Apply the Awareness Prescription Starting Today

I’m delighted to introduce you to my friend and colleague Dr. Neha Sangwan. Years ago, Dr. Neha and I were both physicians, working side-by-side at a health maintenance organization—Dr. Neha in internal medicine while I worked in Women’s Health. Her new book, Talk Rx: Five Steps to Honest Conversations that Create Connection, Health, and Happiness is out next month. … [Read More...]


Dedicated to Helping Women Balance Hormones Naturally

I believe in eating your leafy greens rather than popping synthetic pills. I believe in Ayurveda, integrative medicine, + yoga to cultivate your vitality. If this is the doctoring you seek, you’re in the right place!  Dr. Sara Gottfried