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5 FAQs about Yoga and Hormones: Yoga Changes Your Adrenaline, Cortisol, and Melatonin

In what ways can yoga influence hormone balance?  After practicing for four decades, I believe yoga helps with that uncomfortable “rev” in the body. You probably know what I’m talking about – that sense that you don’t like something in the present moment, like your belly or butt or thighs, or the feeling that you should be doing more in your career, or that you … [Read More...]

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Heart Rate Variability: What It Is and Why It’s Important

When a doctor measures your heart rate, he or she will usually give you a number, typically between 60 and 90 beats per minute. Yet your heart does not beat like an unchanging metronome, i.e., the intervals vary between one heartbeat and the next. Heart Rate Variability (HRV) is the beat-to-beat variation in consecutive heartbeats as shown in electrocardiogram (EKG). … [Read More...]

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How to Eat Mindfully at Restaurants (and Keep Your Hormones in Balance)

Who doesn’t love restaurants? The average American family spends 40 percent of their food budget on foods from restaurants. Typically, eating out adds 134 calories per day to the diet. Someone else serves you, then does the dishes! What’s not to love? Well, there’s a lot. Restaurant food is served in large portions (except maybe French Laundry). Most use foods … [Read More...]

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Why High-Intensity Burst Exercise May Be Better For Your Brain

I’m a runner and have always enjoyed the “high” I get from it. I first ran after my freshmen year of college, determined to drop the freshman 15. Then I ran in medical school because it was so efficient and helped me problem solve. Then I ran as a young mother who didn’t have much time to exercise — a quick run kept me (more or less) in shape, and provided me both the … [Read More...]

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Dailey Cycle: Spin Class with A+ Alignment

Spin class may not be the first place you think of when it comes to alignment and strengthening your pelvic floor. Until now. Recently I tried Dailey Cycle, part of the Dailey Method barre class franchise, and was delighted by what I found. If you’ve heard of Tabata, it’s another version of the popular Japanese form of burst training. Meet Dailey Cycle It's the spin … [Read More...]

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Success Story #2: The Secret to Keeping Weight Off (and Losing Even More)

Calories aren’t the only culprit when it comes to gaining weight. Your hormones actually play a major role in both the numbers on the bathroom scale and everything from energy levels to quality of sleep. But shedding excess pounds is only half the battle. Keeping them off involves keeping your hormones in check. This is why so many women who lose weight on the 21-day … [Read More...]

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Success Story #1: How to Reset Your Hormones after Childbirth

Hundreds of women know Dr. Sara Gottfried’s Hormone Reset Diet works. But convincing her sister to try it was no easy feat. Having a baby (or two… or three) gives you a newfound respect for all that your body can do. However, despite that respect, new moms are often guilty of neglecting and mistreating the very body that gave life to their beautiful newborn. Anna … [Read More...]

WHY DR. SARA?

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