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Stuck at the Corner of Fat and Unhappy? The Intersection of Dating and Hormones

All the single ladies (all the single ladies) All the single ladies, now put your hands up - Beyonce, Put a Ring On It Is your hand in the air right now? Does the thought of dressing up, meeting someone new, and making sparkling conversation sound next to impossible? If yes, I’d put all my money on the chance that you have a hormone imbalance. If you’re … [Read More...]

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The Solution Is Nuanced: The Gottfried Protocol for Low Progesterone


Do any of these problems sound familiar? Agitation or PMS Painful or swollen breasts? Irregular cycles, or your monthly cycle is more frequent as you get older? Heavy and/or painful periods? Bloating and/or fluid retention? Ovarian or breast cysts, particularly at night? Itchy or restless legs? Clumsiness or lousy coordination? Cyclic headaches, … [Read More...]

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Anxiety: 5 Ways to Reset from Anxious to Zen

When most people think of anxiety, they envision someone having a full-blown panic attack, but the truth is that anxiety may show up in subtle and sneaky ways. In fact, from a more Eastern perspective, any time you move away from a feeling of peace, you are experiencing a form of anxiety. Consider the following questions. Are you able to sit still regularly … [Read More...]

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Dial in the Carbs: Choosing the Right Dose for You in 3 Easy Steps

Confused about carbs? You’re not alone. There’s a lot of conflicting information out there. Maybe you’ve been Paleo for a while, or perhaps you’ve just started to ditch carbs in hopes of shedding pounds. While low carb diets have proven to be healthful and therapeutic for a number of health conditions, it’s important to note that we are not … [Read More...]

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What to Do When You Fall Off the Wagon and Have a Food Meltdown

In my book, The Hormone Reset Diet, I came clean and shared my history as a food addict. While I’ve been binge-free for more than 10 years, there’s an occasional moment when I start to slip. I have difficulty passing on the truffle fries or eating the chocolate bar. While it doesn’t trigger a journey to binge-land, it shines a light on my old habit of eating to soothe … [Read More...]

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Hair Loss in Women: A Crisis of Vanity and Sanity

You’ve seen the infomercials. You’ve clipped the ads with before and after photos. Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia (finasteride) are two treatments for hair loss. Before I tell you why I don’t think you should be in a rush to slime your hair follicles every day or remove every molecule of testosterone in your body, let’s first consider why women are doing so poorly … [Read More...]

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Ten Travel Tips for Hormonal Harmony During the Holidays

When you travel, many factors conspire against you. Your circadian rhythm often suffers, and you’re less likely to get a good night’s sleep. Poor sleep may make you choose food and drink poorly the next day, ultimately leading to a snowball effect of dyscircadianism, overeating and/or lousy food choices, drinking too much, and facing January with a bad case of regret … [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