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Why Can’t I Lose Weight and Keep It Off? (Hint: It’s Not Your Fault)

Have you tried every diet imaginable, and still find it hard to lose weight? Or maybe you lose weight, only to gain it back within a few months? Chances are your metabolism is broken. A broken metabolism is intertwined with what I call hormone misfires, which make you store fat no matter what diet you try.  Unfortunately, restrictive diets put your body into trauma … [Read More...]

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Detoxification: Your Questions Answered

What does detox mean, in a nutshell? Detox is nutrient rehab. Detoxing means cleaning out the body, removing toxins, clearing out your jammed hormone receptors, and resetting key hormones. Most simply, detox is a tool of functional medicine: remove the obstacles to radical health, and add in the factors that support you. We accumulate junk mentally, emotionally, … [Read More...]


Hormones and Their Interaction with the Pain Experience By Dr. Joe Tatta, DPT

If you struggle with chronic or persistent pain, you’ve probably been in and out of many doctor’s offices yet never feel as if you have received a good solution. Unfortunately, over 100 million people who live with persistent pain share that same story. Persistent pain has a number of underlying sources, with hormones and their relative balance playing an important … [Read More...]

Green Living


I am often asked: What’s the ONE THING that will fix my hormones as fast as possible? My answer is to drink a green protein shake every day until your hormones are back on track, which usually takes 30 days, or longer depending on severity. Since you’re reading this article, I will assume your hormones are out of whack, and I want to challenge you to replace one meal … [Read More...]


5 FAQs on Hormones and Weight Loss Resistance

What happens in the body regarding weight gain and loss when estrogen and progesterone are out of balance? Estrogen is the primary female sex hormone. It gives women hips and breasts, buffers mood, and keeps you on task by regulating serotonin. Estrogen is responsible for the first half of your menstrual cycle, it boosts sex drive and gets you obsessing about babies … [Read More...]


Project Peanut Butter: Help Us Address Childhood Malnutrition with the Dutasi Documentary Project

I’m grateful for your support of my work, online courses, and books, and want to devote this article to describe a mission that means so much to me. If you appreciate our work here at Gottfried Institute, I ask that you show your support by considering a small donation to Project Peanut Butter. What follows is a brief introduction of why we’ve chosen to donate a … [Read More...]


7 FAQs on Cortisol

At a basic level, what is cortisol's role in the body? Cortisol is the hormone that governs your digestion, hunger cravings, digestion, sleep/wake patterns, blood pressure, physical activity, and your capacity to cope with stress. Cortisol is the main stress hormone and is released when you're in a fight with your boyfriend or mom or under deadline - that is, when … [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

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