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The Tell-All About Your Aging Skin (Part 1)

Forty-nine-year old Amy arrived in my office and plunked down a grocery bag filled with skincare products, everything from anti-wrinkle creams to anti-aging serums. She'd even tried injections of various kinds. “I fork over half my paycheck for a herculean ritual – and it’s getting me nowhere,” she complained. Her main lament was that skincare was high maintenance and … [Read More...]

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‎5 Genes That Make It Hard to Lose Weight, and What You Can Do To Combat Them

Do you ever feel like you exercise and eat well, but don’t see positive results? The problem may be with your genes. As scientists look into weight-loss genes, they have found that people with variations of certain genes are more prone to put on weight than others. I know, because I have nearly all of the bad variants! Thankfully, all is not lost: Small tweaks may … [Read More...]

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Three Surprising Reasons to Monitor Caffeine or Alcohol—and How to Do It

Everyone knows that alcohol and caffeine aren’t always the healthiest of choices. Is moderation effective enough to avoid their negative effects, or do some people have to quit altogether? It all depends on you. I’ll start with a short survey. Then I’ll discuss how alcohol and caffeine may be affecting you. Do you struggle with weight gain or low energy? Do … [Read More...]

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How My Great-Grandmother Influenced My Functional Medicine Practice

My great-grandmother embodied healthy living. She was a whole foodist and yoga practitioner—way before these things were trendy. When she visited us, she came armed not with candies and gum like my friends' grandmothers, but with kale, carob, and wheat-berry cookies. She drank hot water with lemon every morning and evening. She extolled the virtues of fish oil to me … [Read More...]

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My Top 5 Health Lessons of the Year: HIIT, Blood Glucose, Divine Unrest and More!

As I close out this year and look toward next year, I want to continue what was good and improve upon it. I have a vision of myself, fully expressed, beaming love and kindness to my family, friends, and community. But I started the year not in that state. So I took the vision of my future self, and changed five behaviors. With this in mind, here are my top five … [Read More...]

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Wholeness: Why the Photo Shoot for My New Book Cover Made Me Feel Complete (And What You All Said About It, Too!)

We need more wholeness in the world, especially now. A recent photo shoot served as an important reminder. For me, the photo shoots never used to be about being whole. Instead, they used to be one part joy and one part do-I-look-fat-in-this-dress? Now I zip up the dress, stop staring in the mirror, and ask:           What will it take to feel whole right now, … [Read More...]

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Worried About Holiday Weight Gain? Try These 3 Tips

Women are often on edge about the bathroom scale between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. Is there really any way to enjoy the holidays and avoid gaining weight? Hell, yes. This year, I’m going to clue you in on three—yes, just three—ways that you probably don’t know can help you stave off extra weight during the holidays (and year-round). You know the Beatles song, … [Read More...]





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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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