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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...]

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30-Day Challenge: The ONE THING YOU CAN DO TO RESET YOUR HORMONES

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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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What to Eat to Reset Problematic Hormones

When in balance, your hormones are like text messages in your body from a wise mentor. Each hormone sends a “do this” or “do that” task to cells far away in an effort to create homeostasis, which you feel as a full head of hair, strong nails, clear skin, stable mood and weight, stress resilience, robust digestion and libido. Unfortunately, the hormonal system is quite … [Read More...]

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The Natural Sleep Cure: How to Get Restful, Rejuvenating Sleep Without Popping a Sleeping Pill

You know the breakfast cereal commercials that show a bowl full of bran flakes, a glass of milk, orange juice, a banana, and some eggs? Usually accompanied by the phrase, “Part of a balanced breakfast!” I wish that instead they showed an image of someone deeply, contentedly asleep. Because unlike a breakfast of high carbs and excess sugar (like the one I just … [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