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Eating Addiction

Food Addiction (Part 2): Your Food Rehab Program

Food addiction is when you eat for a state change, and keep eating in an obsessive way in the face of harm from it. I’ve written about my own struggle with food addiction in my new book (which you can preorder right here), and in my last blog on food addiction, I outlined the ways that “Big Food” hooks you into food addiction and conditioned overeating through the … [Read More...]

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Autoimmune Disease is a Con Artist

“My joints hurt.” “I have this rash…” “I get terrible headaches.” “I think I’m allergic to...” “Am I going bald?” I hear these complaints on a daily basis from my patients, many of whom struggle to keep their conditions under control with medications such as steroids, anti-inflammatories, pain killers, and the like. Most of my patients are surprised to … [Read More...]

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Speak the Correct Love Language for Your Valentine: From Words of Affirmation to Burritos

Do any of these sound familiar? I’m too maxed out to give the attention to my marriage that it deserves. I get my buttons pushed by my spouse more often than I’d like. I’m sometimes stressed by my relationship, like my partner is not psychologically nurturing. I feel like I’m the one who is always trying to make up from an argument, offering the olive … [Read More...]

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The First Step to Your Cortisol Reset: Get Tested

Here is one of the top questions I receive: “Dr. Sara, how should I test my cortisol? I think I may have adrenal fatigue (or adrenal burnout, or more accurately, adrenal dysregulation). There’s so many options. What’s the best?” The short answer is: it depends. For years, I’ve been ordering a combination of different tests in individual patients, which reflect … [Read More...]

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Ballerina in Sticky Socks: Why I Recommend Barre Fitness

I'm at an age—perimenopausal—where it can seem like no amount of exercise makes a difference. Like you, I don’t have a lot of time. I need efficiency. So you can trust me when I tell you the punishing barre fitness classes that are all the rage right now actually work. Barre 3, Physique 57, The Bar Method, Pure Barre, The Dailey Method, Barre Fusion, and Bar-bie … [Read More...]

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Are These Four Hormones Blocking Your Weight Loss Efforts?

Does any of this sound familiar? I’m doing everything right and I still can’t lose the weight Go out? I don’t want to go out. I don’t want people to see me. I don’t want to buy new clothes. What’s the point? I just don’t feel valuable. I’m never going to look good again. This is out of control! How big will I get? What’s wrong with me?! These are … [Read More...]

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Leaky Gut: The Disease Your Doctor Can’t Diagnose

  “Leaky Gut” sounds pretty weird, right? The first time I heard the term back when I was struggling with chronic diarrhea and low energy, what that popped in my mind was, “Ewwww, does that mean my poop is leaking into my body?” Now, after years of studying leaky gut, that simplistic question isn’t far from the truth (more on leaky gut below). Here is what … [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