About Sara Gottfried MD

Sara Gottfried, MD is the New York Times bestselling author of the new book, Younger: A Breakthrough Program to Reset Your Genes, Reverse Aging, and Turn Back the Clock 10 Years. Her previous New York Times bestsellers are The Hormone Cure and The Hormone Reset Diet. After graduating from Harvard Medical School and MIT, Dr. Gottfried completed her residency at the University of California at San Francisco. She is a board-certified gynecologist who teaches natural hormone balancing in her novel online programs so that women can lose weight, detoxify, and slow down aging. Dr. Gottfried lives in Berkeley, CA with her husband and two daughters.

Constipated? Get Your Hormones Moving

Many women hesitate to bring up the topic of constipation with their doctor. While it’s common, few women want to talk about it. But constipation is not an issue you want to keep under wraps. When your bowel movements are regular, chances are that your hormones—cortisol, estrogen, and thyroid—are working … [Read more...]

My Prophylactic Mastectomy: What Led Me to Go Under the Knife

I woke up from anesthesia about two months ago, euphoric from the certainty that I made the right choice to undergo a bilateral prophylactic mastectomy for a faulty breast cancer gene called CHEK2.  I snapped a quick selfie, unadorned and very raw, in my hospital bed and wanted to share it with you (see … [Read more...]

Get Better Sleep: 7 Tips for 7 Hours

Do you get fewer than seven hours of sleep per day? If you answer yes, you are not alone. In fact, one-third of American adults "undersleep," according to the most recent, comprehensive Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report.[1] Since the recommended daily allowance of sleep is between seven and eight … [Read more...]

3 Ways to Find Peace Every Single Day

Over and over patients tell me they want peace and calmness in their life, but the highway of life keeps them moving. Meditation? Slowing down? Who has time to sit around?! So if waking up twenty minutes early for meditation seems impossible or has been a challenge, join the crowd. In our society, we … [Read more...]

Bone Broth: Beef up Your Overall Health

If someone told you that bone broth can build stronger bones, reverse autoimmune diseases, relieve arthritis, and possibly make your skin look suppler, would you get out a pot to boil some bones right now? In my family, bone broth is a staple. Inherently nurturing and restorative, bone broth serves as … [Read more...]

Why You Can’t Just Ditch Sugar

It’s the middle of the afternoon and you’ve got a sugar craving. What’s so bad about a little indulgence? You’re working hard. You deserve a treat. Before you look in the cabinet or freezer for something sweet, ask yourself a few questions. What are the unmet needs behind that craving? Do you want … [Read more...]

Doctor/Author: How I Landed in the Writer’s Seat

I am grateful for my career as a physician, treating patients in person and working with coaching clients online. My patients and clients inspire me to stretch in my understanding of the human body, to do more, and even share more. Now after the release of my third New York Times best-selling book, … [Read more...]

The Melatonin Effect: Could Nighttime Light Cause Female Cancers?

Are you routinely awake at night with the lights on? Your health might be more at risk. For one, studies on almost two hundred thousand [1] night-shift workers showed increased risk of coronary heart disease among women. Other studies show correlations between night-shift work and higher rates of … [Read more...]

Top Ways to Treat Vaginal Dryness

Do you often feel dry “down there”? Vaginal dryness is a common condition for many women. In fact, if you are on the Pill, you’re 25 percent more likely to have vaginal dryness. Another major cause is perimenopause or menopause. Whether from age or the Pill, the vagina can degenerate as estrogen and/or … [Read more...]

4 Ways to Slow Down Skin Aging Naturally

Worried about wrinkles, sagging skin, and face blotches? It’s a part of aging, a part of life. But all hope is not lost – in fact, you can actively slow the skin-aging process by encouraging one thing in your body to flourish: collagen. Collagen is your body’s main structure for firm, resilient skin. … [Read more...]