Sara Gottfried MD

About Sara Gottfried MD

Sara Gottfried, MD is the author of the new book, Younger: A Breakthrough Program to Reset Your Genes, Reverse Aging, and Turn Back the Clock 10 Years. She's the two-time New York Times bestselling author of 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.

7 Ways Stress Jinxes Your Health, Waistline, and Aging

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Mary was a thirty-nine-year-old patient who visited me complaining she felt burned out.  Her sixty-hour workweeks left her beyond fatigued, with frequent headaches, miserable colds, and raging tension that cut into her sleep. On top of that, she confessed that lately life had become meaningless, which … [Read more...]

7 Anti-Aging Benefits You Gain from Consistent Exercise

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In a previous blog, I wrote about my fifty-year-old patient Gigi who complained about feeling “doughy” and stiff. Like many middle-aged female patients, Gigi found that maintaining lean muscle mass was increasingly difficult as she got older. I get it: I find it hard too. And sometimes I need a pithy … [Read more...]

7 Strategies to Increase Lean Body Mass as You Age  

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Gigi was a fifty-year-old patient who visited me, lamenting that her muscles felt increasingly flabby – or “doughy,” as she put it. When I measured her body fat proportions, she had a healthy body mass index (BMI) of 24.5, yet she had nearly thirty-two percent body fat, and no longer felt lean. That … [Read more...]

Top 8 Aging Hacks I Prescribe for Anyone

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You can’t avoid it. You can’t hide it. Wrinkles are inevitable, and sagging will happen, eventually. Yet you have more control over how fast you age than you may realize. The answer lies not in expensive products or injections, but in everyday lifestyle choices. These choices affect what occurs inside … [Read more...]

The Disciplined Pursuit of Less and How It Applies to Hormones and Aging  

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The beginning of 2017 is almost over, so by now you can know where you stand on your New Year’s resolutions. For most people, the energy of resolutions has already waned by end of January. Personally, I get tired of resolutions as a tasked goal. Sometimes they work, but usually they don’t. Instead, I … [Read more...]

Excerpt from My Book, Younger

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Exciting news – my publisher agreed to provide an excerpt from my new book, Younger! I hope you enjoy it, and even more importantly, that by reading it, you’ll begin to understand that we have more control over the way we age than we ever thought possible. It’s a simple matter of turning the good genes … [Read more...]

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

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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 … [Read more...]

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

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Do you ever feel like you exercise and eat well, but don’t see positive results? I feel you. I've been there! 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, … [Read more...]

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

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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 … [Read more...]

How My Great-Grandmother Influenced My Functional Medicine Practice

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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 … [Read more...]