Sara Gottfried MD

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.

Screening Recommendations for Chronic Disease

Quick blog today to review the screening recommendations from the US Preventive Services Task Force. I often get asked how often someone should get their Pap smear or blood sugar checked. I don’t agree with all of their recommendations, but I appreciate that the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is an … [Read more...]

Top Questions Women Ask About Aging

As women age, their hormones take off on a roller coaster, often exacerbating any signs of aging. Most aging women have one major complaint: thinning hair and skin problems such as sagging, wrinkling, and even breakouts. Why? The short answer is that hormones are often the culprit; bringing them back … [Read more...]

Why do Hormone Imbalances Happen?

Hormone imbalance stems from various factors. In fact, symptoms and sensations you might consider normal as an aging woman are actually from broken hormones that can easily be fixed with some lifestyle adjustments. Here are the main culprits causing hormonal troubles: Stress Hormone imbalance is far … [Read more...]

Postpartum Anxiety: A Unique Problem Faced by Women

You're thinking about the birth or just had a baby. You're not ill, you're thrilled about having a baby. You're not depressed, but you're on edge and worried about having so much responsibility for this beautiful, helpless baby. If you're experiencing some of these feelings, you are not alone. In my 25 … [Read more...]

Can Yoga Keep Menopause Away?

A new study of menopausal women has shown something that we’ve known for decades: that yoga helps reduce symptoms of menopause. Read more about the study right here in a recent press release. In short, yoga was better than no treatment at reducing an aggregate of menopausal symptoms, anxiety-related … [Read more...]

How to Look, Feel Your Best While Aging

So here are my first steps I recommend taking to turn back the clock from the inside and working out so that you can really feel your best. The building blocks are sleep, food and exercise. Improve your sleep with Vitamin D supplementation It’s difficult to gain a sufficient amount of it through your … [Read more...]

Hormones: A Problem Worth Fixing

Stress is inevitable but how we deal with it and whether it causes further hormone imbalances is not. In order to help you balance your hormones naturally, lose weight, and feel grounded and happy, I wrote my first book, The Hormone Cure. This new Q&A about it will tell you why I wrote it, how it … [Read more...]

Q&A: Cupping of the Body and Face

During the 2016 Summer Olympics, cupping therapy received a lot of attention. After all, it was hard to miss the red circles on the backs and shoulders of swimmers like Michael Phelps. Cupping, for your face or body, is often offered by acupuncturists, massage therapists, and increasingly, physical … [Read more...]

Rediscovering Hope and the Hippocratic Oath near the Syrian Border

When I took the Hippocratic oath in medical school, the last thing I expected was to have my understanding of it redefined a quarter-century later, on the border of Syria and Israel. But that’s exactly what happened when I stopped to tour the Ziv Medical Center in Zefat as part of an organized tour of … [Read more...]

Six Tips for Better Sleep, Improved Detoxification, and Weight Loss

You already know the importance of sleep to your health. But did you know that sleep governs over 600 genes? Those include weight loss genes (such as CLOCK) as well as the genes that predict your risk of Alzheimer’s disease (APOE4). If you’re like me and have the variation of CLOCK, you need eight hours … [Read more...]