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...]

Is Chocolate Healthy?

I love chocolate not only because of the taste, but because it’s a superfood. It’s functional medicine for your DNA. Cacao (raw cacao powder is made by cold-pressing unroasted cocoa beans) has nearly twice the antioxidants found in red wine and almost triple the antioxidants of green tea. Most people … [Read more...]

Featured on London’s Sheerluxe: A Dr.’s Top Tips for Aging

  This interview with Dr. Sara Gottfried appeared on the London women's website Sheerluxe on March 15, 2017. Here is an excerpt. ~~~~~     Renowned hormone expert Dr. Sara Gottfried knows a thing or two about aging well – the Harvard-graduate has 20 years of experience … [Read more...]

Dr. Sara’s Book Review: Top 10 Health Books

I’m so pleased that my latest book, Younger, made it to the New York Times bestseller list. Likewise, I love recommending other recently-released innovative books about health. Here are my latest top ten. 1. White Hot Truth: Has your self help become self criticism? A wise and hilarious exploration of … [Read more...]

Are Your Face Care Products Too Toxic To Use?

Soap, or oil cleanser? Facial mask, or exfoliation? Wrinkle fighting, or skin plumping? So many facial care products on the shelves claim to save our skin, whether from dryness or oiliness (or both) or aging woes. It’s one challenge to figure out what to believe. But the bigger concern is that most … [Read more...]

How to Overcome PMS and Painful Periods

You’re crampy and crabby, bloated and bothered. You sense that it’s that time of month again, and whoops! - you better buy tampons. Many of us view our periods as a routine nuisance. For some, the premenstrual and menstrual symptoms are particularly daunting: sore breasts, extreme mood swings, … [Read more...]

Viva Las Vagus: How Vagal Tone Impacts Your Health (and 10 Ways to ‎Improve It)‎

Sometimes I wonder how long I’ve had a problem with my vagus nerve. Years? Decades? Vagus means “wanderer.” This nerve—the longest one in your body—wanders all over your body to important organs such as the brain, neck, ears, tongue, heart, lungs, stomach, intestines, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, … [Read more...]

‎5 Secrets to Turn Back the Clock

Jennifer was a forty-four-year-old patient who arrived in my office feeling defeated, worn out, and “older than her years” as she put it. As a third-shift nurse who worked grueling twelve-hour nights - frequently picking up overtime - the stressful struggle to balance sleep, two kids, and an unemployed … [Read more...]

7 Ways Stress Jinxes Your Health, Waistline, and Aging

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...]