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Sara Gottfried Women's Health Article |Thyroid and Metabolic Health|The Connection Between Thyroid, Weight Gain, and Metabolic Health

The Connection Between Thyroid, Weight Gain, and Metabolic Health

By Sara Gottfried MD | January 16, 2022

An unexplained change in weight is one of the most common signs of a thyroid disorder. Weight gain may signal low levels of thyroid hormones, a condition called hypothyroidism. In contrast, if the thyroid produces more hormones than the body needs, you may lose weight unexpectedly combined with symptoms like palpitations and anxiety. This is…

Sara Gottfried Women's Health Article |Belly Fat|Belly Fat: Why Fat Accumulates As You Age And How To Reduce It

Belly Fat: Why Fat Accumulates As You Age And How To Reduce It

By Sara Gottfried MD | January 4, 2022

Belly fat or gaining weight around the middle is often considered an inevitable part of the aging process, especially for women as they move into their forties and fifties. I strongly disagree. While our bodies do change as we grow older, belly fat and weight gain over fifty is not something we need to accept.…

Sara Gottfried MD | Women's Health |Thyroid, Your Weight, and Metabolism

Thyroid, Your Weight, and Metabolism

By Sara Gottfried MD | November 30, 2021

How’s your thyroid? Do you know your level of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH)? It’s estimated that about 60 million Americans, both men and women, struggle with thyroid problems. Most don’t know it. Women struggle with their thyroid more than men. A common sign of a thyroid problem is difficulty losing weight, despite doing all the…

Sara Gottfried MD | Women's Health |Metabolic Health: Why You Must Care and How to Measure It

Metabolic Health: Why You Must Care and How to Measure It

By Sara Gottfried MD | November 8, 2021

Are you metabolically healthy? If not, you’re not alone. Only around 12% of Americans have achieved metabolic health.1 What does metabolic health mean and why do we all need to start caring more about it? How do you measure metabolic health? Let’s start by looking at the word metabolism. A lot of people misconceive the…

Sara Gottfried MD Women's Health Article | Body Positivity | I Weigh: Women, Hormones, Diet Culture, and Body Positivity

I Weigh: Women, Hormones, Diet Culture, and Body Positivity

By Sara Gottfried MD | September 18, 2021

When I read an intake form for a new patient and she requests help with weight loss, I pause and I take a deep breath. The territory is full of landmines. On one end of the spectrum, we have diet culture, touting crash diets or unrealistic body-size standards or the latest miracle weight-loss supplement. On…

Sara Gottfried MD Women's Health Article | Ketogenic Diet | Ketogenic Diet: Who Benefits and Who Is at Risk?

Ketogenic Diet: Who Benefits and Who Is at Risk?

By Sara Gottfried MD | August 30, 2021

The ketogenic diet (“keto”) is often touted as an easy way to lose weight fast, providing impressive weight-loss results for men and women alike. But is it true? How do you separate fact from fiction when it comes to keto when there are so many so-called experts stating keto is safe for everyone? Part of…

Sara Gottfried Women's Health Article |Ketogenic Diet | Women, Food, and Hormones: Why Keto Doesn’t Work for All Women

Women, Food, and Hormones: Why Keto Doesn’t Work for All Women

By Sara Gottfried MD | August 23, 2021

Keto diets can be disheartening for women, especially when they witness their male co-workers or partners shedding pounds with relative ease. I first tried to lose weight with a ketogenic diet several years ago. It simply didn’t work for me, unlike my husband who managed to quickly lose several pounds. Neither did keto work for…

Sara Gottfried MD Women's Health Article |Long-haul Covid| Covid-19: Comorbidities, Long-Haul Symptoms, and Immune Resilience

Covid-19: Comorbidities, Long-Haul Symptoms, and Immune Resilience

By Sara Gottfried MD | February 2, 2021

Vaccines are getting distributed at increasing rates. Researchers are testing 68 vaccines in human clinical trials, 20 are the final stage of testing, and two are approved for full use according to the New York Times vaccine tracker. However, depending on your risk category and the state in which you live, it could be months…

Sara Gottfried Brain Body Diet Recipe |Prebiotic|Prebiotic Porridge

Brain/Body Prebiotic Porridge

By Sara Gottfried MD | November 28, 2020

This porridge is what I eat when I want something warm and comforting in the morning—or the occasional dinner! It is packed with fiber, which plays an important part in gut health and healthy hormonal balance. Fiber also features in my Brain Body Diet detoxification protocols.  Ingredients: 1 cup warm unsweetened almond or cashew milk…

Sara Gottfried MD Women's Health Article |PCOS|PCOS: Natural Solutions for a Common Hormone Imbalance

PCOS: Natural Solutions for a Common Hormone Imbalance

By Sara Gottfried MD | October 26, 2020

What is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)? It is a complex endocrine disorder that affects 20 to 30 percent of women. In medicine, we use the term syndrome to describe a collection of signs and symptoms that don’t necessarily have a single identifiable cause or pathological process. PCOS causes the sex hormones in women to become…