Balance Your Hormones, Balance the Scale: 5 Ways to Lose Weight through Natural Hormone Balancing

Are you doing everything right, but still struggling to lose weight? A lot of people seem to think weight loss is just a case of simple math. That all it takes is “eating less and exercising more.” That the only reason someone is overweight is because of their self-control. Ladies and gentlemen, … [Read more...]

I’m a Doctor. Here’s What I Eat On a Typical Day.

I’m a board-certified gynecologist who practices functional medicine for women but I’m also a regular gal – busy working mom, constant chauffeur for my daughters, devoted wife, and spiritual seeker. I help women balance their hormones naturally, starting with their fork. I know that good food needs to be … [Read more...]

Heart Rate Variability: What It Is and Why It’s Important

When a doctor measures your heart rate, he or she will usually give you a number, typically between 60 and 90 beats per minute. Yet your heart does not beat like an unchanging metronome, i.e., the intervals vary between one heartbeat and the next. Heart Rate Variability (HRV) is the beat-to-beat … [Read more...]

Why High-Intensity Burst Exercise May Be Better For Your Brain

I’m a runner and have always enjoyed the “high” I get from it. I first ran after my freshmen year of college, determined to drop the freshman 15. Then I ran in medical school because it was so efficient and helped me problem solve. Then I ran as a young mother who didn’t have much time to exercise — a … [Read more...]

Why I Love the Dailey Method Spin Class

Spin class may not be the first place you think of when it comes to alignment and strengthening your pelvic floor. Until now. Recently I tried the Dailey Cycle spin classes, part of the Dailey Method barre class franchise, and was delighted by what I found. If you’ve heard of Tabata, it’s another version … [Read more...]

Success Story: How to Lose Weight After Childbirth by Resetting Your Hormones

Hundreds of women know Dr. Sara Gottfried’s Hormone Reset Diet works. But convincing her very own sister to try it was no easy feat. Here's what transpired: Having a baby (or two… or three) gives you a newfound respect for all that your body can do. However, despite that respect, new moms are often … [Read more...]

Stuck at the Corner of Fat and Unhappy? The Intersection of Dating and Hormones

All the single ladies (all the single ladies) All the single ladies, now put your hands up - Beyonce, Put a Ring On It Is your hand in the air right now? Does the thought of dressing up, meeting someone new, and making sparkling conversation sound next to impossible? If yes, I’d put all my money … [Read more...]