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Road to Hormone Health Paved with Good Intestines: Top 5 Tips for Cleaning Up the Gut

By Sara Gottfried, MD | June 7, 2011

After 20 years of balancing hormones in women, I consider the gut as the key change agent, the missing piece to the puzzle of how to feel most vital and…

Digital Sabbatical + Your Hormones

By Sara Gottfried, MD | May 23, 2011

I just resurfaced after a digital “shabbat” — that is, no online love from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday. No email, no tweets, no Facebook Big Ideas. Result? Better relatedness…

Will Sleep for Thyroid

By Sara Gottfried, MD | May 20, 2011

We all know sleep is a good idea. But just how important is sleep when it comes to thyroid health? Turns out that your thyroid’s production of hormone is dependent…

Eat a Brownie and Overdose on Melatonin

By Sara Gottfried, MD | May 16, 2011

Did you catch the NYT front page article yesterday on new snacks that deliver a walloping dose of the hormone melatonin? 8 mg per brownie. People, this is massive. This…

Are Vegans Low in Irony?

By Sara Gottfried, MD | May 11, 2011

I’m flirting with veganism, again. Seems every Spring I feel a recurring stirring. A gentle tug to eat differently. I consider the sweet mother cows whose babies are taken from…

Reframe Food with Reverence and Restraint

By Sara Gottfried, MD | May 8, 2011

It’s time to stop the madness with weight and food. Women aspire to thinness and this leads to distorted relationship to eating. We seek peace with food, yet we’re going about…

5 Tips to Reclaim Your Thyroid Mojo

By Sara Gottfried, MD | May 6, 2011

Today I’m manhandling 5 mojo-zappers. Five things that I often find are depleting the energy of patients in my integrative medicine practice. Five things I want on your radar. Five…

Thyroid Questionnaire

By Sara Gottfried, MD | May 4, 2011

I love this questionnaire from Dr. Hotze, another integrative physician. It gets to the heart of whether you should be tested for thyroid dysregulation, even if your conventional doc has…

First Stop: Your Hormones

By Sara Gottfried, MD | May 1, 2011

Today, Imma be in your face about hormones.  Was thinking I’d love to provide you with a reference guide to each hormone: who they be and what they do. Why…

Royal Hormones

By Sara Gottfried, MD | April 29, 2011

  Kate is a Perfect Hormonal Specimen. Overly reductionistic? Perhaps. While I don’t have royal fever, I relished watching a video of Kate Middleton have her day in the limelight.…