Hormone Therapy for Women: What Are the Known Risks? |Hormone Therapy| Sara Gottfried, M.D.

Discussion about hormone therapy for perimenopause and menopause is complex. Questions about safety, timing, and duration typically require a nuanced conversation about a person’s history, diet, lifestyle, risk factors, genetics, blood tests, and cognitive function. This article illustrates why the discussions are complicated and how I approach them. I practice Precision Medicine, which means that…

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How Do We Create Antiracist Healthcare?| Racism in Medicine |Sara Gottfried MD

I take respectful care of my patients regardless of skin color, but in the past few years, I’ve realized that is not enough. There are many sources of information that have influenced me. Conversations, particularly a recent interview with integrative physician Andrea Pennington MD. Books, mentioned in this article, including How to Be an Antiracist by…

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Hormone Testing: What to Check and Why|Hormone Balance|Sara Gottfried MD

Questions about hormone testing are common among my patients and on social media. Women want to know which hormones they need to check and why. They also want to know what hormones and other biomarkers can be tested at home. In this video and accompanying article, I cover the biomarkers that I check for myself…

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How To Strengthen Your Immune System Against Covid-19 |Women's Health|Sara Gottfried MD

While rapid and important work is being done to develop immunotherapy and a Covid-19 vaccine, we don’t have them yet. Meanwhile, we are getting somber reports daily on the number of cases and deaths. While we wait for proven treatments, I recommend that we focus on how to strengthen immunity as the best way to…

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Brain Body Diet |Hummus| Sara Gottfried MD

Traditional hummus has only 5 ingredients, and each of those ingredients is powerful for brain-body balance, which is why I had to include this recipe in my book, Brain Body Diet. Let’s jump into this incredible dish that is oh so creamy, simple to make and nutritious! Chickpeas are the star in hummus. Like most…

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Superfoods|Women's Health|Sara Gottfried MD

As 2019 draws to a close, the compilation and best-of lists are doing the rounds. When I see an article on superfoods, it makes me slightly crazy. Is eating an açaí bowl the size of soccer ball really a good idea? Some can get away with it, but most women I know over 40 find that…

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Younger Recipe | Grass-Fed Beef | Sara Gottfried MD

As the cooler months of fall and winter arrive, there is nothing better than a slow-cooked meal to warm you up. Featured in my book Younger, this grass-fed beef stew delivers a balanced, nutrient-dense meal. If you are short on time, you can use store-bought beef stock, but if you really want to increase the…

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