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Posts by Sara Gottfried, MD

Stroke, Toxins, and Women

You may never think of stroke. You may not think you’re at risk, that it’s a problem that occurs in older people, like grandparents. Certainly, it’s not a health risk for you. Turns out that strokes are on the rise among millennials. According to the Centers for Disease Control, strokes among women ages eighteen to…

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The Ketogenic Diet in Women

Ketogenic diet in women

As nutritional ketosis or “keto” grows in popularity, I see more women struggle with it. Certainly, there are some people who go on the ketogenic diet, see all the benefits of mental acuity and fat loss, and none of the problems. More men than women experience this level of keto success. Then there are the…

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Women, Perimenopause, and Alzheimer’s Disease: A Call to Action

When your hormones go down in your forties, your risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease go up. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia, accounting for half of the cases. AD is a progressive brain/body disorder characterized by gradual memory loss, nerve cell loss, dysfunction of connections between nerve cells (synapses), and…

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Balance Your Hormones by Stabilizing Your Gut

Stabilize Your Hormones by Balancing Your Gut|Women's Health|Sara Gottfried MD

Your hormones exist in a delicate balance, playing alongside one another like instruments in an orchestra. Throughout the day your hormones fluctuate in rhythms, like crescendos of a symphony. Each hormone is like a specific instrument that must play on time and in rhythm with your other hormones. Together, your hormones create a beautiful harmony…

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What Is Biohacking and Why Try It?

Biohacking is the method of applying targeted lifestyle changes to optimize your body’s biology. The point is to leverage every means possible—genetic, biochemical, psychological, emotional, spiritual—toward a specific goal, usually to feel your best and most productive. What differentiates biohacking from other health strategies is that it involves rigorous self-testing, such as with direct-to-consumer testing…

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Why Sugar Hurts Your Health

Why Sugar Harms Your Health |Women's Health|Sara Gottfried MD

When I was a kid, I figured my discernment would improve as I got older. Then as I got older, I realized that my discernment isn’t fancy: I simply am able to distinguish my inner divine voice from my inner saboteur— the voice of my ego or of grasping. For the next twenty- four hours,…

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Perimenopause & Menopause: How to Balance Your Hormones Naturally

Navigate Perimenopause + Menopause Naturally|Women's Hormone Health|Sara Gottfried MD

Perimenopause is rough on many women. Menopause too. As a woman, one’s sense of equanimity can feel under attack starting in your forties, sometimes earlier. As your ovaries start to run out of ripe eggs, progesterone drops, and it’s harder to soothe yourself. Cravings increase. Many women, myself included, feel less stress resilient. Then there’s…

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Ways to Wean Yourself Off of Alcohol

In all three of my books and on this blog, I write about how alcohol threatens your hormonal health. It causes weight gain, robs you off your sleep, wrecks your ability to cope with stress and accelerates your aging. While some argue that an occasional glass of red wine might be good for you, my…

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