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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 Women's Health Article |New Patients| Sara Gottfried MD’s Medical Practice Now Open for New Patients

Sara Gottfried MD’s Medical Practice Now Open for New Patients

By Sara Gottfried MD | December 28, 2020

My medical practice is opening to new patients on January 15, 2021, and I’m delighted to share the details with you. In October, I joined the faculty at the Department of Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Sciences at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, and I now serve as the Director of Precision…

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…

Sara Gottfried MD Women's Health Article | Vasomotor Symptoms | New Data About Hot Flashes and Night Sweats That You Need to Know

Hot Flashes and Night Sweats: New Data That You Need to Know

By Sara Gottfried MD | October 11, 2020

The most classic symptoms of low estrogen are hot flashes and night sweats, collectively known as vasomotor symptoms. Vasomotor symptoms are an extreme thermoregulatory response associated with profuse sweating, flushing, and increased heart rate. Vasomotor symptoms can last for seconds to minutes, and frequency varies throughout the day and night.

Endometriosis: Diet and Lifestyle Changes that Work |Women's Health | Sara Gottfried MD

Endometriosis: Diet and Lifestyle Changes That Help

By Sara Gottfried MD | October 4, 2020

Endometriosis is an often undiagnosed problem that affects 10 to 15% of women.1 What happens with endometriosis is that the cells similar to the endometrium, or uterine lining, implant outside the uterus, usually on the ovaries or other pelvic organs, causing inflammation and sometimes extreme pain.

Hormone Reset Diet |Calcium| Sara Gottfried, M.D.

Creamy Greens Soup: A Great Source of Calcium

By Sara Gottfried MD | September 8, 2020

The dairy industry would have us believe that milk is an indispensable source of calcium in our diet as calcium is necessary for healthy bones. What the milk advertisements don’t tell us is that there are many other sources of calcium besides dairy products, and that the mineral is only one of the building blocks…