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Postpartum Anxiety: A Unique Problem Faced by Women

By Sara Gottfried, MD | April 2, 2018

You’re thinking about the birth or just had a baby. You’re not ill, you’re thrilled about having a baby. You’re not depressed, but you’re on edge and worried about having so much responsibility for this beautiful, helpless baby. If you’re experiencing some of these feelings, you are not alone. In my 25 years of taking…

Can Yoga Keep Menopause Away?

By Sara Gottfried, MD | March 26, 2018

A new study of menopausal women has shown something that we’ve known for decades: that yoga helps reduce symptoms of menopause. Read more about the study right here in a recent press release. In short, yoga was better than no treatment at reducing an aggregate of menopausal symptoms, anxiety-related symptoms, vasomotor symptoms such as hot…

How to Look, Feel Your Best While Aging

By Sara Gottfried, MD | March 19, 2018

So here are my first steps I recommend taking to turn back the clock from the inside and working out so that you can really feel your best. The building blocks are sleep, food and exercise. Improve your sleep with Vitamin D supplementation It’s difficult to gain a sufficient amount of it through your diet.…

Hormones: A Problem Worth Fixing

By Sara Gottfried, MD | March 12, 2018

Stress is inevitable but how we deal with it and whether it causes further hormone imbalances is not. In order to help you balance your hormones naturally, lose weight, and feel grounded and happy, I wrote my first book, The Hormone Cure. This new Q&A about it will tell you why I wrote it, how…

Q&A: Cupping of the Body and Face

By Sara Gottfried, MD | March 5, 2018

During the 2016 Summer Olympics, cupping therapy received a lot of attention. After all, it was hard to miss the red circles on the backs and shoulders of swimmers like Michael Phelps. Cupping, for your face or body, is often offered by acupuncturists, massage therapists, and increasingly, physical therapists, as a way to withdraw toxins,…

Rediscovering Hope and the Hippocratic Oath near the Syrian Border

By Sara Gottfried, MD | February 26, 2018

When I took the Hippocratic oath in medical school, the last thing I expected was to have my understanding of it redefined a quarter-century later, on the border of Syria and Israel. But that’s exactly what happened when I stopped to tour the Ziv Medical Center in Zefat as part of an organized tour of…

Six Tips for Better Sleep, Improved Detoxification, and Weight Loss

By Sara Gottfried, MD | February 19, 2018

You already know the importance of sleep to your health. But did you know that sleep governs over 600 genes? Those include weight loss genes (such as CLOCK) as well as the genes that predict your risk of Alzheimer’s disease (APOE4). If you’re like me and have the variation of CLOCK, you need eight hours…

Is Fungal Overgrowth Causing your Symptoms?

By Sara Gottfried, MD | February 13, 2018

Are you frustrated with any of the following symptoms? Gut issues such as constipation, gas, or bloating Irritable bowel syndrome Malabsorption Recurrent yeast infections Itchy ears or scalp Dandruff Fatigue Acne or rosacea Patchy skin rashes, usually itchy Allergies Headaches Joint problems Thyroiditis Mood and brain symptoms While these symptoms have multiple causes, I commonly…

Orthorexia: An Unhealthy Obsession with Healthy Food

By Sara Gottfried, MD | February 5, 2018

What’s your food status? You eat whole foods only. You shun processed food, refined sugars and flours. You’re a fierce advocate of food quality. You limit eating out because you are aware from my previous books that dining out is associated with greater risk of diabetes. I’m thrilled if you do any or all of…

Top 4 Blogs of 2017

By Sara Gottfried, MD | January 29, 2018

Last year was such a fabulous year! Thanks to your support, I published my third New York Times bestseller, Younger: A Breakthrough Program to Reset Your Genes, Reverse Aging, and Turn Back the Clock 10 Years. I reached  thousands from across the globe with my online programs, podcasts, press interviews, events and blog. To celebrate,…