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Build Resilience and Hormone Balance with Maria Shriver and Sara Gottfried, M.D.

Build Resilience and Hormone Balance

By Sara Gottfried, MD | September 20, 2018

Do you want to learn more about hormone balance, the female brain, perimenopause, what supplements we should all be taking, and how to transform health care? At the beginning of this week, I had the honor to be invited by Maria Shriver to chat with her on Architects of Change Live about just that. We…

The Hormone Reset Diet Recipe |Gluten-Free|Sara Gottfried MD

Gluten-Free Arugula Pesto Over Zucchini Noodles

By Sara Gottfried MD | September 5, 2018

Are you trying to adopt a gluten-free diet? Every day staple foods like pasta are often difficult to replace when you are giving up gluten or grains, which makes this Zucchini Noodle with Pesto dish the perfect solution! The word “gluten” is actually the Latin word for “glue”; it is the protein found in wheat,…

How Oxalates Affect Your Gut, Urinary Tract, and Risk of Autoimmune Conditions

By Sara Gottfried, MD | August 20, 2018

In personalized lifestyle medicine, sometimes one person’s superfood is another person’s poison. Such is the case with oxalates, which are found in high concentrations in many presumed health foods. Once I started testing, I realized that many of my patients were experiencing the downstream consequences of excess oxalate intake, usually in the form of green…

Women and Addictive Tendencies: Food and Alcohol

By Sara Gottfried, MD | August 12, 2018

We live in a culture of partial truths when it comes to food and alcohol. We tend to exaggerate our assets and minimize our liabilities. I used to do it too. I would go out on a Friday night and feel like a rock star after a few drinks, and not be honest about the…

Sara Gottfried MD Women's Health Article |Medication|Two Questions to Ask Your Doctor Before You Agree to a Medication

Two Questions to Ask Your Doctor Before You Agree to a Medication

By Sara Gottfried, MD | August 9, 2018

Twelve years ago when I still worked in the trenches of conventional medicine (before I spun off to start my own integrative and functional medicine practice), I figured there had to be a better way to fill the gaps that patients encounter between what they struggle with and what mainstream medicine offers. Not everyone can…

Sara Gottfried MD Women's Health Article | Alzheimer's |Alzheimer's Disease: The Sex-Related and Gender-Related Differences

Alzheimer’s Disease: The Sex-Related and Gender-Related Differences

By Sara Gottfried, MD | August 7, 2018

We used to think that developing Alzheimer’s disease was inevitable, but that is no longer the case. Personalized lifestyle medicine has been shown in a case series led by UCLA professor Dale Bredesen, M.D. to reverse Alzheimer’s disease. But there is one important fact that is often overlooked: the disease shows up, progresses, and is…

Brain Body Diet Recipe | Mocha Latte | Sara Gottfried MD

Mocha Shake: Just as Good as an Iced Latte

By Sara Gottfried MD | August 3, 2018

Everyone loves a good cup of mocha. But once you’ve nixed caffeine for more kindness to your hormones, you’ll need a good replacement. I personally find that a fiber-filled shake does the job of getting me revved up for my day. This alternative Mocha Shake from Brain Body Diet blends together the fiber, protein, and…

Sara Gottfried MD Women's Health Article |Stroke|Stroke, Toxins and Women

Stroke, Toxins, and Women

By Sara Gottfried, MD | July 24, 2018

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…

Brain Body Diet Recipe | Avocado Lime Sorbet | Sara Gottfried MD

A Refreshing and Filling Sorbet With Avocado and Lime

By Sara Gottfried MD | July 19, 2018

Bring in the zest, because avocado lime sorbet is the best! This recipe from Brain Body Diet is fabulous in so many ways. First, it has avocado, everyone’s favorite healthy fat. Avocado is one of my top recommended foods to help clear food cravings because it’s fatty, satiating and helps heal the metabolism. Additionally, the…

Sara Gottfried, M.D. Women's Health |Keto| Keto for Women

The Keto Diet in Women

By Sara Gottfried, MD | July 11, 2018

As nutritional ketosis or “keto” grows in popularity, I see more women struggle with it. Certainly, there are some people who go on the keto 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…