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What Is Biohacking and Why Try It?

By Sara Gottfried, MD | June 11, 2018

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…

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

Why Sugar Hurts Your Health

By Sara Gottfried, MD | June 4, 2018

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…

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

Perimenopause & Menopause: How to Balance Your Hormones Naturally

By Sara Gottfried, MD | May 28, 2018

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…

Ways to Wean Yourself Off of Alcohol

By Sara Gottfried, MD | May 21, 2018

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…

Brain Body Diet Recipe | Kimchi Bok Choy | Sara Gottfried MD

Kimchi Shirataki Bok Choy Bowl

By Sara Gottfried MD | May 20, 2018

I love this light yet filling Shirataki Bok Choy Bowl. Its quick prep and cooking time makes this bowl a perfect choice for a fast lunch or when you are…

What happens when you go gluten free Women's Health|Sara Gottfried MD

What Really Happens When You Go Gluten Free

By Sara Gottfried, MD | May 14, 2018

We can’t have a conversation about grains without talking about gluten, which is in so many of our favorite products. The word “gluten” is actually the Latin word for “glue”;…

What Happens to Our Hormones After 35

By Sara Gottfried, MD | May 7, 2018

Women, we have it tough. Once we hit our thirties, our hormones just can’t take it anymore. Balance becomes elusive. Mood swings become normal. And our family and friends want…

The How-Tos of At-Home Hormone Testing |Women's Health|Sara Gottfried MD

The How-Tos of At-Home Hormone Testing

By Sara Gottfried, MD | April 30, 2018

Many people ask me about self-testing for hormone imbalances. Doing these tests can be insightful and shed light on any particular issues. At-home testing is just one way to take…

Screening Recommendations for Chronic Disease

By Sara Gottfried, MD | April 23, 2018

Quick blog today to review the screening recommendations from the US Preventive Services Task Force. I often get asked how often someone should get their Pap smear or blood sugar…

Top Questions Women Ask About Aging

By Sara Gottfried, MD | April 16, 2018

As women age, their hormones take off on a roller coaster, often exacerbating any signs of aging. Most aging women have one major complaint: thinning hair and skin problems such…