Meditation: Precision Medicine for the Brain and Body |Meditation| Sara Gottfried, M.D.

As someone who has fixed a cup of tea and sat down to get quiet on a daily basis for the past few decades, I am a total convert on the benefits of meditation. And science is finally catching up to what we’ve known about meditation since ancient times  – that regular contemplative practice improves…

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Sara Gottfried MD Women's Health Article | Gut Brain Axis | Could The Gut-Brain Axis Hold The Secrets To Radically Transform Your Health?

Imagine a world where you don’t need to count calories or obsess over food. Imagine a world where you’re not caught between retreating to the couch or spending hours at the gym. Finally, imagine a world where you’re not feeling shame, punishment or restriction when it comes to the food you eat. This is the…

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

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 the reins over your medical destiny, learn about the state of your general health, glean important information about how to alter your lifestyle to impact…

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8 ways birth control pills might be harming your health |Women's Health|Sara Gottfried MD

Millions of women take birth control pills (BCP) for contraception and/or to treat an underlying hormone imbalance. BCPs block ovulation and thicken your cervical mucus so that sperm have a reduced chance of meeting up with a fertilized egg. But are they a good idea? That depends. As a gynecologist practicing functional medicine, I have…

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After practicing for four decades, I believe yoga helps with that uncomfortable “rev” in the body. You probably know what I’m talking about – that sense that you don’t like something in the present moment, like your belly or butt or thighs, or the feeling that you should be doing more in your career, or that you deserve to be paid more than you are, or you somehow don’t measure up to an impossible standard.

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