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Food as Precision Medicine

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. In this short…

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Testing Your Adrenal Hormones at Home

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

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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5 FAQs about Yoga and Hormones: Yoga Changes Your Adrenaline, Cortisol, and Melatonin

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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The Solution Is Nuanced: The Gottfried Protocol for Low Progesterone


Do any of these problems sound familiar? Agitation or PMS Painful or swollen breasts? Irregular cycles, or your monthly cycle is more frequent as you get older? Heavy and/or painful periods? Bloating and/or fluid retention? Ovarian or breast cysts, particularly at night? Itchy or restless legs? Clumsiness or lousy coordination? Cyclic headaches, especially menstrual migraines?…

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