Hormone Therapy for Women: What Are the Known Risks? |Hormone Therapy| Sara Gottfried, M.D.

Discussion about hormone therapy for perimenopause and menopause is complex. Questions about safety, timing, and duration typically require a nuanced conversation about a person’s history, diet, lifestyle, risk factors, genetics, blood tests, and cognitive function. This article illustrates why the discussions are complicated and how I approach them. I practice Precision Medicine, which means that…

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Hormone Testing: What to Check and Why|Hormone Balance|Sara Gottfried MD

Questions about hormone testing are common among my patients and on social media. Women want to know which hormones they need to check and why. They also want to know what hormones and other biomarkers can be tested at home. In this video and accompanying article, I cover the biomarkers that I check for myself…

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How To Strengthen Your Immune System Against Covid-19 |Women's Health|Sara Gottfried MD

While rapid and important work is being done to develop immunotherapy and a Covid-19 vaccine, we don’t have them yet. Meanwhile, we are getting somber reports daily on the number of cases and deaths. While we wait for proven treatments, I recommend that we focus on how to strengthen immunity as the best way to…

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Superfoods|Women's Health|Sara Gottfried MD

As 2019 draws to a close, the compilation and best-of lists are doing the rounds. When I see an article on superfoods, it makes me slightly crazy. Is eating an açaí bowl the size of soccer ball really a good idea? Some can get away with it, but most women I know over 40 find that…

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Sara Gottfried MD Women's Health Article |Health|Start 2020 Off Right with these 7 Pillars of Health

Health, for me, is not merely the absence of disease. Health is physical, mental, emotional, social, and functional well-being. As we welcome in 2020 and a new decade, it’s the perfect time to make changes to improve your health. The 7 Pillars of Health that I follow are: EATFood is information for your DNA and…

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Sara Gottfried Hormonal Health Article |Sugar|Sugar and Brain Health: How to Keep Your Marbles As You Age

We all know that sugar is not good for the waistline. But do you know the effect sugar has on your brain health? Sugar is perhaps the best-known offender when it comes to your ability to think, learn, and remember—and develop stroke and dementia, including Alzheimer’s.  Eating more sugar doubles your risk of cognitive impairment.1 Too…

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