Women’s Health

The Real Reason Why Women Feel Foggier, Hungrier, Plumper, More Forgetful, More Anxious, and Unhappier Than Ever Before

Dr. Sara Gottfried Women's Health Article | Brain Body Diet | The Real Reason Why Women Feel Foggier, Hungrier, Plumper, More Forgetful, More Anxious, and Unhappier Than Ever Before

If you’re like 95% of the women I work with, you’ve tried to lose weight before or you’ve spent countless dollars on things that promise to improve memory, clear your brain fog or reduce anxiety…often times without lasting results or tangible improvements. Or maybe you feel guilty because you KNOW you should feel happier than…

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Oxalate Overload: How It Affects Your Gut, Urinary Tract, and Risk of Autoimmune Conditions

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…

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Stroke, Toxins, and Women

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…

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Women, Perimenopause, and Alzheimer’s Disease: A Call to Action

When your hormones go down in your forties, your risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease go up. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia, accounting for half of the cases. AD is a progressive brain/body disorder characterized by gradual memory loss, nerve cell loss, dysfunction of connections between nerve cells (synapses), and…

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Navigate Perimenopause + Menopause Naturally

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 run out of ripe eggs, progesterone drops, and it’s harder to soothe yourself. Cravings increase. Many women, myself included, feel less stress resilient. Then there’s…

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