Afraid of Growing Older?

With the release of my newest book Younger, I’ve spent a lot of time recently thinking about aging. As a doctor, I not only look at the physiological external effects of aging, such as the wrinkles, hair loss, and weight changes, but also the internal changes: thinning bones, failing memory, rising inflammation, and declining mood.…

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How to Resolve Constipation and Maintain a Healthy Gut

How to Resolve Constipation and Maintain a Healthy Gut |Women's Health|Sara Gottfried MD

Many women hesitate to bring up the topic of constipation with their doctor. While it’s common, few women want to talk about it. But constipation is not an issue you want to keep under wraps. When your bowel movements are regular, chances are that your hormones—cortisol, estrogen, and thyroid—are working at their best.[1] Below are…

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Get Better Sleep: 7 Tips for 7 Hours

Do you get fewer than seven hours of sleep per day? If you answer yes, you are not alone. In fact, one-third of American adults “undersleep,” according to the most recent, comprehensive Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report.[1] Since the recommended daily allowance of sleep is between seven and eight and a half hours, that means…

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3 Simple Ways to Calm Your Mind and Find Peace

3 Simple Tools to Calm your Mind and Find Peace | Women's Health | Sara Gottfried M.D.

Over and over patients tell me they want peace and calmness in their life, but the highway of life keeps them moving. Meditation? Slowing down? Who has time to sit around?! So if waking up twenty minutes early for meditation seems impossible or has been a challenge, join the crowd. In our society, we are…

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7 Benefits of Bone Broth & How-To Guide

7 Benefits of Bone Broth & How-To Guide|Women's Health|Sara Gottfried MD

If someone told you that bone broth can build stronger bones, reverse autoimmune diseases, relieve arthritis, and possibly make your skin look suppler, would you get out a pot to boil some bones right now? In my family, bone broth is a staple. Inherently nurturing and restorative, bone broth serves as a natural medicine.[1] It’s…

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Doctor/Author: How I Landed in the Writer’s Seat

I am grateful for my career as a physician, treating patients in person and working with coaching clients online. My patients and clients inspire me to stretch in my understanding of the human body, to do more, and even share more. Now after the release of my third New York Times best-selling book, some of my tribe have…

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‎5 Secrets to Turn Back the Clock

Jennifer was a forty-four-year-old patient who arrived in my office feeling defeated, worn out, and “older than her years” as she put it. As a third-shift nurse who worked grueling twelve-hour nights – frequently picking up overtime – the stressful struggle to balance sleep, two kids, and an unemployed husband drained her sanity, and took…

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How Stress Harms Your Health and Aging

How Stress Harms Your Health and Aging |Women's Health|Sara Gottfried MD

Mary was a thirty-nine-year-old patient who visited me complaining she felt burned out.  Her sixty-hour workweeks left her beyond fatigued, with frequent headaches, miserable colds, and raging tension that cut into her sleep. On top of that, she confessed that lately life had become meaningless, which she attributed to an early midlife crisis, and her…

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7 Anti-Aging Benefits You Gain from Consistent Exercise

In a previous blog, I wrote about my fifty-year-old patient Gigi who complained about feeling “doughy” and stiff. Like many middle-aged female patients, Gigi found that maintaining lean muscle mass was increasingly difficult as she got older. I get it: I find it hard too. And sometimes I need a pithy list of why I…

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