7 Strategies to Increase Lean Body Mass as You Age  

Gigi was a fifty-year-old patient who visited me, lamenting that her muscles felt increasingly flabby – or “doughy,” as she put it. When I measured her body fat proportions, she had a healthy body mass index (BMI) of 24.5, yet she had nearly thirty-two percent body fat, and no longer felt lean. That loss (and,…

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‎5 Secrets to Turn Back the Clock

“I don’t mind talking about just about anything,” forty-three-year-old Melanie confessed, “but here’s something I hate bringing up because it feels so uncontrollable: wrinkles. I’ve been getting…” She paused – lowering her tone to a whisper as if confessing to a priest – “chemical peels.” I’d been treating Melanie for almost a year when she made…

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Top 8 Aging Hacks I Prescribe for Anyone

You can’t avoid it. You can’t hide it. Wrinkles are inevitable, and sagging will happen, eventually. Yet you have more control over how fast you age than you may realize. The answer lies not in expensive products or injections, but in everyday lifestyle choices. These choices affect what occurs inside your body – at the cellular level…

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Excerpt from My Book, Younger

Exciting news – my publisher agreed to provide an excerpt from my new book, Younger! I hope you enjoy it, and even more importantly, that by reading it, you’ll begin to understand that we have more control over the way we age than we ever thought possible. It’s a simple matter of turning the good…

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The Tell-All About Your Aging Skin (Part 1)

Forty-nine-year old Amy arrived in my office and plunked down a grocery bag filled with skincare products, everything from anti-wrinkle creams to anti-aging serums. She’d even tried injections of various kinds. “I fork over half my paycheck for a herculean ritual – and it’s getting me nowhere,” she complained. Her main lament was that skincare was…

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Top Five Foods for Clear, Glowing Skin

Top Five Foods for Clear, Glowing Skin.|Women's Health|Sara Gottfried MD

The skin is a mirror of the gut and mind. In functional medicine, symptoms are divine messages from the body. It’s our job together to decode them, not rush to a new pill or cream. We need to identify the root cause and then create a protocol to heal that cause. The same rule applies whether the issue is acne, eczema, rosacea, wrinkles, weight gain, rapid aging, or diabetes.

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Grain-Free vs Gluten-Free: What’s the difference?

Grain-free vs Gluten-Free: What's the Difference?|Women's Health|Sara Gottfried MD

If you have given up gluten but got a partial response, or don’t feel like you got the relief you wanted in terms of weight loss, brain fog, and/or autoimmunity, I’ve got another strategy for you. It’s time to go Grain Free. Why Grain-Free? Are you thinking about taking the next step and adopting a…

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5 Simple Ways to Detox from the Ills of Air Pollution

Whether it’s to upgrade mood, or lose weight, or have a blissful night’s sleep, most of the people in my tribe are on a personal mission to reclaim health and vitality. This can be achieved by using food as information for your hormones, adopting a whole lot of self love and tweaking your lifestyle in…

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