Madonna My Thyroid, Please

One comment personal trainers hear daily from overweight, middle-aged women is: “I want Madonna arms.” It makes them want to shoot themselves. Actually, um, I want Madonna arms. While she is controversial, chameleonic and doesn’t always comment wisely on her art, she is arguably looking mighty fine for age 52. In fact, I think she…

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Metabolic Health: Why You Must Care and How to Measure It

Sara Gottfried MD | Women's Health |Metabolic Health: Why You Must Care and How to Measure It

Are you metabolically healthy? If not, you’re not alone. Only around 12% of Americans have achieved metabolic health.1 What does metabolic health mean and why do we all need to start caring more about it? How do you measure metabolic health? Let’s start by looking at the word metabolism. A lot of people misconceive the…

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Launch Bonus – Thank You

Women, Food, and Hormones shows you how a female-friendly keto diet that addresses your unique hormonal needs, can help you shed pounds and maintain the loss more easily. By purchasing your copy of Women, Food, and Hormones, you’ve made the first step to food freedom. Here are some tools to help you along the way:…

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PCOS: Natural Solutions for a Common Hormone Imbalance

Sara Gottfried MD Women's Health Article |PCOS|PCOS: Natural Solutions for a Common Hormone Imbalance

What is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)? It is a complex endocrine disorder that affects 20 to 30 percent of women. In medicine, we use the term syndrome to describe a collection of signs and symptoms that don’t necessarily have a single identifiable cause or pathological process. PCOS causes the sex hormones in women to become…

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Endometriosis: Diet and Lifestyle Changes That Help

Endometriosis: Diet and Lifestyle Changes that Work |Women's Health | Sara Gottfried MD

Endometriosis is an often undiagnosed problem that affects 10 to 15% of women.1 What happens with endometriosis is that the cells similar to the endometrium, or uterine lining, implant outside the uterus, usually on the ovaries or other pelvic organs, causing inflammation and sometimes extreme pain.

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Hormone Testing: What to Check and Why

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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Are Superfoods Worthy of Their Title?

Sara Gottfried MD Women's Health Article | Superfoods | Are Superfoods Worthy of Their Title?

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 this so-called superfood jacks up their blood sugar. I wear a continuous glucose monitor,…

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Buddha “Fettuccine” Alfredo: A Comfort Food Revised

Younger Recipe | Buddha Fettuccine Alfredo | Sara Gottfried MD

This is how I unite a classic comfort food with healthy, vegetable-filled eating. I shared this recipe in my book, Younger, because of the antiaging properties of Brazil nuts and because it is oh so much goodness! Munching on these tasty nuts fill you up with magnesium. Magnesium is the relaxing mineral; it counters the…

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