Women, we have it tough. Once we hit our thirties, our hormones just can’t take it anymore. Balance becomes elusive. Mood swings become normal. And our family and friends want to avoid us 90 percent of the time. What gives? Are we doomed to the wild ride leading up to and through menopause?   Hormonal…

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As women age, their hormones take off on a roller coaster, often exacerbating any signs of aging. Most aging women have one major complaint: thinning hair and skin problems such as sagging, wrinkling, and even breakouts. Why? The short answer is that hormones are often the culprit; bringing them back into balance will remedy these…

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Hormone imbalance stems from various factors. In fact, symptoms and sensations you might consider normal as an aging woman are actually from broken hormones that can easily be fixed with some lifestyle adjustments. Here are the main culprits causing hormonal troubles: Stress Hormone imbalance is far too common these days. The main culprit is chronic…

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How to Look and Feel Your Best As You Age| Women's Health | Sara Gottfried MD

Do you want to feel your best as you age? What are the secrets to improving your healthspan and better aging? Here are the main steps I recommend to turn back the clock from the inside out. There are three main building blocks to slow down the aging process: sleep, food and exercise. Improve your…

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Six Tips to Sleep Better, Detox Better, and Lose Weight. | Sara Gottfried, MD

You already know the importance of sleep to your health. But did you know that sleep governs over 600 genes? Those include weight loss genes (such as CLOCK) as well as the genes that predict your risk of Alzheimer’s disease (APOE4). If you’re like me and have the variation of CLOCK, you need eight hours…

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The female body definitely has a daily, monthly, seasonal hormonal rhythm–and problems arise when those natural rhythms are ignored, neglected, silenced, overpowered, or disconnected from environmental cues. A good example is the environmental cue of the light/dark cycle of each day. When you are disconnected from bright natural light in the morning, your sleep hormone…

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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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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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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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