Hormone Therapy for Women: What Are the Known Risks? |Hormone Therapy| Sara Gottfried, M.D.

Discussion about hormone therapy for perimenopause and menopause is complex. Questions about safety, timing, and duration typically require a nuanced conversation about a person’s history, diet, lifestyle, risk factors, genetics, blood tests, and cognitive function. This article illustrates why the discussions are complicated and how I approach them. I practice Precision Medicine, which means that…

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The path to hormonal balance is often punctuated by difficult decisions. Sometimes it means choosing a new food plan or diet, making radical adjustments to create a low-stress life, or finally taking the financial leap to get medical tests and uncover the root of the problem. Another tough subject to tackle is that of bioidentical…

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Thought I’d post a few testimonials, since we women are famous for not seeing the bigger story to our story. Indulge me with a little shameless promotion since I’m short on time today. Even though I’m short on time, I’m not short on gratitude: huge thanks to the lovely women who said such nice things…

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A Hindu Scholar named Swami Adiswarananda once said that we must renounce what we’ve been doing for something that feels better. None of us renounces what feels good for something that feels worse.   His words frame my entry into the start of my Gottfried Cleanse, which is designed to balance your hormones and reduce…

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  Today Imma be yackin‘ online about hormones and how they shift when cleansing, and why.  Was thinking I need a li’l reference guide to each hormone: who they be and what they do. So…I’m a scholar, seeker, yoga teacher and a doctor. It’s serious, sacred stuff. But. Imma be honest. I frequently quote The Blackeyed Peas. Want me to Quote…

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Step into my time machine. We’re nine years old. It’s 1976. We’re fledgling feminists (already!) and we’re mad-passionately-crazy in awe of a trio of crime-fighting, bad-guy-busting women with brains, brawn and physical agility. And they are just like the hormonal system, when it’s working FOR YOU not against you. They’re amazing. They’re Angels. (They even…

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A Hindu Scholar named Swami Adiswarananda once said that we must renounce what we’ve been doing for something that feels better. None of us renounces what feels good for something that feels worse. His words frame my entry into the official start of our Gottfried Cleanse tomorrow, which is designed to balance your hormones and…

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Thought I’d post a few testimonials, since we women are famous for not seeing the bigger story to our story. Indulge me with a little shameless promotion since I’m short on time today. Even though I’m short on time, I’m not short on gratitude: huge thanks to the lovely women who said such nice things…

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