Meditation: Precision Medicine for the Brain and Body

Meditation: Precision Medicine for the Brain and Body |Meditation| Sara Gottfried, M.D.

As someone who has fixed a cup of tea and sat down to get quiet on a daily basis for the past few decades, I am a total convert on the benefits of meditation. And science is finally catching up to what we’ve known about meditation since ancient times  – that regular contemplative practice improves…

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Build Resilience and Hormone Balance

Build Resilience and Hormone Balance with Maria Shriver and Sara Gottfried, M.D.

Do you want to learn more about hormone balance, the female brain, perimenopause, what supplements we should all be taking, and how to transform health care? At the beginning of this week, I had the honor to be invited by Maria Shriver to chat with her on Architects of Change Live about just that. We…

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Stroke, Toxins, and Women

Sara Gottfried MD Women's Health Article |Stroke|Stroke, Toxins and Women

You may never think of stroke. You may not think you’re at risk, that it’s a problem that occurs in older people, like grandparents. Certainly, it’s not a health risk for you. Turns out that strokes are on the rise among millennials. According to the Centers for Disease Control, strokes among women ages eighteen to…

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Women, Perimenopause, and Alzheimer’s Disease: A Call to Action

When your hormones go down in your forties, your risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease go up. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia, accounting for half of the cases. AD is a progressive brain/body disorder characterized by gradual memory loss, nerve cell loss, dysfunction of connections between nerve cells (synapses), and…

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What Happens to Our Hormones After 35

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 flux…

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The How-Tos of At-Home Hormone Testing

The How-Tos of At-Home Hormone Testing |Women's Health|Sara Gottfried MD

Many people ask me about self-testing for hormone imbalances. Doing these tests can be insightful and shed light on any particular issues. At-home testing is just one way to take the reins over your medical destiny, learn about the state of your general health, glean important information about how to alter your lifestyle to impact…

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Top Questions Women Ask About Aging

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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Postpartum Anxiety: A Unique Problem Faced by Women

You’re thinking about the birth or just had a baby. You’re not ill, you’re thrilled about having a baby. You’re not depressed, but you’re on edge and worried about having so much responsibility for this beautiful, helpless baby. If you’re experiencing some of these feelings, you are not alone. In my 25 years of taking…

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Hormones: A Problem Worth Fixing

Stress is inevitable but how we deal with it and whether it causes further hormone imbalances is not. In order to help you balance your hormones naturally, lose weight, and feel grounded and happy, I wrote my first book, The Hormone Cure. This new Q&A about it will tell you why I wrote it, how…

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