Six Tips to Sleep Better, Detox Better, and Lose Weight.

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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A Woman's Natural Hormone Rhythm Explained

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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Infertility 101: Get to the Root Cause

From all my years in practice and speaking with women who are suffering, I know how grave the desperation, anxiety, and loneliness are for those struggling with infertility. Too commonly unaddressed, millions of women suffer in secrecy and begin to doubt their bodies. According to the most recent data from the CDC, 6.9 million or…

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Could it be Leptin Resistance?

Leptin resistance is when your cells become numb to leptin, the hormone of hunger and satiety—that is, nature’s appetite suppressant. Under normal conditions, when you’ve had enough to eat, leptin signals your brain to stop eating, i.e., it’s time to put down the fork.  When your brain gets bombarded with high leptin levels signals, it…

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How To Balance Your Hormones At Any Age

How To Balance Your Hormones At Any Age |Balance Your Hormones|Sara Gottfried MD

As a woman, you’re on a hormonal roller coaster ride most of your life. My books The Hormone Cure, The Hormone Reset Diet, Younger  and my latest, Brain Body Diet were born of my passion to help women, one hormone at a time. I want to help you do that so you can stay looking and feeling…

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How to Resolve Constipation and Maintain a Healthy Gut

How to Resolve Constipation and Maintain a Healthy Gut |Women's Health|Sara Gottfried MD

Many women hesitate to bring up the topic of constipation with their doctor. While it’s common, few women want to talk about it. But constipation is not an issue you want to keep under wraps. When your bowel movements are regular, chances are that your hormones—cortisol, estrogen, and thyroid—are working at their best.[1] Below are…

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7 Steps to Stop Vaginal Dryness

7 Steps to Stop Vaginal Dryness | Women's Health|Sara Gottfried MD

Do you often feel dry “down there”? Vaginal dryness is a common condition for many women. In fact, if you are on the Pill, you’re 25 percent more likely to have vaginal dryness. Another major cause is perimenopause or menopause. Whether from age or the Pill, the vagina can degenerate as estrogen and/or testosterone (yes,…

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5 FAQs about Yoga and Hormones: Yoga Changes Your Adrenaline, Cortisol, and Melatonin

After practicing for four decades, I believe yoga helps with that uncomfortable “rev” in the body. You probably know what I’m talking about – that sense that you don’t like something in the present moment, like your belly or butt or thighs, or the feeling that you should be doing more in your career, or that you deserve to be paid more than you are, or you somehow don’t measure up to an impossible standard.

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