Bioidentical Hormone Therapy, Part 1: What’s Safe? What’s Smart? |Hormone Balance|Sara Gottfried MD

I’ve been prescribing bioidentical hormone therapy since 1994. In the 25+ years since that first prescription for bioidentical hormones, we have evidence for and against their use. This has led to confusion, misinformation, and even guidelines from mainstream medical societies that are not consistently evidence-based.1 Fortunately, a masterful new book sets the record straight: Tapestry…

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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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Navigate Perimenopause + Menopause Naturally|Women's Hormone Health|Sara Gottfried MD

Perimenopause is rough on many women. Menopause too. As a woman, one’s sense of equanimity can feel under attack starting in your forties, sometimes earlier. As your ovaries start to run out of ripe eggs, progesterone drops, and it’s harder to soothe yourself. Cravings increase. Many women, myself included, feel less stress resilient. Then there’s…

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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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A new study of menopausal women has shown something that we’ve known for decades: that yoga helps reduce symptoms of menopause. Read more about the study right here in a recent press release. In short, yoga was better than no treatment at reducing an aggregate of menopausal symptoms, anxiety-related symptoms, vasomotor symptoms such as hot…

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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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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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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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Dr. Sara's Top 3 Questions: for Good Health

When it comes to female hormonal conditions, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is probably one you’ve heard of. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, between 1 in 10 and 1 in 20 women of childbearing age have PCOS. That means someone in your female tribe – sister, friend, co-worker –…

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