Posts Tagged ‘sleep’

What Is Biohacking and Why Try It?

Biohacking is the method of applying targeted lifestyle changes to optimize your body’s biology. The point is to leverage every means possible—genetic, biochemical, psychological, emotional, spiritual—toward a specific goal, usually to feel your best and most productive. What differentiates biohacking from other health strategies is that it involves rigorous self-testing, such as with direct-to-consumer testing…

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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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Why do Hormone Imbalances Happen?

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, Feel Your Best While Aging

So here are my first steps I recommend taking to turn back the clock from the inside and working out so that you can really feel your best. The building blocks are sleep, food and exercise. Improve your sleep with Vitamin D supplementation It’s difficult to gain a sufficient amount of it through your diet.…

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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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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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How to Go Coffee-Free in Just 10 Days

How to go coffee free in just 10 days |Women's Health|Sara Gottfried MD

Jill, a patient of mine, felt a true physiological need for caffeine, similar to how a diabetic needs insulin. She couldn’t imagine life without coffee. The thought of removing it from her daily routine almost caused her to miss out on one of the most important decisions of her life, which was doing The Hormone…

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Get Better Sleep: 7 Tips for 7 Hours

Do you get fewer than seven hours of sleep per day? If you answer yes, you are not alone. In fact, one-third of American adults “undersleep,” according to the most recent, comprehensive Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report.[1] Since the recommended daily allowance of sleep is between seven and eight and a half hours, that means…

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The Melatonin Effect: Could Nighttime Light Cause Female Cancers?

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Are you routinely awake at night with the lights on? Your health might be more at risk. For one, studies on almost two hundred thousand [1] night-shift workers showed increased risk of coronary heart disease among women. Other studies show correlations between night-shift work and higher rates of metabolic syndrome,[2] inflammation,[3] obesity,[4] and depression/anxiety.[5] Beyond…

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Thanksgiving: What Gratitude Does to Your Brain

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Dopamine, oxytocin, and serotonin walk into a bar . . . No, I’m not going to torture you with a bad joke. Instead, I want to discuss about what gratitude does to the brain. Recent research findings are a call to action for a sense of thanksgiving every day, not just the fourth Thursday in…

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