In this episode we have the brilliant Dr. Sara Gottfried. Dr. Sara speaks from the heart when she discusses how her own experience with hormonal imbalance led her on an impassioned journey to find answers for herself and all women. “We don’t come with an operating manual” and so she set out to write a book which helps women navigate the changes that start to occur in their mid thirties and beyond. She discusses the important role of stress reduction as a key component to true health and wellness. She details out the effect stress has on the hormonal/reproductive system as well as gives tool and strategies to create more inner peace and lower cortisol levels. Dr. Sara gives guidance for those who are trying to conceive which includes diagnostic advice and toxins to avoid. She also discusses the “levers” of aging and how to recognize and reverse the aging process to optimize fertility and feel your best.
About Episode Guest
Sara Gottfried, MD is three-time New York Times bestselling author of The Hormone Cure, The Hormone Reset Diet, and her newest book, Younger. After graduating from Harvard Medical School and MIT, Dr. Gottfried completed her residency at the University of California at San Francisco. She is a board-certified gynecologist who teaches natural hormone balancing in her novel online programs so that women can lose weight, detoxify, and slow down aging. Dr. Gottfried lives in Berkeley, CA with her husband and two daughters. You can find more about Dr. Sara Gottfried at her website and by following her on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook.
In her thirties, she suffered from what she calls the 4 “F’s” – frazzled, frumpy, fat, and you can imagine the fourth “F.” She was a stress case, in couple’s therapy, and premenstrual. She went to my doctor and he offered Prozac and birth control pills, but that just didn’t feel right.
She decided to apply her medical training to myself, and discovered her cortisol level was insanely high. Within one month, she had fixed the issue and felt enormously better. She took on my low thyroid next, and then her bad estrogens. She ate differently, exercised less, and took 3 supplements. She lost 25 pounds and graduated from couple’s therapy, and was on to something!
The solution to her problems became The Gottfried Protocol, and it has worked gloriously well on the 10,000+ people in the past 10 years. Her mission at The Gottfried Institute – and in life – is to help women feel sexy, vital and balanced from their cells to their souls. That means getting your weight right where you want it, getting your energy and sex drive maximised, and doing it all naturally and safely.