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Dr. Sara Gottfried Period Party Podcast

Dr. Sara Gottfried is a board-certified physician scientist and three-time New York Times bestselling author. Dr. Gottfried graduated from Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and completed her residency at the University of California at San Francisco. Over the past three decades, Dr. Gottfried has seen more than 25,000 patients and specializes in identifying the underlying cause of her patients’ conditions to achieve true and lasting health transformations, not just symptom management. She is a wife, mom, researcher, and certified yoga teacher. Her bestselling books include The Hormone Cure, The Hormone Reset Diet, Younger, and her latest, Brain Body Diet.

In this episode, we talk about what you can do to support your brain health as you get older, the impact of diet and lifestyle on mental health, the negative impact of certain sociocultural norms for women, the importance of connecting with other women, and so much more!

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Here are the highlights of what we cover during this episode: 

  • Why your cognitive function doesn’t have to decline as you get older
  • Gottfried’s integrative approach to supporting good brain health
  • The connection between diet and lifestyle and symptoms like anxiety
  • Why it’s so important to first investigate the root cause of your symptoms
  • The shocking statistics on anxiety in the United States
  • The biological and gender differences that result in higher levels of anxiety, depression, and insomnia in women versus men
  • How sociocultural structures and environmental factors affect women’s health
  • How obesogens and dementogens negatively affect our hormonal and mental health
  • The importance of connecting with other benevolent women
  • How the varying levels of sex hormones throughout the menstrual cycle affect our brain and gut health
  • How menopause and perimenopause impact women’s brain function

Resources & Recommendations:

Sara Gottfried’s Website

Sara Gottfried’s Book | Brain Body Diet

Christiane Northrup

Lisa Mosconi

Wall Street Journal Article | The Link Between Menopause and Alzheimer’s

The Atlantic Article | Why It Was Easier to Be Skinny in the 1980s

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