453: The Secret to Balancing Your Hormones & Burning Body Fat | Dr. Sara Gottfried


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Dr. Sara Gottfried (IG: @saragottfriedmd) is a hormone expert, a Harvard-educated physician-scientist, and a New York Times bestselling author. She practices evidence-based integrative, precision, and functional medicine.

Today we’re discussing Sara's latest book... Women, Food, and Hormones.

If you’re a woman looking to balance your hormones so you can lose excess weight and feel better - this interview is for you. Don’t worry, lots in here for the men too.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • The truth about Women, Food, and Hormones
  • What happens when your hormones are out of whack?
  • Test recommendations to assess your hormones
  • The 4-week protocol to balance hormones
  • Medicine for the individual
  • Reverse the epidemic of people with metabolic dysfunction
  • Detoxification is the first pillar of the Sara's protocol
  • Sweating helps you detox
  • Supplements that enhance detoxification
  • The problem with classic keto for women
  • How to adapt the ketogenic diet for women
  • Sara’s typical meal which is 60-70% fat
  • Nutritional ketosis is healthy
  • The ketogenic diet lowers insulin
  • The keto adaptation phase
  • MCT oil helps reduce cravings
  • How to use MCT oil daily
  • Sara’s morning routine & meditation practice
  • Extending your intermittent fasting window
  • Does coffee break your fast?
  • Practice 1/3 cardio & 2/3 strength training
  • Your hormones depend on getting good sleep
  • Bedtime rituals to help achieve better REM sleep
  • Trauma is a hormone disrupter
  • The rise of psychedelic medicine to treat mental health
  • What’s your ACE score?
  • Autoimmunity and trauma

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Related links:

Dr. Sara Gottfried - Women, Food, and Hormones (book)

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Dr. Sara Gottfried (books)

Listen to Dr. Sara Gottfried previously on TUHP (episode #144, #164, and #294)

Dr. David Ludwig - The Case for a Low-Carb Diet is Stronger Than Ever (article)

Lisa Mosconi (books)

Bulletproof Coffee

Listen to Dave Asprey previously on TUHP (episodes #061, #159, #305, and #389)

Carissa Schumacher - The Freedom Transmissions (book)

Jon Kabat-Zinn (books)

Listen to Dr. Satchin Panda previously on TUHP (episode #353)

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Bessel van der Kolk - The Body Keeps the Score (book)

Peter Levine (books)

Take The ACE Quiz — And Learn What It Does And Doesn't Mean (NPR article)

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