In this interview I speak with Dr. Sara Gottfried about her pioneering work in the field of women’s health. We cover her personal journey on her path to becoming an OBGYN and all that it entailed. We discuss the enormity of being conscious mothers raising daughters and each of our challenging postpartum experiences. Dr. Gottfried unpacks the hidden opportunity that is available to us when we are faced with unwanted symptoms and where to start when we find ourselves needing additional help with our health. She educates us on why biology, psychology and spirituality cannot be separated and explains why the decoding of our health struggles can be such an empowering process. We learn about the current status of women’s health in the U.S., what has improved, what is still not working and where we need to go. Dr. Gottfried sheds light on the major hormonal transitions that women go through in puberty, pregnancy, postpartum, perimenopause and menopause and how we can take care of ourselves in the face of these changes.
Sara Gottfried, MD is a board-certified gynecologist and physician scientist. She graduated from Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and completed residency at the University of California at San Francisco. Dr. Gottfried is a global keynote speaker who practices evidence-based integrative, precision, and functional medicine. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Sciences at Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, and Director of Precision Medicine at the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health. Her three New York Times bestselling books include: The Hormone Cure, The Hormone Reset Diet, Younger, and her latest, Brain Body Diet.