Dr. Sara Gottfried M.D. is a Harvard-educated physician, speaker, and author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep, Sex Drive, and Vitality with The Gottfried Protocol (Scribner). For the past 20 years, Dr. Gottfried has been dedicated to practicing and helping women feel at home in their bodies.
After graduating from the physician-scientist training program at Harvard Medical School and MIT, Dr. Gottfried completed her residency at the University of California at San Francisco, where she still teaches medical students. She is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, a teacher of the adjunct faculty at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, and a mentor to medical students in her virtual medicine practice and online learning center, The Gottfried Institute.
The Gottfried Institute is an enormously successful virtual practice. Dr. Gottfried has a disruptive model of how to deliver cutting-edge women’s health to as many women as possible by using technology – including teleseminars, group coaching, webinars, and social media – to raise oxytocin and reduce stress among today’s overly busy women, while teaching them how to balance their hormones naturally, regardless of age and location. As a result, her innovative methods for sharing medical information make her a popular keynote speaker.
Also a nationally-recognized yoga instructor, Dr. Gottfried teaches workshops and online courses, such as her “Mission Ignition: Sex Drive” an online program she developed to help women cultivate their vitality. Dr. Gottfried also conducts mentoring and mastermind programs for practitioners to learn The Gottfried Protocol, her proprietary 3-Step Evidence-Based method for natural hormone balancing.
As an integrative gynecologist, Dr. Gottfried is a firm believer in treating the root cause of problems, not just the symptoms. She believes in leafy greens and nutrient-dense foods, together with evidence-based integration of botanicals and bioidentical hormones, rather than just prescribing medication. “My method is not one-size-fits-all. My mission is to help women feel sexy, vital and balanced from their cells to their soul,” claims Dr. Gottfried adding, “I believe that managing and optimizing your health is your divine responsibility and path to personal power.”
Dr. Sara Gottfried has been featured in publications such as Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Family Circle, Natural Health, Women’s World, Redbook and Yoga Journal in addition to appearing in the award-winning film, “Yoga Woman” for her expertise.
Dr. Gottfried lives in San Francisco, California with her husband and 2 daughters. Her husband, David Gottfried, is the founder of the US Green Building Council and LEED, and teaches people online how to green their lives. In her personal time, she enjoys learning how to reverse the epidemic of overwhelmed women with everything from “Tiara Time” to orgasm, lightly cooks kale (which her family refuses to eat), and biohacks her own neurohormonal dashboard. “I’ve had nearly every hormonal problem a woman can get – I’ve done the leg work and reviewed the studies exhaustively so you don’t have to!” exclaims Dr. Gottfried.