180 Nutrition -The Health Sessions.

This week we welcome to the show Sara Gottfried MD.  She is a Harvard-trained MD, bestselling author, and leading expert on hormones. She is a board-certified gynecologist who practices functional medicine, but also a regular gal—a busy working mom, constant chauffeur for my daughters, devoted wife, and spiritual seeker.

In her practice, she helps women balance their hormones naturally—starting with their fork. She has a “food first” philosophy and passionately believe that food is the small hinge that swings the biggest doors when it comes to your health.

Questions we ask in this episode:

  • What is Healthspan?
  • What are the levers that most impact Healthspan?
  • How much of our health is determined by genetics versus the environment?
  • What can we expect from your book Younger?
  • If we could focus on just one thing to improve Healthspan, what would you recommend?

This week we have a very special guest for you. I just loved this podcast, and it was with Doctor Sara Gottfried. Now, if you're not familiar with Sara, she's a Harvard trained MD with over 20 years of experience. She's also the author of The New York Times best selling books, The Hormone Cure, The Hormone Reset Diet and her latest book, Younger.

[00:01:00] I kid you not, we had a blast on this podcast. We covered all sorts of topics from her own personal experiences to her thoughts on middle-age and how we can slow that aging process, but even from a disease-free perspective. On top of that what's clear about Sara is that she's a very honest, loving person, and leads by example in everything that she does. She's putting out such a great message to the world. It was just a privilege to have her on the podcast today and share this. We even get to talk about the Costa Rican term for Avila and Tequila. It's safe to say Stu was on fine form today as well as we kick off in 2018.

Anyway, I know you're going to enjoy this podcast. Let's go over to Sara Gottfried. Enjoy.

[00:01:30] Hi this is Guy Lawrence, I'm joined with Stuart Cook as always, good morning Stu.


Hello, mate.


Good to see you. A wonderful guest today is Sara Gottfried. Sara, welcome to the show.


Thank you, so happy to be here.


It's beautiful Sara. Like Stu was just saying, we've been following you from afar for so long, so it's nice to finally get round to having you on the podcast and exposing you to our listeners.



Same here.


Sara, we ask a certain question on every show and that is, literally, if you were say on an airplane or in the street and you sat next to a stranger, and they asked you what you did for a living, what would you say?


I would say I'm a troublemaker.


Yeah, that's what we like to hear.


[00:02:30] Well, it depends on the context. What I usually say is, I'm a change agent, I am a change agent for health and wealth, because your greatest wealth is your health. Our healthcare system is broken. I really want to change all those things, I feel like that's my mission, that's the reason why I'm here. I does depend on context. I used to say I'm a bored certified gynecologist, I practice functional medicine. Half the people would turn on their heel and go the opposite direction, so it's evolved over time.

For full transcript and interview:


Direct download: SaraGottfriedPodcast.mp3
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In keeping up with tradition, I take a look back over 2017 and pull out some highlights of what episodes had a great impact on me. I've chosen six episodes. Can you guess what they are?

It's true privilege to interview the guests we have on the show, and with a new year upon us, I think it's healthy to reflect upon the year that was. I enjoy taking a trip down memory lane. My hope is that you do to. 

So here's to 2018!

Enjoy, Guy


Direct download: Best_of_2017_Ausio_FINISHED.mp3
Category:Health & Nutrition -- posted at: 12:38pm PDT