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Sep 30, 2014

Today’s guest is Dr. Sara Gottfried, a Harvard trained MD with over 20 years experience and author of the New York Times bestseller, “The Hormone Cure”.  Dr. Sara, Vinnie and Anna discuss the enormous effect that hormones have on our well-being, our weight and our health.  Somehow, Vinnie gets to talking about Farrah Fawcett’s famous poster and its affect on him. So tune in and find out...

Anna’s Lab Results

  • Shows signs of adrenal fatigue
  • Too much stress...needs to hit pause button
  • Meditation helps raise serotonin and reduces inflammation which reduces pain, foggy brains and helps you to lose weight
  • Pregnenolone  - the hormone precursor - responsible for memory and calm mind, among many other things


  • Body’s most important hormone
  • People who are “jacked-up” on stress make too much cortisol which produces high blood pressure and blood sugar
  • You start to run low after a while


  • Being in ketosis strains the “Charlie’s Angels” (hence the Farrah Fawcett discussion) of hormones:  cortisol, adrenals and thyroid
  • Need to be aware of your carb threshold...some people don’t do well in ketosis and need a certain amount of carbs
  • Adrenals and thyroid need about 100 gms of carbs a day...symptoms of deficiency include hair falling out, low thyroid and insulin resistance

Endocrine Disrupters

  • Environmental causes of hormonal problems
  • Need to reduce burden by avoiding plastics, receipts that are coated with plastic and canned food which is lined with BPA
  • Probiotics help
  • Fiber, 35-40 grams a day helps rid your body of Endocrine Disrupters


The Hormone Cure” by Dr. Sara Gottfried