episode #204

Women, Food, and Hormones with Dr. Sara Gottfried



Ever wonder why men drop dozens of pounds on the ketogenic diet while women stagnate or worse – gain weight? In this episode, we uncover how the keto diet for women is dramatically different than the one for men, discussing the role of hormones and signs of hormonal imbalance in the female body. We talk about the Human Growth Hormone (HGH), detoxification pathways, stress, fasting, and what happens after ketosis.

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Listen to my first episode with Dr. Sara Gottfried here.

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 Episode Overview:

  • 9:04 Introduction
  • 14:03 Welcoming Sara
  • 16:17 Women’s Hormones
  • 23:05 Clinical Signs Of Hormone Imbalance
  • 30:00 Growth Hormones
  • 33:42 How Growth Hormone Is Different For Women
  • 41:36 Detoxification and Sauna
  • 44:34 Testosterone In Women
  • 50:00 Nutrition For Testosterone
  • 52:55 How The Ketogenic Diet Is Different For Women
  • 59:10 Stress and Ketogenic Diet
  • 1:05:04 Sara’s Protocol
  • 1:12:32 Fasting
  • 1:25:24 What Happens After Ketosis
  • 1:30:11 How To Connect With Sara

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