Trauma and AutoImmunity with Sara Gottfried

In this episode of The Girlfriend Doctor Show, we embark on a deep dive into the intricate web of trauma and its profound effects on our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Join me and my esteemed colleague, Dr. Sara Gottfried, as we navigate the complexities of trauma's influence on autoimmune diseases, hormone balance, and overall quality of life.

Dr. Sara brings her wealth of knowledge in obstetrics and gynecology to the table, shedding light on the connection between trauma and autoimmune conditions. Together, we explore the psycho-immune-endocrinology network and how trauma can disrupt hormonal balance, trigger autoimmune responses, and compromise immune function.

Throughout our conversation, we delve into practical strategies for addressing trauma, including the significance of assessing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) scores and monitoring DHEA levels. Dr. Sara shares insights from her upcoming book, "The Autoimmune Cure," offering actionable advice for those seeking to heal from trauma and reclaim their health.

Tune in to this enlightening episode to gain valuable insights into the impact of trauma on longevity, immune health, and hormonal balance. Whether you're navigating autoimmune conditions or simply seeking to optimize your well-being, this episode offers practical guidance for your health journey. Don't miss out on this empowering conversation with Dr. Sara Gottfried on The Girlfriend Doctor Show.


Key Takeaways:

[00:02:13] Clean living and aging gracefully.

[00:05:28] Trauma and its effects.

[00:08:32] Autoimmune disease diagnosis challenges.

[00:13:54] Autoimmunity and low DHEA.

[00:17:56] Psychedelic assisted therapy.

[00:22:43] Trauma and its impact.

[00:27:07] Autoimmune cure.

[00:29:16] Leading women in health journey.

Memorable Quotes:

"I have an adverse childhood experiences score of six, which is high. So I've got more than 45 chronic diseases that are increased associated with the exposure to trauma that I had as a child." [00:20:41] – Sara Gottfried

"So number one, do the ACE questionnaire. Know what your ACE score is. It's critical. Number two, I would say check your DHEA level. I think it's so critical to know what that is. A lot of people have no idea and yet they're getting it measured. So get your DHEA checked." [00:28:34] – Sara Gottfried


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Dr. Anna Cabeca

Dr. Anna Cabeca

Certified OB/GYN, Anti-Aging and Integrative Medicine expert and founder of The Girlfriend Doctor. During Dr. Anna’s health journey, she turned to research to create products to help thousands of women through menopause, hormones, and sexual health. She is the author of best-selling The Hormone Fix, and Keto-Green 16 and MenuPause.

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