Thyroid Questionnaire

I love this questionnaire from Dr. Hotze, another integrative physician. It gets to the heart of whether you should be tested for thyroid dysregulation, even if your conventional doc has dismissed your concerns. I also like to use these questions to build a tracker for how you improve with different … [Read more...]

Monday Mystic: Menopause Poem by Adair Lara


  Adair Lara is our Monday Mystic for Jan 31, 2011. She sent this phresh poem to me today (see below), and got me thinking I need to banish people-pleasing from my life far in advance of menopause. You? And start self basting in this Bulgarian hotel I call my body. Adair connects me to another … [Read more...]

Help, Kelp?! What to Do with Japan’s Radiation (Possibly Heading Our Way)

Photo on 2011-03-11 at 10.42 #2

While I'm sure you've heard of the nasty earthquake in Japan - not sure you've heard that Japanese nuclear reactors spewed significant amounts of radiation that may be heading our way here in America. Learn about this now: IODINE. Talk to your doctor about protecting your thyroid with supplemental … [Read more...]

Radiation Dilemma: Resources

Yesterday the US Surgeon General said: Get iodide. It's a worthy precaution. But don't take it yet. Meanwhile, the California Department of Public Health says: Don't take iodide. Here's their new site of FAQ on radiation in California. The situation continues to worsen in Japan, and an MIT CNN … [Read more...]

My Memory Sucks! Dr. Sara’s Top 3 Tips (+ 1 from Tim Ferriss)


Memory is your ability to store, retain, and recall information at will.  But sometimes, if you’re like me at age 44, you send the signal and… nothing happens. Blank. I got nothin’. As a recovering stressoholic, I’ve learned that we have a very cool part of our brain called the hippocampus that is the … [Read more...]

My Top 5 Hormone Superheroes: My Genius Bar. My Peeps. My Go-To’s.

Here are the Best of Class in Hormonal Health, Peace + Love. Thought leaders, change agents, supersmartypants, Malcomb-Gladwell-types of women’s health and longevity, nutritional radicals, early adoptors, cultural creatives, and, oh YES! the Voice of Reason (guess who!). The folks I go to when I … [Read more...]

Holiday Hormones: Harvard MD Teaches You How to Surf ‘Em

It's the end of the year. Are you depleted? Burned out? Gaining weight over the holidays? Asexual? How much is it worth for you to shift in 2012 to vital, sexy & thin again? I'm Dr. Sara Gottfried, the integrative physician who coaches depleted women with slow … [Read more...]