Articles

Orgasm Balances Your Hormones: According to Hippocrates + Modern Research

By Sara Gottfried, MD | July 8, 2011

You know the Hippocratic Oath? I took it back in 1994. Do No Harm. Got it. Hippocrates got it, too – and he wanted you to get some. Turns out that during…

Sacred Socks & Pablo Neruda

By Sara Gottfried, MD | July 8, 2011

Maybe you didn’t quite get just how obsessed I am with knitting. Here’s an example: I could not properly express the joy I feel with my new socks, knitted from…

Organically Jeaned: Change Up the Paradigm

By Sara Gottfried, MD | July 6, 2011

Learned today that the European Union has rigid boundaries on the type of cotton they import – no toxic dyes, no cheap cotton laced with DDT, as several cottons from China…

Organic Right Up Next to Your Skin: Undies

By Sara Gottfried, MD | July 4, 2011

Perhaps the most important layer in my organic experiment is my undies. Right up next to your privateness, you want no endocrine disruptors or heavy metals. Surprisingly, I found this to…

Mental Vitamin: Sewing | Knitting | Cooking

By Sara Gottfried, MD | July 4, 2011

Love this idea from neuroscientist Kelly Lambert, PhD’s book on depression, about choosing alternatives to the conventional quick-fix of changing your neurotransmitter mix with a prescription for Lexapro, Prozac or…

Breast Cancer/Anti-Depressant Link: 5 Facts

By Sara Gottfried, MD | June 30, 2011

Did you catch the news in April that anti-depressants are associated with an 11% increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer?* After pouring over 61 studies of anti-depressants, lead author…

Alchemist Next Door: Organic Clothes That Heal

By Sara Gottfried, MD | June 26, 2011

Hokahay! Today is a fine day to dye – natural dye, that is, in the back yard of our LEED-Platinum green home with a group of intrepid women gathered to…

The Holy Trinity – Or Charlie's Angels – of Vitality: Estrogen, Cortisol + Thyroid (and why they've got your back + your rack, baby)

By Sara Gottfried, MD | June 22, 2011

Step into my time machine. We’re nine years old. It’s 1976. We’re fledgling feminists (already!) and we’re mad-passionately-crazy in awe of a trio of crime-fighting, bad-guy-busting women with brains, brawn…

Miscarriage Sucks: What To Do + Say

By Sara Gottfried, MD | June 18, 2011

My heart goes out to women who miscarry. The delight of a missed period, the pleasures of the fantasies we all spin about our future progeny, the online shopping. Then, when…

Feed Your Face

By Sara Gottfried, MD | June 16, 2011

“Maybe it’s because women in L.A. are overly concerned with what they’re eating, but when I opened my own dermatology practice, I started asking every patient to tell me about…