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Plum Awesome: Clean Food in the Bay Area

By Sara Gottfried, MD | April 3, 2011

Most of you know I’m in the midst of a cleanse with an online, webinar group. I believe we must change radically how we eat, and to dump the toxins…

Coffee Hijacks Thyroid Levels

By Sara Gottfried, MD | April 1, 2011

Do you take thyroid medication? Judging from my integrative medicine practice, I believe we have an epidemic of underfunctioning thyroid on our hands. Most national organizations of endocrinologists have issued…

Meet Your Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie

By Sara Gottfried, MD | March 31, 2011

Nothing makes me happier than an anti-inflammatory smoothie with greens, berries, pea and rice protein (very hypoallergenic) and flax. Well, maybe containment of nuclear reactors in Japan, but that’s a…

Cravings 101: Fight the Saboteur

By Sara Gottfried, MD | March 29, 2011

Your saboteur (or as Annie Lamott aptly calls it: KFKD radio) is the one telling you that dumping the junk is a waste of time. Why bother? Who cares? Who…

Detox, Gottfried-Style – Join Us!

By Sara Gottfried, MD | March 28, 2011

It’s never too late to detox. We are tasked with clearing out gluten, dairy, caffeine, sugar and alcohol over the first seven days as part of the “Pre-Cleanse” as well…

On Cleansing, D#1 – Kicking Caffeine

By Sara Gottfried, MD | March 25, 2011

What is your most irrational fear? As you titrate with us off caffeine, gluten, dairy, alcohol and sugar, what are you most afraid will happen? Let’s start with caffeine. Today…

On Cleansing, D#0

By Sara Gottfried, MD | March 24, 2011

A Hindu Scholar named Swami Adiswarananda once said that we must renounce what we’ve been doing for something that feels better. None of us renounces what feels good for something…

Natural Health Magazine: Interview on Low Libido

By Sara Gottfried, MD | March 22, 2011

Thrilled to be interviewed in Natural Health, published in the April/May 2011 issue. Most of what I said about hormones and how they modulate libido got cut. My main point…

Kicking Dairy: Why Bother?

By Sara Gottfried, MD | March 11, 2011

Throughout my 22 years of taking care of people, I’ve seen a lot of addictive behaviors. Particularly around food. Most common: chocolate, cheese, caffeine, flour, sugar, taken to anesthetize. These…

MOTHS-R-US: Addiction as Initiation

By Sara Gottfried, MD | March 7, 2011

  Love this one-liner from Pema Chodron, about how we’re insanely, wildly, immaturely, naively, passionately drawn to things that harm us just as a moth is to flame. All of…