How to Strengthen Your Immune System Against Covid-19

How To Strengthen Your Immune System Against Covid-19 |Women's Health|Sara Gottfried MD

While rapid and important work is being done to develop immunotherapy and a Covid-19 vaccine, we don’t have them yet. Meanwhile, we are getting somber reports daily on the number of cases and deaths. While we wait for proven treatments, I recommend that we focus on how to strengthen immunity as the best way to…

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Home-Style Middle Eastern Hummus

Brain Body Diet |Hummus| Sara Gottfried MD

Traditional hummus has only 5 ingredients, and each of those ingredients is powerful for brain-body balance, which is why I had to include this recipe in my book, Brain Body Diet. Let’s jump into this incredible dish that is oh so creamy, simple to make and nutritious! Chickpeas are the star in hummus. Like most…

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Are Superfoods Worthy of Their Title?

Sara Gottfried MD Women's Health Article | Superfoods | Are Superfoods Worthy of Their Title?

When I see an article on superfoods, it makes me slightly crazy. Is eating an açaí bowl the size of soccer ball really a good idea? Some can get away with it, but most women I know over 40 find that this so-called superfood jacks up their blood sugar. I wear a continuous glucose monitor,…

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Grass-Fed Beef and Vegetable Stew: Perfect for Fall

Younger Recipe | Grass-Fed Beef | Sara Gottfried MD

As the cooler months of fall and winter arrive, there is nothing better than a slow-cooked meal to warm you up. Featured in my book Younger, this grass-fed beef stew delivers a balanced, nutrient-dense meal. If you are short on time, you can use store-bought beef stock, but if you really want to increase the…

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7 Pillars of Health: Simple Tips for Vitality

Sara Gottfried MD Women's Health Article |Health|Start 2020 Off Right with these 7 Pillars of Health

Health, for me, is not merely the absence of disease. Health is physical, mental, emotional, social, and functional well-being. Any time is the perfect time to make changes to improve your health. The 7 Pillars of Health that I follow are: EATFood is information for your DNA and for that of your microbiome. Eat 1…

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Chickpea, Greens, and Sweet Potato Soup

Brain Body Diet|Sweet Potato|Sara Gottfried MD

My Chickpea, Greens and Sweet Potato Soup is full of delicious nutrients that feed your brain. Don’t hold back when adding the greens to this soup. For optimal brain health, I recommend in book, Brain Body Diet that you aim for consuming one to two pounds of vegetables a day, so this soup is an…

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Endive, Fennel, and Pear Salad with Walnuts

Younger Recipe | Walnut | Sara Gottfried MD

Not only is this Endive, Fennel and Pear Salad with Walnuts light and delicious, but it also contains anti-oxidants to help you age slower and increase your healthspan. The shallots in this tasty recipe belong to the allium family of vegetables. Alliums help to boost your glutathione levels. Glutathione is the queen of detoxifiers in…

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Love Your Liver: 7 Ways to Detox and Remove Toxins

Love Your Liver: 7 Ways to Detox and Remove Toxins | Women's Health | Sara Gottfried M.D.

Our bodies are exposed to toxins on a daily basis. These toxins come from many environmental sources including pollution, toxic ingredients in household cleaning products, beauty products, and processed foods. One of the main ways your body gets rid of toxins is through the liver. The liver is our main detox organ. It is in…

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Meditation: Precision Medicine for the Brain and Body

Meditation: Precision Medicine for the Brain and Body |Meditation| Sara Gottfried, M.D.

As someone who has fixed a cup of tea and sat down to get quiet on a daily basis for the past few decades, I am a total convert on the benefits of meditation. And science is finally catching up to what we’ve known about meditation since ancient times  – that regular contemplative practice improves…

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Sugar and Brain Health: How to Keep Your Marbles As You Age

Sara Gottfried Hormonal Health Article |Sugar|Sugar and Brain Health: How to Keep Your Marbles As You Age

We all know that sugar is not good for the waistline. But do you know the effect sugar has on your brain health? Sugar is perhaps the best-known offender when it comes to your ability to think, learn, and remember—and develop stroke and dementia, including Alzheimer’s.  Eating more sugar doubles your risk of cognitive impairment.1 Too…

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