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Not Your Mama's Kugel

By Sara Gottfried, MD | September 28, 2011

Tonight is the start of the Jewish High Holidays with Rosh Hashanah, i.e., the Jewish New Year. We’re hosting 22 people for dinner and I’m perpetually searching for ways to…

Sex drive missing? Go undercover, find it + DOUBLE it in 30 days

By Sara Gottfried, MD | September 22, 2011

Is your sex drive MIA? Mine was, for years. Similar to Gena Lee Nolin, the Baywatch actress on our teleseminar today with thyroid expert Mary Shomon, I struggled with baby weight, fatigue,…

Why the Weirdness with Doctors + Thyroid? Talking Shop with Gena Lee Nolin & Mary Shomon Next Week

By Sara Gottfried, MD | September 16, 2011

It happened again this week. I saw a patient who is 48 and came to me a few months ago because she felt flat sensually and sexually. Let’s call her…

Brazilians + Formaldehyde: Not a Good Thing for Your Hair

By Sara Gottfried, MD | September 15, 2011

Today the New York Times featured an article on the risks of having a Brazilian Blowout. I was so struck by this photo by Richard Perry – I felt like…

My Fave Kale Salad: Lessons from Ani Phyo, Raw Mystic

By Sara Gottfried, MD | September 4, 2011

You know I’m the Queen of Kale. It’s a superfood. It has more iron per gram than red meat. But I know how icky kale is to most people. My husband…

Allergy: How to Reclaim Your Mojo Naturally

By Sara Gottfried, MD | August 29, 2011

With everything you need to deal with each day, do you really need allergies slowing you down?  Whether it’s hay fever, pet dander or some other U.F.O. (Unidentified Frustrating Offender),…

It's Not You, It's Your Adrenals

By Sara Gottfried, MD | August 24, 2011

I have a confession: It wasn’t long ago that I was addicted to all the things that I preach against – sugar, adrenaline, caffeine, dairy and alcohol. At Harvard Medical…

Thyroid: Minimize Goitrogens for Optimal Metabolism + Weight

By Sara Gottfried, MD | August 20, 2011

Here is a great list of foods that slow down your thyroid. They are also known as goitrogens. Isn’t that a weird word? It’s best to avoid these foods in…

Pokeberry: A Natural Dye that Acts as a Lymph Cleanser

By Sara Gottfried, MD | August 17, 2011

Pokeberry, which grows around my home as a weed, is a natural lymph cleanser. Synthetic dyes are associated with allergy, asthma, bladder cancer and cause genotoxicity. Some synthetic dyes mimic…

D15 of August Break: My Favorite Natural Dyes

By Sara Gottfried, MD | August 15, 2011

Oak galls (or Oak apples, as they’re sometimes called) fascinate me. They are a result of  the puncture of the bark of an Oak tree by the female Gallwasp, Cynips Gallae-tinctoriae,…