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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 as starting the Detoxification Support Packets to prepare our liver and gut for the job ahead. Did you start your morning today with a cup…

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 is D#1 of the Gottfried Cleanse, and I’m kicking caffeine – or at least I’m starting the process. Why is it so hard to decaffeinate?…

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 that feels worse. His words frame my entry into the official start of our Gottfried Cleanse tomorrow, which is designed to balance your hormones and…

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 that libido is extremely complex (and that 70% of the time there’s a hormonal component) but that there are many other factors including relationship connectivity…

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 babies are drugs. I recall learning in the early 1980s that dairy products contain morphine-like substances. This was published in Science in 1981. Learned this…

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 us are addicts in one way or another, whether the object is sugar, our favorite TV show, struggle, excess carbon footprint, negative thinking, anger, violence,…

My Lady Garden: Organic GYN's Weekend Action

By Sara Gottfried, MD | March 4, 2011

  Curious about what an organic gynecologist does on the weekend? I thought I’d feature a few videos and photos of my organic dye garden as well as some awesome recent workshops with Rebecca Burgess, my mystic friend and inspiration for all things natural and uber-local. First, here’s a vlog I made today on my…

Breast Expert: Interview with Dr. Helayne Waldman

By Sara Gottfried, MD | March 4, 2011

  March is National Nutrition Month, so what better place to start than nutritional strategies for keeping your girls healthy? I chatted with Dr. Helayne Waldman, EdD, a professor at Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition and author of an upcoming book on Breast Cancer Prevention, publish date January, 2012. Helayne has my fave combo: authentic,…

Rebecca Burgess Makes Me Happy – Clothes that Heal

By Sara Gottfried, MD | February 28, 2011

Yesterday I joined mystic Rebecca Burgess and herbalist Cheryl Fromholzer as they pioneered the emerging yet ancient field (love that!) of medicinal dyes for our clothes in a local workshop. entitled “Healing Clothes: Making Dyes & Natural Medicine.” Ancient because it’s been done for 2500+ years, mostly documented in the Ayurvedic tradition. Modern because it’s…

Feelin' Testy (Testimonials, That Is)

By Sara Gottfried, MD | February 25, 2011

Thought I’d post a few testimonials, since we women are famous for not seeing the bigger story to our story. Indulge me with a little shameless promotion since I’m short on time today. Even though I’m short on time, I’m not short on gratitude: huge thanks to the lovely women who said such nice things…