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…

Slapdown Values That No Longer Serve

By Sara Gottfried, MD | February 24, 2011

“Bitch slap” sounds violent, not a word a mom should use. So, of course, it’s just my type of word. Particularly for the musty, patriarchal beliefs that I stuffed into my backpack way back in my youth. I’m wondering how many of them I’m still dragging through the mud. I’m trying to shed, right? Get…

Prayer for Overwhelm

By Sara Gottfried, MD | February 18, 2011

  I want to shred the rad, but I’m a bit weary today. Need a little intervention, a dose of burn-out prevention. Not sure what flavor. Please renew my spirit and particularly my good humor. When I feel frustrated and like a victim/martyr: fill me with hope, the present moment and get me out of…

Organically Fit: Togs for The Dailey Method & Yoga

By Sara Gottfried, MD | February 16, 2011

I was imagining the rolled eyes at The Dailey Method, which is the exercise I favor and find better than working out with a trainer. But if you aren’t sporting the latest Lululemon during your workout, you’re a bit of a freak. Whatever. I think they know by now I’m a bit of a freak.…

Organic GYN Goes to Portland for Baby Shower

By Sara Gottfried, MD | February 12, 2011

Been to an organic baby shower? Me neither!

Organic Socks Gone Wrong

By Sara Gottfried, MD | February 8, 2011

I’m one month deep into the Organic Experiment, and have been woefully underreporting my adventures. Apologies. Yet, I’m having many rich moments of bliss, and… well, many shrunken things. While I feel I should be sharing the baseline toxic load data I’ve collected, I’d like to start with a story about organic socks gone wrong…