I love eating fish! Great for protein, awesome for omega 3s. This Baked Onion Mackerel is one of my all-time favorite recipes, because it’s simple and uses ingredients that I almost always have in the house. Many people are wary of eating too much fish because of high mercury levels. Studies do say that moderate…

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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. As we welcome in 2020 and a new decade, it’s 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…

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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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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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Brain Body Diet Recipe | Sassy Slaw | Sara Gottfried MD

This spectacular slaw, from my book Brain Body Diet, is full of flavor, crunch, and nutrients. I recommend you eat at least five colors of whole foods each day to help your detoxification genes, prevent micronutrient deficiency and get your fill of antioxidants. This salad definitely does it! With prebiotic jicama, brain-protecting kohlrabi and fiber-rich…

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Brain Body Diet Recipe | Tahini Cookies | Sara Gottfried MD

I’m always advocating staying off of sugar and saying goodbye to gluten, so you might think that desserts are forbidden territory. Well, think again! These cookies are a big treat. They get a uniquely chewy, tangy flavor from the tahini, a paste made from ground sesame seeds. Did you know that tahini is a nutty…

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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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Brain Body Diet Recipe | Cream of Broccoli Soup| Sara Gottfried MD

Even though Spring is here, it’s never too late in the year to have a warm bowl of my creamy Broccoli soup. You can still enjoy one if you’re detoxing and going dairy-free as this one replaces the usual cream with coconut milk. Not only is this broccoli soup comforting, it is perfect if you…

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Yuca is a root vegetable grown in subtropical climates, including Mexico and South America. Known also as cassava, yuca is rich in carbohydrates that burn more slowly and serves as an excellent prebiotic for healthy microbiota in the gut. This recipe features both yuca and garlic, prebiotic foods crucial for gut health, as highlighted in…

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