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Baked Onion Mackerel: A Simple Dose of Tasty Fish

I love eating fish! Great for protein, awesome for omega 3s. This 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 levels of seafood…

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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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Sassy Slaw: Full of Color, Flavor and Nutrients

Brain Body Diet Recipe | Sassy Slaw | Sara Gottfried MD

This spectacular salad, 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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Tahini Cookies: A Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free Treat For You

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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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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Broccoli Soup: Dairy-Free For Brain Body Balance

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

Craving a creamy warm soup? You can still enjoy one if you’re detoxing and going dairy-free. Indulge in a comforting bowl of broccoli soup. Here’s another recipe from my new book, Brain Body Diet. Serves 4 to 6 6 cups vegetable or bone broth1 large leek, chopped2 cups broccoli, chopped2 cups spinach, chopped 2 cups…

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French Onion Soup: All About Alliums

Brain Body Diet Recipe | French Onion Soup | Sara Gottfried MD

If you love onions, you’ll love this French Onion Soup from Brain Body Diet. Here’s why you should be indulging in more onions. Allium vegetables, mainly onions, garlic, and leeks, raise glutathione – the body’s chief detoxer. Onions are chock-full of antioxidants, particularly flavonoids. As prebiotics, onions and garlic contain fiber and sulfur needed for…

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Oxalate Overload: How It Affects Your Gut, Urinary Tract, and Risk of Autoimmune Conditions

In personalized lifestyle medicine, sometimes one person’s superfood is another person’s poison. Such is the case with oxalates, which are found in high concentrations in many presumed health foods. Once I started testing, I realized that many of my patients were experiencing the downstream consequences of excess oxalate intake, usually in the form of green…

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