Detox, Gottfried-Style – Join Us!

  We started our webinar cleanse last Thursday, but you can join us at any time up to March 30, 2011 right here. 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 … [Read more...]

Cravings 101: Fight the Saboteur

  Your saboteur (or as Annie Lamott aptly calls it: KFKD radio) is the one telling you that dumping the junk is a waste of time. Why bother? Who cares? Who does that quack doctor think she is? The key to counter your saboteur is to get empowered both to recognize and to talk back. Or send your … [Read more...]

Coffee Hijacks Thyroid Levels

Do you take thyroid medication? Judging from my integrative medicine practice, I believe we have an epidemic of underfunctioning thyroid on our hands. Most national organizations of endocrinologists have issued guidelines for thyroid levels that if you have symptoms of low thyroid function, a TSH … [Read more...]

Plum Awesome: Clean Food in the Bay Area

Most of you know I'm in the midst of a cleanse with an online, webinar group. I believe we must change radically how we eat, and to dump the toxins that slow our metabolism, harm our bodies and hurt the planet. I'm always interested in where to dine that supports these tenets. Who new that a swanky … [Read more...]

Is That Acrylamide in Your Coffee?

  Now that I've talked you off coffee, let's dive deeper into some of the badness of the stuff. Do you recall the debate that surfaced in 2002 about a potential carcinogen found in fried foods, called acrylamide? There was much sound and fury when the discovery landed on front pages nine years … [Read more...]

Dump the Junk: Reasons to Dump Caffeine

  I recommend to all my patients that they limit caffeine intake and completely detox for at least 14 days twice per year. And I getta lotta push back. Why? Probably because most of my patients have some degree of adrenal dysregulation, and caffeine gets them going in the morning, and keeps them … [Read more...]

Turn Your Insulin into Jillian Michaels (Part 2): Manage Your Blood Sugar

A few weeks ago I wrote about how to test your blood sugar. Measuring your blood sugar, especially your fasting blood sugar, gives you valuable insight into your insulin resistance and your overall health. If, like most of us, your blood sugar is a little high (the optimal range is ), then it’s time to … [Read more...]