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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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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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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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The Ketogenic Diet in Women

Ketogenic diet in women

As nutritional ketosis or “keto” grows in popularity, I see more women struggle with it. Certainly, there are some people who go on the ketogenic diet, see all the benefits of mental acuity and fat loss, and none of the problems. More men than women experience this level of keto success. Then there are the…

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Balance Your Hormones by Stabilizing Your Gut

Stabilize Your Hormones by Balancing Your Gut|Women's Health|Sara Gottfried MD

Your hormones exist in a delicate balance, playing alongside one another like instruments in an orchestra. Throughout the day your hormones fluctuate in rhythms, like crescendos of a symphony. Each hormone is like a specific instrument that must play on time and in rhythm with your other hormones. Together, your hormones create a beautiful harmony…

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Why Sugar Hurts Your Health

Why Sugar Harms Your Health |Women's Health|Sara Gottfried MD

When I was a kid, I figured my discernment would improve as I got older. Then as I got older, I realized that my discernment isn’t fancy: I simply am able to distinguish my inner divine voice from my inner saboteur— the voice of my ego or of grasping. For the next twenty- four hours,…

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