What Really Happens When You Go Gluten Free

What happens when you go gluten free Women's Health|Sara Gottfried MD

We can’t have a conversation about grains without talking about gluten, which is in so many of our favorite products. The word “gluten” is actually the Latin word for “glue”; it is the protein found in wheat, barley, and rye that provides elasticity to baked goods, such as bread, cereal, and pizza. The problem is…

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Detox Friendly Recipes – A Sample Menu from the Hormone Reset Detox

Detox Recipe Tips

One of the biggest questions I get during the Hormone Reset Detox is “What do I eat?!” Perhaps the better question would be, what can’t you eat? That list is much shorter, and easier to remember. Here’s a quick overview of the addictive, toxin-forming foods we remove in 72-hour stages during the Detox: Meat Alcohol Sugar & artificial sweeteners Caffeine Grains Dairy High-Glycemic Fruit…

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3 Ways to Live Longer, Love Better and Laugh Louder

3 Steps to Live Longer, Love Better and Laugh Louder

We all want to live longer, love better, and laugh louder. This may seem easier said than done, but there are each of those goals without injecting more stress into your life. The 3 simple practices I’ve outlined below only take 30 minutes to an hour in total, but their impact on your health and…

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MOTHS-R-US: Addiction as Initiation

I 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,…

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Kicking Dairy: Why Bother?

Throughout my 22 years of taking care of people, I’ve seen a lot of addictive behaviors. Particularly around food. Most common: chocolate, cheese, caffeine, flour, sugar, taken to anesthetize. These babies are drugs. I recall learning in the early 1980s that dairy products contain morphine-like substances. This was published in Science in 1981. Learned this…

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On Cleansing, D#0

A Hindu Scholar named Swami Adiswarananda once said that we must renounce what we’ve been doing for something that feels better. None of us renounces what feels good for something that feels worse.   His words frame my entry into the start of my Gottfried Cleanse, which is designed to balance your hormones and reduce…

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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 starting…

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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.…

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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…

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