Posts Tagged ‘nutrition’

Food as Precision Medicine

Sara Gottfried MD Women's Health Article | Gut Brain Axis | Could The Gut-Brain Axis Hold The Secrets To Radically Transform Your Health?

Imagine a world where you don’t need to count calories or obsess over food. Imagine a world where you’re not caught between retreating to the couch or spending hours at the gym. Finally, imagine a world where you’re not feeling shame, punishment or restriction when it comes to the food you eat. In this short…

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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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5 Tips for Busy People to Eat Healthier

Who isn’t crazy busy these days? I know I am! Eating healthy can feel like a burden when at first it takes longer to prepare food that’s good for you. Yet food is information for your DNA. Eating your kids’ leftover pizza or macaroni and cheese is not the type of information that I want…

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Why You Can't Just Ditch Sugar

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It’s the middle of the afternoon and you’ve got a sugar craving. What’s so bad about a little indulgence? You’re working hard. You deserve a treat. Before you look in the cabinet or freezer for something sweet, ask yourself a few questions. What are the unmet needs behind that craving? Do you want sweetness in…

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How My Great-Grandmother Influenced My Functional Medicine Practice

My great-grandmother embodied healthy living. She was a whole foodist and yoga practitioner—way before these things were trendy. When she visited us, she came armed not with candies and gum like my friends’ grandmothers, but with kale, carob, and wheat-berry cookies. She drank hot water with lemon every morning and evening. She extolled the virtues of…

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Hormone Questions? Ask Your Doctor These 6 Things

Hormone Concerns? Ask Your Physician These 6 Things

In a world where doctor visits are usually too short and overly expensive, there’s nothing more empowering than being in charge of your own health.  If you read my blog or follow my work, you know that my mission is to help women weed through the myths and mysteries to uncover the truth: how to…

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The 7-Day Allergy Makeover – Dr. Sara’s Book Club #14

The 7-Day Allergy Makeover - Dr. Sara’s Book Club #14

Allergies rank high on the health misery scale. They affect about 50 million people in the United States. Even mild allergy symptoms can bring about fatigue, congestion, bloating and brain fog. People with more severe allergies can experience extremely aggressive inflammatory reactions that require hospitalization. In America, the cost of treating allergies is in the billions…

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Nutrition Advice From a Phone App: Does It Really Work?

Does Utilizing a Phone App for Nutrition Advice Really Does the Trick?

Cook? Between the job, the kids, and everyone’s social calendars, who has time to cook anymore? I hear the same lament all the time from busy parents. Who has time to worry about food? I’ve often felt the same way myself. Sometimes I cringe when I think back to the food “products” I allowed my…

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