Mary was a thirty-nine-year-old patient who visited me complaining she felt burned out. Her sixty-hour workweeks left her beyond fatigued, with frequent headaches, miserable colds, and raging tension that cut into her sleep. On top of that, she confessed that lately life had become meaningless, which she attributed to an early midlife crisis, and her libido had hit … [Read More...]
In a previous blog, I wrote about my fifty-year-old patient Gigi who complained about feeling “doughy” and stiff. Like many middle-aged female patients, Gigi found that maintaining lean muscle mass was increasingly difficult as she got older. I get it: I find it hard too. And sometimes I need a pithy list of why I should bother. If you’re in the same boat, read … [Read More...]
Gigi was a fifty-year-old patient who visited me, lamenting that her muscles felt increasingly flabby – or “doughy,” as she put it. When I measured her body fat proportions, she had a healthy body mass index (BMI) of 24.5, yet she had nearly thirty-two percent body fat, and no longer felt lean. That loss (and, er, gain) wasn’t just in her head. One study in the … [Read More...]
The beginning of 2017 is almost over, so by now you can know where you stand on your New Year’s resolutions. For most people, the energy of resolutions has already waned by end of January. Personally, I get tired of resolutions as a tasked goal. Sometimes they work, but usually they don’t. Instead, I prefer what my friend Jo and I do every new year: We choose one … [Read More...]
Exciting news – my publisher agreed to provide an excerpt from my new book, Younger! I hope you enjoy it, and even more importantly, that by reading it, you’ll begin to understand that we have more control over the way we age than we ever thought possible. It’s a simple matter of turning the good genes on, and the bad genes off. (As examples – I’m talking about the … [Read More...]
Forty-nine-year old Amy arrived in my office and plunked down a grocery bag filled with skincare products, everything from anti-wrinkle creams to anti-aging serums. She'd even tried injections of various kinds. “I fork over half my paycheck for a herculean ritual – and it’s getting me nowhere,” she complained. Her main lament was that skincare was high maintenance and … [Read More...]
Do you ever feel like you exercise and eat well, but don’t see positive results? I feel you. I've been there! The problem may be with your genes. As scientists look into weight-loss genes, they have found that people with variations of certain genes are more prone to put on weight than others. I know, because I have nearly all of the bad variants! Thankfully, all is … [Read More...]
WHY DR. SARA?
Dedicated to Helping Women Balance Hormones Naturally
I believe in eating your leafy greens rather than popping synthetic pills. I believe in Ayurveda, integrative medicine, + yoga to cultivate your vitality. If this is the doctoring you seek, you’re in the right place!