To Run or Not to Run? Dr. Sara’s Report Card: Running Earns …

Oh, the love-hate relationship with running. On the one hand, you get to exercise outdoors, up close with the trees or on the beach while burning calories and increasing cardiovascular fitness, unless you’re confined to a treadmill in your garage or gym. Running is efficient, which became increasingly important to me when I had kids. On the other hand, running is … [Read More...]


Dr. Sara’s Exercise Report Card: ChiWalking and ChiRunning Earn …

Do you remember when all you had to do was grab your running shoes and head out the door you went for a four-mile run? Does just the thought of this make your knees hurt? Maybe you used to look forward to your regular runs, but now you either struggle through them (watching the clock constantly, eager for it to end) or perhaps you have given up all together because … [Read More...]


Ricki Lake’s New Documentary: Sweetening the Pill

Today I had the pleasure of chatting with Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein about their new documentary film, Sweetening the Pill. They are passionate about helping women understand the risks and benefits of contraception, not in a fear mongering way, but in a balanced and holistic manner that honors our need for birth control while demanding that women receive full … [Read More...]


Dr. Sara’s Exercise Report Card: Chronic Cardio Gets a “C”

It is no mystery that working out is vital to a healthy, happy body and mind. However, when it comes to physical activity, it’s possible to have too much of a good thing. Recent data shows not only do you not have to spend countless hours at the gym to benefit from exercise, but also that may be counterproductive to your hormones. If you have ever trained for a … [Read More...]

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Top Gut Secrets: How to Test for Dysbiosis, SIBO, and Leaky Gut

Your internal ecology has everything to do with your health. It is stunning to me that the gut is so smart and complex, yet so vulnerable. I’m sure you won’t be surprised to learn that many lifestyle factors directly impact your gut barrier and can lead to leaky gut, including eating certain foods, drinking too much alcohol, skimping on fiber, not sleeping enough, and … [Read More...]


What If… Breast Cancer? Dr. Sara’s Top 10 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

With every mammogram, I think about what I would do if diagnosed this time with breast cancer. First, I'd wig. A woman's risk of a breast cancer diagnosis is one in eight over her lifetime. Second, I'd call the five people who matter the most: Darling Husband, Mom, Sisters, and BFF. Then I'd get all empowered and put on my big girl face, and get down to the business … [Read More...]


Dr. Sara’s Book Club: Interview with Spring Chicken Author, Bill Gifford

Hi, Everyone – it’s time to engage once again with my favorite new book. This time the topic is aging, but in this book, Spring Chicken: Stay Young Forever (Or Die Trying), you’ll find counterintuitive approaches that happen to be evidence-based. It’s chock full of page-turning stories and wicked humor. I enjoyed it so much that I asked the author, Bill Gifford, to … [Read More...]


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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!  Dr. Sara Gottfried