15 Reasons to Rethink Red Meat


Who doesn’t love a grilled steak, washed down with red wine? Um, your microbiome, the aggregate microbes that live in your gut and play a major role in your risk of disease such as obesity, cancer, and diabetes. ((Turnbaugh, P., J. et al. "An obesity-associated gut microbiome with increased capacity for … [Read more...]

10 Surprising Facts about How Hormones Disrupt Your Health and Weight


Do any of these feel familiar?  I’m so tired when I wake up, all I can think about is coffee. I crave sugar, and must eat chocolate every day. My hair is thinning, and my doctor says I’m just getting older. That doesn’t seem right to me. No matter what I try, I can’t lose weight. I’m hungrier … [Read more...]

Anxiety: 5 Ways to Reset from Anxious to Zen


When most people think of anxiety, they envision someone having a full-blown panic attack, but the truth is that anxiety may show up in subtle and sneaky ways. In fact, from a more Eastern perspective, any time you move away from a feeling of peace, you are experiencing a form of anxiety. Consider the … [Read more...]

Dr. Sara Grades Different Forms of Exercise for Women: Tabata Gets ??


You may think that you can’t get something for nothing, but when it comes to exercise, that may not be entirely true.  Imagine an exercise routine that could give you that toned, lean body you always wanted, but in less than a quarter of the time. That’s the promise of the Tabata Protocol, a form of High … [Read more...]

Are You Aging Too Fast? Want to Upgrade Your Daily Choices so You Live Longer and Healthier?


Tonight, I’m drinking red wine with my husband. It’s from Napa, California. Pinot noir, because it’s highest in resveratrol, which mimics caloric restriction in its effect on keeping you young. Caloric restriction? You’ve probably heard it increases lifespan, but it’s one of those longevity … [Read more...]

Dr. Sara Grades Different Forms of Exercise for Women: CrossFit Gets a ??


When it comes to women and fitness, not all forms of exercises are equal. If you had a chance to read other parts of my series where I grade different forms of exercise, you know that I’m in favor of barre fitness (barre-liever all the way!), Tabata, and Chi Walking. But as a medical doctor and New York … [Read more...]

Out of Whack: Three Key Hormone Imbalances and How to Get Them Back on Track


I want to change the conversation that we're having about hormones. The truth is that if you figure out the reason why you're feeling fat, cranky, overwhelmed, or don't want to have sex, if you go to the root cause of your hormonal imbalances instead of jumping on a prescription that masks your symptom, … [Read more...]