2014 Fun and Healthy Holiday Gift Guide (Something for Everyone on Your List!)


In a season that should be about slowing down and enjoying family and friends, it’s too easy to get caught up in “gift giving paralysis.” What healthy, nutritious, and meaningful gifts can you buy for those you love? I can help! I’ve pulled together this list of some of my favorite things—gifts that … [Read more...]

Dr. Sara’s Book Club: The Bulletproof Diet


  As you know, I’m a big proponent of hacking your hormones to achieve optimum results. In his new book, The Bulletproof Diet, my friend Dave Asprey takes this concept of “hacking” to an entirely new level. "What are the simplest things you can do to be better at … [Read more...]

Stay Focused and Healthy This Holiday Season with the Right Kind of Intermittent Fasting


The idea of fasting for any length of time is a bit scary for all of us—and for good reason. Our brains are trained to think that the world is coming to an end when we stop eating, even for as few as eighteen hours. However, there are unquestionable benefits to short bouts of intermittent fasting, … [Read more...]

Q & A with Chris Kresser


Chris Kresser is a neighbor and my favorite savant when it comes to ancestral health and how it informs functional medicine. He generously answered my burning questions about how he got into functional medicine and Paleo, gut health, and his latest interests.... Q: Chris, you’re trained as an … [Read more...]

Curing Cortisol with Carbs – Dr. Alan Christianson


Dr. Sara has done a great job teaching you about how important hormones like cortisol are to your health. Here is another tool you can have to help keep your cortisol on track you can stay lean, energized, and focused this holiday season. Learn about the link between cortisol and carbs to get … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Survival Guide: Grain Free and Full of Grace and Gratitude


As Thanksgiving approaches, I want to help you make a conscious effort to avoid the whole post-feasting exhaustion and "long winter's nap" comes from a carb and grain overload. All I want for my tribe is to avoid spiking and plunging our collective blood sugar on Thanksgiving. May we ignite joy, not … [Read more...]

From Stress to Stillness: 3 Ways to Bring Peace and Calm into Daily Life

mindfulness and meditation

Meditation? Being still? Who has time to sit around! These are some of the reactions I hear from clients who want peace and calm in their life and their hormones, but the treadmill of life keeps them running a million miles an hour. Let’s pause before this busy holiday season revs up and get into a … [Read more...]