Dr. Sara’s Top 10 Summer Reading List


While I don't really soak up the sun any more on the beach, I like to have a fresh list of books to read in the summer (aka, my summer reading list)--  a little lighter in some cases, and in other cases, inspirational. I read The Road to Character within the first hour of awakening to set the moral tone … [Read more...]

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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [Read more...]

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

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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, … [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 … [Read more...]