The First Step to Your Cortisol Reset: Get Tested

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  Here is one of the top questions I receive: “Dr. Sara, how should I test my cortisol? I think I may have adrenal fatigue (or adrenal burnout, or more accurately, adrenal dysregulation). There’s so many options. What’s the best?” The short answer is: it depends. For years, I’ve been ordering a … [Read more...]

Ballerina in Sticky Socks: Why I Recommend Barre Fitness

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I'm at an age—perimenopausal—where it can seem like no amount of exercise makes a difference. Like you, I don’t have a lot of time. I need efficiency. So you can trust me when I tell you the punishing barre fitness classes that are all the rage right now actually work. Barre 3, Physique 57, The Bar … [Read more...]

Are These Four Hormones Blocking Your Weight Loss Efforts?

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Does any of this sound familiar? I’m doing everything right and I still can’t lose the weight Go out? I don’t want to go out. I don’t want people to see me. I don’t want to buy new clothes. What’s the point? I just don’t feel valuable. I’m never going to look good again. This is out of … [Read more...]

Leaky Gut: The Disease Your Doctor Can’t Diagnose

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  “Leaky Gut” sounds pretty weird, right? The first time I heard the term back when I was struggling with chronic diarrhea and low energy, what that popped in my mind was, “Ewwww, does that mean my poop is leaking into my body?” Now, after years of studying leaky gut, that simplistic question … [Read more...]

Dr. Sara Book Club: Visualization For Weight Loss

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The first chapter of Jon Gabriel’s newest book, Visualization for Weight Loss, says it all: Lose Weight From the Inside Out. While that may sound a little new-agey for some, science has shown that there is a strong connection between your mind and your body when it comes to health and well-being. In … [Read more...]

Dr. Sara’s Book Club: Adrenal Reset Diet

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It isn’t every day that a doctor says your inability to lose weight isn’t about willpower. The real culprit behind stubborn pounds is your hormones and they often get ignored altogether. Carb cycling, stress busters, and sleep hacks can lead to long-term weight loss and happy hormones. Your weight … [Read more...]

Food Addiction Part 1: The Science Behind the Syndrome

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Most of us have a wonderful relationship with food. Beyond eating for survival, we enjoy food in moderation and know that it brings us nutrition, joy, and health. For some people, though, food is an obsession that dominates their life. Food addiction—a cluster of chemical dependencies that leads to a … [Read more...]