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

2014 11-21  Brussel Spout Kale Salad

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...]

Dr. Sara’s Book Club: The Motivation Manifesto: 9 Declarations to Claim Your Personal Power

brendon burchard motivation manifesto

“We are all meant to be wild and independent and free, our hearts filled with a ferocious passion for life.” If that quote resonates with you at all, I suggest you read more from its author in this month’s book club title by Brendon Burchard, “The Motivation Manifesto: 9 Declarations to Claim Your … [Read more...]

What Stress Does to Your Hormones, Plus 3 PROVEN Stress Management Strategies

Woman Having Chronic Stress and Cannot Sleep

Nothing wrecks your hormones faster than unmanaged stress. However, stress in and of itself is not a bad thing. A healthy dose of stress can motivate you to high levels of productivity and performance. The key is to manage your stress so that it doesn’t spiral out of control, and cause all sorts of … [Read more...]

JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet: Dr. Sara’s Book Club #20

JJ Virgin's Book Sugar Impact Diet

If you’ve ever despaired that your sweet tooth is the bane of your existence, stop what you’re doing and go get a copy of my dear friend’s new book, JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet. You’ve probably heard of JJ Virgin - she’s a clean-eating, smoothie-sipping, burst-training goddess after my own heart – and … [Read more...]

America’s #1 Addiction Might Shock You

Gorgeous Woman Shocked With Sugar Addiction News

“I wanted to do it alone,” a client told me. “I didn’t want anyone else around. Minutes after I began, I felt this rush of euphoria and I couldn’t stop. Then came the inevitable crash, where I wanted to curl up in the fetal position watching 'Friends' reruns.” If you’re concerned my client had a drug … [Read more...]

How to Conquer Cravings + 5 Substitutions That Will Satisfy

Woman Crave for Sugar and Sweets

Few of us are immune to cravings. Research shows that cravings are unrelated to body mass index. Yet for women who are overweight or obese, cravings usually are for foods high in fat and processed foods. I've found that I can crave almost anything, but usually it involves carbs (even the healthy … [Read more...]