Don’t Worry If You’re a Coffee Addict

Jill, a patient of mine, felt a true physiological need for caffeine, similar to how a diabetic needs insulin. She couldn’t imagine life without coffee. The thought of removing it from her daily routine almost caused her to miss out on one of the most important decisions of her life, which was doing The … [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...]

How to Conquer Cravings + 5 Substitutions That Will Satisfy

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...]

12 Signs You Need to Detox

I didn’t learn about detox at medical school or residency; I learned about it first through yoga, particularly during my years at Kripalu in Western Massachusetts. My detox education began via the Ayurvedic principles of Panchakarma. I learned about detox from feeling sluggish and like my liver was … [Read more...]

Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life: Dr. Sara’s Book Club #16

It’s not every day I meet another female doctor who loves talking about hormones as much as I do.  But when I chatted recently with Dr. Claudia Welch, author of “Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life: Achieving Optimal Health and Wellness through Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, and Western Science,” I … [Read more...]

Fun & Healthy Holiday Gifts for Everyone on Your List (Not for Women Only!)

Holiday shopping can be a major source of stress during a time of year that’s supposed to be about slowing down and spending time with loved ones. That’s why I’ve compiled this list of some of my favorite things – gifts that are guaranteed to please the women and men on your list. From books and beauty … [Read more...]

On Cleansing, D#0

A Hindu Scholar named Swami Adiswarananda once said that we must renounce what we've been doing for something that feels better. None of us renounces what feels good for something that feels worse.   His words frame my entry into the start of my Gottfried Cleanse, which is designed to … [Read more...]