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...]

Fitting into Your Skinny Jeans: Why This Second Set of Genes May Be Making It Difficult

“I’m nowhere near the finish line,” my patient said during our fifth consultation, sighing vacantly as she stared at the floor. With a waist circumference of 38 inches, triglycerides of 300, and fasting blood sugar of 110, I had diagnosed her with metabolic syndrome at her initial checkup. Over three … [Read more...]

Are You Eating Clean? 5 Mistakes That Sabotage a Good Diet

The road to learning clean eating habits can be a long one. For most of you, overhauling your diet doesn’t happen overnight. It starts slowly – first you swap your soda habit for sparkling water, next you cut back on your cheese addiction, and then one day you wake up and find yourself noshing on a kale … [Read more...]

How Stress Can Dissolve Your Bones…Plus 3 Steps to Fix It Fast

When you’re stressed out and cortisol, the main stress hormone, is wildly fluctuating, many things happen in a cascade of badness… Your serotonin, the happy brain chemical, falls off a cliff. Result? You feel like crap: weepy, despairing, and not like your happy self. You deposit belly fat, as in … [Read more...]

Top 5 Reasons Why Diets Fail

Do you ever wonder why you are not successful at dieting? Here are 5 reasons why your diets may be failing…   #1:  The Word “Diet” People who are in good shape are not those who went on a diet once—they are people who consistently make good food choices, aside from a few indulgences here and … [Read more...]

The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet – Dr. Sara’s Book Club #9

We all want to be healthy, vital and feel radiant from the inside out. But many of us, even as we try so hard to be health conscious, end up settling for “good enough” (and mistaking it for true health). In fact, most of us don’t even realize how off-balance we have been, until we make a change and no … [Read more...]

7 Strategies to Optimize Your Growth Hormone (and Be Your Best at Any Age)

“My husband and I had the most amazing sex in years,” Martha began, slightly cautious she was oversharing. When my facial expressions suggested otherwise, she continued. “I’ve lost weight, but I also feel leaner and stronger. I went to the gym with my 16-year-old son recently and lifted weights with … [Read more...]