How I Fixed My Exercise, Got Lean, and Rocked My Growth Hormone (IGF-1)

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First the bold news: I hacked my growth hormone with exercise and raised it 53%. But allow me to back up so we can put this in context. What Is Growth Hormone? Growth hormone is a misunderstood stress hormone that raises the level of glucose in your blood, and stimulates the production of an … [Read more...]

Dr. Sara’s Book Club #3: Hardwiring Happiness: The Hidden Power of Everyday Experiences

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I wanted to let you know about a new book that I think you’ll like.... Because I LOVE it. It’s called Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence. It’s written by my colleague -- neuropsychologist and bestselling author Rick Hanson, Ph.D. -- and it lays out a simple … [Read more...]

Madonna My Thyroid, Please

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One comment personal trainers hear daily from overweight, middle-aged women is: "I want Madonna arms." It makes them want to shoot themselves. Actually, um, I want Madonna arms. While she is controversial, chameleonic and doesn’t always comment wisely on her art, she is arguably looking might … [Read more...]

Monday Mystic: Menopause Poem by Adair Lara

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  Adair Lara is our Monday Mystic for Jan 31, 2011. She sent this phresh poem to me today (see below), and got me thinking I need to banish people-pleasing from my life far in advance of menopause. You? And start self basting in this Bulgarian hotel I call my body. Adair connects me to another … [Read more...]

Organic GYN Goes to Portland for Baby Shower

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  Been to an organic baby shower? Me neither! I'm in Portland, helping to throw a baby shower for my beloved sister, Anna. That would be her diaper cake, made by a friend, above. I've taken my organic show on the road twice now: first to Point Reyes at New Years, and then to Tahoe over MLK … [Read more...]

Mystic Danielle Laporte: There’s a Bigger Story to Your Story

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  I'm madly, crazy, over-the-moon in love with a new mystic named Danielle Laporte. She is rocking my integrative, hormone-infused world and getting me totally reconnected to integrative medicine, and how to firestart the health of others on a larger scale.  That's her line in the title: There's … [Read more...]

Vote Now: Monday Mystic

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  Just finished my sacral releases, in my nightgown, of course, 'cuz it's President's Day. Need your help with a little something: there are so many mystics to choose from today, I'm having difficulty choosing just one to blog about. Please vote in the comments section for one or more. We got … [Read more...]