What I Tell My Patients to Eat for Clear, Glowing Skin


The skin is a mirror of the gut and mind. In functional medicine, symptoms are divine messages from the body. It’s our job together to decode them, not rush to a new pill or cream. We need to identify the root cause and then create a protocol to heal that cause. The same rule applies whether the issue is … [Read more...]

5 FAQs about Yoga and Hormones: Yoga Changes Your Adrenaline, Cortisol, and Melatonin


In what ways can yoga influence hormone balance?  After practicing for four decades, I believe yoga helps with that uncomfortable “rev” in the body. You probably know what I’m talking about – that sense that you don’t like something in the present moment, like your belly or butt or thighs, or the … [Read more...]

The Solution Is Nuanced: The Gottfried Protocol for Low Progesterone

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Do any of these problems sound familiar? Agitation or PMS Painful or swollen breasts? Irregular cycles, or your monthly cycle is more frequent as you get older? Heavy and/or painful periods? Bloating and/or fluid retention? Ovarian or breast cysts, particularly at night? Itchy or … [Read more...]

Green and Gorgeous: My Top 5 Beauty + Health Recommendations

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I believe that the best way to apply makeup is to make it look like you aren’t wearing any. I agree with One Direction: you’re all lovely and luscious enough already. You're turning heads when you walk through the door Don't need make up To cover up Being the way that you are is … [Read more...]

What If… Breast Cancer? Dr. Sara’s Top 10 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer


With every mammogram, I think about what I would do if diagnosed this time with breast cancer. First, I'd wig. A woman's risk of a breast cancer diagnosis is one in eight over her lifetime. Second, I'd call the five people who matter the most: Darling Husband, Mom, Sisters, and BFF. Then I'd get all … [Read more...]

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...]

Cleansing WITHOUT the Jitters–How to Love Up Your Liver Again

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This month we’re singing the praises of the cleanse to keep us from singing the blues. Today, I want to share how a cleanse helps to detox our liver which works so damn hard to break down the harmful toxins that we send its way, as well as just the everyday hormones such as estrogen. I know, some … [Read more...]