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...]

Smart and Sexy Beauty Picks for Your Holiday Shopping

Smart and Sexy Beauty Tips for Your Holiday Shopping

There’s nothing worse than buying an expensive beauty product and having it fall short of your expectations. The wrinkle cream that made you break out... The shampoo that dried out your locks… The hand lotion that gave you a mysterious rash… The truth is, most conventional beauty products are riddled … [Read more...]

Dr. Sara’s Book Club #4: EatQ by Susan Albers, PhD

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Do you love diet books? Read them for fun? I understand that most people just want to find ONE weight loss program that works and call it a day. But when it comes to our relationship with food, I find the wide variety of approaches absolutely fascinating. I love to learn more about what’s involved in … [Read more...]

Converted

Was getting a little veggie henna applied to my lashes today on Fourth Street in Berkeley when I stumbled upon a new eco boutique in the 'hood: CONVERT. WOW. Waltzed in and explained my organic experiment: one year - 100% organic in what I wear and schmear. No blank stare. Instead: efficient march … [Read more...]

Organic Right Up Next to Your Skin: Undies

Perhaps the most important layer in my organic experiment is my undies. Right up next to your privateness, you want no endocrine disruptors or heavy metals. Surprisingly, I found this to be one of the harder items to procure before January 1, 2011 when my experiment begins. Here in Berkeley, there's a … [Read more...]

ReCAP of 2010: Dr. Sara Puts It Out There

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Ok, friends: It's D-2 for the start of my organic experiment. As I look back on the crazy-assed testing I've done to measure my toxic load this month, and look to Saturday 1.1.11 as the start of my experiment, I'm systematizing some of the delicious gems I've uncovered in the past year of prep. Here it … [Read more...]