The Disciplined Pursuit of Less and How It Applies to Hormones and Aging  

Dr. Sara and Jo

The beginning of 2017 is almost over, so by now you can know where you stand on your New Year’s resolutions. For most people, the energy of resolutions has already waned by end of January. Personally, I get tired of resolutions as a tasked goal. Sometimes they work, but usually they don’t. Instead, I … [Read more...]

My Top 5 Health Lessons of the Year: HIIT, Blood Glucose, Divine Unrest and More!

Athletes Doing Box Jumps At Gym

As I close out this year and look toward next year, I want to continue what was good and improve upon it. I have a vision of myself, fully expressed, beaming love and kindness to my family, friends, and community. But I started the year not in that state. So I took the vision of my future self, and … [Read more...]

Wholeness: Why the Photo Shoot for My New Book Cover Made Me Feel Complete (And What You All Said About It, Too!)

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We need more wholeness in the world, especially now. A recent photo shoot served as an important reminder. For me, the photo shoots never used to be about being whole. Instead, they used to be one part joy and one part do-I-look-fat-in-this-dress? Now I zip up the dress, stop staring in the mirror, and … [Read more...]

Worried About Holiday Weight Gain? Try These 3 Tips

Chocolate smoothie (milkshake)

Women are often on edge about the bathroom scale between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. Is there really any way to enjoy the holidays and avoid gaining weight? Hell, yes. This year, I’m going to clue you in on three—yes, just three—ways that you probably don’t know can help you stave off extra weight … [Read more...]

Five Healthy Gifts That Benefit Hormones

Red Amaryllis

We tend to let the holidays steer us away from healthiness. Yet the holidays are the perfect time to stay on track and share our commitment to health through the gifts we give. Sure, a gift of fiber powder may not say “happy holidays,” but I’ve found five gifts that help reset hormones and will still … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving: What Gratitude Does to Your Brain

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Dopamine, oxytocin, and serotonin walk into a bar . . . No, I’m not going to torture you with a bad joke. Instead, I want to discuss about what gratitude does to the brain. Recent research findings are a call to action for a sense of thanksgiving every day, not just the fourth Thursday in … [Read more...]

Medical Emergencies While Traveling and What to Do

Tablets, passport on map background. Medical tourism concept.

When I was in my thirties, I traveled from San Francisco to Paris for vacation. We took a red eye, hoping my baby daughter would sleep. Just as I was dozing off, I heard an announcement: “Is there a doctor on board?” Apparently, I was the only volunteer. The flight attendant brought me to the front of … [Read more...]