The Melatonin Effect: Could Nighttime Light Cause Female Cancers?

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Are you routinely awake at night with the lights on? Your health might be more at risk. For one, studies on almost two hundred thousand [1] night-shift workers showed increased risk of coronary heart disease among women. Other studies show correlations between night-shift work and higher rates of … [Read more...]

Top Ways to Treat Vaginal Dryness

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Do you often feel dry “down there”? Vaginal dryness is a common condition for many women. In fact, if you are on the Pill, you’re 25 percent more likely to have vaginal dryness. Another major cause is perimenopause or menopause. Whether from age or the Pill, the vagina can degenerate as estrogen and/or … [Read more...]

Viva Las Vagus: How Vagal Tone Impacts Your Health (and 10 Ways to ‎Improve It)‎

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Sometimes I wonder how long I’ve had a problem with my vagus nerve. Years? Decades? Vagus means “wanderer.” This nerve—the longest one in your body—wanders all over your body to important organs such as the brain, neck, ears, tongue, heart, lungs, stomach, intestines, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, … [Read more...]

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!

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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

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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...]