Body Dissatisfaction: Do You Have It? Novel Interruptions to the Pattern

  There’s something terribly wrong with this statistic: 80% of women are unhappy with their body. I believe female body dissatisfaction is at epidemic levels, and it’s a top driver of food addiction and its sidekicks: eating disorders, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, chronic stress, hormone … [Read more...]

JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet: Dr. Sara’s Book Club #20

If you’ve ever despaired that your sweet tooth is the bane of your existence, stop what you’re doing and go get a copy of my dear friend’s new book, JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet. You’ve probably heard of JJ Virgin - she’s a clean-eating, smoothie-sipping, burst-training goddess after my own heart – and … [Read more...]

Oil Pulling: Whiten Your Teeth, Detoxify Your Body and Prevent Cavities?

It’s been said that total body health begins in the mouth. But why? Well, for one thing, it’s the gateway through which you either nourish yourself with life-supporting food and drink or burden your body with toxins from alcohol, cigarettes, drugs or processed foods. Furthermore, a clean mouth may … [Read more...]

12 Signs You Need to Detox

I didn’t learn about detox at medical school or residency; I learned about it first through yoga, particularly during my years at Kripalu in Western Massachusetts. My detox education began via the Ayurvedic principles of Panchakarma. I learned about detox from feeling sluggish and like my liver was … [Read more...]

Detox Friendly Recipes – A Sample Menu from the Hormone Reset Detox

One of the biggest questions I get during the Hormone Reset Detox is “What do I eat?!” Perhaps the better question would be, what can’t you eat? That list is much shorter, and easier to remember. Here’s a quick overview of the addictive, toxin-forming foods we remove in 72-hour stages during the … [Read more...]

Snacks: My Secret Formula to Drop 5 Pounds and Boost Your Metabolism

Snacking is tricky – it can be your best friend or your worst enemy in terms of hormonal balance and weight loss. You have probably heard a lot lately about the merits of intermittent fasting – or the practice of restricting your eating to a narrow window of time each day. While this policy works great … [Read more...]

How to Get Picky Kids to Eat (and Grow!) Their Vegetables

As any parent knows, getting your kids to eat vegetables can be a real challenge. In my house, this is a nearly constant struggle with my youngest daughter, who is a seriously picky eater. This pains me because I consider vegetables to be medicine, whereas the rest of it - the grains, meat, even fruit - … [Read more...]