Why Do I Feel Disconnected? The Cortisol-Oxytocin Connection

Why Do I Feel Detached? The Cortisol-Oxytocin Connection

Do you feel stressed, tired, lonely and disconnected from your relationships with others and even yourself? Do you prefer to stay home than socialize? Have you walked by people you know and didn’t say hi, not because they annoy you but because you didn’t want to interact? Are you missing the … [Read more...]

Thyroid Math: What Those Numbers Mean (and What Your Doc Probably Forgot)

Thyroid Math - What Those Stats Mean (and What Your Doc Probably Forgot)

Let's face it... Thyroid numbers are often counterintuitive and confusing. Mix in low thyroid function with the common low-thyroid symptom of brain fog, maybe a bit of depression, and you've got a perfect storm for feeling overwhelmed, and even worse, disempowered about what to do next. Want a sampler … [Read more...]

I Hate Exercise, but It Loves Me (Dr. Sara’s 5 Tips for Biohacking Exercise When You’d Rather Do Anything Else)

I Don't Like Exercise, but It Likes Me

There, I admit it. It's time to get brutally honest. After all, I'm in my forties, perimenopausal, and the best part about it is the newfound clarity, the lift of the hormonal veil--regarding the endless accommodation, the people-pleasing, the half-hearted enthusiasm for things you don't really enjoy but … [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...]

Detox Genes: Personalize Your Liver Detoxification

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You've read my treatise on the liver, or not, and you're wondering how to make it more relevant to you and what you're known for. You know already that I'm a lover of the 4 "P's" in my medical practice: make it personal, make it predictive of your health, make it aggressively preventive, and make it … [Read more...]

The Real Truth About Sugar (The Good, The Bad, The Substitutes) – And How To Break Out Of The Cravings Cycle Once And For All

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 By JJ Virgin A Note from Dr. Sara… If you have a sticky relationship with sugar (no pun intended), now is the time to take action and take back control over your health, hormones and happiness. In today’s article, my good friend JJ Virgin reveals the real truth about sugar in all its forms, and how … [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...]