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...]

Keepin’ It Real: Bolinas for Holiday

Signing off for a week of reading, doodling, strolling, yoga, meditating, cooking, writing, and, oh yeah, hanging out with my kids and DH. Guess where I am? Thinking I need more honor system in my life, like this Gospel Farm stand. Let's develop that idea.... Back in a week or two. Officially … [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...]

Fried: Why You Burn Out by Joan Borysenko, PhD

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  I'm loving Joan Borysenko's new book, Fried... except I think I'm fried. I hate it when that happens. I immerse myself, write and teach what I most need to learn. Joan refers to one symptom of burnout - the desire to take sabbaticals regularly - and that totally rings true for me, like an … [Read more...]

Stuck at the Corner of Fat and Unhappy? The Intersection of Dating & Hormones (+ 3 Ways to Solve Your Dating Dilemmas)

All the single ladies (all the single ladies) All the single ladies, now put your hands up - Beyonce, Put a Ring On It Is your hand in the air right now? Does the thought of dressing up, meeting someone new, and making sparkling conversation sound next to impossible? If yes, I’d put all my money on a … [Read more...]

Dr. Sara’s Book Club #2: Joshua Safran’s Free Spirit Will Make You Love Reading Again

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I spend most of my time writing about what to eat, and how to move, and why deep breathing is so important. I want everyone to have the information they need to balance their hormones and live long, juicy, joyful lives. Today I want to share something a little different with you; it’s one of the reasons … [Read more...]

Feelin’ Testy (Testimonials, That Is)

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Thought I'd post a few testimonials, since we women are famous for not seeing the bigger story to our story. Indulge me with a little shameless promotion since I'm short on time today. Even though I'm short on time, I'm not short on gratitude: huge thanks to the lovely women who said such nice things … [Read more...]