Injured? Stressed Out? Try Yin Yoga

Injured? Stressed Out? Try Yin Yoga

I'm devoting this entire article to the joys of yoga. "Why?" you ask (as if you didn't know that I'm a dedicated yoga teacher as well as a physician). There's no better way to have more resilience, flexibility and healing power than with a yoga program. And besides, I believe in using yoga to cultivate … [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...]

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...]