Dial in the Carbs: Choosing the Right Dose for You in 3 Easy Steps

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Confused about carbs? You’re not alone. There’s a lot of conflicting information out there. Maybe you’ve been Paleo for a while, or perhaps you’ve just started to ditch carbs in hopes of shedding pounds. While low carb diets have proven to be healthful and therapeutic for a number of health conditions, … [Read more...]

What to Do When You Fall Off the Wagon and Have a Food Meltdown

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In my book, The Hormone Reset Diet, I came clean and shared my history as a food addict. While I’ve been binge-free for more than 10 years, there’s an occasional moment when I start to slip. I have difficulty passing on the truffle fries or eating the chocolate bar. While it doesn’t trigger a journey to … [Read more...]

Green and Gorgeous: My Top 5 Beauty + Health Recommendations

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I believe that the best way to apply makeup is to make it look like you aren’t wearing any. I agree with One Direction: you’re all lovely and luscious enough already. You're turning heads when you walk through the door Don't need make up To cover up Being the way that you are is … [Read more...]

Ten Toxic Ingredients That Might Be in Your Skin Care (And What to Use Instead)

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  Recently senators Dianne Feinstein and Susan Collins proposed the Personal Care Products Safety Act, which would give the FDA greater oversight over the millions of skin care and makeup products that are sold each year. This new bill would allow the FDA to recall products that are mislabeled or … [Read more...]

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...]