Dr. Sara Grades Different Forms of Exercise for Women: Barre Fitness Gets an “A+”

As an OB/GYN, hormone expert, and specialist in women’s health, I receive a lot of questions from my patients about their bodies. While many of the questions involve hormones and reproductive health, I am also asked a lot about physical activity. Specifically, which exercise is the best for weight loss? … [Read more...]

Ballerina in Sticky Socks: Why I Recommend Barre Fitness

I'm at an age—perimenopausal—where it can seem like no amount of exercise makes a difference. Like you, I don’t have a lot of time. I need efficiency. So you can trust me when I tell you the punishing barre fitness classes that are all the rage right now actually work. In fact, barre fitness is my … [Read more...]

Dr. Sara’s Top 3 Questions: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

When it comes to female hormonal conditions, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is probably one you’ve heard of. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, between 1 in 10 and 1 in 20 women of childbearing age have PCOS. That means someone in your female tribe – sister, … [Read more...]

Green Your Hormones in 8 Easy Steps

  Download my free Hormone Survival Guide below to get a jump start on greening your hormones. Are you feeling tired, moody or stressed? Did you know this could be a result of a hormonal imbalance? In my practice, thousands of patients have come to me with the same complaint: “I exercise. I … [Read more...]

The All-Day Energy Diet: Dr. Sara’s Book Club #17

If there's one thing that's indicative of good health, it's how energized you feel on a day-to-day basis. That's the premise of Yuri Elkaim’s book "The All-Day Energy Diet: Double Your Energy in 7 Days," and it's this month's read for my book club. Your energy level is a clear indication that your … [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...]

Fitting into Your Skinny Jeans: Why This Second Set of Genes May Be Making It Difficult

“I’m nowhere near the finish line,” my patient said during our fifth consultation, sighing vacantly as she stared at the floor. With a waist circumference of 38 inches, triglycerides of 300, and fasting blood sugar of 110, I had diagnosed her with metabolic syndrome at her initial checkup. Over three … [Read more...]