Five Healthy Gifts That Benefit Hormones

We tend to let the holidays steer us away from healthiness. Yet the holidays are the perfect time to stay on track and share our commitment to health through the gifts we give. Sure, a gift of fiber powder may not say “happy holidays,” but I’ve found five gifts that help reset hormones and will still … [Read more...]

Ditch Sugar Cravings with These 5 Strategies

“I had done so well yesterday, but about 9 p.m. last night I walked into the kitchen and there they were,” a friend recently told me. “I intended to eat just a bite, but, well, I managed to polish off quite a few cookies. It was like something overcame me and I just couldn’t stop!” The root cause of … [Read more...]

JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet: Dr. Sara’s Book Club #20

If you’ve ever despaired that your sweet tooth is the bane of your existence, stop what you’re doing and go get a copy of my dear friend’s new book, JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet. You’ve probably heard of JJ Virgin - she’s a clean-eating, smoothie-sipping, burst-training goddess after my own heart – and … [Read more...]

America’s #1 Addiction Might Shock You

“I wanted to do it alone,” a client told me. “I didn’t want anyone else around. Minutes after I began, I felt this rush of euphoria and I couldn’t stop. Then came the inevitable crash, where I wanted to curl up in the fetal position watching 'Friends' reruns.” If you’re concerned my client had a drug … [Read more...]

Grocery Shopping with Dr. Sara: 5 Quick, Healthy, Detox-Friendly Foods

Do you feel too busy to prepare nourishing food? Me too. That means I’m constantly scouting for food that’s easy to eat on the run, or that’s amenable to a quick assembly at home. Today, I want to share with you my favorite upgrades that I’m loving—and all are compliant with The Hormone Reset Detox! … [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...]