5 FAQs on Hormones and Weight Loss Resistance

What happens in the body regarding weight gain and loss when estrogen and progesterone are out of balance? Estrogen is the primary female sex hormone. It gives women hips and breasts, buffers mood, and keeps you on task by regulating serotonin. Estrogen is responsible for the first half of your … [Read more...]

Cortisol & Cancer: How Lowering Stress Can Help Prevent Cancer

Every week on the news, online, in a magazine, we hear or read about the ever-elusive “cure for cancer.” So far, it’s still a far-off medical goal. While I think it’s important for us to keep researching treatment options for all the men and women affected by cancer, I also want people to focus on an … [Read more...]

Bust the Beauty Myth, Call a Girlfriend, and Prevent an Eating Disorder

Bedtime. I hear my daughter sniffle. Within seconds, she’s sobbing: “Mom, I have too much fat on my thighs.” I’m in her bedroom, lying next to her, winding down from the day. Oh, Sweetheart. She’s not happy with her body. The pressure was on. In that moment, I wanted to say the right thing, because the … [Read more...]

GMOs: Guilty until Proven Innocent (Plus 5 Ways to Reduce Damage to Your Gut and Brain)

Is it safe to eat genetically modified foods? What about if you eat the meat of an animal raised on genetically-modified food? At this point, the scientific community is still gathering data but my hunch is that GMs are not good for your body, and we need to apply the precautionary principle. Here’s … [Read more...]

Dr. Sara’s Exercise Report Card: Chronic Cardio Gets a “C”

It is no mystery that working out is vital to a healthy, happy body and mind. However, when it comes to physical activity, it’s possible to have too much of a good thing. Recent data shows not only do you not have to spend countless hours at the gym to benefit from exercise, but also that may be … [Read more...]

The Top 7 Books Every Woman Should Read

These are books that I've loved in the past few months to years. Hope you love them too! 1. Yes Please by Amy Poehler. Her two apology letters, one from the brain (p 80) and from the heart (p 82) are required reading for anyone in a relationship, because relationships will take down your adrenals if you … [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...]