So here are my first steps I recommend taking to turn back the clock from the inside and working out so that you can really feel your best. The building blocks are sleep, food and exercise. Improve your sleep with Vitamin D supplementation It’s difficult to gain a sufficient amount of it through your diet. The best food sources are liver and low-mercury fish such as … [Read More...]
Stress is inevitable but how we deal with it and whether it causes further hormone imbalances is not. In order to help you balance your hormones naturally, lose weight, and feel grounded and happy, I wrote my first book, The Hormone Cure. This new Q&A about it will tell you why I wrote it, how it might help you, and what to try next for your own health. What … [Read More...]
During the 2016 Summer Olympics, cupping therapy received a lot of attention. After all, it was hard to miss the red circles on the backs and shoulders of swimmers like Michael Phelps. Cupping, for your face or body, is often offered by acupuncturists, massage therapists, and increasingly, physical therapists, as a way to withdraw toxins, reduce inflammation, loosen … [Read More...]
When I took the Hippocratic oath in medical school, the last thing I expected was to have my understanding of it redefined a quarter-century later, on the border of Syria and Israel. But that’s exactly what happened when I stopped to tour the Ziv Medical Center in Zefat as part of an organized tour of women from the United States. Ziv physicians and staff are … [Read More...]
You already know the importance of sleep to your health. But did you know that sleep governs over 600 genes? Those include weight loss genes (such as CLOCK) as well as the genes that predict your risk of Alzheimer’s disease (APOE4). If you’re like me and have the variation of CLOCK, you need eight hours of sleep per night to lose weight, because the gene variant can … [Read More...]
Are you frustrated with any of the following symptoms? Gut issues such as constipation, gas, or bloating Irritable bowel syndrome Malabsorption Recurrent yeast infections Itchy ears or scalp Dandruff Fatigue Acne or rosacea Patchy skin rashes, usually itchy Allergies Headaches Joint problems Thyroiditis Mood and brain … [Read More...]
What's your food status? You eat whole foods only. You shun processed food, refined sugars and flours. You're a fierce advocate of food quality. You limit eating out because you are aware from my previous books that dining out is associated with greater risk of diabetes. I’m thrilled if you do any or all of these things. But I have to ask, have you … [Read More...]
WHY DR. SARA?
Dedicated to Helping Women Balance Hormones Naturally
I believe in eating your leafy greens rather than popping synthetic pills. I believe in Ayurveda, integrative medicine, + yoga to cultivate your vitality. If this is the doctoring you seek, you’re in the right place!