The Biggest Hormone Myth That’s Sabotaging You

Secrets How to Cure Hormonal Imbalance

MYTH: I don’t have to worry about hormones until menopause. Meanwhile, I can do whatever I want to my body – drink like a fish, party like a rock star, skimp on sleep – without consequences. TRUTH: This is one of those myths that even most doctors believe! Many hormone levels – such as estrogen, … [Read more...]

Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life: Dr. Sara’s Book Club #16

Hormonal Balance, Balance Your Life: Dr. Sara’s Book Club #16

It’s not every day I meet another female doctor who loves talking about hormones as much as I do.  But when I chatted recently with Dr. Claudia Welch, author of “Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life: Achieving Optimal Health and Wellness through Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, and Western Science,” I … [Read more...]

Why Do I Feel Disconnected? The Cortisol-Oxytocin Connection

Why Do I Feel Detached? The Cortisol-Oxytocin Connection

Do you feel stressed, tired, lonely and disconnected from your relationships with others and even yourself? Do you prefer to stay home than socialize? Have you walked by people you know and didn’t say hi, not because they annoy you but because you didn’t want to interact? Are you missing the … [Read more...]

Top 10 Brain and Hormone Effects of Marijuana

Top 10 Brain and Hormone Effects of Marijuana

22 states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana. Ever since, I have been asked repeatedly how marijuana impacts hormone levels.  To be honest, this isn’t a topic I learned about in medical school, so I had to research it. In this article you will learn how your brain and hormone levels … [Read more...]

How Stress Can Dissolve Your Bones…Plus 3 Steps to Fix It Fast

How Stress Can Dissolve Your Bones…Plus 3 Steps to Resolve It Quickly

When you’re stressed out and cortisol, the main stress hormone, is wildly fluctuating, many things happen in a cascade of badness… Your serotonin, the happy brain chemical, falls off a cliff. Result? You feel like crap: weepy, despairing, and not like your happy self. You deposit belly fat, as in … [Read more...]

The Cheat System Diet – Dr. Sara’s Book Club #13

The Cheat System Diet Book

With bikini season just around the corner, women everywhere are expressing collective panic at the thought of shedding their coats and yoga pants in favor of sundresses, tank tops, and swimsuits. The problem is that worrying about your weight can put your “fight or flight” hormone—cortisol—on overdrive, … [Read more...]

The Earth Beneath Your Feet (Part 2, The Science): Why Going Barefoot May Boost Your Health and Beauty

The Ground Beneath Your Feet Part 2 The Science Why Going Barefoot May Boost Your Health and Beauty

What are the health and beauty benefits of Grounding or Earthing? How does being barefoot impact oxidation and the science of it? Is grounding ready for prime time? Short version: I’m still waiting to be fully convinced but so far, the evidence is promising. In this article, I want to review the data … [Read more...]

Why Treating Your Body Like a Cell Phone Will Get Your Hormones in Balance

Why Treating Your Body Like a Cell Phone Will Get Your Hormones Right

What’s the difference between a woman who’s frumpy and frazzled and one who’s healthy and energized? The second one clearly has Charlie’s Angels on her side. No, I’m not talking about Sabrina, Jill and Kelly – those butt-kicking babes with the great body suits. I’m talking about the Charlie’s Angels … [Read more...]

Want to Lose Weight? Evaluate Your Hormones

Want to Lessen Your Weight? Check Your Hormones

Last year, the American Medical Association did something that will change the way we look at diet and exercise forever: they classified obesity as a disease. Whatever you call it, the fact remains that our culture is getting fatter and fatter as the years go by. I’m not saying this to be rude or … [Read more...]

Why Mood-Boosting Maca is a Girl’s Best Friend

Why Mood-Boosting Maca is a Girl’s Best Companion

Nodding off at your desk every day? In need of a serious mood makeover? Lagging (or completely lacking) sex drive? Because I hear these things almost daily in my integrative medical practice and from women in my online programs, I can tell you for sure that you’re not alone. When it comes right down … [Read more...]