Three Hormones That Block Your Weight Loss

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Can you relate to any of the following? I follow all the rules, but I still can’t lose the weight. I’m just getting old and my metabolism is slow. It’s genetic. There’s nothing I can do. I’ve tried everything to lose weight. Maybe I need to accept myself as fat, and give up my skinny … [Read more...]

Food Addiction (Part 2): Your Food Rehab Program

Eating Addiction

Food addiction is when you eat for a change in your emotional, and keep eating in an obsessive way in the face of harm from it. I’ve written about my own struggle with food addiction in my new book, The Hormone Reset Diet (which you can order right here), and in my last blog on food addiction, I outlined … [Read more...]

What Stress Does to Your Hormones, Plus 3 PROVEN Stress Management Strategies

Woman Having Chronic Stress and Cannot Sleep

Nothing wrecks your hormones faster than unmanaged stress. However, stress in and of itself is not a bad thing. A healthy dose of stress can motivate you to high levels of productivity and performance. The key is to manage your stress so that it doesn’t spiral out of control, and cause all sorts of … [Read more...]

America’s #1 Addiction Might Shock You

Gorgeous Woman Shocked With Sugar Addiction News

“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...]

Green Your Hormones in 8 Easy Steps

Woman Doing Yoga to Avoid Hormone Imbalance

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 eat lots of fruits and vegetables. I drink water all day. Why do I feel so terrible?” The reason they … [Read more...]

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...]