Stay on the Path During the Holidays: My Top 5 Indulgences, Rituals, and Healthy Holiday Recipes

I’ve decided to think and act different Thanksgiving this year, to borrow a phrase from Steve Jobs. Not long ago, I would happily forget everything I knew about healthful eating in favor of overindulging in holiday favorites. I would overeat carbohydrates and gluten (stuffing! Yorkshire pudding!) and wake up the day after Thanksgiving or Christmas…

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Detox, Retox, Detox: My #1 Recommendation to Upgrade Your Health

One of the top questions I get asked is what I recommend to help the body fix itself, at a foundational level. Perhaps you are craving this knowledge, and want nothing more than to return to a state of wholeness and zen-like hormone balance. Maybe you feel frustrated and desperate. Maybe you’ve worked with other doctors, only to be…

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

JJ Virgin's Book Sugar Impact Diet

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 her latest…

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How to Conquer Cravings + 5 Substitutions That Will Satisfy

Woman Crave for Sugar and Sweets

Few of us are immune to cravings. Research shows that cravings are unrelated to body mass index. Yet for women who are overweight or obese, cravings usually are for foods high in fat and processed foods. I’ve found that I can crave almost anything, but usually it involves carbs (even the healthy type) – sweet potatoes with ghee, chips…

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Detox Friendly Recipes – A Sample Menu from the Hormone Reset Detox

Detox Recipe Tips

One of the biggest questions I get during the Hormone Reset Detox is “What do I eat?!” Perhaps the better question would be, what can’t you eat? That list is much shorter, and easier to remember. Here’s a quick overview of the addictive, toxin-forming foods we remove in 72-hour stages during the Detox: Meat Alcohol Sugar & artificial sweeteners Caffeine Grains Dairy High-Glycemic Fruit…

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