Injured? Stressed Out? Try Yin Yoga

I’m devoting this entire article to the joys of yoga. “Why?” you ask (as if you didn’t know that I’m a dedicated yoga teacher as well as a physician). There’s no better way to have more resilience, flexibility and healing power than with a yoga program. And besides, I believe in using yoga to cultivate your…

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I Hate Exercise, but It Loves Me…

I Don't Like Exercise, but It Likes Me

 Dr. Sara’s 5 Tips for Biohacking Exercise When You’d Rather Do Anything Else There, I admit it. It’s time to get brutally honest. After all, I’m in my forties, perimenopausal, and the best part about it is the newfound clarity, the lift of the hormonal veil–regarding the endless accommodation, the people-pleasing, the half-hearted enthusiasm for things you don’t…

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Thyroid Math: What Those Numbers Mean (and What Your Doc Probably Forgot to Tell You About Hypothyroidism)

Thyroid Math - What Those Stats Mean (and What Your Doc Probably Forgot)

You may have low thyroid function, also called HYPO-thyroidism, and not know it. But let’s face it… thyroid numbers are often counterintuitive and confusing. When you combine hypothyroidism with the common low-thyroid symptom of brain fog, maybe even a bit of depression, and you’ve got a perfect storm for feeling overwhelmed, and even worse, disempowered about…

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Detox Genes: Personalize Your Liver Detoxification

You’ve read my treatise on the liver, or not, and you’re wondering how to make it more relevant to you and what you’re known for. You know already that I’m a lover of the 4 “P’s” in my medical practice: make it personal, make it predictive of your health, make it aggressively preventive, and make…

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Dr. Sara’s Book Club #4: EatQ by Susan Albers, PhD

Do you love diet books? Read them for fun? I understand that most people just want to find ONE weight loss program that works and call it a day. But when it comes to our relationship with food, I find the wide variety of approaches absolutely fascinating. I love to learn more about what’s involved…

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Thyroid Questionnaire

I love this questionnaire from Dr. Hotze, another integrative physician. It gets to the heart of whether you should be tested for thyroid dysregulation, even if your conventional doc has dismissed your concerns. I also like to use these questions to build a tracker for how you improve with different therapies, as trial-and-error continues to…

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