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, which contributes to even more weight gain/retention. This…

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Dr. Sara's Top 3 Questions: Weight Loss

Dr. Sara's Top 3 Questions: Avoid Weight Gain and Hormonal Effect

For most women, there’s no topic hotter than weight loss. True, we live in a culture that all but demands we have an obsession with our looks, but the search for a perfect swimsuit body is also representative of something bigger – we’re more concerned than ever about being healthy, fit, and energized. Given the demands…

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Nutrition Advice From a Phone App: Does It Really Work?

Does Utilizing a Phone App for Nutrition Advice Really Does the Trick?

Cook? Between the job, the kids, and everyone’s social calendars, who has time to cook anymore? I hear the same lament all the time from busy parents. Who has time to worry about food? I’ve often felt the same way myself. Sometimes I cringe when I think back to the food “products” I allowed my…

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7-Step Detox to Fight Post-Holiday Weight Gain

7-Step Detox to Combat Post-Holiday Weight Gain

Even though the new year is in full swing, you may still be feeling the effects of excessive binging, raging parties, family drama, sleep deprivation, and noggy drinks from the holidays.   It’s not uncommon to pack on two, three, or even five pounds or more between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. That may not…

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Top 10 Health Breakthroughs of 2013

Top 10 Health Development of 2013

Thanks to advancements in technology and science, health news today is continuously revealing fascinating discoveries. From discovering the key to slowing the aging process to solving the mystery of your metabolism, 2013 made quantum leaps toward understanding the human body—in all its complicated glory. Here’s a look at the top 10 health breakthroughs of the…

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Gluten & GMOs: The Hidden Health Hazards

For nearly 2 decades, Big Food has relied on GMOs to make plants resistant to pests, to tolerate herbicides, to survive weather changes, and to increase crop yield. Big Food, Monsanto, the FDA, and some of the scientists they support believe GM foods are safe. As a physician scientist (and one of my favorite warriors…

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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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