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Green and Gorgeous: My Top 5 Beauty + Health Recommendations

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I believe that the best way to apply makeup is to make it look like you aren’t wearing any. I agree with One Direction: you’re all lovely and luscious enough already. You're turning heads when you walk through the door Don't need make up To cover up Being the way...

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What If... Breast Cancer? Dr. Sara's Top 10 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

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With every mammogram, I think about what I would do if diagnosed this time with breast cancer. First, I'd wig. A woman's risk of a breast cancer diagnosis is one in eight over her lifetime. Second, I'd call the five people who matter the most: Darling Husband, Mom, Sisters, and...

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How I Fixed My Exercise, Got Lean, and Rocked My Growth Hormone (IGF-1)

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First the bold news: I hacked my growth hormone with exercise and raised it 53%. But allow me to back up so we can put this in context. What Is Growth Hormone? Growth hormone is a misunderstood stress hormone that raises the level of glucose in your blood, and stimulates...

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Cleansing WITHOUT the Jitters--How to Love Up Your Liver Again

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This month we’re singing the praises of the cleanse to keep us from singing the blues. Today, I want to share how a cleanse helps to detox our liver which works so damn hard to break down the harmful toxins that we send its way, as well as just the...

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Smart and Sexy Beauty Picks for Your Holiday Shopping

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There’s nothing worse than buying an expensive beauty product and having it fall short of your expectations. The wrinkle cream that made you break out... The shampoo that dried out your locks… The hand lotion that gave you a mysterious rash… The truth is, most conventional beauty products are riddled...

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

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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...

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Was getting a little veggie henna applied to my lashes today on Fourth Street in Berkeley when I stumbled upon a new eco boutique in the 'hood: CONVERT. WOW. Waltzed in and explained my organic experiment: one year - 100% organic in what I wear and schmear. No blank stare. Instead: efficient...

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Organic Right Up Next to Your Skin: Undies

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Perhaps the most important layer in my organic experiment is my undies. Right up next to your privateness, you want no endocrine disruptors or heavy metals. Surprisingly, I found this to be one of the harder items to procure before January 1, 2011 when my experiment begins. Here in Berkeley, there's a...

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ReCAP of 2010: Dr. Sara Puts It Out There

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Ok, friends: It's D-2 for the start of my organic experiment. As I look back on the crazy-assed testing I've done to measure my toxic load this month, and look to Saturday 1.1.11 as the start of my experiment, I'm systematizing some of the delicious gems I've uncovered in the...

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Madonna My Thyroid, Please

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One comment personal trainers hear daily from overweight, middle-aged women is: "I want Madonna arms." It makes them want to shoot themselves. Actually, um, I want Madonna arms. While she is controversial, chameleonic and doesn’t always comment wisely on her art, she is arguably looking might fine for her age....

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Stuck at the Corner of Fat and Unhappy? The Intersection of Dating & Hormones (+ 3 Ways to Solve Your Dating Dilemmas)

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All the single ladies (all the single ladies) All the single ladies, now put your hands up - Beyonce, Put a Ring On It Is your hand in the air right now? Does the thought of dressing up, meeting someone new, and making sparkling conversation sound next to impossible? If...

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Feelin' Testy (Testimonials, That Is)

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Thought I'd post a few testimonials, since we women are famous for not seeing the bigger story to our story. Indulge me with a little shameless promotion since I'm short on time today. Even though I'm short on time, I'm not short on gratitude: huge thanks to the lovely women...

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