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I Hate Exercise, but It Loves Me (Dr. Sara's 5 Tips for Biohacking Exercise When You'd Rather Do Anything Else)

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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 really enjoy but you do them anyway. Such...

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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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Mystic Danielle Laporte: There's a Bigger Story to Your Story

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  I'm madly, crazy, over-the-moon in love with a new mystic named Danielle Laporte. She is rocking my integrative, hormone-infused world and getting me totally reconnected to integrative medicine, and how to firestart the health of others on a larger scale.  That's her line in the title: There's a bigger...

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Fiber Is the New Sexy

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Rock your fiber, but not for the reason you're thinking. Eighty percent of women aged 35+ have estrogen dominance, and fiber is proven to lower estrogen levels (and prevent breast cancer). Mind the Gap I recommend 35 to 45 grams of fiber per day yet the average fiber intake among...

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The Day After: Neurohormonal Reverb After Finishing Somethin' Big (A Book, For Instance)

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  Have you ever finished a gigantic project, and been surprised by how you felt the next day? A bit unsettled. Out of sorts, maybe? Adrift? That’s how I feel today. Baby is launched. But why such weirdness? And my enduring followup question: What's the neurohormonal backstory? It’s been an 18-month...

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Cortisol Switcharoo (Part 1): How Cortisol Makes You Fat and Angry, Plus 7 Practices to Rock Your Stress

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Have you heard of the “cortisol switch?” Here’s the scenario. When you’re stressed, you feel the positive vibe of cortisol - the rise of energy, the focus, the charge, the ascent.  Cortisol is the main stress hormone made in your adrenal glands and it’s designed to get you out of...

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Game Changers: 7 Women Who Rock My World (+ Connect Me to My Higher Purpose)

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I am so very blessed. Here's why. 7 Women. One Year. These 7 women have vaulted me to places I never thought possible in the past year, from the Fire Starter Sessions with Danielle Laporte (did her book, then did a live Fire Starter, and, WOW, life shifted to technicolor...

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Why I Love Michelle Obama: Humility. Grace. Integrity. Subversive. And Those Arms!

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Michelle Obama feels like a real person. No pretense. Not precious. She was not brought up in wealth and privilege – she came from a working class family. She attended public schools. Neither parent went to college. She rode city buses for 3 hours per day to get to magnet...

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Addiction to Struggle: How It Shows Up (with thanks to Jung) + 3 Tips to Settle Down

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In Portland last week, I was immensely enjoying dinner with my sister, her 11-month baby, and my elder daughter, now officially a ‘tween. We were having a magical time, hanging out at a hip Portlandia-esque natural foods restaurant called Blossoming Lotus, when the talk turned South. We were chatting about...

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Need a ReWire to Pleasure, Not Stress? Got Your Marching Orders Right Here!

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Last fall I had an epiphany. I was talking to Ellen Heed, the genre-bending anatomy teacher for Ana Forrest’s Yoga Teacher Training, about how we, as women, have to take responsibility for the fact that we are neurologically programmed for pleasure. Here’s the epiphany: our pleasure wiring is a use-it-or-lose-it...

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Track Equanimity + Adjust Sooner in 2012

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Peace. Stress hormones, particularly the queen of ‘em, cortisol, normalizes. Briefly. Not too high. Not too low. Tank full, even overflowing, and it’s the overflow I give to others—my family and friends, my clients, my book. When I'm in my equanimitous zone, I have time to meditate each morning for...

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Bioidentical Hormones: Yes or No? VOGUE Magazine Wants to Know

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[caption id="attachment_2897" align="alignright" width="216"] Community member Amy Fleischer with husband, Kurt Mullen[/caption] Here's a great question from a member of our community named Amy Fleischer, pictured here on the beach with her husband. Amy's question popped up in response to the September Vogue article on hormones by Ginny Graves. Amy's...

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