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Better Everyday Podcast Episode #2: Paleo – Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down?

In our second episode we tackle a hot topic: Paleo. The diet that Sarah has built her platform on and Dr Brooke has been an outspoken advocate of. We dive right in with our current perspectives on the Paleo Diet – the strategy  both of us having used for years personally and professionally and how […]

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Better Everyday Podcast Episode #1 – Welcome!

It’s here, it’s here! The first episode of Better Everyday with Sarah Fragoso and yours truly, Dr Brooke! In this intro episode, Sarah and I talk about how we met and how we’ve been trying to find a way to get our shared passion for helping women live a bigger, better life out there.  After […]

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The Scale: Step On It Or Skip It?

I posted this pic several days ago on  Facebook and Instagram: I saw this silly scale at a rest area in upstate NY. There were several things about it that cracked me up: One, that your weight is your lucky number. Weight is definitely a number, but unfortunately most women don’t feel lucky about the […]

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What’s Causing Your Cold Hands & Feet?

Are your hands perpetually chilly? Do your cold toes want to be inside a pair of Uggs year round? Does your sweetie shiver when you grab their hand with your chilly mitt? Or do they shy away from you in bed when you want to snuggle cuz your ice cold toes make them want to […]

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Problems & Perks Of Protein Shakes (Especially If You Have Hashimoto’s)

  Love them? Hate them?   Protein shakes are a useful tool at times and they are almost synonymous with working out. There’s no doubt they have huge benefits in certain scenarios but are they really necessary? We’ll get to the perks, but first let’s discuss some of the great big downsides to the protein […]

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What’s Up With Your Weird Sweating?

Quick anatomy lesson: you have two types of sweat glands: eccrine and apocrine. Eccrine glands are found most all over your body while apocrine glands are mostly located under the arms and in the anogenital region (yup, just what you were thinking: the crotch). Apocrine glands respond to hormone changes and start to work during […]

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Why So Puffy?

When I first moved to New York I was the most unhealthy version of myself. Moving here was in some ways the worst thing I could do for my tenacious personality because it truly is the city that never sleeps. There is a buzz that is palpable 24/7 – and living on a busy corner […]

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Why You’re Peeing 20 Times A Day

The first thing I think of when I’m leaving the house is: should I pee again? As a girl that’s battled both PCOS and high stress in the past, my overzealous bladder has created a ton of anxiety for me on road trips, living in Manhattan (seriously, Starbucks is the only place to pee around […]

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Honey, Not Tonight….5 Reasons For Low Libido In Women

Testosterone is the hormone comes to mind when we think about a lack luster sex drive, and it is certainly a player – especially for women in perimenopause and post menopause.  However, Mr. T far from the only hormonal or metabolic issue that can make us feel less than frisky. It’s also not typically low […]

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How To Avoid The Serial Whole30

It’s no secret, I’m a big fan of Whole30. With such a high percentage of my patients having Hashimoto’s and PCOS, it’s a great template to women started on a very immune-friendly-hormone-helping diet. It’s very straightforward (eat these things, don’t eat those things) so it quickly becomes easy to look at any menu or grocery […]

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