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10 May

How to Control Hunger Hormones to Lose Weight

The two primary hormones that control appetite are ghrelin and leptin. They serve as biological on/off switches. Ghrelin is mainly produced in the lining of the stomach and switches on appetite. Leptin is secreted by fat cells and turns off appetite by signaling when you’re full.
31 Jan

5 Tips for Having a Sweet but Candy-less Valentine’s Day

Uncategorized, Weight Loss No Comments by Scott Isaacs MD
Congratulations! You started your New Year’s resolution diet, and so far you’ve kept it. What’s the next big obstacle? Of course, Valentine’s Day.
29 Nov

New Research Questions Traditional Treatment Approaches for Hypothyroidism

Thyroid 1 Comment by Scott Isaacs, M.D.
My take on this new research is that we have a lot more to learn about treating thyroid disease. Clearly there are some treatments that don’t seem to provide much benefit, or at least no more benefit than a placebo pill. But, my experience in treating patients in the real world is vastly different.
28 Nov

What You Should Know About Weight Loss Drugs

Hormones, Leptin, Metabolism, Weight Loss No Comments by Scott Isaacs, M.D.
The hormonal regulation of appetite is very strong. Willpower alone is not sufficient to overcome these biological drives. Thus, medications are increasingly being used because they can help overcome some of the biological changes that drive appetite. And there are more obesity medications available today than ever before.
15 Feb

Dr. Scott Isaacs Receives Obesity Medicine Certification

Hormones, Weight Loss No Comments by Scott Isaacs, M.D.
Scott Isaacs, M.D.. F.A.C.P., F.A.C.E has been certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) as an ABOM diplomate. ABOM diplomates are physicians who undergo rigorous training and an extensive examination process to achieve this designation.
01 Feb

HMR Program at Atlanta Endocrine Associates Named 2017 No. 1 “Best Fast Weight-Loss Diet” by U.S. News & World Report

Weight Loss 2 Comments by Scott Isaacs, M.D.
A program offered by Atlanta Endocrine Associates in partnership with HMR Weight Management Services (HMR) has been named No. 1 Best Fast Weight-Loss Diet in U.S. News & World Reports’ Best Diets of 2017 Rankings.
28 Jul

How to Boost Your Metabolism

Hormones, Metabolism, Weight Loss 1 Comment by Scott Isaacs, M.D.
Fat on Fire Yet another reason not to let your weight seesaw: You'll hamstring your metabolism. "My patients with the lowest metabolisms are the weight cyclers," says Scott Isaacs, MD, clinical instructor of medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine. "When you lose weight, you lose muscle and fat, but when you gain it back, it's mostly fat, which burns fewer calories."
24 Jun

Adrenals Shot? Probably Not.

Brown Fat, Hormones, Weight Loss 14 Comments by Scott Isaacs, M.D.
Whatever you want to call it—adrenal fatigue, exhaustion, or burnout—it is not a real hormonal condition. Adrenal fatigue is a fake diagnosis that has no scientific basis. If you have been told you have adrenal fatigue, get a second opinion from a board-certified endocrinologist.
08 Jan

Fast Weight Loss Is Better Than Slow Weight Loss

Uncategorized, Weight Loss No Comments by Scott Isaacs, M.D.
A common misconception is that losing weight quickly is not healthy, not sustainable, and will just lead to future weight re-gain. To the contrary, numerous clinical studies demonstrate that following a lifestyle change program which promotes fast initial weight loss can result in better long-term success.
03 Jan

Debbie Lost 65 Pounds in 20 Weeks at Atlanta Endocrine Associates

Weight Loss No Comments by Scott Isaacs, M.D.

When I began HMR’s “Decision Free Program,” my words of “I can never lose weight” became changed into “I can become healthy!” This all happened due to the HMR program, Dr. Scott Isaacs and his compassionate staff.

The yummy shakes and the delicious entrees that HMR offers have made it easy for me to achieve 65 pounds

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