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17 Mar

How to Help Your Diabetes Medications Work Better

Uncategorized 1 Comment by Scott Isaacs, M.D.
Active seniors A healthy diet is well-balanced and includes lean proteins from both animal and vegetarian sources, fruits, vegetables, and nuts,” he says. “Carbohydrates are the component of the diet which have the most significant effect on your blood sugars. Limiting or avoiding added sugars and refined flours can help to keep blood sugars controlled without cutting out healthier carbohydrates such as legumes [beans] and whole grains.
09 Feb

What To Do About Borderline Thyroid Levels

Hormones, Thyroid, Uncategorized 3 Comments by Scott Isaacs, M.D.
However, some studies have found that only 5 percent of people have a TSH above 2.5 (though others say it's more like 15 percent). That is to say, being above 2.5 is statistically abnormal. And abnormalities are, by and large, how medicine decides what a disease is.
14 Jan

Atlanta Endocrine Associates Awarded Best of 2014 on Kudzu

Hormones, Weight Loss No Comments by Scott Isaacs, M.D.
Atlanta Endocrine Associates was named a Best of 2014 winner for Atlanta endocrinologists on Kudzu.com, a leading source for local business information and consumer reviews. Atlanta Endocrine Associates has been awarded the Best of Kudzu.com award for the past three years.
07 Jan

HMR Weight Management Program, Offered at Atlanta Endocrine Associates, Rated as the Nation’s #2 Best Diet for Weight-Loss

Weight Loss No Comments by Scott Isaacs, M.D.
Under the direction of endocrinologist Scott D. Isaacs, M.D., Atlanta Endocrine Associates has offered the HMR program for 14 years to community members who are interested in losing weight.
21 Oct

12 Things Your Diabetes Doctor Wants You to Know

Uncategorized No Comments by Scott Isaacs, M.D.
Diabetes information is everywhere—blogs, online forums, small talk with friends and family, terrifying lawyer ads on TV. Keep in mind that everyone’s situation is different and some sources are more reliable than others, Dr. Isaacs says. Your diabetes care team can guide you toward the truth and help you make the best choices for your health.
07 Aug

How to Lose Weight Without Dieting

If you store your leftovers in plastic, keep old receipts lying around or think nothing of eating an unwashed grape or two, you could be exposing yourself to chemicals that impede weight loss. "These substances slow your metabolism and increase appetite or alter hormones such as estrogen in the body to cause weight gain," says Scott Isaacs, M.D., an endocrinologist and author of Beat Overeating Now!
26 Jun

Best Type 2 Diabetes Strategies in Women

Diabetes, Weight Loss No Comments by Scott Isaacs, M.D.
When your sweet tooth is raging, don't ignore it. But don't be ruled by it, either. A few squares of good-quality dark chocolate (65% cocoa or higher) are a good pick because they have antioxidants along with theobromine, a natural appetite suppressant, Scott Isaacs, MD, writes in his book, Beat Overeating Now! If chocolate isn't your thing, he says it's OK to have a very small amount (less than 100 calories) of whatever treat you're craving as long as you pair those gummy bears or jelly beans with a healthier food, such as a piece of fruit, to curb the impact on your blood sugar and insulin levels. If it's going to be too hard to have such a tiny serving, pick something naturally sweet, like fruit.
28 May

Slim for Life: What to Eat in Your 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s

Metabolism, Weight Loss No Comments by Scott Isaacs, M.D.
Estrogen helps insulin metabolize blood sugar. So when your levels of the hormone naturally begin to drop as you head toward menopause, this estrogen deficiency increases your insulin resistance, "a condition that causes your body to store the food you eat as fat instead of burning it as energy," Dr. Isaacs explains.
25 Feb

Home, Slim, Home

Hormones, Metabolism, Weight Loss No Comments by Scott Isaacs, M.D.
Even if it's been a laze-around-in-your-yoga-pants day, you can still burn more fat for basically no effort by adjusting your thermostat. A recent study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation found that when people were exposed to cold temps for three hours, they burned an additional 250 calories. Your body has to go into overdrive to heat itself up to a cozy 98 degrees, and extra calories are zapped in the process, explains Scott Isaacs, MD, an endocrinologist and the author of Beat Overeating Now! You don't have to walk around shivering to get the benefits, he says; just lower your thermostat by two to three degrees.
25 Feb

Outsmart Your Hormones

Hormones, Metabolism, Weight Loss No Comments by Scott Isaacs, M.D.
Can't sleep? Having memory lapses? Your hormones may be to blame. They can wreak havoc on how you feel, think and function at different times in your menstrual cycle. Luckily, these changes are predictable. By anticipating your hormonal ebbs and flows, you can head off ailments such as cramps and headaches.
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