28 Jul

6 Easy Ways 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."
13 Jul

How to Take Control of Your Cravings

Hormones, Weight Loss No Comments by Scott Isaacs MD
You swore you'd have just a few fries and give up those giant breakfast bagels. So why do your cravings still get the best of you? Forget willpower. The solutions are all in your head.
30 Jun

Not Sleeping? Circadian Rhythms are Critical for Long Term Weight Management

Hormones, Weight Loss 1 Comment by Scott Isaacs MD
Your circadian rhythm is the 24-hour clock that drives wakefulness and sleep. Disruptions to this biological clock have profound effects on our bodies and our hormones. New research has identified genes for the biological clock, known as clock genes, which may be the basis for metabolic diseases like obesity, diabetes and insulin resistance.
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.
22 May

Hunger Hormones

"In the past 20 years, we've learned a lot about hunger and satiety hormones," says Scott Isaacs, MD, a board-certified endocrinologist in Atlanta and author of Beat Overeating Now! "The first one was leptin, which was discovered in 1994." Since then, many other hormones that impact hunger, appetite, cravings, and weight have been discovered. "Leptin is a hormone that's produced by fat cells, and it works to suppress appetite in the brain," Isaacs explains. "We used to think a fat cell was an inert storage depot for excess fat, insulating the body. But now we know that fat is an endocrine organ, that is, a gland that produces hormones. Leptin is just one of the hormones produced by fat cells." The amount of leptin circulating in a person is proportional to the amount of body fat and indicates how much energy stores a person has.
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.
03 Jan

Dr. Isaacs is the Medical Expert for a New Weight Loss Television Show on ABC

Weight Loss No Comments by Scott Isaacs, M.D.
Dr. Isaacs is the Medical Expert for a New Weight Loss Television Show on ABC
18 Nov

HMR® at Home

Weight Loss No Comments by Scott Isaacs, M.D.
HMR at Home® is for people who are unable to attend our clinic program and need a more flexible option. 
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.
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.
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