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03 Jan

Vicki Lost 85 Pounds in 7 Months at Atlanta Endocrine Associates

Weight Loss No Comments by Scott Isaacs, M.D.
I love this program. I am an advocate of HMR and Dr. Isaacs’ program set up/staff. I feel like they saved my life and have helped to make me a better wife, mother, sister, friend, etc. I don’t have enough Thanks to express how grateful I am to everyone who has been involved in my journey!!!
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.
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.
29 Aug

Hormones Gone Haywire?

Hormones, Leptin, Thyroid, Weight Loss No Comments by Scott Isaacs, M.D.
They're your body's secret weapon: Hormones keep your heart thumping, your digestive system churning, and your brain sharp. "Whenever you feel off, your hormones could be the cause," says Scott Isaacs, MD, an endocrinologist at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta.
28 Aug

Could Low Testosterone be Causing Weight Gain and Sluggishness

Having low testosterone levels doesn't necessarily make you gain weight, said Scott Isaacs, MD, an endocrinologist, faculty member of Emory University School of Medicine, medical director for Atlanta Endocrine Associates, and author of Hormonal Balance: How to Lose Weight by Understanding Your Hormones and Metabolism. However, when you gain weight, your testosterone levels will decrease. “Obesity is the number one cause of low testosterone,” Dr. Isaacs said. "Taking testosterone alone rarely results in weight loss. Most patients need to change their eating habits.”
21 Aug

Synthetic Vs. Natural: What Thyroid Medicine Should You Take?

Hormones, Thyroid No Comments by Scott Isaacs, M.D.
What is the difference between synthetic and natural thyroid medications? The main difference is what they are made from. Synthetic thyroid medications are made from levothyroxine sodium while natural thyroid medications are made from dessicated pig thyroid. The other major difference is what thyroid hormones they contain. Most synthetic thyroid medicines, like Synthroid, contain only T4. The natural medications, like Armour contain both T4 and T3. There is a synthetic T3 medication available called Cytomel. Some people take both a synthetic T4 and a synthetic T3 medication to get both thyroid hormones.
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