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18 Dec

Foods That Boost Metabolism

Metabolism, Weight Loss No Comments by Scott Isaacs, M.D.
Your metabolism is partly ruled by genetics, but you can rev it up naturally by eating right. Fill up on the following nine foods to increase your body's fat-burning power.
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.
21 Jun

Diet Clinic Exposed by Undercover Reporter

Uncategorized, Weight Loss No Comments by Scott Isaacs, M.D.
I refuse to use them," says endocrinologist Scott Isaacs, an obesity specialist at Emory University in Atlanta. "In my opinion, there's no good clinical data that they actually work, and I have found that patients seem to regain weight as soon as they stop taking them."
12 Apr

Does Intermittent Fasting Work?

Hormones, Metabolism, Weight Loss 2 Comments by Scott Isaacs, M.D.
"Any time you lose weight, you see improvements in glucose metabolism," says Scott Isaacs, M.D., author of "Hormonal Balance" and a clinical instructor of medicine at Emory School of Medicine. "And anytime you restrict calories, you get weight loss. But if you do something unsustaniable you get fatigue after a while and ultimately gain the weight back." "During a fast, a person can go into starvation ketosis, which reduces appetite. They won't be hungry because of the ketones -- a byproduct of fat -- that masks hunger. But as soon as they do something where they are no longer ketotic, there's a rebound appetite, which can be hard to control," Isaacs says.
07 Feb

Scientifically Based Weight Loss with Proven Results

Metabolism, Weight Loss 7 Comments by Scott Isaacs, M.D.
Many people gain weight despite eating healthier and getting more physical activity. If you are working hard at losing weight and are not seeing results, you may have a medical problem. We specialize in the medical and hormonal evaluation and treatment of abnormal weight gain and diet-resistant obesity.
28 Jan

2013 Superbowl Food Statistics

Weight Loss No Comments by Scott Isaacs, M.D.
The Superbowl has become one of the largest events of all time. It boasts the largest crowds, largest parties, and most antacid sales the day after. Below are some interesting facts about the Superbowl that you probably never knew about. The information gathered in this page are from various sources around the web at various times.
24 Jan

Exercise lengthens your life – even if you’re overweight

Hormones, Weight Loss No Comments by Scott Isaacs, M.D.
Researchers from the National Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, and other organizations analyzed six different prospective cohort studies of more than 632,000 people ages 40 and older. The studies had a median follow-up period of 10 years, with roughly 82,000 reported deaths. Regular, moderate intensity exercise was associated with an increased life expectancy, even when the person exercising had an unhealthy Body Mass Index (BMI).
04 Jan

Losing Weight: It’s Not Just About Willpower

Beat Overeating Now! There is not a simple explanation for why some people struggle to lose weight. There is no one-size-fits-all formula to shed extra pounds. Many people gain weight due to hormonal imbalances that make it nearly impossible to slim down without medical help. Other people may be eating the wrong foods, disrupting hormone levels and triggering hunger and, as a result, overeating.
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