Category: Diabetes

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.
05 Nov

How to Flatten Your Belly

Diabetes, Hormones, Weight Loss No Comments by Scott Isaacs, M.D.
If a genie gave you the chance to change one thing about your body, what would you wish for? If you'd ask for a flatter belly, you've got plenty of company—72% of women ages 45 to 64 named the abs the body part they felt most insecure about, according to a recent survey by the research firm Mintel. It's no wonder. The more birthday candles you blow out, the more difficult it is to keep belly fat at bay.
29 Oct

Reversing Insulin Resistance

You keep hearing about the epidemic of diabetes because it has been going on for the past 30 years. The rate of diabetes continues to climb in the United States and throughout the world. Once considered an unusual diagnosis, diabetes has become one of the most common forms of chronic illness in the world today.
17 Oct

Why Low-GI Diets Don’t Work

Diabetes, Hormones, Metabolic Syndrome 1 Comment by Scott Isaacs, M.D.
The GI, or glycemic index, is based on the blood-sugar response of eating a single food. But when’s the last time you ate only bananas for dinner? You can’t add up the GI index of individual foods in a meal and make a prediction of how your blood sugar will respond. Foods work together to impact blood sugar, and the GI doesn’t take that into account.
10 Oct

Is Candida Causing Insulin Resistance?

Proponents of the candida theory blame antibiotics, birth control pills and high sugar diets for yeast overgrowth. There’s even something they call leaky gut syndrome where they claim that Candida migrates from the bowels into body.
28 Aug

Are the Bacteria in Your Gut Making You Fat?

A new study from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore has shown that certain strains of bacteria are associated with increased risk for the components of metabolic syndrome.
16 Aug

A Cure for Diabetes

Diabetes, Hormones, Weight Loss No Comments by Scott Isaacs, M.D.
The plan worked, big-time. By February, she had lost 50 pounds. She no longer needed meds to stabilize her blood sugar, or the drug she'd been on for high blood pressure; both were at normal levels. "At my last checkup, my doctor told me I basically wasn't diabetic anymore," she marveled, now 100 pounds lighter than when she started. "I didn't know that was possible."
14 Feb

Third Edition of Hormonal Balance Coming This Summer

Diabetes, Hormones, Thyroid, Weight Loss No Comments by Scott Isaacs, M.D.
I am pleased to announce the release of the third edition of my book, Hormonal Balance: How to Lose Weight by Understanding Your Hormones and Metabolism (Bull Publishing Company, June 2012). It is the latest edition of the revolutionary book that pioneered the idea that hormones play a pivotal role in weight loss and weight control. The book is scientifically backed by years of medical research and proven results. I have made the latest scientific information accessible and interesting for a general audience. In this updated and expanded edition, I offer a directive “how-to” approach to stopping the yo-yo diet cycle and balancing the body’s hormones for effective, permanent weight control. Complete with a meal plan and a symptoms guide to spot possible hormone disruptions, this third edition of Hormonal Balance is the most comprehensive, up-to-date, medically and celebrity endorsed book ever written on hormones and weight management.
20 Jul

Have Faith in Yourself

Diabetes, Hormones, Weight Loss No Comments by Scott Isaacs, M.D.
Recently a patient became very upset about her cholesterol test. She had her cholesterol tested six months ago and now six months later it was exactly the same. In the last six months, she had been very successful losing weight and had started an exercise program, exercising three or four days every week.
16 Jun

Fixing Your Hungry Hormones (Part 1)

Diabetes, Hormones, Weight Loss No Comments by Scott Isaacs, M.D.
Losing weight is a proven strategy for alleviating both leptin resistance and insulin resistance. Even losing five or ten pounds can lessen the resistance enough to make a difference. When hormone resistance is less, your body works more efficiently and you don’t feel hungry at odd times. Your metabolism works better and you lose body fat. When you have insulin resistance and leptin resistance, losing weight becomes paramount.
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