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The Cure for Low Blood Sugar

When blood sugar drops rapidly, symptoms come on strong. What we can do is fight the appetite and urge to sleep, engage in some physical activity. We can do something to maintain or raise our metabolism and level out our blood sugar.
Posted on March 9, 2011 Read More »

Snacking Helps Balance Blood Sugar and Boosts Metabolism

Healthy snacks Snacking is a great way to balance your blood sugar because you don’t overwhelm your body with a lot of sugar all at one time. Eating a huge portion of a so-called “healthy” food, such as beans or lentils, can prompt an insulin surge as easily as a Twinkie.
Posted on March 2, 2011 Read More »

A New Way to Think About Dieting

In a study of over 180,000 dieters, it was concluded that 83% of people who start a diet pick one that is virtually guaranteed to fail. Ninety-eight percent of people who lose weight on a diet gain it all back within five years. Some gain more than that.
Posted on February 23, 2011 Read More »

Are your hormones making you gain weight?

Medical schools don’t teach much about disorders caused by a mild overproduction or hormone deficiency, receptor problems or other ways hormones could go haywire. The result: many doctors forget to look for any type of hormonal disorder. But that can have costly effects for patients in more ways than one.
Posted on February 16, 2011 Read More »

Don’t blame me: It’s all in my genes!

Genes, personal choices and a society that encourages high calorie foods and discourages exercise all play a role in body weight. But, genetic differences may explain why some people gain weight despite a healthy lifestyle while others stay lean without exercising much or paying much attention to what they eat.
Posted on February 9, 2011 Read More »

Super Bowl Diet Survival Guide

Super Bowl Sunday is the first “holiday” of the year that can derail your New Year’s diet and exercise resolution. You don’t have to let that happen.
Posted on February 2, 2011 Read More »

Borderline thyroid tests: When should you take thyroid medication?

When facing weight gain, people go to the doctor, suspect the thyroid, get the routine “TSH” test and are told it is probably not the problem. But often it is.
Posted on January 27, 2011 Read More »

Is Your Doctor Missing a Thyroid Problem?

When weight problems begin, you might suspect that the thyroid gland may be at fault. You may have noticed other symptoms, such as a fatigue, diminished sex drive, mood swings, constipation, dry skin, hair loss or feeling cold. But when you go to the doctor, you get a standard “TSH” test and are told everything is fine. As an endocrinologist, I’ve seen this many times. The truth is you still could have a thyroid problem.
Posted on January 19, 2011 Read More »

Stress, Your Thyroid and Your Weight

Thyroid and stress Did you know that stress can cause thyroid problems? It has been well documented. Stressful situations, chronic stress and even the stress from being overweight can be a major catalyst in disrupting the normal performance of the thyroid. Your weight doesn’t need to be held captive by your thyroid.
Posted on January 8, 2011 Read More »

10 Ways to Get Healthier in 2011

Losing weight and getting healthier is the number one resolution for the New Year. A new year brings a fresh start and new hope when you have been stuck in a rut. My advice for starting off your healthy habits is to just get started. Here are ten suggestions for you to start getting healthier in 2011.
Posted on January 5, 2011 Read More »
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