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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 »

Using the Cold to Boost Your Metabolism

Everyone has been talking about a new kind of dieting called thermal dieting. The idea is that when your body is cold, it burns more calories. By going out in the cold, taking a cold bath or swimming in a frigid lake, you force your body to rev up metabolism. Aside from the obvious dangers of hypothermia, the basic idea makes sense.
Posted on December 22, 2010 Read More »

How to Start a Diet in the Middle of December

weight loss scale The middle of December is one of the best times to lose weight. Why? While everyone else is gaining weight, you can get a head start on the New Year’s weight loss bandwagon. You can lose weight now while the world continues to gain. Losing weight in December is like having a double weight loss.
Posted on December 15, 2010 Read More »

Sitting: A New Health Risk

According to the Centers for Disease Control, we are in an epidemic of sitting. Our parents and grandparents spent much less time sitting down we do now. We are not just sitting more…we are moving less.
Posted on December 8, 2010 Read More »

Welcome to the blog of Scott Isaacs, M.D.

Dr. Scott Isaacs, MD Today, I am launching my new blog, "Outsmarting Your Hungry Hormones" as well as my Facebook fanpage, Twitter profile and YouTube channel. Please check out my various social media profiles and click "Like", Follow Me, and become a subscriber!
Posted on November 26, 2010 Read More »

Adverse Events Associated with Testosterone Replacement

Active seniors It's well known that testosterone levels gradually decline as men age, beginning in middle age. In some men, these decreases are greater than others.
Posted on July 18, 2010 Read More »
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