Tag: Body weight

09 Feb

Don’t blame me: It’s all in my genes!

Uncategorized, Weight Loss 2 Comments by Scott Isaacs MD
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.
19 Jan

Is Your Doctor Missing a Thyroid Problem?

Thyroid, Weight Loss No Comments by Scott Isaacs MD
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.
25 Aug

Jillian Michaels’ New Book, “Master Your Metabolism”

Hormones, Weight Loss No Comments by Scott Isaacs MD
I was very impressed with Jillian Michaels’ New York Times bestselling book Master Your Metabolism: The 3 Diet Secrets to Naturally Balancing Your Hormones for a Hot and Healthy Body! The book is extremely well researched, well written and embraces the philosophy of hormones and your weight.