Tag: Health

13 Jul

How to Take Control of Your Cravings

Hormones, Weight Loss No Comments by Scott Isaacs MD
You swore you'd have just a few fries and give up those giant breakfast bagels. So why do your cravings still get the best of you? Forget willpower. The solutions are all in your head.
11 May

Hormones Down?

Diabetes, Hormones No Comments by Scott Isaacs MD
Hormonal balance means that the body is functioning at its best. But what can happen if this balance gets off track? Having a hormone problem means that your hormones are too high, too low or just don’t work right.
06 Apr

The Obesity Epidemic: Part 1

Diabetes, Weight Loss No Comments by Scott Isaacs MD
The obesity epidemic in the US continues to get worse. Most people aren't really aware of what is happening to the tsunami of obesity and the medical problems that go along with this.
23 Mar

Curbing the Diabetes Epidemic

Diabetes, Weight Loss 1 Comment by Scott Isaacs MD
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.
16 Mar

Lowering Cholesterol When Diet and Exercise Aren’t Enough

Diabetes, Weight Loss No Comments by Scott Isaacs MD
What do you do when diet and exercise aren’t enough to lower your cholesterol? Statin medications are the first choice for lowering cholesterol, because they have a proven track record of decreasing heart attacks and strokes as well as prolonging life. Other options exist as well.
23 Feb

A New Way to Think About Dieting

Hormones, Weight Loss 1 Comment by Scott Isaacs MD
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.
16 Feb

Are your hormones making you gain weight?

Hormones, Weight Loss 1 Comment by Scott Isaacs MD
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.
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.
02 Feb

Super Bowl Diet Survival Guide

Weight Loss 1 Comment by Scott Isaacs MD
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.
08 Jan

Stress, Your Thyroid and Your Weight

Hormones, Weight Loss 3 Comments by Scott Isaacs MD
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.
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