Tag: Obesity

30 Jun

Not Sleeping? Circadian Rhythms are Critical for Long Term Weight Management

Hormones, Weight Loss 1 Comment by Scott Isaacs MD
Your circadian rhythm is the 24-hour clock that drives wakefulness and sleep. Disruptions to this biological clock have profound effects on our bodies and our hormones. New research has identified genes for the biological clock, known as clock genes, which may be the basis for metabolic diseases like obesity, diabetes and insulin resistance.
20 Apr

The Obesity Epidemic: Part 3

Diabetes, Weight Loss No Comments by Scott Isaacs MD
You don't have to be overweight to develop health problems that are typically thought to occur in overweight people. Research from the Mayo Clinic has found that normal-weight people who have a high percentage of body fat are four times more likely to have insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome.
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 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.
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.
08 Dec

Sitting: A New Health Risk

Hormones, Weight Loss No Comments by Scott Isaacs MD
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.
02 Apr

Hormonal Balance

Diabetes, Hormones, Weight Loss No Comments by Scott Isaacs MD
Welcome to the official blog for Scott Isaacs, M.D. My philosophy is simple: permanent weight loss through hormonal balance.