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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 »

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 »

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 »

Study Shows Weight Loss Supplements No Better than Placebo

In a placebo-controlled, randomized study by Dr. Thomas Ellrott, 9 commonly used weight loss supplements were found to be no better than placebo.
Posted on July 13, 2010 Read More »

How to Take Control of Your Cravings

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.
Posted on July 13, 2010 Read More »

Jillian Michaels’ New Book, “Master Your Metabolism”

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.
Posted on August 25, 2009 Read More »

January Diet Resolutions – Feeling the Pinch?

When it comes to losing weight this year, you may be feeling the pinch…in your waistline and your wallet. Although joining a diet program may seem like a luxury, it could actually save money now, and in the long run as weight-related surgeries, medications, co-pays, and other medical expenses are reduced or eliminated.
Posted on January 2, 2009 Read More »

Artificial Sweeteners

There has been a lot of controversy about artificial sweeteners and weight. The epidemic of childhood obesity has been linked to increased soda consumption. Sodas and sweetened beverages like sports drinks and flavored teas have surpassed white bread as the number one source of calories in the American diet.
Posted on August 14, 2008 Read More »
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