A delightfully toasted sesame seed bagel. Crispy, crunchy potato chips. An effervescent fountain of sweet soda. These all sound like comforting foods that can wrap you in a sensation of coziness. When making your New Year’s resolutions for a healthier lifestyle, don’t forget to carefully analyze your new diet. Your feel-good foods may
The hCG diet is not a new concept; although it may seem to be, since it is the latest fad diet to steal the attention of Americans seeking weight-loss nirvana. Patients who pursue the hCG diet under the care of a dedicated physician not only benefit from the weight loss, but from
When you consume an unhealthy diet, toxins enter the body and over time cause damage. Days, weeks, months and years of eating toxic foods can cause the damage to become severe, destroying your intestinal lining and causing leaky gut, which leaves you susceptible to dangerous inflammation, unwanted fat-storage and disease, including diabetes,
The hormonal decline that occurs with menopause causes uncomfortable symptoms that lead many women to seek relief. Relief is rumored to exist with a steady soy diet or acupuncture, but hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is known as the most effective. Many women, however, live in fear of hormone therapy, questioning its safety
A study published in the April 2011 issue of Science Translational Medicine concluded that poor sleep patterns lead to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Shift workers and pilots are among the most likely to suffer from these conditions, due to constant disturbances to the sleep/wake cycle. The
Have you ever noticed that when you are tired you tend to eat more? Or when you go to the grocery store tired, you tend to buy more, or just can’t resist that candy bar at the checkout counter? While it is not an excuse to indulge, when we are sleep deprived,
Weight gain and menopause seem to go together. Many of my female patients describe rapid weight gain as they approached and entered menopause. I hear them say,”I don’t know what happened. I eat the same and exercise same, but I don’t dress the same because I can’t fit into my clothes any
The Thyroid gland and its hormones influence almost every cell in your body, and when it doesn’t functioning well, you won’t function well. It is often difficult to pinpoint what is causing your health problems, but if you consider all of individual symptoms, they may help define a specific issue. Thyroid disease
Medical Mondays – You ask the questions and our highly trained bioidentical hormones experts will post your answer LIVE! Q: I started bioidentical hormone therapy in October of 2011. I’m already noticing a significant improvement in my energy and mood and it’s only been 2 months! I am still having some trouble
We see many patients at BodylogicMD of Sacramento who have low thyroid levels. Many of these patients have symptoms of low energy, weight gain or even hair loss. A surprising number have low thyroid conditions because of an autoimmune condition called Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Many patients are untreated or under-treated by their primary
We often see patients who are already on thyroid replacement therapy ,yet continue to complain if fatigue. The may have tried various doses of commonly used medications like Synthroid, Levoxyl, or levothyroxine yet only receive partial or no improvement of their symptoms. Hypothyroidism typically encompasses complaints such as ; fatigue,weight gain ,dry
Multi Tasking While Eating can lead to weight gain! Texting, talking on the phone, checking emails, tweeting, watching TV, and many other “multitasking” past times are causing health problems. It has been well studied that people who participate in these activities have an increase in health risk. Not only do sedentary activities
We work hard to maintain our health, but often, the environment in which we live makes this a difficult battle. We are exposed to an enormous amount of toxins in our everyday lives. There are toxins in our food, water, and air. We use tons of chemicals for countless tasks. Our workplace,
I was on vacation last week and read in More Magazine about the increasing popularity of combo-pilling. Then, this morning I saw a segment on the Today Show with the editor-in-chief of More Magazine and Nancy Snyderman, MD discussing combo-pilling again. This is a down-right scary practice that is undertaken by many women in their desperate fight to get control of their weight. Patients are looking for combinations of different weight loss pills to try to mimic the effects of the drug combination Phen-fen (Phentermine-Fenfluramine). Phen- fen was a very successful combination of weight loss pills that did lead to more weight loss than either pill alone, but Fenfluramine was ultimately taken off the market because of an increase in fatal pulmonary hypertension and valvular heart problems. Phentermine has not been shown to have harmful effects and is still on the market. Unfortunately for women, Phentermine doesn’t work as well by itself.
I would say that 80% of the people we see have a weight problem. When you ask them what’s bothering them the most, that shows up for almost everybody — that they’re too heavy or they feel like they’re too heavy.